Can I Make A Suggestion For The Forum?

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Scott O.'s Comment
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Is there a way to click on a users profile and then click on there posts.... Like say Daniel b say I click on his profile and I wanted to see all his posts and click on it kinda like the search function but less to sort through.... Just a suggestion

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Scott, that's definitely on the list. I'm in the process of going through the website and updating everything. We're going through the company-sponsored programs now and working our way around. I'm going to install the new template here in the forum and then soon I'll be adding some features. Some of the stuff I was thinking about were:

photos - we've had a ton of photos put up here in the forum so we'll be able to go through photos by user, by date uploaded, and by thread.

comments by user - as you just requested, you'll be able to go through comments by any particular user and see which conversations they've started

All-Star comments - we get a lot of incredibly helpful and important comments from people that just make you think, "Wow! Everyone in this country that's thinking about becoming a truck driver really needs to read this!" So I'm going to go through and start marking comments as "All-Stars" and those you will be able to sort by user, by date, and by topic.

Profile improvements - I'm going to allow people to share their High Road Training Program scores if they'd like. I'm also going to make a person's "last known position" available in their comments if they're allowing us to see it in our TT Tracker (currently shows anyone who has updated in the past week).

Location history - if you're sharing your position with our TT Tracker I can begin tracking your position over time so you'll be able to see where you were anywhere in the country over any time period. I can also highlight on a map which states we know you've been in to see how many people actually get to all lower 48.....

I'd love to hear more suggestions for features here in the forum or anywhere across the website. So speak up people! Throw any and all ideas on the table and let's see what comes up.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I'd love to hear more suggestions for features here in the forum or anywhere across the website. So speak up people! Throw any and all ideas on the table and let's see what comes up.

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LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Section on LTL and LTL companies.

Hey I saw your email and I started a reply and got sidetracked. Gotta go to the dentist this morning but when I get back I'll respond.

By the way....I love the idea.....but I have some concerns about how many people will ever get that kind of opportunity coming out of school. To this day you're the one and only student I've ever come across that landed an LTL job straight out of school. Have you come across others? I want to present every realistic possibility I can to new drivers but I'm not sure how realistic LTL is. It seems like you might have stumbled across the lucky break of a lifetime.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Chris L.'s Comment
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I'm also going to make a person's "last known position" available in their comments if they're allowing us to see it in our TT Tracker (currently shows anyone who has updated in the past week).

Location history - if you're sharing your position with our TT Tracker I can begin tracking your position over time so you'll be able to see where you were anywhere in the country over any time period. I can also highlight on a map which states we know you've been in to see how many people actually get to all lower 48.....

I really like this idea. I wonder how often we are in the same truckstop but don't check the tracker. It's kinda cool to meet people from here.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'd totally dig running into some of you guys and gals while out and about. I'm down in Memphis right now and glad I'm not on the east coast. I always enjoy chatting with other drivers when there are a few spare minutes to just help break up the day a bit, plus, some of the stories you hear are classic.

Heavy C's Comment
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Section on LTL and LTL companies.

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Hey I saw your email and I started a reply and got sidetracked. Gotta go to the dentist this morning but when I get back I'll respond.

By the way....I love the idea.....but I have some concerns about how many people will ever get that kind of opportunity coming out of school. To this day you're the one and only student I've ever come across that landed an LTL job straight out of school. Have you come across others? I want to present every realistic possibility I can to new drivers but I'm not sure how realistic LTL is. It seems like you might have stumbled across the lucky break of a lifetime.

See I was leaning towards the same thing only having it encourage local opportunities. Like you Brett though I realize that it's not going to be realistic for a lot of people. That's why I just try and keep an eye out for those people and comment when I can.

I don't really have many ideas for improvement of the forums though. Maybe adding a section where we can move a thread that's a common question and that has a lot of great answers. Like in the forum home page have a section called "top threadare where we can move the most helpful and most relied threads so they don't get lost easily. Just a thought

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I'd like to see enhancements in subscriptions. I'd like to be able to subscribe to a thread without having to reply. I haven't looked yet, but I'm not sure how to unsubscribe from a thread if I decide I'm not quite as interested in a conversation as I originally thought I would be. An easy way to view subscribed threads... maybe a category or search that shows subscribed threads the same way as the normal view but only filtered for the threads I'm most interested in at the moment and most actively want to follow.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Would also be nice for members to have the opportunity to share what company or school they are currently at in their profile and show it in their posts if they choose to share. I think it gives some context to understand where some are coming from when giving opinions on certain things such as companies or schools.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jopa's Comment
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All-Star comments - we get a lot of incredibly helpful and important comments from people that just make you think, "Wow! Everyone in this country that's thinking about becoming a truck driver really needs to read this!" So I'm going to go through and start marking comments as "All-Stars" and those you will be able to sort by user, by date, and by topic.

Any way we can cut to the chase and just have a permanent "All Star" status pre-assigned?? Just saying . . .

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Jopa

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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