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Posted:  7 years, 9 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:  7 years, 10 months 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:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Are you ordinary or extraordinary?

Nice post Thanks Anchorman

Posted:  7 years, 10 months 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:  7 years, 10 months 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:  7 years, 10 months 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:  7 years, 10 months 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:  7 years, 11 months 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:  7 years, 11 months 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.

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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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