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Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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What would you do? Almost sideswiped.

So I asked this question on another trucker forum and I was super surprised on how many fellow truckers told me to look the other way and how i am one of the ones killing the brotherhood . Am I wrong for being surprised by those answers. I didn't take it personally because I dont know them they don't know me.

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Mentoring done ... going solo ... nervous as hell

I started solo in April. I still didn't know how to back very well at all. The stupid question is the one that is not asked. People will help you back in. Ask veterans questions. Relax its a job not prison. The other Friday I shutdown at a Walmart and went bowling right across the street. Get out of your truck during your 30. If you're on your 34 reset get an uber to a flea market or d&bs or if you can afford it get a hotel room. Im not saying be lazy and go on vacation but try to make it where you don't feel like a prisoner in your own truck. You got this man. Keep us posted.

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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What would you do? Almost sideswiped.

So i pulled over to let my stomach detach from my butthole. Called every company number I could find. Got no answer. Sent a Message on my Qualcomm about what happened and how to get ahold of safety and got this message

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Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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What would you do? Almost sideswiped.

Who added to my topic title? I didn't know you could do that.

Posted:  2 days, 21 hours ago

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Interesting conversation with a driver

Was he wearing an orange mack truck hat and smoking

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Posted:  2 days, 22 hours ago

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What would you do? Almost sideswiped.

So today i almost got sideswiped by someone from my own company. I blow my horn and he gets back in his lane when I pass him he is on his phone. Now I easily made my decision on what to do but I was wondering what would you do? Would you get his truck number and call safety or just let it be since he is a coworker?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Ever feel like you just can't win

Ya thats why I wonder when it happened be a every scale house I passed was open and I'm at 77500 pounds so I definitely didn't get to bypass any of them

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Ever feel like you just can't win

Sorry hit the wrong button and there is not an edit button. Take two. Here is what I find one tire is flat. One tire has the tread ripped off. One has very little tread and another has a huge bulge in it. When I go to contact breakdown on my app I realize I have no service. So I send a breakdown macro the Qualcomm and one to my dm both informing them of the issue with the tires and phone. My dm sends a email to breakdown as well. I ask my dm if i should drive to the safest place I would have service at or stay put. I dont here anything from him so I stay put. Four hrs later after a nap and binge watching offline ( thankyou disney+) he tells me to move to a place where I will have service only because he hasn't heard anything from breakdown either. So we get everything squared away and loves comes out and as hes trying to change the one coming off the rim the guy from loves tells he can't change it because one of the stud is broken inside of the rim. So now I have to wait until morning for that to get fixed. From the CAC hose to the water in gas,body work, dead battery from last week and now this i just start laughing and say you have got to be kidding me. I know i can't control it its not my companies fault. Griping at them won't help so Im not mad. Im a little frustrated but I am very blessed he found the broken stud because that could have been bad.

And now you know...the rest of the story

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Ever feel like you just can't win

After a weekend of trailer chasing in ga I get assigned to a trailer in repair yard in College park ga heading to Huntsville. I shut down at the flying j in temple. When I do my pretrip I swear only one of these problems is there from my eye. It is possible I missed one or two things but I do fairly 30 minute trip around the trailer. Im in a podunk town in Bama and I stop for a potty break and I find these.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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What Would Cause a Trainer to Kick a Student from a Truck?

We a trainee diary forum why do we not have a trainer diary forum. Because there is a longer story behind that last scenario she gave. It would also help people see what it would be like being a trainer.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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There are no dumb questions. Right?

So if drop a load and send in and empty call im no longer assigned to a load. How is that wrong? I can pc without a load anywhere but home? That makes no sense. There is no harm in that. Im not advancing a load if im heading home after dropping a load. I pray they change that one because its ridiculous.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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There are no dumb questions. Right?

You can use pc to go home thats called commuting.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

I finally got to attend a live worship service this morning for the first time in a long time. Then the church invited me to a fish fry.

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Well crap

Ok so they fix the water in gas. They do the oil change on Tuesday. I take it to the body shop to get step and batwing fixed, when i get to my truck after thats done the battery is dead. Had to wait till Wednesday to get it charged then as soon as I hook up to my trailer the check engine light comes on...back to the shop. I finally got out of Nashville Thursday. I did get alot of compliments on how cool I was about it. I just told them its not the companies fault all this happened at once. At the point of the check engine light I just started laughing. Because had to go back to the shop and say you are not going to believe this. I mean I didn't get the load t-called on me which really surprised me since it was a high value load that was due last Sunday. I still got the miles because im here in JVILLE Florida now.

And now you know....the rest of the story.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Who is more guilty

So i while my truck was being serviced in Nashville I roomed with a Western driver who was deaf. So he told me he was making a delivery and ran out of hours and his dm told him to go ahead and deliver and that he would take care of it. So the driver delivers the load going over his HOS and obviously gets called in. He does an HOS class but informs management of what his dm said and dm denies but the driver has the messages on his Qualcomm. So my question is who is more guilty in the wrong doing in this situation?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Pretrip for the win.

Breakdown knows me by name becuase of the trailers I report after a pretrip. And I always stop before a hook. Ya sure its easier to just hook up without checking your fifth wheel. One time my fifth will latch closed before I was hooked up to it. Glad I checked it that would have been bad.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Well crap

Well the shop said it would be an easy fix but....im way over due for a oil change so im at the hotel for the night.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Well crap

I got my truck fixed on Thursday delivered yesterday picked a load to go to florida and I get this warning.

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Oh and my driver side step skirt is loose. Luckily I'm at the terminal so hopefully they can fix the problem quickly tomorrow

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Well that was fun

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This happened early Sunday morning on 285 north around exit 10. When it blew i thought it was the tire I checked the tire not it so i drove the petro on exit 12 parked opened the hood and boom there it was. Called break down, dm, long story longer, it just got replaced today. God was i bored but I did get to do some free laundry and some grocery shopping...then my cooler went out but it is what it is.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

My last two days

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