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    every wear, NV

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    Experienced Driver

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    4 years, 5 months ago

murderspolywog's Bio

What do you want to know? I am marride have a baby at home. I am just now starting a flatbed job, I used to drive and train for swift..

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Posted:  4 months ago

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GPS- necessary or optional?

GPS are just a tool like others have said. An atlas is just a tool but does not update, going into Chicago. An atlas is not as precise, but an atlas with Google maps is just as good as a GPS and way cheaper. My first choice would be to have a GPS because it's easy to use, my second choice would be a atlas and Google maps. With whatever system you use, you must use your head above all else.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Per diem

Are you otr?

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Quit before 1 year is up?

First off I hope all works out well. My wife and I were in a similar situation with are first child. My wife moved back in with her mom for that time, my dm ran me around most of the time with in a days drive of the house. When I got the call that my wife had been taken to the hospital I drove the truck to the yard and went home. Area daughter was born 2 months early and spent most of her 1st month in the NICU. I spent that hole month off. The key to all of this communication with the dm. Also he might be eligible for FMLA he would have to talk to hr about that.

Best of luck to you guys

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Driving loaded with permit only

You can not do it in California Patric is correct it is state specific.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Flatbed question - automatic lifting axle

On top of what gtown said. Were you loaded or empty? Were you still compliment with the bridge law? The one thing I did find it that the bridge law is figard out by the maximum axel groups so depending on your situation you might be out of compliance on that. It might have something to do with permitting. I know I am permitted as a 5 axel combo not a 5/4 axel combo. King pin compliment? But I did not find anything that said you were braking the law by running with a lift axel lifted just by that fact.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Why don't we use flares?

I would be willing to bet it has something to do with hazmat. If you have trucks that haul hazmat, they can't use flares. I only haul class 1.4, and 3. I know flares are no no on both of those loads. Also might be a dot thing as well I don't know if flares are allowed in lue of triangles, triangles never burn out or roll into the brush and ketch it on fire.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Electronic Logs VS. Paper Logs

E logs are much more simple to use when it comes to logging driving time. There also down to the min or 5 min depending on your company specs. There are lots of fees associated with the elogs from the hard wear and soft wear to the monthly fees. They are by no means cheat proof. They also cut down on personal for log auding in large companies. They are also not compliment with what Congress ordered.

Paper logs much cheaper to run for a small out fit. Also easy to fudge on as well. More cost to run for a larger outfit.

The real difference between elogs and paper at this point is one kicks you on duty driving and dose not require a pen.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

We all have days out here were we say **** it. You just got to push thought those times and get the work done.

With that said what you said in your post sounds more like someone who suffering from depression. Then some of who is lazy, or lack of motivation. I strongly suggest if this job makes you depressed to get help.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Real Dimensions?

I would bet that the sign was for trucks 8 feet and over in with. My cab on my truck is 102 as well as my trailer there is a steel plant that I go in and out of with a bridge that is a hard left and then across a one lane bridge, we hardly fit. It's an old steel bridge. Sign says wait for traffic max with is 8.6 one truck at a time.

Posted:  10 months ago

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Air horn ettiquite

Answer to your second question. I test the air horn after I have left a truck stop/ out of the homes/ or yard. In the yard/truck stop there used for communication. So you can always do that as well.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Still broken

A ticket depends on the officer. But an air horn dose need to work. I do not believe it's a oos, inless they find more wrong then the horn. You also won't have a clean inspection.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Just curious!

I am home 1 day a week for a 34 if I am lucky. Maybe home for a few hours every few days or not at all for a month or more. Really just depends, I have a wife, a kid, and a kid on the way.

Posted:  11 months ago

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How on Earth do you shift an 18 speed transmission? Do you really need all of those gears?

What Pat said, he beat me to it. Or there is a video of a guy driving 3 sticks in a W9 I believe.

Posted:  11 months ago

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How on Earth do you shift an 18 speed transmission? Do you really need all of those gears?

You shift a 18 speed the same way as a 13 speed. Just with the low end gears being spit as well. The 18 speeds are more of an off road/ heavy haul were you need to split the low end. I have only ever seen them in tow trucks and log trucks.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Do you like CAT, Cummins or other?

I think all the new motors are poor quality, between the low gear ratio and the low torque there just is a lack of power.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Do you like CAT, Cummins or other?

Cat all the way, I have driven an old freightliner cab over with a cat I don't know what kind but talk about a truck and power, it had no problem going way to fast with a 10k fuel tank on the back. Are air craft tugs also had cats in them a 50k tug we moved planes as large as 747 up hill at the airport slowly but it did the job. I have driven a few trucks with S60. But not yet a n14 with I could thought. But ya so far an old cat.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Game: The longest you have ever sat in a dock.

I can't remember the exact amount to time but it was long enough to get a 34 in, I was waiting for them to make waffles. and it was supposed to be a preloaded trailer.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Is this normal to make this little money?

My advise for dealing with anxiety is put a bike on the truck, or go for a run before bed. After almost being hit a few times you will realize that your problems are not to bad and you will be tired so it will help you sleep better. Talk to a homeless person, being distracted by someone else problems take your mind off your and gives you perspective. My personal favert is play classical music before bed. Or you can always come talk to us, we will tell it how it is. And maybe give you more nightmares.

"Joey have you ever seen a grown man naked?" Aka a truck driver, will give you nightmares for months.

Posted:  11 months ago

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Is this normal to make this little money?

Z what the others have said is, correct. You want to be remembered in a good way with your DM. Right now you have not had time to show them how good you can work. So they don't know you, here is what I did when I drove from Swift. They would give me a load that had way too much time on it so first I would let them know my eta to the 90 then I would show up at the 90 on that time or before. Then I would send my arrival macro and check in, see if they could work me in early. If anything it shows them you can do what you say you will do. When you show this constantly your DM will know they can give you more and you will not let them down. The relationship with your DM is a 2 way street, if you perform poorly/good it reflects well on them there boss is not chewing their ass out so then they look kindly on you. Remember **** rolls down hill. You are able to make way more then what you are making now. Don't panic, talk to your DM and show them what you can do. Also I don't know where you are but there are some parts of this county wear Swift does not have a lot of freight and your DM might be trying to work you out of there and into some place with more freight. Also remember anytime you want to go home your miles will drop as well.

Take deep breaths and good luck

Posted:  11 months ago

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Is this normal to make this little money?

Is that your gross pay or net pay? How many deductions are coming out of your check? How long have you been solo for? How is your time management? Are you burning hours sitting waiting to get loaded or are you saving as much for driving? It's not uncommon for you to need to prove your self to your dm so to really help you we need more info please.

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