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, 6 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:  4 days, 1 hour 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

Posted:  4 days, 1 hour ago

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Different states with different driving cultures.

I live right over the Philly bridges in PA and have spent a lot time on Jersey roads. New Jersey is an odd state in regards to turning procedures. In Jersey most left turns have to made by jug handles. The small percentage of lefts allowed at intersections all have specific lanes with arrow lights. That’s definitely what threw him off

The left turn scenario he encountered today is definitely far more common in most states based on my travels in various parts of the country.

Posted:  6 days, 23 hours ago

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In today's episode of "what makes people look down on truck drivers"

He could have at least pulled along the curb line rather then the slight angle in the middle of the lane

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Is my class A still any use?

If you want to drive a truck to make a living, just keep applying everywhere for both class A & B jobs. I know a lot of the LTL companies also run box trucks, I see them all the time. You may have to do dock work in between runs but once your in and prove yourself you’ll start making your way back to driving a rig.

I know Pitt-Ohio and R &L carriers have apprenticeship programs. Starts as dock work/non CDL runs, then Dock/CDL B, eventually very little or no Dock/CDL A runs. You might be able to start in phase 2, class B since you are already commercially licensed.

Could also look into your State, city, county or Township jobs driving trash or dump trucks

Just a few ideas for ya!! Good luck

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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The Effect Of Vehicle Weight On Stopping Distance

My opinion here may not matter much since I haven’t gotten behind the wheel of a rig yet but.... I have 25 years under my belt driving with utility trailers loaded with landscape equipment and dump trailers with bulk materials(mulch, soil, stone, etc...). I have always had to start braking much earlier when loaded then empty. I could feel the weight pushing me loaded, empty was like the trailer wasn't even there

I was driving F-250/2500 series pickups and stake body/light dumps during this time. All had hydraulic brakes, I know air brakes take a split second longer to engage vs hydraulic but I have always played it safe. More weight=more distance

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Seven tips for drivers to boost their pay

I’m going to ignore that list and go with what I’ve learned here. You’ll do well almost anywhere with a good work ethic, willingness to continue learning as you go and applying what’s been learned

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Should I buy a GPS unit 🤔

Thanks for the replies. Couldn’t find any info about the programable feature in the product descriptions so I figured I’d ask here

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Should I buy a GPS unit 🤔

Does anyone know of a programable GPS unit??? I have been searching for one for a few years now to no avail. I would like to plan my trips out of the map and manually enter it into the GPS as a backup but cant seem to find any with that option. I traveled by map long before GPS units came out and enjoy planning my route from paper.

Obviously I don't need a GPS to get somewhere but they are nice for alerting you of upcoming exits and turns

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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It’s been a month

As always, Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in detail.

Being a former small business owner I understand how important communication is. Used to drive me nuts when my crew left me in the dark wondering about their progress on a job. I never did that as a foreman to my bosses, if anything I over updated them. Sure wouldn’t leave my dispatcher in the dark, especially when my paycheck potential lies in their hands

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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It’s been a month

Questions about the PTA for Old School

What happens if you get delayed at the receiver and your PTA is shot? I know you would send another message informing dispatch of the situation, but what happens to your pre planned load they had for you? Does that time get moved if possible? If it can’t, are you just stuck sitting there waiting for dispatch to find something else?

Is there more leeway on times on a dedicated account versus general company dispatches?

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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How to stream your phone onto your TV

The Google chrome cast will mirror your iphone to any tv, just plug into HDMI port and sync it to the google home app on your phone. When Disney plus came out it wouldn't load on my smart tv for whatever reason but was working fine on my phone. Kids were driving me nuts wanting to watch the Star Wars and Marvel stuff.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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SMH: When People Make An Effort To Be Unhappy

That is ridiculous. I’m guessing the 2 spots were taken up close to the building making the lazy bum walk a little further then he wanted to.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Photos, oddball things

Glad you weren’t heavy and had to double bag for a dime.

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Added note for the youngsters! We recycled them as text book covers before recycling was a thing

Posted:  1 month ago

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Watchung NJ Walmart

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Watchung NJ Walmart

I came across it on the Tubi channel

Posted:  1 month ago

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Watchung NJ Walmart

Ahh!

Who will know where that's from???

Been watching a lot of old movies lately. Just saw this one not too long ago. I waited all day for someone else to answer, I’m spilling the beans!!!

Classic 70’s trucker movie... White Line Fever

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Things Are Bad, Running Out of Time

Say what? We need to find out what happened with Eugene! :)

I was on this morning when he was posting and happened to catch it. It got a little ugly. Without getting into any detail, he took some shots at the site and made some negative comments about the community here as a whole.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Website ranks carriers by driver pay - Sysco at the top

Unless you are there beyond 3 months; it’s basically nothing.

Congrats on the raise!!!

This is why I figured the number was so low. All the people who aren't cut out for the job and are gone within 6 months are probably lumped into the equation as well driving the averages way down.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Website ranks carriers by driver pay - Sysco at the top

I’m guessing they got the companies end of year payroll numbers, divided that by number of drivers = X, divide X by 52 = Y, divide Y by 70 = average per hr

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Website ranks carriers by driver pay - Sysco at the top

Sad to see Swift near the end of that list. Guessing a lot of that low average is coming from so many trainees and being such a big company. Those study numbers don’t reflect what the Swifties on here have stated.

On the flip side, so many people wreck Western Express saying they dont pay well and are horrible to work for and they are in the top 10.

That study just goes to show and prove that the individual person determines their financial fate by building a good relationship with dispatch, not slacking off and mastering clock management and trip planning

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