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    Phoenix, AZ

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Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Prime PSD take 2, December 20th. What to bring? What to expect?

Thanks Spaceman for your nput and information! I'll make sure to keep it close at hand as well as to be early and enjoy the ride! I'm not really sure there was much more other than getting some of those early jitters out of the way.

Matt, I already have my permit. The highroad program was definitely instrumental in helping pass it. I remember seeing others taking the test just sweating bullets.

Posted:  4 days, 3 hours ago

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Prime PSD take 2, December 20th. What to bring? What to expect?

Howdy again everyone!

After being delayed from my initial start date due to a sleep apnea diagnosis, I am finally heading out to Salt Lake City for the Prime Student Driver program starting on December 20th. I just received the email from Prime with the Greyhound ticket information and invitation to orientation. I feel like its been a long time coming and the journey is only just beginning.

I know its been covered 100 different ways, and this just may be the OCD talking, but can someone give me a quick rundown on what to expect as well as a few key things to bring? I would definitely appreciate it!

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Rookie Solo Adventure, thoughts, questions, vent, and ramble.

I'm glad you like writing because I enjoy reading it! Quality content here, Spoonerist. Your attitude is definitely great as well. I like to abide by the following "If there's something that can be done, then why worry? If nothing can be done, why worry?"

Posted:  1 month ago

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Linehaul pay stub

As someone not familiar with all aspects of trucking, can someone breakdown what "linehaul" is and entails?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Do you Vape?

The reason it is mostly found in black market THC Vapes is that vitamin E is used to make the liquid appear thicker, thus more potent.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Do you Vape?

To clarify, all 29 samples sent to the CDC contained vitamin E Acetate. This was also discovered at the site of injury. This is mostly coming from black market THC Vapes, but I suppose there are others out there that contain the harmful Vitamin E.

Source

Posted:  1 month ago

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A Thank You, And A Promise To Our Community

I think it is important to recognize that there indeed exists a duality (or more for that matter). If we take the time to get to know each other as unique individuals, as students, as leaders and potential leaders, we can learn to adjust teaching styles. That is my opinion. And all that begins with a search for the truth...trucking truth! Lol sorry, I couldn't help myself.

But back to the subject matter at hand, we each also bring our unique personalities to the table. I like Trucking Truth and am happy to be able to be a part of this community. As we keep moving forward, I am excited to see the past, present, and future fruits of our labors.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Team Driving and Exercise

Nutrition is definitely the largest part of keeping that weight in check! One of the more popular diets recently, Keto, has been helpful for a lot of people. This, paired with intermittent fasting can help! Essentially, Keto is no carbs high fat diet. The main reason it works is not because its some crazy magic diet, but rather it helps you feel satisfied longer which eventually reduces the overall calories you end up consuming. It might help with going longer stretches without eating on the road. Diet is basically Calories in vs Calories out. There are some differences depending on insulin response, but that is the gist of it.

I use the example of chinese food because it hits close to home. You could eat a huge meal of chow mein, and within an hour or two be starving! This is because of the insulin response the carbohydrates have triggered in your body and in turn, later sends signals to your brain telling you you are hungry.

I used to work with someone who played in the NFL. At 6"5' and a solid 350 pounds, this was one solid dude. When he started keto and was on it for a few weeks, he was telling me he had to force himself to eat breakfast because he would just stay full for so long.

In regard to exercises, full body cycles can be good. Practice with squats and deadlifts. Improvise shoulder presses, curls, etc. Please make sure to look up proper form and always start with less weight than you think you can do. It will definitely help prevent a lot of bonehead injuries. Also on getting sore, after a few weeks of consistent exercise, you will most likely find yourself not getting sore anymore. Or, maybe on your 30 just power walk around or walk for a solid 15-20 minutes and then do some body weight squats.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Positives today

I bought a 60 day pass for WoW to try out classic, and maybe only played a total of 5 hours...lol .

Anyways in regards to your success with backing. Way to go and thank you for sharing an update on that as well!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Positives today

Hey Moe (Moses), I totally skimmed over this message somehow, didnt mean to ignore ya, lol. Definitely been keeping you and your fam in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing your positivity as well. I wish I had a more philosophical or inspirational way to say this, but keep moving forward! If there is something that can be done, don't worry about it. If nothing can be done either, don't worry about it! Although it is always a challenge, we are fulfilled to duties and obligations that only we know.

You mention games, I used to play WoW back in the day. Currently gaming on Xbox, have a PS4 as well, but unfortunately don't get a lot of time to play, lol. What games do you play? Maybe we can link up.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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2nd Chance

I have 4 preventables on dac record...clean mvr...psp..no points...1 year experience...fired from last job due to preventable accident

Oof, I'm not expert but this sounds like it's definitely going to be a challenge finding a job. At this point, keep on applying anywhere and everywhere if this is what you are truly set on. Or, might have to wait it out a couple years for those accidents.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Off to Prime 11/18...

Best wishes! Please keep us up to date through the CDL diaries! I will (hopefully) be with Prime once I meet a 30 day compliance period for sleep apnea. I was supposed to go on 11/11, however the sleep apnea set the clock back a bit.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Walmart Private Fleet

Welcome to the forum, Walmart driver!!! lol

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Work boots or no work boots during otr training??

Sorry for the double post, here is some advice from Errol from a few years ago.

For your tootsies, a pair of ankle high hiking or work boots will do you just fine. Some people talk up steel toe, but in my first year, I never saw a requirement for them.

and more from Susan D.

Many companies don't require steel toe (or composite either) but if they do, they'll generally give them to you or reimburse some or all of the cost. What companies DON'T want to see at the terminal or in training are: slip ons, open toed, athletic shoes, etc. Most want to see you in sturdy leather boots with low heeled rubber bottoms.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Work boots or no work boots during otr training??

My father-in-law has been driving for USPS for quite a while and he insisted on getting me a pair of work boots. I suppose it couldn't hurt to get some non-slip/water/oil resistant shoes with a hard toe, but I don't really have experience either, lol.

Here is a thread from a few years ago where it seemed like it would be nice, but maybe not absolutely necessary. Depends on your circumstances.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Made a commitment. I'm Jumping into the pool. Look out Roehl, here I come, Cannonball!!!

Hey look at you, man! Well done, pay it forward, and everything else. Getting outside of your comfort zone is definitely one of the many ingredients of personal growth!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle Testing Question

Here is a link to a page here on Trucking Truth on a breakdown of which companies do follicle testing. It seems to be quite a majority of them that do it.

The thing about THC and its metabolites, there are too many factors to determine how long it will be traceable for in your body. Hair is said to be 90 days, but could depend on the rate of hair growth, thickness of hair, etc. A common turn around time for urine testing is 30 days, however that really varies as well depending on metabolism, BMI, and honestly no one really knows what, lol. There are a lot of calculators online to give you an estimate. I had a friend who took about 50 days before he could pass a urine test. He wasn't too big of a guy, just smoked a couple times a week.

Honestly it really varies, but 3 months+ if you are looking at a company that does a hair follicle test.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Game: Funniest negative review about your company

In regard to reviews in general, I feel that most of the time people won't leave a review unless they've had a negative experience. That, combined with some people's love for embelishing stories make for some spicy reading, lol.

This reminds me of product review on Amazon and Best Buy. Many 1 star reviews are for things that could have been easily fixed. "1 star, item came defective out of the box!" Um, did you ever think about exchanging it? Lol. And I understand that sometimes, fixing things can appear to be a hassle. But the street goes both ways, not just me me me! lol

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trip Planning Practice #1

Ooo awesome thank you Kearsey! My road atlas should be in the mail today so I will give it a go later! Also, just downloaded the Trucker Path app. Any other good app recommendations for trip planning? I see people recommending Google maps for basic routing info (not to be followed to the T, lol) as well as getting an idea of final mile type stuff.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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AMAZON

Over the past couple of weeks, I have seen Amazon branded tractors here in Phoenix. Phoenix and the area seems to be a hotbed for these kinds of things in general. Tons of warehouses have been going up lately, also UPS has their self driving tractors doing Tucson-Phoenix trips as well. Haven't seen one of those yet.

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