Profile For Delco Dave

Delco Dave's Info

  • Location:
    Drexel Hill, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months, 3 weeks 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:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Welcome to Delco!!! If I’m passing by and I see a garnet Prime truck, I’ll swing in and say hello

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Posted:  4 days, 11 hours ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Havertown is real close to my house, my stomping grounds as well!! Curious... are your loads going to the addition they are building to the elementary school near the intersection of Eagle Rd & Lawrence road?? Thats the only large construction job I recall seeing in Htown lately

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Best company with CDL training to start with?

The cameras aren’t recording you 24/7!!! They only come when the safety/event sensors are triggered. If your paying attention and driving safely it’s like they are not even there

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Best company with CDL training to start with?

Have you looked at Roehl? They have a large flatbed division and paid training. You can fill out an application on this site and a lot of companies will get your info

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Bullitt's New Journey

I have always kept focused on moving forward, and not let things unravel me.

I cant agree with you more on this statement, I have the same mindset!! I am about to start getting the ball rolling myself. Gonna get my physical soon so I can submit the paperwork for the KTA card. Getting that card may take awhile since Harrisburg is slow to begin with, then add the backup due to covid shutdown to the process. Plus, the lines at the DMV’s here in Delco are stretching down the street and around the corners. Gonna let that rush subside a bit as well. My 4 days on, 3 off schedule driving for Amazon is also good for the summer so I’m around for the kids. My goal now is to be in Richmond training by end of summer

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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CLP Testing on tomorrow

Good Luck!! I will be taking mine soon. Been studying since October, I think I could recite most of the PA manual from memory at this point. I know here in PA you must score at least an 80% on each section to pass. The amount of questions in a section will determine how many you can get wrong. EX... 50 questions, 10 wrong, 25 questions, 5 wrong, ETC...

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Is 700 miles a day possible

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Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Kids and air horns

There’s a group of kids in a T shaped cul-de- sak neighborhood I’ve been delivering to in West Chester PA who request the horn from anything bigger then a pickup. At the end of the one street theres a construction yard full of tri-axles. They get the dumps as their running in and out, the trash trucks on Thursdays and even get me with my regular old horn in the Amazon van. I’m gonna get one of those little hand held air horns and surprise em this week

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My first run is coming soon!

Congratulations!!! Cant wait to be in your shoes. Things are finally opening up here in the Philly area, time for me to get moving

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Eye Candy

I really like the square nose trucks!!! They have always been the image that pops in my head when tractor trailer is mentioned

Is Peter-built and Mack the only companies that still make them???

Posted:  1 month ago

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Eye Candy

I can focus on getting my permit. Im shooting for Father’s day to get it.

Good Luck!!!! I shouldnt be too far behind you. Got a few things to wrap up with my accountant with closing my business, then I‘ll call my recruiter and get moving.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Eye Candy

Hey Bullitt!!! How you doing? Have you started with Swift yet? I’m currently running packages for Amazon in the meantime. Delco goes from red to yellow tomorrow, hoping to get back on track real soon!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Eye Candy

Do the big sleepers like that have water tanks like an RV?? It would be cool to have your own shower, toilet and sink 24/7.

Aldo? Do truck stops have waste tank disposal Services like an RV park?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Mega Carriers vs. Lease Operator; Tread Life Management

have the pressure verified by one of the technicians. These gauges can be off by more than 10%.

Are the digital pressure gauges any good for high psi tires??? I use a Slime digital gauge to check my pickup(80 psi) and explorer(35 psi) tires. Always reads the same as the pump psi shutoff when done filling.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lost dedicated route

Hey Brandon!!! Sorry your initial post ended up in a full blown unemployment conversation and not really helping your situation much. Sucks your in this tough spot. Try talking to management, explain your situation, and maybe they can find something that works for you or maybe they will be willing to help you out and lay you off so you can collect.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lost dedicated route

That is not completely accurate. Its not closed and the applicant can appeal the process and it is reviewed with more input from both sides

You are correct! There is an appeals process that is in place to protect workers from bad business practices like you found yourself in. But, for the most part, if work is available, worker quits or worker is fired the business holds all the cards and usually the claim is denied

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Swift or May Trucking?

Keep in mind that Swift is the largest trucking company in North America!!! They have something like 25,000 trucks on the road, maybe more. You are gonna find more accidents and what not involving Swift trucks just because of the law of averages. That doesn't mean they aren't running a safe operation. I am hoping to get on with Swift and run Wallmart regional in Eastern PA.

Also, beware of what you find on the internet in regards to truck companies. Many of the reviews are bad because they are written by people who failed to make it in this career and want to lay the blame on the company rather then themselves

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Air Leakage Tests

I don't remember having the 2psi single vehicle thing in the pa cdl learners manual. It was probably there but I just have no memory of it.

It is in the current manual. The general knowledge and air brakes section of the PA manual are used for both class A and B permit testing

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lost dedicated route

When someone files for unemployment, I am sent a letter from the unemployment office notifying me of their request. I then either fill out the paperwork or go onto my online account to approve or deny the claim. If I have work available and claimant is not willing to come in, I report claim as denied and file is closed. I highly doubt his employer would approve the claim because the employee doesnt want to work there anymore because he is being moved to a different division.

Another quick point to add here is.... even if he slipped through the cracks or found a loop hole during the temporary regulations during this virus time frame. If he was to be caught collecting while work was made available to him, he would be banned from collecting UE benefits for life.

Again, I am only familiar with PA rules but I’m cant imagine the rules would change all that much from state to state

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