Profile For Joseph L.

Joseph L.'s Info

  • Location:
    PITTSBURGH, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    8 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  4 days, 4 hours ago

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Pittsburgh parking

As close as possible maybe a hours drive

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Looking for drop yard for rent, truck stop truck parking any place willing to let a truck stay a few days.

Found kingpin parking but all reservations are full anyone know similar places?

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You looking for somewhere for hometime or just a spot in general? Also how close to Pittsburgh do you need to be?

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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Urgent question

I was told by logs unless I didn't leave the sleeper at all I had to switch to off duty status. DOT may ask if you spent the entire 34 sleeping according to them and if you said no it's a violation

May I take a 34 hour reset in sleeper berth status or not?

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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Pittsburgh parking

I'm currently looking at a flying j in bentonville or a TA ion wheeling

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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Pittsburgh parking

Looking for drop yard for rent, truck stop truck parking any place willing to let a truck stay a few days.

Found kingpin parking but all reservations are full anyone know similar places?

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

I did a tug test, I was very lucky no damages to the freight or trailer. Just shredded air and electrical lines. My TNT trainer fixed them while cranked a 40k load off the ground.

When I look at my freightliner the locking jaws go all the way across the kingpin. On that peter the first goes across the second only goes out a few inches. So it was in position but not fully locked.

I triple check every time now

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What if your improperly taught what to look for... I've dropped one trailer because i didn't realize the locking jaws on the Peterbilt looked different then the freightliner I trained on

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Did you do a tug test as soon as it hooked and push in the handle to make sure it's all the way in?

You're lucky it dropped and didn't make it to the interstate by resting on the fifth wheel.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Hit after week and a half

Yes I was. Problem came from another truck who parked in the middle of the road/throughway about 6 feet from the curb. Forcing people close to me to avoid him

One more question. Were you parked on the end of a row of trucks? Those spots are dangerous. I try to avoid them when possible.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

What if your improperly taught what to look for... I've dropped one trailer because i didn't realize the locking jaws on the Peterbilt looked different then the freightliner I trained on

Maybe he'll be on here Monday, inquiring about companies that are hiring?

There is NEVER, EVER an excuse for dropping a trailer.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Hit after week and a half

Yea I was parked at a truck stop

Did this happen while you were parked at a truck stop?

Shoot, I was run into three times in 14 months at truck stops. It seems to happen more often.

Was it a Volvo?

No it was another freightliner guy was green himself

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Hit after week and a half

They stuck around. The had their truck nearly a month apparently. I got the head light fixed and removed the other fog light.. Basically enough to be DOT legal at Pittston no tow so that was good.

I'm hoping to make it back to Pittston to get the rest fixed this weekend

That's a tuff break, Joseph. Did the person who hit you stick around? Did the police have to get involved? Were you able to drive it to Pittston for repairs? Did you need a tow?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Hit after week and a half

Yep.. That's my truck

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Been solo for a week and a half got my passenger side bumper, lights, and good got smashed in by someone's trailer I'm PA turnpike truck stop.. Just wtf..

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Oh wow, that sucks!

Look at the 'BRIGHT' side...at least YOU weren't the one doing the smashing, LoL~!!!!

Also . . . is that 'fresh, new' avatar your pre smashed truck?!?!? (NICE~!! .. or was.. sorry~!)

~ Anne ~

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Hit after week and a half

Been solo for a week and a half got my passenger side bumper, lights, and good got smashed in by someone's trailer I'm PA turnpike truck stop.. Just wtf..

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Prime Time Driving

Sorry I didn't get to replying.. It's been going fast slowly.. Trainers truck has been in the shop slot sadly. Did my first back into a dark narrow dock (maybe a inch or two on either side of the trailer of that) had another prime driver come over and congratulate me.. Could tell we where tnt.

Got home time coming in a week.. After 8 weeks out looking forward to it.

How's it going Joseph? I'm going to be starting orientation with prime in about 2 weeks. Curious as to how it's going so far? I'm exited, but nervous at the same time.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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High Road CDL Training Program

I suggest reading the hazmat section of your going tanker.. My state has several question answered in that section instead of tanker. But could be different in your state.

Other then that I credit. High road getting my cdl

From all that I've read on here, the High Road CDL Training Program seems to be a great resource for studying for the written CDL. Just wanted to make sure...is the material in it still up to date for the CDL test?

I'm anxious to get started in it, so I thought I would check and make sure it will have all the material I need to study in order to take my test in April.

Thanks.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Representative. (did not buy) Debt Collection mainly medical and some utilities

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Prime Time Driving

We are trying to get back to Springfield. Repairs and some other things.. So of course we got stuck in Chicago over night since receiver was snowed in.

Had to wait for them to plow the entrance area to let us turn around.

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39 thousand to go, give or take. Stuck at another hurry and wait. Appointment is 530 we where told they will do us as soon we get there.

Receiving/shipping thought that was funny when I mentioned it

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Training days are tough. Just remember they come to an end. You have an appointment with destiny at this point. You are getting nearer and nearer to being all alone in that truck. I remember that day still. I was scared, but confident (if that makes sense). Hang in there.

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Still following....any updates? 39K nsm! LoL. rofl-3.gif

~ Anne ~

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Prime Time Driving

39 thousand to go, give or take. Stuck at another hurry and wait. Appointment is 530 we where told they will do us as soon we get there.

Receiving/shipping thought that was funny when I mentioned it

Training days are tough. Just remember they come to an end. You have an appointment with destiny at this point. You are getting nearer and nearer to being all alone in that truck. I remember that day still. I was scared, but confident (if that makes sense). Hang in there.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Prime Time Driving

Hurry up in wait definitely sucks. So does sleeping on moving truck. Still randomly waking up

Posted:  3 months ago

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Prime Time Driving

My son seemed to accept what I told him. home time should be end of Feb first week of march.

This week has been rough.. Starting with a massive wait for our first load. A trailer tire going flat. Getting stuck on I80 because of the to vehicle pile up in Iowa. Now stuck waiting on another shipper.. Was expecting to start driving hours ago.

Off to Texas then Vegas apparently

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Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

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Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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Did you get 'home' for a bit? JSYK...kids that young, it's easier to 'dupe' them... regarding 'which' Friday. My husband was OTR when my son was born in 2004; but he DID make it home for the birth. T/G !! I was at the other end of the stick; for MANY years!

I sure hope things are all going well for you, Joseph. We didn't HAVE Facetime, Snapchat, Zoom, nada .. when I was home with our 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son. That lasted a good few years, but daddy/hubby finally got a run where he could take his 34's at the homefront..and that helped tons.. (also, 10's at the truck plaza about 10 minutes away!) Those days are precious memories. You'll get there!

Hope to hear some good news, soon!

~ Anne ~

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Pilot outside Roland Oklahoma. Nice 50 degrees feels like a heatwave after up north.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Prime Time Driving

Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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