Crete: No GPS & Prepass ?

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LongShot's Comment
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Thank you very much Jamie. Sorry my post are delayed or I would not have asked you twice.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

LongShot's Comment
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Thanks Jamie, Going somewhere new, every bit of info helps and a picture would be worth a thousand words. Very curious which GPS you use, since I will need to get one.

Jamie's Comment
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Thank you very much Jamie. Sorry my post are delayed or I would not have asked you twice.

All good! The company has been very good to me, always keeping me busy and always having a preplan is nice to know where you're going next. I've only been here a few months, but if you got anymore questions, I'll try my best to answer them assuming I'm still awake. rofl-3.gif

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, I "think" he was driving dry van said with my 4 months exp prolly 47 cents start......1 year exp be 50 cents, he told my co driver they dont accept you with a calif cdl? but he never told me that lol.

I was shocked to learn he was 78 sure didn't look it. He was a bit scruffy, at first I thought he was coming up to bum some change hahahaha

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
PackRat's Comment
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I was shocked to learn he was 78 sure didn't look it. He was a bit scruffy, at first I thought he was coming up to bum some change hahahaha

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LongShot's Comment
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My last company was PAM. I finished my 1yr contract plus a little bit more for good measure and have since gotten of the truck. PAM did not use ELD's it was called something else and ran on the trucks Omnitracks computer. Will I need to bring my own ELD device to Crete or do they supply that ?

Rob T.'s Comment
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Omnitracs was their version of ELD's. They will supply you the log device. My employer (NOT crete) switched over to Samsara which uses a android tablet on the verizon network. Part of the reason they opted to do so is our ability to install the app on our phone if the company provided tablet stops working so we can avoid paper logs as much as possible.

Jamie's Comment
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My last company was PAM. I finished my 1yr contract plus a little bit more for good measure and have since gotten of the truck. PAM did not use ELD's it was called something else and ran on the trucks Omnitracks computer. Will I need to bring my own ELD device to Crete or do they supply that ?

No you do not need to supply your own, Crete uses PeopleNet for their ELD, massaging, etc.

LongShot's Comment
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No you do not need to supply your own, Crete uses PeopleNet for their ELD, massaging, etc.

Thank You Rob T and Jamie once again. So the PeopleNet is a true ELD device ? I ask because what PAM was using on OmniTracks was not a true ELD, and they were going to have to update their equipment to meet the requirements of a true ELD device.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Perhaps PAM was running AOBRD as opposed to ELD ? (Automatic On Board Recording Device) ? The AOBRD's were supposed to be phased out/switched over to ELD's by mid December, 2019.

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