Profile For CM59

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 11 months ago

CM59's Bio

Solo company driver since Oct 2020. 3 months OTR reefer, rest regional dry.

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Splitting 2/8/2

Ah figured it out. You can chain them together. That’s what it is. I’ve never had a great situation to use that but here I am.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Splitting 2/8/2

Hey, been awhile. I’m trying to contact our compliance team to triple check, but want to run this by y’all.

Did a 2/8 yesterday. 2 in afternoon. Did 8 last night (before original 14 was up) to make consignee on time this morning. I would think that I shut down for a 10 now. This morning I had what was leftover from yesterday. Now I have what would be now be an 8/2. I recall seeing this online before but seems counterintuitive…

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Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Biggest frustrations

Many people hit on a big one for me. Mental health, attitude and patience. It’s difficult to keep a level head at times, but there’s a decent percentage of people who have a negative mindset everyday.

The people we deal with may not be the happiest at times, but I’ve not once had an issue with anybody in the two years I’ve been driving.

I like to thank the company I work for, as for me the biggest stress is the people I work with daily. And they are great.

There is a lack of resources available for truck drivers. Health services and facilities that compound peoples’ issues.

And parking.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Happy new year! How slow are you?

Paper has been moderately slow. Been running 4 days a week instead of 5.5 but mileage has been alright. Using this time to schedule doctors and dentist visits so I’m not complaining.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Truck Parking Lot Help

I’m one of few I guess that pays for monthly parking, so that I know my truck and cargo are safe each weekend. And it’s convenient.

But, out of say 75 spots at this place, 10 are semis and the rest are dump trucks, RVs, boats, work trailers.

Advertise broadly

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Woo, I need to get in shape.

I enjoy any time I get a chance to get in the trailer and help unload. The receiver today just had one guy available so we roped 12 half ton rolls of carpet and some pallets out the back.

Dang did I realize I’m not in shape to do that everyday. I’ve been with this company a few past two years and I still don’t plan on leaving for 6-8 more months. I’ve been looking into P&D lately.

Im gonna take that time to lose a pound or twenty.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Sick Days

Right. I need to realize these boundaries are better for me and them.

One thing about working for a mega is that there are other drivers to take over the load. My friends at smaller companies feel more pressure to run while ill. There is a difference between a cold and vomiting repeatedly. Some people want to shut down and go to bed at their first sniffle.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Sick Days

I’m sort of dealing with that now. I’ve had a mild cold for several days, nothing to worry about. I ate something yesterday that’s messed me up good on top of that.

I’ve ran before where I stop every few hours to vomit. It’s just very painful.

I had food poisoning that came up 59 miles to my second stop. After that. I parked and told dispatch to send someone for the load. Took 2 days off. Other than that I have never claimed to be sick. I do get paid sick days but never use them. When I want sleep time I just put off my availability time for the next load. Communication with dispatch is important.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Sick Days

Always had the position that you work unless you’re dead.

I’ve been under the weather for several days and I woke up at 0300 to drive and had to call it until I got more rest. The load I’m delivering is fine arriving a little late. No one’s going to care except me.

Even if you are safe to drive, Do you take days off to rest or do you continue on the best you can?

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Meeting Nicole

It’s a wide one so expect strong gusts throughout Florida.

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