Becoming A Favored Driver

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Twitch's Comment
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When I saw a 3% margin quoted, that lit a fire in my brain. I'm curious about running efficiently. I own a biz now and cost cutting is way up there on the list of priorities. What $$ saving things do they require or you can do on your own? What works and what doesn't? Do you do your own maintenance things like changing drive belts, oil, etc? I'm kinda handy that way and wouldn't mind, if they let me.

G-Town's Comment
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Twitch...the overwhelming majority of the forum members are company drivers in various career stages; school, training, rookie, experienced & moderator. We do not typically perform repairs beyond changing a lightbulb, replacing a mudflap or duct taping/cable-wrapping something temporarily to allow a drive to a shop. All of the PM stuff is handled by certified diesel truck mechanics. These are extremely complicated machines requiring a skilled hand to perform all maintenance and repairs.

There is much written on the subject of favored driver, or as we like to refer to it; "Top Performer".

Perhaps (and maybe you have), you might want to read this link. I think it will help you better understand what we do out here and how we do it...

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Brett's book will provide the precursor to better understanding this blog piece Old School penned a couple of years ago...still relevant, still solid information... What It Takes to Become a Top Tier Driver

Check out the Trucking Truth for Blog for further subject matter...Trucking Truth Blogs

Twitch's Comment
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Will Do. I've been lurking around, but haven't run across any efficiency type stuff yet, or how much you do on the road vs. what the shop does. I'll check out that link tonight.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Twitch, with all due respect and only said in kindness, I believe your posts reflect that you haven't yet done much reading on the site. I note the voices of experience responding with info that's been stated oft before. I don't have a perfect scorecard myself in searching everything I ask beforehand to see what's been written previously but I do try to monitor and strike some balance regarding that. ;-)

Will Do. I've been lurking around, but haven't run across any efficiency type stuff yet, or how much you do on the road vs. what the shop does. I'll check out that link tonight.

Twitch's Comment
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Guilty as charged. Let curiosity get the best of me before I really delved in. ;) I'll dig a lil deeper.

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