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, 4 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:  1 day, 18 hours ago

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Checking in and saying hi, where I have been and what I am doing

Good to hear from ya! Glad your doing well. I’m an organized person myself, that yard situation would drive me nuts. I’d be out there if possible, organizing it myself to improve the efficiency of the operation and make my job less stressful.

Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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Intro, and a possibly naïve question

I spent several weeks in Caldwell, NJ last fall teaching a driving course for Amazon. Let me just say the area is "different" from what I'm used to in Memphis.

I’m born, raised, learned to drive and still live in the Northeast just west of Philly city limit. We are used to the tight streets, congestion and chaos on the roadways, just normal to us. I understand why drivers from most of the country hate coming up here, it’s a very stressful environment. When I head just 20 mins, half hour west of home traffic severely dissipates, people seam more consciences on the road and my stress level drops way down

Posted:  2 days, 23 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

Just a guess here! Different ELD’s are probably set up differently. Rob D says his shows the 2 & 3 hour break calculations right away. Maybe your ELD is programed to give you that 3rd hour back if you go back on duty before the 8 hour mark, if you hit the 8, it then recalculates for the longer break.

Posted:  3 days, 9 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

So, after I drive to the new shipper and spend 2.5 hours getting loaded and securing, I can still drive my full 11-hour clock.

Just curious here. Shouldn't you have 10 hr 45 min of drive time left after dropping load in morning since you used 15 mins to get there? How did you not lose drive time from truck stop to shipper after getting load assignment? Is PC used because truck is empty? Is that allowed?

Posted:  4 days, 23 hours ago

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Camera's aren't the only way you're monitored

At Swift we have lane departure warnings (move over the white dashed line without a turn signal on will trigger a buzz-strip sound). Too many of them too fast will get you into the office because you must not be paying attention and wandering along the road.

Those lane departure sensors are really sensitive or at least they were in the truck I was in. When I took the ride with G-Town he was totally between the lines in his lane and they still kept going off. He said they pick up the thicker tar strips used to patch the small cracks in the road. I guess safety reviews the forward camera footage and see’s the false warnings

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

I bought metal ones years ago thinking they would last longer, they weren't good for snow but great for mulch off a truck or driveway. In the snow the metal scoop shovels have a tendency to stick to the asphalt or concrete making it hard to use. The plastic ones slide smooth like a true snow shovel

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

Having done snow removal for many years, for shovels I would recommend a plastic grain shovel for the snow and a long handle, flat metal transfer shovel for scraping packed snow/ice. I keep these 2 in my pickup bed at all times in the winter along with a bag of salt and a bag of calcium chloride pellets

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Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Made a rookie mistake

I also had 2 very brief minor freakouts wondering where my trailer went

I know that feeling😁😁😁. Always happened on the rare days here and there when I just needed the truck. After dragging landscape trailers for many, many years, I still catch myself looking for the trailer in my mirrors. Guess its not a bad habit to have

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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I Blame This Website

Hey Kearsey, where you delivering in Upper Darby? I live in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby Township. I see a few Prime trucks rolling through every week.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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I Blame This Website

I feel ya. I live in the western Philly suburbs, the Roosevelt Blvd is about 15 mins from me. Its a nightmare in a car let alone a semi. The cut overs through the medians are accident central. Also beware, there are red light and speeding cameras everywhere

Here’s a map view for those not familiar with the road

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Just hang on to it until your license expires and you need a new picture. You may change your mind. You also never know what job might fall into your lap. If you get a job at a construction supply, lumber yard, Lowes, Home Depot, ETC... they all use class B flatbed and dump trucks for deliveries. Working at the site/yard and being able to run deliveries for them would make you a more valuable employee.

Good luck on whatever you find yourself doing next

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Any Federal Law for Right on Red?

I’ve never heard of yielding at a red light for a right turn either, always a complete stop then turn if no traffic. Furthermore, For safety reasons alone it’s not the best idea to turn on red in a semi. Between the wide turning radius and slow acceleration, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk. If someone comes out of nowhere and hits you, you will still be at fault for impeding the flow of traffic. Best bet is to wait for the green

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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I passed

Congratulations!!!!

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Vaccine Eligibility for Truckers

Others at her work had no problems with the shot other then a sore arm.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Vaccine Eligibility for Truckers

Just a heads up!! Try to schedule it day 1 of your home time in case it kicks your butt.

My wife got the moderna vaccine through her work, she had a real bad reaction to the 1st shot. Fever, chills head and body aches, in bed for 3 days. 2nd shot symptoms were the same but weren’t as severe, in bed whole next day then she was fine.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

Congratulations Rob. Your killing it out there!!!

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Recruiter responsiveness

Nowhere have I seen an asking of these credentials for an initial inquiry for employment.

You wont! It will just put you in a better position. The recruiters are fielding calls all day, everyday from people just poking around. Some serious people can get overlooked in crowd. Once you have passed the DOT physical and obtained your permit you’re on their radar

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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This Just In..! (Silly post)

Empty dry van or reefers makes sense cause its a sail, but a flat bed????? Hows the wind gonna catch a flat bed and move it? I would roll as well.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Fired from CR England for two accidents

company training actually is- a financed loan that has the possibility of forgiveness if one succeeds. If one fails then they are obligated for the costs of their training.

The possibility of the training cost being forgiven is the absolute advantage of company training along with having a job upon completion. To me its an added motivation to succeed and be set up with a great career for free by fulfilling my end of the contract. I would much rather pay a loan back with time while pulling a paycheck then having monthly loan payments with interest.

I spoke with the accredited private schools in my area before finding this site, they were all $8-12,000. If you were to go to a private CDL school and fail, you still owe the money. If you go private, graduate, find employment and then get fired, you still owe the money. Its no different with company training!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Good footwear

I would go with a good pair of waterproof hiking boots. They are comfy like sneakers but are technically boots. That way you stay within company policy and if a shipper or receiver requires boots you don't have to change your shoes.

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