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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Finally....... I have solod out with MAY

Your perseverence is admirable, man. congrats! dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Team drivers looking for lower 48 through Canada

There were a couple names mentioned here that might be worth getting a hold of.

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-27411/Page-1/is-anyone-driving-trucks-to-alaska-and-back

Posted:  1 month ago

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Things Are Bad, Running Out of Time

Too much ego, not enough Zen.

Posted:  1 month ago

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The Driver Toolbox - So To Speak

So not for super truckers to shower with then.

Oh wait.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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The Driver Toolbox - So To Speak

From experience, Optical, you'll get suggestions for everything from ball-peen hammers (my favorite) to WD-40 to steel wool.

What's the steel wool for?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Covid 19 Vaccine Unavailabe to Drivers

Except if you look at the research it doesn't do any of that. All the studies I've seen is that it just reduces the severity if you do end up getting it.

The studies that are starting to come in are showing a 60% to 80% to 90% decrease in asymptomatic infections in people who are vaccinated, and a clear reduction in viral load in the smaller amount of vaccinated people who do develop a symptomatic infection. The logic and the odds are the vaccine lessens the chances of transmission.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Covid 19 Vaccine Unavailabe to Drivers

I agree with you Scott....the china virus has less than 1% chance of fatality and the shot has well over 65%

528 million people have been vaccinated so far which means well over 343 million people are now dead.

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I got the first Pfizer shot last week. Even if my immune system could most likely protect my body from becoming too sick, I'd like to prevent being able to transmit the virus to someone whose immune system couldn't protect them. Each time the virus enters a new host is also a new chance for it to mutate into a more deadly form.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

By the way, what treatment do you guys suggest for this situation? I know that only a doctor can diagnose such issues but I also believe in psychotherapy treatment.

https://www.healthline.com/health/somatic-experiencing

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Game: What are your goals?

Plan A goals are to come back stateside within a year and run OTR 1-3 years as a foundation for buying a house and starting a family, if she's lost it enough to have me. rofl-1.gif After that go local or maybe regional flatbed, look into passive investments, buy land up in Alaska. Be healthy and squeeze all the meaning and love out of every moment.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Need help with issue

Flaunting his lifestyle would actually mean the trainer would be trying to get attention by talking about his attraction to men, his romances and sexual encounters with them, etc. Instead the trainer simply has his own personality.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Survey: Your biggest worries and most important questions

Changing lanes in congested city traffic is currently my biggest worry about trucking. Logistically speaking I don't believe it's actually possible.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Questions about local driving

Posted:  2 months ago

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TV Makeover Pilot especially for Truckers

All of your programs appear to be UK-oriented topics geared towards a UK audience, can you clarify why you aren't seeking UK truck drivers?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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What are your personal positives and negatives regarding jockeying a rig for a living?

14. speed traps and corrupt law enforcement in hick towns

This one shouldn't be on here because it is easily avoided. The JJ Keller manual outlines a four-step process for the driver to follow if Ol'Smokey's got them ears on:

1. Dodge 'em.

2. Duck 'em.

3. Keep the diesel truckin'.

4. Put that hammer down and give it hell.

* Perform the steps in reverse order if west bound.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Trying to start a new career. I need some advice.

You can get notarized statements from people saying you had spent this time doing this, too.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Snow - how to drive in it

A higher gear sends less power to the wheels, reducing the chance of breaking traction.

Should it be kept in a higher gear than normal for the whole drive then, or only when starting? How do grades fit in?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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I really really really hate team driving

Zach,

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If it didn't work out at Western it won't work out SWIFT

You're telling yourself that, but you don't know it. My guess is you're telling yourself this to protect yourself from bad experiences and bad feelings. You're going to have bad experiences and bad feelings no matter what you do in life. You already know you already can do a lot of what the job requires you to do. The most important stuff. And you already know the things it requires that you're struggling with. You're obviously not messed up enough as a person to not be able to learn more than you've already learned. You're just struggling like everyone else. You just gotta dig deeper if you want this, and obviously you've got deeper. Anyways I'd say the odds are very likely a different DM is going to be at least 10% more decent to work with, right?

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Anyone else stuck in Wyoming?

So it's okay to use the low jake brakes in the snow on grades? I'd understood there'd be problems with traction in rain and snow and ice, is there another piece of the puzzle to how it works?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Got fired from Western Express

Hey Zach, how much you want something + how motivated you are to pursue it x how open you are to challenging yourself to grow beyond your previous limitations = if it's for you.

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Mental Health Disqualifiers

When Rick said "sorry, couldn't help myself", he was probably speaking for the way his mind picked up on how the word came up twice like that with such different meanings. The mind invariably does that kind of thing and it's common to feel compelled to share that kind of observation while excusing oneself for it, "if you'll pardon the pun, etc." In this instance it touched on a sensitive issue, but it seems clear he wasn't trying to be snide or that he was aware of how it may be received but went ahead and did it anyway.

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