Profile For Harvest

Harvest's Info

  • Location:
    Dover, DE

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Harvest's Bio

Truckin', got my chips cashed in

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fifth wheel locking jaws having hard top locking.

Allot more vigilant in general on pretrips than I used to be. Not sure if it’s just getting older or from seeing what can go haywire out there. Trying to take pride in my job being as safe as possible as I should.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fifth wheel locking jaws having hard top locking.

I agree with Dan67.

The most common scenario is that it needs a serious cleaning and lubrication. Grit, dirt, leaves, road salt, and etc settle into that grease and start making it difficult for the jaws to fully lock in place. You need to be confident in your equipment. Get it in for service as soon as you can.

Only good thing about this, instilled that every time I pick up a trailer. I will get a flashlight and always visually make sure the locking jaws around the kingpin instead of slackin with just a tug test lol.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fifth wheel locking jaws having hard top locking.

I do exclusively drop and hook loads. Lately almost every time I try hooking to a trailer, the locking jaws will not fully lock on the king pin. I will back under, go to tug test and go right out. When I back under and stop to check what’s going on. I have no space between skid plate and trailer as normal. But when I climb under with a flashlight I see the locking jaws will only go halfway around.

I can always eventually get it to connect. But I have to try hitting it with a different angle, try lowering the trailer more, hit it a bit harder than normal. But always able to get it, just wasted a bunch of time.

I tried spraying some WD40 on it, but not much else I have tried. Any tips on what could be going on? Would like to avoid having to go to a shop since I just had to sit for a few days due to a DEF issue, but if I have to then I guess I have to.

Posted:  5 months ago

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It’s spooky season people? Think DOT may give me a hard time for this? 😅

On a serious note, does this actually violate any rules?

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Is there a way to see your EXACT amount of time worked at each CDL company you have worked for?

Legitimate companies should show on the DAC, but if you don't see these, take a look at your previous W-2 tax forms.

I'll have to look on tax forms, my DAC I got in the mail just seemed all kinds of messed up. Like some information was missing. Only showed Western Express as information of who I've worked for. Just showed no violations or anything, but allot of info was missing.

I went to the HireRight website and submitted for a copy of my information, I may try requesting again to see if I get better luck. Didn't even show any comments left by companies. Don't most leave comments on your report even if you didn't mess something up?

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Is there a way to see your EXACT amount of time worked at each CDL company you have worked for?

I want to get better at building a legitimate resume. My only issue is trying to remember exact dates I worked for each company. One of the many downsides of "company hopping" when my cdl was fresh. I know that companies when applying can see your entire driving record, so accuracy in putting dates on resume is important. Is there a way, that I could even pay to see my entire driving history for each company? Or could I even call each company and ask my employment dates? I submitted a request for my DAC report, however it seemed like the report was incomplete and didn't show dates, or even every company I worked for.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Dealing with sciatic leg pain during long days.

This new bout of truck driving I’ve been having a few issues. Overall doing so much better with trip planning, motivation, and making smarter moves. Physically I am in better shape than when I used to drive. However with my herniated disc’s and sciatic pain, I feel almost in agony if I do a full 11 hour driving shift. The worst pain will be my right thigh, especially if I have to keep getting off cruise control.

I have a compression sleeve that makes it bearable; but I just wonder if something else can be done to help besides taking breaks more often. I don’t keep my wallet in back pocket. I adjust my seat height throughout the day. Next in the list to try is one of those purple seat cushions.

I don’t want to be held back from my potential in this industry by not being able to drive as long. If this is an issue anyone else has had experience with, please share.

When I do take breaks, I make sure to walk around allot. Stretch my legs. My left leg does pretty well, I think because I am able to stretch it all the way out. Can’t do that with my right leg, it always has to stay somewhat bent.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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This was the hardest backing I’ve ever done in my life.

I’ve been to the Bronx, and other cities. I’ve had to back in places from the street, but this is by far the hardest backing I’ve ever done. I still consider myself a rookie but I feel good I was able to finally get in here, I was so close to giving up. I’m at the Heinz plant in San Diego, close to Tijuana. Only one way in and one way out here.

Only way I was able to get in was an older driver that was delivering a tanker load saw I was struggling and helped guide me in. Still took 30 minutes and I literally had to use every single inch that was available. I slid my tandems all the way forward and I am just so glad it is over. I hope I don’t have a hard back like this for a loooong long time.

https://youtu.be/YdJpj1OqDN4

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Got a lvl 1 inspection today, went pretty okay!

Ugh, quoted the wrong part lol. Anyway, Harvest? Do you remember the procedure the officer used to determine the brakes were out of adjustment? Steve Reno brings up a point in his response that’s very interesting if the officer didn’t perform the procedure correctly.

Not sure, had me stay in the truck and told me to hold the brake pedal down and he rolled underneith my trailer on one of those creeper things.

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