Profile For Joseph I.

Joseph I.'s Info

  • Location:
    Swaledale, IA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Joseph I.'s Bio

Farmed for 35 years, now rent farm out and got CDL for a new career. Have driven semis for 30 years only pulling grain trailers to and from farm to market. 2 kids 17 and 16 so still need to be home most nights at least until they are out of school. Company I work for is so far very good at getting me home with the truck at night and letting me get them going to school in morning some.

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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Sleeper berth question..

I am not trying to argue but your condescension is beyond anything I have encountered. I know I should not submit this because it will continue but I will this one time.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Sleeper berth question..

I was always told by company to put in sleeper berth when done for the weekend and I have only had DOT look at my logs 1 time, only been stopped once, I they never said anything wrong with the way it was done. I will check with the office on Monday and see if I should be doing it differently.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Sleeper berth question..

I may be wrong but would definitely have to fight them on it. We get done for the weekend and truck goes into sleeper berth but I go home. So no one is in the sleeper berth and what I do or where I sleep is none of the DOT's business as long as not doing anything illegal and even that has nothing to do with driving until you back in the truck and going on duty.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Sleeper berth question..

Technically I do not know how you should have done it, but I would not worry about whether I was in sleeper berth or off duty for showering or any other off duty activity.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Question on HOS rule

I have got conflicting answers to a HOS question. When taking a 7/3 type split can I take the 3 hour first and 7 hours 2nd or does the 7 have to be first? As I understand I took a 3 hour rest/sleeper berth with about 2 1/2 hours left on my 11 and 3 on my 14, I then should be able to come back drive for up to those 2 1/2 hours and then go sleeper berth for at least 7 hours and be good to go again, Correct?

Thanks, Joe

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Switching to Dry Van

Wind especially when light. I always am careful opening the first door to not be behind it when opening a sealed load and do not know how it was loaded. Stuff can be leaning against door and want to fall out on you.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Got rear ended. Liable Drivers Insurance not paying.

I do not understand what you want exactly. If you got paid for the truck and the trailer and any damaged load got taken care of the insurance should not cover what your contract would have paid you in the future. The insurance money should replace your truck and keep you going. If you are using this accident to try and get out of this business you are not going to have much luck with that and should not.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Please help? Need advice.

$800-$1000 a week is right in the ballpark weekly before taxes and medical. As for being local if you have been in warehousing for 15 years talk to the drivers that come to your facility. The job you are looking for may be coming into your place every week already. It never hurts having contacts in any job hunt. I went to a private school to get my CDL because I needed no help with driving, I already had many years of semi driving experience just no CDL and I had the job lined up beforehand. If that were not the case the private school would be the wrong way from what I understand. A major company will want to put you through their training anyway and guarantee you a job when successfully completed with no out of pocket cost and pay you for the trouble of training you.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Company holding me hostage

If you are truly being held hostage and you have crossed state lines you should call the FBI.😊

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Best starter company for the most otr travel?

Some companies will state no New York or no Northeast or no California and many will pay more for travel in those areas. But most all the majors will take you everywhere their are loads to pickup and deliver. Once you have been around a while you can request from your dispatcher to goto areas you would like to go. Good luck.

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