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Posted:  5 days, 5 hours ago

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Tank trailers get approved for an additional pulsating brake light

Also, night, city drivers see a ton less traffic, but what little traffic we do see is much more likely to be impaired.

for them pulsating lights just mean they never left the party

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Posted:  5 days, 5 hours ago

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Look what I found

Don't feel bad about it, it's way outside their breeding season, those eggs were either abandoned a long time ago or they were never fertilized.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Company Sponsorship or Paid CDL Training W/Pet-FRIENDLY Policy?

It might be a good time to close this one down. If the OP's condition precludes them from being a trucker, the company will come to that realization during the hiring and training process. Anyone interested in trucking will be fully able to get actualized info on taking their pets with them by simply making some calls. OP, I'd suggest looking into some online sessions with a practitioner of Internal Family Systems therapy. It's excellent you are able to feel more emotionally stable by having your dog with you, and for the most part nothing about will have to change, yet it's also important to keep finding additional ways of furthering your emotional resiliency.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Trucks That Tow

Highway Thru Hell too.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Trans Am Trucking Employment or Non Employment Question?

Yes, I understood your point about you completely. I was replying to the other point you made about their program and drivers in general.

I will not accept the fact that a brand new holder of a CDL with absolutely no solo experiance with a truck can then be given a truck and say it's Ok to go on the road safely as Trans Am does'.
You cant make this stuff up and put it in print

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Trans Am Trucking Employment or Non Employment Question?

You cant make this stuff up and put it in print

The government puts it in print that you can legally drive a truck without any solo experience, so I don't see what is so far-fetched about what you're saying.

In all honestly I have the impression going in that it's less than ideal to not spend a couple of weeks on the road with a trainer, but when you set aside whether or not you personally accept the fact, the fact remains that for each of the past six months the FMCSA crunched the data to show that, by their unsafe driving on-road performance metric, Trans Am tended to have slightly lower numbers than even Prime did.

I could be missing something about what those figures mean or how to compare them because I'm new to it, so maybe someone else can confirm, but it seems to suggest Trans Am isn't currently having any more of a problem with unsafe driving, despite offering no additional training, than a company that offers a lot of it.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Trans Am Trucking Employment or Non Employment Question?

From what I can glean from the data over at the FMCSA, Trans Am's drivers seem to be holding their own as far as safe driving goes. Maybe that will change if eliminating going out with a trainer happened only very recently. But until the data shows an actual flaw in their particular approach to getting drivers in their trucks as compared to other companies, your own subjective sense of whether it is too unsafe for other people than your own self could just be wrong, counterintuitive as that may seem.

Unsafe driving...

Carrier violations or crashes are weighted by time and severity to produce a measure for that carrier in each BASIC. The measure only considers individual performance, with a measure of 0 indicating best performance.

Prime: 1.47 Trans Am: 1.43 Swift: 0.95

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Just getting started and already it's bad.

You don't expect people to keep their word? If someone says that they are going to call you, you don't have every expectation that they will?

No, I certainly don't, but the expectation is irrelevant. What happened after your expectation was not met is where you dropped the ball.

Supposedly you still wanted to start your career after your truck wasn't ready at 7:00, but you took no action towards actually making that happen. If you had picked up the phone in the morning and vocalized "hey, I waited last night and my truck wasn't available, can you check and see if it's ready for me now?", you'd be driving right now.

When you're honest with yourself, you see it was your responsibility to take control of yourself and your own career. Why try to pin it on some stranger who messed up what for them was just some menial task? Assume responsibility for yourself and your own goals, get it right next time.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Just getting started and already it's bad.

I went to sleep and never got a call until 2:30 the next afternoon.

It boggles my mind you never called the company as soon as the office opened.

Were you hoping they would spoonfeed you?

Posted:  2 months ago

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Cabin Weight Limits for Personal Belongings

How much weight is on your front axle from the 12,000 lb mark (the difference)? And how much weight do you have in your cabin including you and your belongings? Just so I can get a better picture.

is it safe to assume you're trying to calculate how much of your dog you think you can get away with trafficking?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Interesting conversation with a driver

A tip I read when it comes to high wind situations is to try to park at as close to a 90 degree angle as you can, pointing in the oncoming direction.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Questions about name-changes, social security numbers and trucking employment

It depends.... is it Thursday or Friday?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Are there any ever restrictions on carrying cordless power tools on company trucks?

Well, Kearsney, driving a rig through Tornado Alley during tornado season is probably more hairy than the notion that a bad hombre might bust into your rig and night and murder you or rape you while you sleep. As a soldier, I was put out in the field all alone at night to guard the perimeter out on maneuvers. I had my M16 but no bullets to shoot anything. Typical military "intelligence". It was dark and spooky in the woods on summer night. I could hear coyotes howling nearby. I thought I saw Bigfoot even!! It turned out to just be tall dark tree trunk moving in the breeze.

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Are there any ever restrictions on carrying cordless power tools on company trucks?

Another thread that could be solved by picking up the phone and calling a recruiter.

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Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Fighting the Trucking industry.

Seems weird. Decisions not to hire almost always come from upper management anyways. 99% Recruiters will hire any driver they can get approved.

In this case the failed applicant was rejected by the recruiter because they knew they wouldn't be able to get him approved. The lawyer characterized it as a violation of the defendant's constitutional right to due process. I mentioned it because the OP in this thread is also a failed applicant.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Fighting the Trucking industry.

There's a case going through the state of New Mexico right now which would set a requirement for failed applicants to have the right to request an official review by upper management of the decision to not hire that was made by the companies' recruiters. I believe the defendant's lawyer is exploring taking the whole thing to class-action as well so that other failed applicants can seek recourse and possibly even compensation. I don't have time right now to Google the link for his office but if I recall the lawyer's name is Saul Goodman.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Hair Follicle Testing

But i look at swift as being the walmart of Trucking .

That's why Swift is at the top of my list. My performance at Walmart carried me well. The store manager started with them as a cart pusher with no retail experience, he was ten years older than me making nearly two hundred grand. Treatment in highly successful and efficient places like these is pretty much exactly the result of what you bring into it. They tend to be more than happy to accommodate you if you bring value.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Turn Around

From what I've read during my time on here, the standard is to test for 90 days, and they do this based on the length of the hair sample, that they usually have a cut-off length where anything longer than one and a half inches is removed from the sample that is tested. It's based on one half inch of growth per month. My impression is testing back for six months might be hard since plenty of men have shorter hairstyles and don't have three-inch-long body hair.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Staying regular OTR

I hope everything comes out for you in the end.

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Friday Short Haul - Congress passes Moving Forward Act, YRC gets a bailout, and trucking jobs on the increase

It says the bill was passed by Congress, but it was only passed by the House of Representatives. Congress is both the House and the Senate.

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