Profile For Oz

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  • Location:
    Tampa, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months, 2 weeks ago

Oz's Bio

Married, 3 furball children, currently been with same company 10 years in warehouse (5 being yard dog also). Been referred to as a "military brat". Been riding 2's since legal to do so. Nothing has helped my anxiety more than the open road. Anything else? Just ask.

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Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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Prime has better qualified applicants??

Hiya, Betty. Welcome to the "Prime Rejected My Application" club. I became a member 2 years ago.

I ended up getting training and a job from another company. After a year I reapplied and was accepted by Prime.

Don't be too concerned about it. You have plenty of options to choose from.

My MVR is not the cleanest. In the time waiting to become eligible, they stopped hiring from my area. Nose on that grindstone. Make something happen.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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What Would You Do In This Situation?

Agreed, UPS trains to always have an out (ride along as helper one year, great experience). Only other option I could think of without seeing that section of road would be to jump curb/oppose traffic to make room. Good to hear no damage/injuries and how lessons were learned well.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Crap Companies

Was tempted, did not. One thing learned from working for a multi billion dollar world wide corporate conglomerate close to becoming management. If you can't make an irrefutable point without the facts (talking to the issue), keep your mouth shut, listen, and learn.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Crap Companies

Interesting, I've got popcorn. Any comments? That said, I don't buy into this guy anyways. Was planning on Prime before they said "we are not currently hiring from Florida" and I'll be relocating in the future to join them anyways. A school, instead of company program, was never an option. Besides, you need to work and gauge experience (from what I've heard) before a smaller/local outfit might even take a chance.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Things that make you say CMON MAN!!!

I actually thinking about this the other day. Was thinking it would in the case of doubles be "away from the trouble" instead of "towards the trouble" on a straight back? Or am I off.

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So are you saying guys that pull doubles cant back ? I knew it!

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Not this one lol. Some drivers are able to do it, my skills haven't devloped that far yet.

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I think you are correct, the additional pivot point reverses direction yet again. I can imagine the additional length can make it a pain to get it right without practice though. I worked in a furniture warehouse with a guy that pulled "trailers" on a tugger. He was able to back an isle pulling doubles (think football field length) without trouble. He admired the more experienced guy that could do the same with tripled though and never dared to try it himself.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Mechanics shortage equals driver shortage in intensity

No clue how the logistics companies pay (for) their techs. The company I'm I the warehouse for currently pays for the tools and the tech mostly learned how to do the work on the job. He (great guy and tech) came from another state and was originally hired on with no diesel experience. Only problem is "budget". They allocate so much for fleet, if it doesn't get used, they allocate less. If fleet goes over budget, then they first complain and demand paperwork, then allocate more. First year on location, higher ups complained about budget, second they awarded for best service. Now on third year and no road calls yet. I agree the newest generation has had tech shoved in their face so much by programs that promise a future and hide the incurred debt (don't forget a saturated field). There is a flip side to the coin though, those still growing up in rural areas. Hard work, honesty, integrity, and drive to work still exists. Just not so much in the urban jungle (I make sure my nephews know the difference between an alternator and starter). Media in all it's forms plays a big role in what road a recent HS grad/GED holder follows. Therein lies the main problem, lack of and/or misinformation. Parents/teachers/media/idols/relatives/etc. all play a roll. I don't just judge the next generation, I feel disgust with most of my own. Sorry, rant over.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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The Proper Way To Merge?

I've observed that the closer the distance to the actual merge point, the less inclined drivers seem to be inclined to allow any other vehicle to get in front of them,

Agreed, I refer to this as the lead dog complex.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Accident in personal vehicle before getting CDL

A bit late for it, a dash cam is a must these days imho.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Crap Companies

Yeah, ran across his video for Prime. I know someone who drove for them for a few years. He only left to spend more time at home doing local work. As I've seen on here time and again, nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wind. Those that can't hack it, tend to blame and complain. Can't wait to prove guys/gals like him wrong.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Hours, food service.

Pepsi is not the direction you want to go. "We train drivers for other companies" -previous driver manager (now delivers gas and smiles every day)

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking gadgets, GPS , Telephone headset, Music ???

Agreed, the warehouse is no joke either. Saw what the drivers go through on the daily. Nope. At least I get paid hourly.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking gadgets, GPS , Telephone headset, Music ???

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The company I work for currently (local beverages), all the drivers work close to 40, never leave the state, and don't work weekends (satellite location, the hubs work Saturdays). These are CDL currently but will become straight frame in the near future. Also, the pay is horrible.

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Do they have to unload the trucks themselves?

Yes, 100 for taking truck out in the morning, 13ยข/case delivered.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking gadgets, GPS , Telephone headset, Music ???

The company I work for currently (local beverages), all the drivers work close to 40, never leave the state, and don't work weekends (satellite location, the hubs work Saturdays). These are CDL currently but will become straight frame in the near future. Also, the pay is horrible.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any tech gurus wanna take a shot at my phone/app problem?

Yes, OS Ver. 6.0.1 is what we were referring to. Three may have been an OTA update while charging (had a phone brick one time while sleeping due to that) and is now causing the conflict. If another app is the issue, it's conflicting after Prime attempts internet connectivity. You can attempt disabling other apps (social media, web browsers) that may be running a background process then attempt login again. Maybe a background killer will make this easier to pinpoint. Don't think it's an OS issue if the wife can run it on an older model though. Someone else mentioned available space, could be. I've seen it happen a couple times. Check out the available memory in phone, see how that looks. Hope something/someone gets you running right again.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any tech gurus wanna take a shot at my phone/app problem?

Does your wife have a matching phone?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any tech gurus wanna take a shot at my phone/app problem?

Turtle, you said you just updated apps before the Prime app stopped, right? If you updated the OS in addition, it's possible that update is causing the conflict and it's *almost* impossible to undo that. Would void manufacturer warranty to even try that option.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any tech gurus wanna take a shot at my phone/app problem?

Try a power cycle first. Guessing that doesn't work, start uninstalling other apps one at a time. PITA, I know. It sounds like there's an internal conflict happening with another app. Only other fix, buy a new phone.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Eagle Rider for Motorcycle Rentals

The HD dealership here in St Pete, Fl has a rental program. Requires $2000 credit card for insurance coverage. They also do demo rides every weekend. Another dealership in New Port Richey, not sure if they also participate in those programs.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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It's hot out there, what's a trucker to do? Can't idle.

Don't like the sounds of these laws. Spent many days trying to sleep under the sun at a rest area before my next shift here in Florida. Waking constantly hoping for a breeze. Thankful most people just left me alone.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Dash Cam Again

Do any of you use dash cams on your personal vehicle?

Yes, I refuse to drive unless it's running.

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