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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I was under the impression that there is a FB for trucking truth. Or have I missed something?

Ernie

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, it's here:

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I really don't do much with it. I try to keep everything here on the website.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Got it.

I just don't normally have much time to check here. It's been just the last few days that I was helping a couple of folks here at Prime that are members here.

By the way, do you still have the tracker active?

Ernie

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Yap, right here:

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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Yap, right here:

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This is so cool! I'd never seen that before. Feeling kind of alone out here in the PNW lol

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Yap, right here:

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This is so cool! I'd never seen that before. Feeling kind of alone out here in the PNW lol

JoAnne,

I was born up in your neck of the woods in Chehalis WA. I still have lots of family/friends up there and I try to get up there whenever I can.

Ernie

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Nice, Ernie! I like seeing posts from Mainers too since that's where I was born and raised. It is beautiful here in the PNW though! =)

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Where HAVE you been, Ernie? Just thinking a reply to your original post would garner your return arrival ?!?!

Hope all is 'still' well w/you, healthwise. Still trucking??

~ Anne ~

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Hi everyone, it's true I have been absent for a while. So let me catch everyone up to date.

In April of 2019 I was in Texas when I hurt myself while swapping trailers at Prime's drop yard in Dallas. As it turns out, I herniated several discs in my lower back. So I was out until I was released back to work in July.

Since I was a lease driver for Prime, I was required to give up my lease because of circumstances I will not discuss here.

So I pulled containers out of the ports here for my buddy Steve Marshall (some folks may remember him here on the forum) until I was offered another deal that paid way better.

In September I was offered a job hauling blocks of marble from Colorado to Houston TX guaranteed a minimum of $1500/week. So here I go to Colorado driving an 18 speed KW T660 in the mountains to Houston.

Now keep in mind I had been driving an automated transmissions for Prime the last two years and had never driven an 18 speed, so what a learning curve that was initially. So in doing so, I managed to hurt my right shoulder (as it turns out I ended up getting 2 surgeries and 3 rounds of physical therapy 2 to fix my shoulder).

So now I'm out for the most part until November 2020. In the mean time I got my passenger and school bus certifications and was driving school bus for Chesapeake public school until everything was shut down because of Covid19.

Since the public schools here in VA was so undecided about when or if to open back in September, i and my wife were offered jobs driving bus for a private school the end of August since they needed 2 drivers for their fleet of 8 busses. So that's what I have been doing.

What a ride it's been, but I'm still driving and kicking. So all is good for the time being.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi everyone, it's true I have been absent for a while. So let me catch everyone up to date.

In April of 2019 I was in Texas when I hurt myself while swapping trailers at Prime's drop yard in Dallas. As it turns out, I herniated several discs in my lower back. So I was out until I was released back to work in July.

Since I was a lease driver for Prime, I was required to give up my lease because of circumstances I will not discuss here.

So I pulled containers out of the ports here for my buddy Steve Marshall (some folks may remember him here on the forum) until I was offered another deal that paid way better.

In September I was offered a job hauling blocks of marble from Colorado to Houston TX guaranteed a minimum of $1500/week. So here I go to Colorado driving an 18 speed KW T660 in the mountains to Houston.

Now keep in mind I had been driving an automated transmissions for Prime the last two years and had never driven an 18 speed, so what a learning curve that was initially. So in doing so, I managed to hurt my right shoulder (as it turns out I ended up getting 2 surgeries and 3 rounds of physical therapy 2 to fix my shoulder).

So now I'm out for the most part until November 2020. In the mean time I got my passenger and school bus certifications and was driving school bus for Chesapeake public school until everything was shut down because of Covid19.

Since the public schools here in VA was so undecided about when or if to open back in September, i and my wife were offered jobs driving bus for a private school the end of August since they needed 2 drivers for their fleet of 8 busses. So that's what I have been doing.

What a ride it's been, but I'm still driving and kicking. So all is good for the time being.

Thank you SO much for stopping in, Ernie. Glad things are back on the upswing for you!!!! Wow, you really HAVE been busy, good sir!

I've never driven an 18 speed, but when my hubby did; he was sore as heck, I remember that!!! Wow, surgeries no less. Ouch!!!

>> He's in an auto now, driving for FAB Express here in Ohio, pix in my profile.

PLEASE don't be a stranger, I really miss your postings, and I bet the others do, too!!!!!

Talk soon;

~ Anne ~

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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