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Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Neat adaptations

I have a Coleman cooler that plugs in with plenty of food and drinks. eating truck stop food gets old.

I have a 24" t.v. and a bluray player and a bunch of movies. watch it once or twice a week. not too often but when i want to it's nice. the truck has a built in antenna and depending where I'm at I get a decent amount of local channels.

I have a cb I wouldn't drive without it. usually when there's dangerous conditions Im warned well ahead of time.

I have a rand McNally GPS. It's a good tool but should never be followed blindly.

I have a Bluetooth to make phone calls hands-free when it's safe to do so

i have survival gear for extreme cold temperatures.

this is all I need. I run hard and sleep.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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How do you feel about driver facing cameras?

Driver facing cameras are of absolute zero benefit to the driver. I would never work for a company that had them. traffic facing cameras however keep people in check and also record other vehicles driving in a way that could cause a collision but without a camera could be blamed on you. I don't mind them

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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This was a new one on me

Thanks for sharing!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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I was sent home from Celadon Academy...

Also just to give you a little insight. my truck broke down in -42F and I was stuck without hear for 9.5 hours. 28F is very survivable where -40+ very easy to die

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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I was sent home from Celadon Academy...

Sorry to hear that. should be no issu returning after you get cleared by a doc

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Terminated after 3rd week of OTR Training

Sometimes you just have to humble yourself to get through things. who cares if someone threatened you making waves won't help you. I know it's not right and I'm sorry you went through it but those times won't last forever.

Also the trainer is probably a good reflection of the company. Knight has a flat bed division and from what i hear they have top notch trainers ams treat their drivers like gold

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Prime, sent home for non-moving violations, what now ? Help !

I don't think any training company would take you. I know a guy that paid a private school to get his license and the only company that would hire him for a careless driving was Carolina cargo. but work there a year clean and you can go anywhere

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Load shifted

my load shifted. the shipper didn't use the load locks. luckily nothing's damaged but this is a lesson learned. from now on I will load lock it even if they don't.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Quick Thought

I agree 100%. I didn't use to check tire pressure every pretrip I would just thump the tires. And stuff like that. luckily it never caught me but now I check everything every time. pretrip is the most important thing you can do.

sorry to hear about your miles. I'm driving a refer now and it has been steady 3500+. maybe the site OP can give you my email address.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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New Driver Troubles

I havnt hit anything backing because when it's right I'll get out and look every 4ft of movement if that's what it takes. don't hit anything if it takes 45 min to back in so be it as long as I don't hit anything.

And while driving especially in heavy traffic keep your head on a swivel especially during lane changes

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