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Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Would I need my regular license for a set amount of time before a company will hire me?

I believe the requirement is one year MINIMUM. I'd sure hope to God it's closer to 3.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Alley Docking and Impatient Motorists

I'm curious to know what the Google images looks like for the area, to get an overhead view of all the options available to see if it was really the only option.

Sometimes on these narrow streets in congested areas, you just have to go for it, and let everyone else be Richards about it.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Long waits and update

Glad to see you back!

I routinely roll down to 30-ish minutes. The last load I hauled, I pulled into our inbound lanes with one minute to spare. I wasn't about to delay my departure to Montana another ten hours, with my mom in the ICU after a stroke.

Do I like going into the sub 5 minute remaining clock area? Nah, but sometimes it's just how the day shakes out.

As for waiting, well, the Christmas load got 49 hours shut down due to weather (super light, super windy after the blizzard) then 36 hours waiting half a mile from the reciever waiting for them to get their 💩 in a group to reschedule. They finally had me do the second drop first, and we're going to figure out the first one. Then I get a call as I'm pulling into the driveway that the first stop was ready. Meat loads I am usually mentally prepared for a 34 at the shipper, that way I'm pleasantly surprised when it only takes ten hours. If that meat load is ready when I get there, I grab my behind, because SOMETHING is going to be wrong with the trailer!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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New team drivers I was wondering if it ok to take video and photos while being the passenger?

The few photos I have from the passenger seat during training, I made sure to include the perspective indicators that pointed to me being in the passenger seat. Just my own *thing* about it

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

Yep, I would have done the same thing. Less than 5 miles on surface street, back roads is a way different scenario than 80 miles of interstate. Glad you stood your ground.

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With the air inflation system it may have beaded back up after putting air to the trailer. I’ve had it happen and it suprised me that after about 20 minutes it aired up good enough to get to a shop.

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I did try that. It was a no-go.

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I had the same situation with a tire on a flatbed trailer. The bead was off the rim as in your picture. Road assist sent me to a shop that was 5 miles away. I agreed to drive it there because I could drive slow on side streets. By the time I got to the tire shop the tire had seated on the rim and fully inflated.

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I probably would have been willing to drive it to a place that was not too far, even though I wasn't too comfortable with it being an outside tire. The TA suggested to me to get it serviced is 80 miles from where I was picking up the trailer. Not driving 80 miles on a flat tire, even if there is a chance that it beads itself again.

I know that you weren't being critical of my decision, so I am not arguing with you on this. Just different situations and sharing our experiences on how it can be handled.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Class-A permit restrictions with another driver?

Ok, my understanding of this question, is as follows:

"Can a ClassA permit holder move the vehicle, while the fully licenced trainer is in the sleeper berth status? "

The answer is NO. A permit holder must be directly supervised (meaning in the passenger seat, not on their phone) by someone who holds the full license.

Now, where people are losing their heads, is that another Mega carrier was granted the waiver. This is where a newly tested driver with passing scores can operate the CMV while not directly supervised, before they have gone home to upgrade their licence. They need a CDL holder on the truck (they could be in SB status,) they need a copy of the letter granting the carrier this waiver, their permit, and their non commercial DL.

Previous to this waiver shenanigans, a driver who resides in Alabama, but tested in Missouri, would have to return home, upgrade their license, and only then could they drive without immediate supervision.

My question is for you guys if someone has their cdl permit and is driving with someone who has their cdl, can the permit driver still drive 11hrs with the cdl driver in sleeper birth? I know probably not but are there rules that state this isn't allowed?

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Kearsey

You go girl! Look at you on 🔥 I have discovered trying to date anyone outside this industry is futile as a woman. The constant "when are you coming home?" Question is absolutely infuriating. How about you check the calendar notation that I granted you access too? Good grief on the Tyson drivers, I had one pull the same stuff.

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Kearsey, I don’t think you told us how you lost weight. What was your plan?

And, is your boyfriend also a driver?

Inquiring minds want to know! Lol

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I don't have a boyfriend. I did go with a prime driver for over a year. We had a ton of fun. I had a boyfriend last year I kicked to the curb. I have a crush on a guy but it never goes anywhere... On the flip side I did go on a date with a Tyson driver and he fell hopelessly in love with me in one date. Creepy... So he is gone now too. He must have been on drugs 😂

I started by losing weight by drinking water only, and started nutrisystem cause they have a ton of "snacks" with enough chocolate to curb my cravings. Then switched to a ton of protein and some walking in place YT videos.

On the road I ate mostly eggs, tuna, grilled chicken. Lots of salads.

At home I am still doing that with more salads. Everyday I have a huge salad and grilled chicken with garlic romano seasoning from the Prime cafe for lunch. I was also utilizing Primes free gym and workout classes, as well as their fitness trainers and nutritionists that basically contact me for motivation. I don't necessarily need them cause I know what to do...but I need the push from them.

I actually don't get cravings or even hungry anymore. I have to remind myself to eat.

I am now down 45 pounds and went from a size 22W to a size 14. I can get into 12, but too much belly fat creating a muffin top. But I will get there. One problem I am having is my bust size. When I lose weight I don't lose my breasts. So I went from a size 44DD to a 38GG. So my breasts look larger cause the rest is getting smaller.

My plan is to keep losing weight until I reach my goal, then next winter get a breast reduction and tummy tuck. 😂 That way I am not on the training pad in the cold.

Being a company driver I can get the reduction done by insurance, go out on FMLA and get paid disability and still afford the tummy tuck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

I think it's time to take a vacation! Apparently my brain is a bit addled in my rapidly advancing age!

That's what I wrote about the "Electrical Gremlins" and nothing to worry about.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Will Dot Physical notify dmw if I fail vision test.

Yeah, that's just. Wow.

Should I not have corrected my son's vision, because he broke 15 pairs of glasses in two years? (Thank God for online glasses availability!)

I really wish I could say that I'm surprised about your attitude on this, but sadly it's no longer shocking. I am sure that the prosecution will LOVE this pose, when you run over someone.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

I fiddled with it last night, because I had remembered seeing the screens, and ran every diagnostic category there was, to "No faults found" with the CEL glowing amber and mocking me. This morning, turn the truck on, and the dang light is gone! 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thank you for the info though, it is greatly appreciated.

Below is a screenshot that I took from the web. I don't have the Freightliner anymore I have an International.

Essentially, you just use the steering wheel arrow buttons to navigate to that wrench and then use the down arrow to go to the line that shows the active codes. Then hit okay and it'll show you the active codes are for that subcategory.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Reefers and temperature control

Yep. It heats as well as cools, however, as far as I am aware, the temp for "keep from freezing" stops at like 68-70. I haven't messed with it to see what the upper limit is.

If I have a refrigerated load, say at 43 degrees, will my reefer unit keep it from freezing if I’m traveling through an area with sub-freezing temps? In other words, does the reefer unit also supply heat when necessary to maintain a non freezing temperature?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

It most def did not fall on deaf ears. I have spoken with the FM that was covering, and my FM about it, and I believe they have already handled it, as my RA contact has changed in the app.

A lot of us were having issues with a person on our breakdown phone lines, she would tell us to drive when the vehicle wasn't up to it, etc. At one point, I had a bad def sensor and had 20 minutes before derate. I ignored her advice to drive to the yard (150 miles on two lane roads) and just have it towed when it stops running and backtracked to a loves. Where they regened it and bought me a day to get tge load delivered and then to our shop.

When I informed my DM of the conversation, he forwarded it on to safety. Several other drivers had messages that were similar. Safety either removed her or had her go to training.

Point I'm getting at, is that if individuals in breakdown (road service) are giving you unsafe direction, forward those messages on through proper channels so that Safety can examine it. If you don't communicate issues with your office, they won't know that it needs addressing

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

On a car, I could do that all day long. On this thing? No clue, and haven't gone down the rabbit hole to try and figure out how. Do you have a good resource for the info, so I don't have to halfway watch 5 different people's badly recorded YouTube videos to only get half the answer? I know the 19 has three different check engine lights, the solid amber, the amber with ENG in it, and the RED with STOP in it. When my Knox sensor issue kept popping up, that RA person said to roll with it, unless it shows the next one, or derates, or I have a noticable decrease in power.

Do you know how to check which codes are triggered by the check engine light being on?

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

I'm hanging on to that by a thread! In addition to "at least I'm not in CA, at least I'm not in CA....."

💩🧲 Saga continues. Amber Check engine light. Belts, fluids, all ok. Nothing splattered anywhere under the hood, no decapitated ducks spinning in the fan..... Per today's RA? Are you sure the check engine light is on? 🤦‍♀️

Next week is going to be your best week!

Say that out loud to yourself several times.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

Now that I paid close attention on exactly HOW the roadside guy did it, I'm pretty sure it's something that I can handle.

It was a pretty frustrating week. (PSA: Make sure you don't accidentally turn of your fridge the day you put $245 in groceries in it) and this was the THIRD trailer with an air leak, from a location that has yet to have a load leave the shipper without me having to get something repaired on the spot.

I get it, air leaks happen, stuff goes sideways. The rage came in, with the "advice" to zip tie it. We all know that if I had done that, and it failed, I wrecked and killed someone, I'm the one facing the charges.

Prime pays a driver $25 whenever we fix something on our tractor or trailer.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

I think you are missing the more important enraging part of this scenario.

I judged my vehicle in an unsafe position, after doing my due diligence to see if it was something stupid, or serious.

The ROAD ASSIST suggested having me move, after explaining that it was unsafe to do so. How many other people, who have zero mechanic abilities, get pushed to make moves that are illegal or unsafe? That's a bigger issue than me carrying hose clamps or not.

So you felt compelled to say naughty words? Must have been very bad. Lol.

Another driver told me how he carries the proper size hose clamps for emergency use in just the type of situation you describe. He uses the hose clamps force the tractor gladhand tight to the trailer gladhand. It’s an emergency fix until he can get the fittings replaced.

I have a collection of various sizes of hose clamps in my side compartment, but I haven’t had to use them yet for that purpose.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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True. It does come down to my comfort with doing actual repairs though. I am only comfortable caging and blocking because I was taught how by a heavy haul recovery operator, and have him as a resource if I need to be walked through something. I could have probably fixed it myself, and will likely look into carrying one anyway, but the "just zip tie it" comment set me off. Apparently someone already talked to him, because I had to get the trailer number corrected, and he was super fast and apologetic. 🤷‍♀️ All's well that ends well. I'm fixed already, and headed to sleep.

I keep a bunch of spare parts and hardware just in case the need arises for myself or another driver. Something to think about because it's usually faster than road service or waiting in line.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

I would consider it, if I was close enough to a truckstop, the air leak wasn't way more than 4psi/min (yep. I am the smarty-pants that did the applied pressure test JUSSSSST to back up my position on not moving) and I didn't have to cross a scale to get to the nearest truckstop.

Whoops.🤣🤣

Since you can do some stuff with hand tools, what about changing out the coupling? They have these in most truck stops, either the Red or Blue side. It only takes two Crescent wrenches and about 10 minutes. That's what I would do if it were a multi hour wait to get into the garage at a TA or Love's.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

Holy oops. I also just realized that I not only sent it to RA, but to dispatch as well.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Just about ballistic over a safety issue

Usually, I keep my head about me when dealing with less than ideal situations.

I also am not afraid to get my hands dirty and tinker around to see if I can fix something before having to call road assist. There are very few systems that I will not mess with at all. One of those is the airbrake system. I will cage and block to get out of a bad situation, but that's as far as I'll go.

There were a whole lot of "This MotherF@#$ERS......" thrown around in my truck today. Yes, I could have been nicer. Yes I could have used less spicy words. Don't treat me like I'm a knuckle dragging imbecile, and I won't question your intelligence.

Context? My gladhand connection to the trailer is worn out and failing. No matter how much pressure or bending, or moving it around would fully stop the air leak. Yes I tried the hammer. Yes I tried wiggling it around. Yes the seals are in good condition.

Roadside repairs are on their way, ETA 60-120 mins.

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