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Posted:  12 hours, 46 minutes ago

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Prepaid legal services/insurance plan

https://www.highya.com/legalshield-reviews

First—as with most things in life—you get what you pay for, and LegalShield is no different. Think of it this way: If you were required to hire a lawyer for a minor upcoming court case, it’s completely feasible to expect to pay anywhere from $5K to $10K, depending on a wide range of factors. With this is mind, the quality of legal services you could reasonably expect to receive for just $20 per month is fairly low. And, many of the online customer complaints we read referenced this specific fact more than anything else. So, if you’re expecting to receive personalized, responsive service from knowledgeable, highly rated firms for this amount, you may want to reconsider

Next, it appears that LegalShield has a relatively poor reputation for customer service. Most often, we read of difficulties encountered when trying to cancel plans, and service personnel who are more concerned about creating cumbersome processes than they are about solving problems.

Finally, when you consider that anything more than simple form-letter writing, a cursory review of your situation, or superficial advice (which may or may not be correct) will cost you much more than your standard monthly fee, using a LegalShield lawyer may be more expensive than hiring a lawyer direct. In fact, in one complaint we read, someone who claimed to have an immense amount of legal experience stated that you’ll be paying about 30% more overall.

With all this in mind, unless you’re looking for help with the most basic of legal services (which are often simple enough to handle yourself), you may want to think twice about joining LegalShield.

Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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You and the equipment... Don't be that guy!

So I can't install my own lowrider hydraulics?

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Posted:  5 days, 11 hours ago

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Trip Planning Practice #02

This load is a meat load, so finding a washout (use google) could be another step.

How does that usually go, do they tend to be nearby? Open 24 hours?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Potential of Team Mileage vs Solo

If you're interested in teaming, the recruiter I talked to at CR England was very clear in saying that as long as you're eligible to get your CDL in whichever state you'll be in, they have no additional requirements for how long your regular driver's licenses have been active.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Prime Inc - changing TNT trainer

The guy gets very impatient and angry every time I make a mistake... It's getting to the point where I'm afraid to try anything new

His emotional reaction ≠ your emotional reaction. You need to take responsibility for what you feel and how your feelings are affecting your decisions, like how you're shying away from executing maneuvers you know it's your responsibility to do. When you say "it's getting to the point where", you're describing what should be an active mental process you're undergoing to face and understand and manage your own emotions.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Loaner truck and DM issues

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I want to drive, but you know what? I'm pretty angry right now that I'm in this situation because the staff in the office just doesn't give a f***. And that I was sitting for about 58 hours earlier in the week because they were "light on loads" and only got $50 for it. So I think it's better that I don't drive for a day or two.

So are you going to stay at the terminal?

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Wishy Washy

It couldn't hurt to apply to Prime and see if it's an option. I don't think it's wishy-washy to have a valid concern about which company would give your career a better start. From what I've learned so far, if it were me personally, I'd go with the company that wanted to train me more extensively first.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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No loads

I read that earnings for large companies are down and are expected to stay down until the second quarter next year...

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/ceo-of-the-largest-us-trucking-company-predicts-difficult-quarter-for-transport-industry.html

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Most cheapest/smartest way to obtain CDL A?

I also don't want to go with a company sponsored CDL school as they all want you for a year or more minimum from what I'm seeing. The horror stories don't seem to stop with this arrangement as you're basically entrapping yourself it seems as they dangle "Make ***up to*** $70,000 your first year!" in front of you and the reality ends up being guys slaving away for $300-$800 per week and want out only to be hit with a $7000+ bill with interest.

I'm looking forward to earning $300 a week out there. I just wish your secret sources kept this a secret, they're going to ruin it for everyone.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Driver shortage still the top issue for truckload carriers - ATRI

“Take-home pay for drivers has not gone up at the same pace as their pay rates have gone up,” he said. The average length of haul has dropped from 800 miles to 503 miles since 2000. “As a result, fleets that used to get 120,000 miles per year on their trucks now struggle to get 100,000 miles.

Is it a safe bet to assume this is because of e-logs?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Drug testing for CDL school

Also take a look into finding a good EMDR therapist, and/or an Ericksonian hypnotherapist, towards resolving the underlying PTSD and anxiety issues. You'd be surprised.

https://www.healthline.com/health/emdr-therapy

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Pre-trip Question

Just out of curiosity, how often during a pre-trip do you find a problem that needs to be addressed? Which areas are the ones where you'll more frequently spot something (aside from what I figure are more obvious, like with tires and lights)?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is there any paid CDL companies that don't require you to have a regular driver's license for a year?

The year of driving doesn't have to be the past year? I had a valid US driving license for over 20 years, but it expired 4 years ago after I moved overseas. I was wondering if I would have to re-establish one year of recent driving experience if I moved back to the US.

It depends on the company. Swift, Roehl, Maverick, and CR England told me (my licensed expired while overseas as well) that it wouldn't be a problem, Swift only needing to see proof that I had been licensed for at least one year at one point, CR England saying as long as I could get my CDL in my state they had no additional requirements, etc. etc. Many companies though want to see that you've held the regular license for the past three years or for two of the past three years. This requirement could relate more to situations where someone had their license suspended; I'm personally planning to apply everywhere when I make it back and see what they say about it when it comes up.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Front sensor faulting.

To top this off, it also sometimes sets off the collision alert when there is nobody in front of you and if you are just starting to pull forward, it will lock the brakes on you and you have to start again and again until it stops and you can get moving. It also once had a collision alert when I was going over 50mph and automatically did a hard brake for a second or two (very dangerous).

As point of reference for someone preparing to drive, isn't it incredibly irresponsible towards the lives of others on the road to keep driving a truck that has malfunctioned so dangerously?

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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What Made You Decide To Become A Driver?

You can always smell the Fox before you see them.

This is exactly why I decided to become a trucker... finally somewhere I'll fit right in.

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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2nd chance jobs

Thanks, Rob. It'd be better in a pinch then to keep searching for a legal space, even if it puts you over your clock? I'm talking situations when you're still a noob and mess up the trip planning.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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2nd chance jobs

I got fired for... parking on a exit ramp

Is this common? I'd read that sometimes a cop will come along and ask the driver to move, but didn't have a sense that one's job would be at risk of being terminated for it.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Qualcomm hack?

what purpose would it serve for someone to link to it?

Someone's trying to steal your 11-hour clock.

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Posted:  3 months ago

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I Need Help!

There has been two companies that have called and told me that they require a 2-3 year period of having my license reinstated. Is there any company that would take me?

When I called around regarding an expired driver's license, Swift said they only needed proof that I had at one point been licensed for at least one year, and Roehl, CR England, and Maverick said they didn't have that requirement that the license had to be active for at least one year. I couldn't say if the circumstances of yours being suspended changes anything, but definitely give those a call.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Youtube videos

You wanna git dat hanz-on 'sperience @ home?

Get a broom or mop. Hold the handle end on your hip next to your belt. Walk around the house and don't touch anything (table, chairs, the baby, the dog) with the mop or the handle.

Now working backwards (look over your shoulder), push the broom head in a 90° back into a doorway or between two chairs. Ta-Dahh!

Now make your YouTube vid on that and post it!

I did something like that in the supermarket, with the shopping cart backwards and both hands behind my back as a pivot point on the middle of the handlebar.

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