I've Never Even Seen Snow!

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Joseph D.'s Comment
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I spend a lot of time in Chicago with a day cab. WATCH OUT FOR LOW BRIDGES.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I spend a lot of time in Chicago with a day cab. WATCH OUT FOR LOW BRIDGES.

Especially since so many are NOT marked at all.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Joseph D.'s Comment
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I get the pleasure of driving a 12’6”, 48ft foot reefer. It makes a tremendous difference.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Villain's Comment
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm sure I'll have a 1000 more questions. Good to know there's a place I can come to for answers.

Diver Driver's Comment
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I spend a lot of time in Chicago with a day cab. WATCH OUT FOR LOW BRIDGES.

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Especially since so many are NOT marked at all.

ANNNNDDD.... They are not clearly listed in the Atlas, and the number in the Atlas takes you to a recording telling you to call another number.... Chicago is a mess. (I grew up there)

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Villain's Comment
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Update: Well I've seen snow! I couldn't have asked for a better situation either. First, snow on the sides of the road. Then periods of light snow, and then 1 good shot where visibility really became an issue. Rinse, wash, and repeat. Then clear skies and open road for the last hour of my shift. It was like The Big Guy Upstairs decided to take a turn as my instructor!

I still cringe when temperature gets to 36° and below. I start hoping that I don't recognize I'm on ice only when my trailer has decided to give me a full view length wise in 1 of my mirrors! Or when I see a "bridges ice before road" sign and wonder if there's a sheet of black ice running the whole length of the bridge just waiting to ambush me!

Nion M.'s Comment
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I live and work where there is a lot of snow. At first it was very problematic for me because I grew up in Florida. For a long time I could not get used to the fact that in the morning before going to work you need to clear your way. I own a Ford F-150, I bought a snow plow for it in wall work trucks. That was really the right decision) My neighbors were especially happy.

Jammer a's Comment
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If I read right!! A 13 year old felony record unless Its multiple dui or vehicle manslaughter creep charges your fin anything over 10 yrs with a 3/4 ye clean driving record is in durable I went the extra mile and did the research but if it’s not squeaky clean now then they won’t hire u but as long as it’s 13 yrs old and you’ve cleaned your act up and whoever makes the decision too take a chance on you your def insurable I argued my way way in and then I got my shot I’m driving my 1st winter and slow and easy is the way be alert and I only chain up to get to somewhere safe they don’t pay enough or care for you too do anymore!!

@Old School. I love to drive! I went to the local community college and enrolled in the CDL Program... in 2005! Unfortunately no one bothered to tell me that with a felony record, the odds of me getting hired were long indeed. Long story short, fast forward 13 years. Friend of a friend heard that I had a CDL and that he could get me on with his outfit. 2-3 weeks with a trainer and then I'm on my own (wait, why is everyone shaking their heads with their jaw on the floor!) Believe me, I wish that I could start my career in a more conventional way with a training period that feels like it will never end But you can't go to Morton's Steakhouse on a Burger King budget. Sorry for going off topic.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Corey N.'s Comment
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Id prefer being in a truck during snow season than a four wheeler

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