Profile For Delco Dave

Delco Dave's Info

  • Location:
    Drexel Hill, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 9 months ago

Delco Dave's Bio

Lifetime resident of the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Been in the landscaping business since 1992, owner of A small landscape company since 2007. After 10 years of aggravation due to employee issues preventing further business growth after year 3, I’m ready to change careers. Looking to upgrade my Ford F-250 and 24ft utility trailer for a Big Rig and a 53 footer. I will be applying for Company training in winter 2020. (Will update profile in future)

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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I passed my road test today!!!

Congratulations!!!!

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Weighing at scale and sliding tandems

I have compiled a handful of useful screenshots of reference material from right here on TT like the 5th wheel/Tandem slide chart. Below are wind shutdown chart, APU weight exemption and a time zone map for trip planning

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Weighing at scale and sliding tandems

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Another example of U-turn gone wrong.

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I didnt mean on a possibly busy roadway. Was thinking along the lines of what Joseph L posted. Where you have the room to pull in or reverse in somewhere and safely turn yourself around

Posted:  1 month ago

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Another example of U-turn gone wrong.

Question for you all! I understand true U turns are not permitted. Is a 3 point turn considered a U turn or is that an acceptable procedure to get out of a jam and turn truck around?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Trip planning through LA

Check google maps, they usually show closures for construction projects. Picture below is example of Broad street ramp to I 95 south in Philly.

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Would you get this changed

A lot of road work could have been done during the whole covid shutdown and reduced traffic last year. Not really surprised the States DOT didnt take advantage of it and hit these projects hard, cause thats government for ya! They were all worried about spreading the virus but road work is one of the easier jobs to social distance your crews

For example, they closed a busy on ramp to 95 from Broad St. in Philly down by the stadium complex for work after fans were permitted to return to games, really??? The traffic is horrible down there when that ramp is open

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Endorsement

While I admire your drive to get your endorsements - getting your hazmat certification is a little different from the other tests. You MUST be cleared by the TSA first. Most states will let you apply online:

Some states require the clearance 1st, others after Hazmat test is passed. Here in PA, you need to past the test 1st, then submit paperwork and fingerprints for background check. Applications must be done in person, no online registration. Penndot website says since TWIC and Hazmat clearance are both done by TSA, once you have one, the other can be attained at a reduced cost

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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G-Town? Allentown?

Just left physical Therapy for my foot. I would take the ride but its about an hour each way and all 3 of my boys have baseball this afternoon. Got to much going on for a little road trip today.

We’ll cross paths someday

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Anyone nosy, read previous drivers outbox?

I’ve always had a just do it attitude. If your an employee on the payroll, you take what your given and get it done, PERIOD….

Even as a business owner I took jobs that I really wasn’t thrilled with but there was money to be made and it kept my guys busy. I’ve sent many guys home for crying about the work that was assigned to them. I’d rather be short a man then have to deal with someone complaining and dragging their feet all day

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Advice please

Having employees as 1099 workers saves the company money, liability and cuts down on paperwork.

For example, it saves them on insurance and they dont have to carry a workers comp policy. If you get hurt, its on you. They also avoid the tax liability and all the paperwork and payments that need to be submitted to the feds and state because you are responsible for paying your taxes.

There are plenty of companies that offer insurance and retirement plans, hold a comp policy and submit your tax payments on your behalf so all you have to do is your job. Play it safe and go with one of them

Posted:  2 months ago

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Hair Test Came back Positive at Swift

It may, but as long as you have documentation from the hospital, doctors, ETC… stating what was used for your procedure and prescribed afterward they wont count it as a fail

I had cataract surgery on my eye in March and surgery to repair a ligament in my foot in April. Before each procedure, I asked the anesthesiologist to issue me a report of what they used knowing it will likely show up on the hair test. They both happily printed them out when I told them why I needed them. I also kept all my pre and post op script slips from CVS just in case. I was prescribed pain killers for post op pain for foot but didnt need them and never took any.

Posted:  2 months ago

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1 YR review of Werner DG dedicated

Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary! Those are some impressive numbers for a rookie year. Glad your doing well

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Quick intro and a few questions regarding Roehl

Instead of looking at it per hour, try to look at it per load. A 1500 mile load at 40 cents a mile is $600. If you can travel at 55-60 mph or better the whole way you should be at receiver in roughly 25-30 hours of drive time, 2-1/2 actual days based on driving 10 hrs each day. Pending you call them in route and can deliver early, you should still have at least 35-40 hrs left on your 70 to do another 1500 mile run. Pull next load to destination using roughly same mph estimates. Now your at $1200 for the week with roughly another day’s worth of hrs to haul a shorty or pickup a load to deliver after your reset.

My math on this hypothetical week works out to be $22-24 an hr

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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What ME? Real Women in Trucking Annual Nomination

Congratulations!!!

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Uncle trying to talk me out of trucking

People who do that drive me absolutely nuts!!! Having been in the landscaping business for the last 30 years, I have had to pick up after these lazy dirtbags just about everyday so I could do my job.

Cant understand the lack of respect and laziness of the litterbug mind

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Companies in Mass.

You might want to reach out to A. Duie Pyle, they have a training academy in Mass. Their main head quarters and other training facility is near me in West Chester PA. They only run the general North East, Virginia to Maine, as far west as Ohio I believe . They have terminals and warehouses all over that region

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Always a challenge

Hopefully CSX will retain all current employees and the only change that you will notice is the company name on your paycheck.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Any tips for eating healthy on the road

High protein, low carb diet (Keto). You definitely want to limit your carb intake, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar, ETC... Those carbs will turn to fat for storage unless your burning them. On a high protein, low carb diet your body will burn fat for energy instead of storing it.

I just went on that semi Keto diet a few weeks ago before my foot surgery knowing I wouldn’t be getting any exercise for awhile. I just wanted to maintain my current weight through recovery and actually lost 15 lbs

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Different states with different driving cultures.

Yes, most of my Jersey driving has been in the southern region. Have been up in the central and north, but destinations didn’t require too many turns once off the highway

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