Profile For Bart

Bart's Info

  • Location:
    Montrose , CO

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Almost Embarrassed to Post Picture

Me too. Small envelope with 2 sets of keys. Illinois to Phoenix. Crossed 2 load straps from side to side in the trailer and hung them from the x in the middle.

A different load from Seattle to Great Falls Mt. 1 refrigerator and 2 hoses in a 53 ft trailer

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Bummed out! Arghhh.

Signs, signs everywhere a sign Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind Do this don't do that Can't you read the sign.....

Not sure how old you are but those are lyrics to an old song from the 70's

When I was a mentor that was my biggest pet peeve. You have to read EVERY SIGN ON THE ROADWAY. Bridge height Lane of travel Speed zones etc etc etc. Signs will help keep you and the "motoring public" safe. You were fortunate for the warning. Best of luck to you in finishing your TraiNing and going solo Watch them signs!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Best Phone Dock or Mount for truckers

I have a velcro patch on a blank space on my dash and another on the back of my phone. Also I have one by my bunk. I think I paid about fifty cents for all of it. If I want to add places for my phone to go..... voila another velcro patch.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Pork cutlet for errol

There is a great one at "Jan's Cafe" in Lima Montana. Exit 15 on I15. They call it the porky. Best I've had west of the big muddy river.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Good old truck music for all the trucking

Six days on the road Taj Mahal Best version ever!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Decisions decisions... to drive or not to drive

Hey Rainy D Was just checking the tt tracker for anyone near me to invite for prime rib. Sorry you are about 300 miles away in Rawlins and thought "what is she doing out here?" I drive that stretch from Rawlins to Utah a lot and all I can say is listen to wydot. That whole I80 thru wy. Is a tough piece of road especially in the winter. Storms can blow up out of nowhere. If you're comfortable driving take it easy and cautious. If not stay put. I've seen WAY too many tractor trailers taking a nap out there. Wish you were closer I'd come get ya to spend the holiday with my family. Merriest of Christmas to you and sorry you're shut down on the holidays Such is the bizarre life we lead

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Swift regional routes living in Montana

Paul is correct. I drive the Walmart acct out of Corrine. We service the Butte, Bozeman,Helena, Great Falls and Havre stores in Montana. Havre be g our longest run at 1230 miles round trip. Great place to run out of. Good people on the fleet and in the office and a great shop.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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My first week on the East Coast

Hey Paul W I wish I had known you were in Corrine last week. I am dedicated here and have been for about 2 1/2 years. Most of us Wm DC dedicates love our dc's. I live in Montrose Co so I nearly always get home for my 34 break. I was born in Montana and now live in Co. So driving in the mountains is really in my comfort zone. If you or anyone on here ever gets back to Corrine Ut. Wm dc. I'm the guy in the charcoal grey t680 with the flying pig hood ornament. Knock on the door, I'll cook breakfast (or lunch or dinner). We always have something on the grill. Any TT'S are certainly welcome Winter is upon now. Drove thru the 1st snow of the season today coming back from LV NV. For any swifties that are thinking about a dedicated run in the Rockies, we run In to Idaho, Montana, Western Colorado, Southern Wyoming most of Utah and all of Las Vegas. I average 2900 to 3200 per week. Best week was 3755. All solo miles. And yes. Most trips are 2 days out then you can take a local SLC trip when you get back and avg. 500 plus a day.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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CB handles

I've been the tumbleweed for 40 yrs. Since back in the 70s. I've always found it interesting that you can have a Harvard English major from Massachusetts, give him a cb Mike and in 10 seconds he sounds like a hillbilly with a mouthful of marbles.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Who's parking where tonight?

Valley of Fire Moapa Piaute travel plaza. Just north of Vegas. Tons of parking , liquor store and big boy fireworks I can sit in my truck and watch the drunks blow themselves up. If you fuel you get a free breakfast and a shower. I shut down here about twice a week

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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How many miles per week/month

Dedicated Walmart Rocky Mountain area. Best week 3755. Average 3200. They have loads as much as you want to run. I go up to Montana and Idaho and down to Las Vegas when I get back I will do a short Salt Lake City run and it helps bump up my milage. I will.usually run 5 or 6 days then take a load to Western Colorado and do a 34 at home. Couldn't ask for a better fleet. Coming up on 3 yrs

Posted:  3 years ago

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At last

Man I love your enthusiasm. I know that place well. I've driven thru there with ocean spray on my windshield and orcas playing in the ocean. The first time I was there the gal at security told my me they were having a clam bake and fire that night and it was great. I've also driven out if there in the dark with rain and fog with thoughts of sasquatches everywhere. They also frown upon running over tourists so be careful !!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Are you ordinary or extraordinary?

Nice post Thanks Anchorman

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swifties, who do I call to see when my truck was last serviced?

Swift now services their trucks every 50,000. Was 40k but they recently upped it. Doesn't make sense to me but hey its their truck right! You can ask anyone to pull up your truck info and they can check when it was last serviced. I B service mine every 25k

Posted:  3 years ago

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Breakdown in Dallas

"Breakdown in Dallas" Sounds like a country song. I wasn't sure what this post was going to be about!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Best company to work for OTR in Grand Junction, CO

Welcome David. I live 60 miles south of you in Montrose. I drive for Swift and I am home usually once a week if not more often. I did my 1 year otr with swift then went on a swift dedicated Walmart fleet. We have loads going to GJ, Delta and Montrose everyday. So occasionally I will be home for a 34 and maybe a 10 in one week. When I started looking at companies to drive for I would sit at the Sun Valley truck stop in Motown and count trucks. Swift has a huge amount of freight that travels the I70 corridor as well as on 6 & 50. Werner came in 2nd then C R England and Schneider. With my dedicated Swift/Walmart route I average 2900 to 3200 miles per week. 2 weeks ago the Trucking Gods smiled on me and all of my stars were in line and had my best week in my 3 yrs and had 3755 miles. Momma was very happy. Good luck in your decision Bart

Posted:  3 years ago

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Boise Stage Stop.

Stop there all the time. Plenty of parking, bit muddy if it's raining. Free thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with all the fixins. Always liked this joint

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Recover a truck

I've done 2 recoveries, 1 for my first truck and 1 as a favor for my favorite dispatcher. Both were unbelievably disgusting. Not sure how people drive tractors that foul.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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The emotion of being a rookie.

DJ I live in Montrose and have for over 20 yrs. If you don't like Monarch DO NOT GO SOUTH! nuttin but high mtn passes from there on. Monarch can be a bear especially in the winter. I have driven it in all weather in my car and truck. Even on my motorcycle in November. Got caught in a snowstorm and had a guy give us a lift to the bottom with us and our bikes in a mule trailer. Best piece of advice I can give for mountain or any type road in truck is "Drive the piece of road you are on" so many of my students would worry about some grade or other 20 miles down the road and not pay attention to that piece of road they were on. That hill or mtn or whatever will be in your windshield some enough. Deal with it then. But always give e 100% attention to where you are right now. Next time you are in Montrose try to check out the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. One of our newest national parks.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Engine Horsepower and Torque

Horsepower is how fast you will hit the wall. Torque is how far you will take the wall with you.

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