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    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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CA, IL & NY issue, "Stay-at-home" orders.

I have a beer load. Some might consider that essential, lol.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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PC to go park

If my 14 expires while at shipper, am I allowed PC to go park at terminal or to go scale load?

Posted:  1 month ago

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How do you guys plan your stop for the night?

Before I start driving for the day, l plan like Wild-Bill, for a target stop, and some before, and some after. I reevaluate on my 30 and make adjustments if need be. I to like to start early, about 4am, but lately, it’s been about 6 am because I have been on icy backroads and I need daylight to watch for ice. Sometimes, I have to park with three hours on my clock because the next stop area is three or more hours away.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Eating cheap on the road?

Check your company's policies before hardwiring an inverter. Some companies prohibit hardwired inverters not installed by them. How old is your truck? Most newer trucks have inverters, usually about 1800 watts. If you are in an older truck, maybe an upgrade is in your near future.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Eating cheap on the road?

I have a multi cooker with about 7 different functions, including rice cooker, sautéing, slow cooking, etc. I like to use it to cook up batches or rice and stews, sloppy joe, taco meat, etc. to last me for a few days. Also, while I am home, my wife will cook up meals for me to keep in the frig. and to microwave for quick meals. Canned meals such as ravioli canned be warmed quickly.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Eating cheap on the road?

Some company terminals have shuttles to local supermarkets. If you happen to go to a company terminal, ask.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I-40 or I-70 decision time

I just got word that Swift Jurupa is preventing empty trailers from leaving the terminal due to high winds. Winds are about 25mph with gust up to 60-70 in some areas. Stay safe guys, especially if traveling through the passes.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I-40 or I-70 decision time

You might could take the I-10, I-20 corridor, then the I-35 north out of Dallas. You would probably go through winds in the Banning area. The highest elevation would be the stretch through NM and West Texas where elevation is 4500-5000, but pretty flat with not many steep upgrades.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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EFS Fuel Cards Glitch

Some of the drivers here at In Wells NV are having issues.

Posted:  2 months ago

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CB anymore?

Mine is on and I hear others occasionally, but doesn't transmit.

You won't find CB repair shops at any Loves or Flying J/Pilots. I've been looking to get mine repaired. Not many shops anywhere. :-(

Laura

The Petro in Weatherford TX has a cb shop.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

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Sorry can’t figure out how to rotate photo. My first time in conditions like this. It came out of nowhere. I guess that’s WY for you.

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HWY 287 WY

Posted:  2 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

Sorry can’t figure out how to rotate photo. My first time in conditions like this. It came out of nowhere. I guess that’s WY for you.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Views From the Office Window (Post Yours Please!)

Sorry can’t figure out how to rotate photo. My first time in conditions like this. It came out of nowhere. I guess that’s WY for you.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Forced dispatch?

I would take it personally, I work for a company that does forced dispatch to keep everyone productive, only reason we can reject a load is HOS related. it's not going to be windy the whole time, it'll clear up at some point.

The forecast is for winds all day today and part of tomorrow. I would be driving through the area today with gust of 50-60.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Forced dispatch?

Would you guys consider a load that you rejected but that was dispatched to you anyway a forced dispatch? Dispatch has been trying to get someone to take this load for at least one day. Apparently no one wants it. It will be going through So. Cali. Where winds will be 25-35 with gust of 50-60. What would you guys do?

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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5:45 hours gained

Thanks for all of the input guys and helping me understand recaps. I was able to use recap hours to run a load that got me home.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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5:45 hours gained

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Ugh. You are one of THOSE guys that drives 55 in Cali... lol.

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So am I.

Since you're not the one paying my tickets for obeying the posted traffic control device, what's your point?

Not only a speeding ticket, but also give CA authorities itching to give you a level 1 and excuse to give you one. And, receive safety violations from your company.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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5:45 hours gained

Jim where are you coming from and when are the delivery and pu appts?

Nice meeting you by the way.

Big T, I made a delivery in Phoenix, then used the remaining hours of my 70 and recap hours to pick up a load in Yuma, AZ and deliver to Santa Fe Springs, CA which got me home. Nice meeting you. Hopefully, I will be seeing you at the terminal, and without wildfire smoke chocking both of us.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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5:45 hours gained

My Quallcom HOS shows 6:53 hours left on my seventy. I will use about three of that today for a delivery locally. I am currently in sleeper with 14 left on 14 and 11 on 11. It shows 5:45 to be gained. When do I gain those hours? My company offered a 350 mile load to get me home. I calculated that would take 9-10 hours, load, scale, drive CA 55mph, unload, then drive to terminal. Is there any way this would work? I thought about PC from receiver to terminal, but that my take over one hour in LA area.

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