Profile For SafeKing

SafeKing's Info

  • Location:
    Marysville, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 4 months ago

SafeKing's Bio

Hello exp driver 3yrs reefer 53 doubles lots of fun stuff im a veteran a student of life follower of GOD and father of an angel much love folks

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Truck Stops

Kings and queens of the road hope this helps....This was originally a list of heaven and hells but i didnt save it so this is a quik omg what did i do version if u like it let me know i will make new thread or expand first

Heaven #1 i5 exit 99 or 7 feathers always expanding front in parkin with port o lets outside for emergencys even a shuttle to slots fun and a lobster buffet #2 Rolling hills casino i5 just passed red bluff watch the signs free soda great eats front in park casino golf and more Thats it for now tell me if u like

HELL Castiac ts castiac ca high charge for staying even an hour Conoco spokane wa high charge for nuttin Pioneer villiage i5 or lots of lights for dirt park 1 lousy store and no internet Pilot brooks oregon always packed lots of accidents and a trucker got killed by another driver for his new pete the crazy guy cut him into pieces and spread his body all over the highway...

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Truck Stops

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Coolest load ever

Wow nice one!!!!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Says They Have Too Many Trucks And It’s Hurting Their Profits

You know Ive talked to a few smaller truck company owners i know and they are saying since the cost of diesel is down they are just not paying as much for the same loads and the flood of new drivers this year was much more than previous years of course alot of them wont be able to handle it even now there wait times are getting a lil worse the appointment times are tightening up but I have learned from all you veterans that the market does this from time to time and the safe and slow will keep running all year and the fast nascar truckers will go broke tryin to make money... trucking tricks drive slow look at everything twice always keep a jug of bio-coolant in the sleeper just in case pilots floor is too cold at 3am XD

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Breakdown

Good advise both of you were right...and if its an international within range of portland OR I highly recommend britaain

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Breakdown

So the company mech showed up on monday turns out it was the clutch rod and the knuckle the rod itself was already welded what looked like x2 and the knuckle was completely unusable as it turns out since I was stuck in gear uphill 13speed with a 60k trailer *I did* need a tow truck just to unwedge me from the trailer went to britaain international in portland OR talk about a sweet outfit 365.00 for new rod knuckle combo installed and from pullin up to pullin out since they had all the parts in stock were talking 2hrs tops they even have a decent driver lounge to wait in went back grabbed my trailer and got my load home spent a night with the fam and dropped it this morning early with my new appt time ...next XD

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Breakdown

Im writing this from the sleeper of my prostar today is day three. Friday breakdown always the worst. The clutch sank to the floor as loading completed , just as I called dispatch to tell them i was headed back no start... My company pays 50 a day for breakdowns and per diem here is about 50 bucks a day not much..umm anyone know a good mechanic in cascade locks oregon?? 😀

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truckers all makes all styles

Well said for new drivers you just have to do it ... Preparation, take the time to do it right, and leave your rush at some good lessons Its amazing when you get the right job that fits for me its reefr/dryvan but theres so many options if your in a bad situation its just your turn we all been there stay safe keep a cool head and may god bless us all

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Truckers all makes all styles

So I been running regional Seattle to L.A., as far east as utah solo. Wow maybe I should call this running legit, I have so much respect for my fellow drivers now. This is I believe the Lord's work we are doing. I did so many different types of trucking to get here hauling fruit reefer 48 locals team... but when I see us driving down the highway now , always parking perfectly , I see a bit of my own struggle and my pride swells for all professional drivers. it's like a degree you have to risk your life for...may god bless us all

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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The new Wal Mart truck

Ya im guessin its powerless heavily monitored and one step away from having an autopilot i prefer clean deisel with a strong metal frame body and lots of power this way the truck will avoid hazardous situations not pollute and last long enough that an o/o doesnt get scrud into a lease where the truck req weekly maintain in the 1000's only to need a new motor just before the lease ends which isnt covered they should make school buses electric not a vehicle designed to function in the worst weather cond which supplies the worlds needs

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Parking at a truck stop, back in or nose in?

Well just my opinion but the truck stop for a new driver is sort of the first hurdle if your new i say you gotta back it in at least at the stop they have lines on the road you can usually find a spot 2 trucks wide and your reward is food bathroom shower....but if your new tired or just dont want the drama I suggest not parking in the truck stop unless you plan to back in because nose in unless you know what your doing creates a hazard and not every driver is smart enough to avoid a hazard some would simply rather not have to avoid it just advise dont park in a wmart parklot or gas station if you've done it you'll understand what i mean good luck

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

I agree with old skool they should let you drive first then decide all that once you see how the company fits ya cuz if it ends up a bad fit dont want to be stuck good lyck

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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From eloggs and w-2... to 1099 and paper...

I agree with you 1099 is scary but I need hometime for the family and decent pay so somthing dedicated is ideal but trying to find something dedicated with w-2 less than 2yrs xp and a less than perfect h6 in my location (good ole nor cal) is ruff unless I want to haul flatbeds for percentage or somthing AG but im leading towards a career driver so I'm trying to stay in front of a 53ft min either reefer dry van. tomorrow we are supposed to complete everything paperwork wise... guess i wont know how good they are until pay day smile.gif as a trucker i always use a good tax guy tho

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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From eloggs and w-2... to 1099 and paper...

hello everyone, I havent really posted on here since I was really new and green...and well ignorant. Now I have a better understanding of the basics at least yet still very ignorant of the industry. I've been solo driving for over a year. I found a good company w/eloggs and w-2 good pay but they almost shut down during the winter so I've found an OTR company to run regional with the problem is they are a very small private company maybe 20 trucks they use paper loggs and 1099 ... since the busy season is ending they are allowing me to leave and return if needed. assuming they dont get a sudden rush of loads. with this new company what kinds of things should I get in writing? any sugg? things to be aware of? so far all I can come up with is having them sign a paper with my pay loaded detent brkdowns ..confirming no out of pocket expenses for truck gas tolls scale permits lumper fees if covered honestly I dont know if that is even a good idea please help ty im open to any suggestions

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Miles per day

I would like to know if anybody thinks it is possible for an truck, with a governor set at 64 m.p.h. to go 700 miles in one day.

local or ag sure but otr buddy id say only in wyoming with a strong wind pushin' you downhill

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New Career

Don't worry! sounds like you on your way to a great career! Just protect yourself out there... drop and hook dont forget to "pretrip your new trailer everytime!" nobody mentioned that at its only the most important step.. If you get halfway down the road and a door falls off UHH O also i open secure/latch and close the doors just to make sure the chains are there and working sucks if you drive far only to realize your door has no chain to hold it in place ...anyway....whatever system you use just make sure its the same every time i use a series of steps if i havent counted to 5th step i missed somthing Best of luck to you BE safe and Welcome to the greatest job a man can have

Posted:  5 years ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

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I found out today that Con-Way does the follicle test.

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I think more companies are starting to go to this due to insurance reasons. Let's hope so.

less insurance cost is more money for us.... your right if your not prepared for trucking then your not prepared Hint #1 for new drivers is no drugs (shakes head) but i am a hipocrite i had a serious foot injury a few years back and about a month before i went to truck school i was tossing out my old pill bottles and saw 2 vicodin and said to myself well im not even in school yet WTH.. GULP...now i just got my cdl with all endorsments and those two vicodin keep ringing in my head I got a major refer hair testing company next week best potential job of my life...goshdammit what a fool!! 2 vicodin in maybe 3 years and no other drugs no even smokes or beer but i will prolly fail right?

Posted:  5 years ago

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Ca brake test is there an order or is my order correct?

Does it matter what order I do my brake inspection in? normally I start with Cutt-out gov 110-130psi then Cut-in pump every 15 sec before 85psi then turn off truck on ignition put in first gear push in brakes firmly down on pedal set watch in 60-sec leak check not more than 4psi in comb then with truck off in on pos Low Air warning 55-75psi then while air is low announce i will now to pop out test keep pumping till pop out 20-45psi then safe start truck let air charge then tractor trailer and service last all brakes pulled in nuetral shut off feet off brakes announce this concludes my brake test. My DMV is next week so I'd appreciate any honest advise. test is ca dmv do i have to stop and rechrge brakes after each test? i am the only person in my class including the teacher who is english speaking...got a deal on price... but this is bothering me plz help

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Im a Noob is this ruff....or is this ruff

first hey yall seem like some intelligent exp folks so who better? Alright first off like I said Im a nooby dooby doo with the truck game but its my dream and I will make it happen if I gotta lick toilets clean for a company to giv me a shot.. I started off in central cdl class after the two dayz or so I got my permit then outta no-where I get a call from the recruiter that says were no longer interested in you I said uhhh...who is this? :) why? she said because on your employment ap u wrote had a broken leg in 2012 and on your dmv medical you wrote no injuries... I said you were there the teacher told us to fill them out in military fashion im a vet and we vets know that means never been hurt never been sikk never been cut in your life I was just following instuction I'd be happy to have a dr.evaluation saying im 100 no restrictions also I never had a broken leg I just didnt know if you knew what a calcaneal bone is (ankle) and I wanted to put the worst form of injury so I would fail background all at once she said ok ill talk to central boss. then called back and said no biggie just after school come sign a waiver maybe w/dr I said ok.. next day the vet that teaches the driving portion says hi then talks for 3 hrs while the rest of the class is showing up he does everyday 3 hrs of talking about his life as an idiot after we listen and smile to his nonsence he pretends to get a call on his phone and starts talking to his palm saying thats so sad...ooo so sad well Ill tell him and tells me aww sorry dude your fired... fired from what made no money during this waste my q is can they mark up my dac before it starts because I gave him an ear full after his performance and because central is swift now will i have trouble with other swift related truck comp any info is good plz help got family and im -500 because of those clowns

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Beginning Company Paid CDL Program with Knight Transportation in Olive Branch, MS

Wow knight looks pretty sweet I have permit just need to do over the road portion and go for license but loooking to sign with a company paid training ran out of cash i have a dui thats 6+ years old it will hit 7 years on feb 1 and I will go to CR England if I cant get one sooner I wish you luck anyone got advise I applied to Swift Transportation no word so far since swift is most other schools not sure what else to try I have heard WIA can help any ideas send em my way..till then keep living the dream put each mile in your memory and each dollar in your pocket!

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