Profile For Eric

Eric's Info

  • Location:
    MN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

Eric's Bio

LTL P&D driver

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing Plateau

Hello, question for you drivers that have been at it for a very long time or those drivers who are really “into” backing.

I’ve been class A licensed for almost 2 1/2 years and been doing LTL P&D most of that time. I sucked at backing at first, now I’m plenty competent and extremely safety minded. Despite the fact that I back all day long, I feel like my backing has hit a plateau. I see older guys in their 60’s or older just pop right into docks sight side or blindside. Sometimes I wait too long to get the tractor back in front of the trailer and I have trouble squaring to the pads on a 45 or 90 if there are no paint lines. Any advice on getting to the next level?? And do you experienced vets set up a 45 tractor trailer straight in line with each other or slightly angled?

Hoping to get and apply your wisdom.

Thanks!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Insurance, paperwork, IFTA, what is Correct load strapping? My logs.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

They gave me that. Magnum. Thanks

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Also I’m doing Hazmat and securing it, using the placards I’m endorsed but need to learn more. A lot more. Thanks for your replies.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Yes I’m a company LTL driver. Thanks

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Help With DOT Compliance

Hi everyone, I’m a few months licensed driving local LTL. I really need a better understanding of what I need to do to stay DOT compliant. I’ve been reading up on it but so much is written about it. Is there some kind of basic check list out there I can print? Thank you.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Backing Needs So Much Improvement

How long did it take you long timer’s to get really good at backing??? I either set up incorrectly or time it wrong, don’t leave enough room, my trainer is frustrated I think. Thank you

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

A week ago I asked about paid training vs school. This is a different question thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

The smaller company is more like mid sized and more based in my area.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Paid Training Large or Small Company?

Hi,

Just wondering your thoughts on this or if it even matters for a rookie? I can do paid training through a mid size company and training is only three miles away. 4 weeks training and 5 weeks with a trainer. Or would I be better off with a mega carrier training program? Both are similar in starter training pay.

Thank You.

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