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Richard Armstrong
over 1 year ago
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Have a good one

Hoping all the truckers here have a great and safe weekend. Can't believe the holiday is almost here. Anyone home for it?

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Dorothy Drawdy
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Me and I'm cooking this year..So happy to be home and not fighting thu holiday traffic.Yall have a safe holiday. My 18 wheels is parked till sunday

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Geoffrey Schrader
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What holiday?

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Elijah Jones
12 months ago
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Keep my girl or my job???

I just started trucking to help pay off some of my loans. I like it more than I thought I would, but recently my girl asked me to stop. She says I don't spend enough time with her anymore. She said to pick my job or her, that's messed up! I like making money, I NEED it! I feel like I am screwed either way here, but should I keep the girl or the job?

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Phil Hunt
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Elijah , Gloria is 100% correct here . Keep your job !! No disrespect intended here Gloria , but women are like trolly cars , if you miss one , there will be another one coming real soon . And she will be the right one for you .have you ever heard the expression “ the right women can and will help her man succeed and go places he never knew were possible in his life “ . Elijah , that’s the lady you need to hold out for .. you are doing great !!! Keep up the good work and never quit !!

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Chelsea Livingston
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Anyone who forces you to choose between them or your job needs to leave. Keep the job. It is more reliable.

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Carolyn Philips
over 1 year ago
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They tried to tell me no!

I am a woman and drive a truck for a living, but I hate it when people look at me after I say what I do and tell me…..but you’re so small!!! I mean, what does that matter!? Or worse when I am standin next to my truck and people ask me where my man is. HA! I don’t have time for one.

I am a single mom and after taking care of my kid I went back to work. I had never driven a truck before in my life and thought why not the money is good and if I hated it I’d quit. Here I am 3 years later even when they said I couldn't. No one in this world should ever tell you that you can’t do somethin.

Any other female truckers out there? Please say hello!!

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Robert Curry
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Wait until you put in 49 years, lot different now

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Charli Jones
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Carolyn, you're great! When they see you next to that big il' ruck they can't believe that you can do it. It's just shock and awe. Don't let it bug you. But, PLEASE, keep up all the little things that make you a remarkable woman. Who knows, maybe some of these male drivers will start bathing regularly and dressing decent enough to hope to impress you. You already impressed me. Keep on truckin'.

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Mia Bernard
about 1 year ago
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He told me I was a bad mother!!

I had a MD state trooper tell me at 2am last Wednesday that it was illegal for my child to be in the sleeper. I told him that was NOT true at all! I work as a team and my co-driver was sleeping. You have to have one if your kid is under a certain age, usually 5 but depends on the company. He tried to lecture me about being a good mother and I ALMOST lost it right there. My son is VERY well cared for, safe and loved. He ran my license then comes back and tells me to have a good one. No ticket, so I guess he knew he was wrong.

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John Loureiro
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If nick.com should be doing a real job instead of messing with other people

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Douglas Brown
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Md DOT are all dumbasses!!

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Chris Williams
about 1 year ago
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THE 10 commandments of trucking

Saw this post on Facebook or somewhere and saved it because it's SO true and sharing it with this group.

1- Cover your ass. Take pictures, get it in writing, scale everything, get a dashcam and run it all the time.

2- NEVER trust a dispatcher.

3- Never enter any place you don't know how to get out of. Throw the brake, set the 4 ways and walk yourself in. always make sure you can get out.

4-. Don't screw over the next guy. Leave the truck clean, get out of the fuel island, fix the incorrect directions/address, don't leave trash, etc.

5- Get out and look/don't hit anything.

6- We are all truckers and in this together. Help a brother/sister out. Let them merge, explain how to get places, help them back, etc.

7- Thou Shalt Not Lease.

8- Never do favors for dispatch. (also never do anything for free. need that empty moved, no problem, how much you paying?)

9- Trip plan everything. Even short little runs. How are you getting in, where are you going, when will you be done? When do you need to leave by, where's your parking? What's your secondary parking?

10- Protect your license like it's gold. If you don't think it's safe to drive, don't. Ain't nobody going to die cuz your semi truck load of Huggies is 5 hours late.

Anyone else agree with any of these? My favorite is the second one for sure.

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Keith Sr.
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One need to be... Show compassion and move over when you see a broken down truck or car on the side of the road. Especially if there's a worker there trying to get the truck back on the road to there family's.

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George Westlie
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#3 is crucial, especially if you're pulling a combination of vehicles. NEVER drive into an area that you can't back out of. I've seen drivers do this so many times. You need to get out of that rig and walk the route you have to take especially on construction jobsites. It's better to spend 10-20 minutes walking than a half day with a tow truck pulling you out of somewhere if there is a dead end. Also, check for soft ground when it's wet so you don't bury your rig up to the axles.

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Richard Armstrong
over 1 year ago
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Where the heck do you sleep?!

I notice more and more states are shutting down lots more rest stops to cut costs, which forces us to park in empty parking lots or on the side of interstates to get some sleep. Where do you all park your truck? Do you guys think this will ever get any better?! I am annoyed!

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Daniel Napoleon
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I hope so, it's getting rough to be a driver anymore

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Denita Oatts
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In that case...change what u need..which will be Ems...for your breathing...since your job is taking the breath out of you...or just find another job......Some people just don't understand how difficult a occupation can be. Hope the best for you... ..

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Natasha Stavros
about 2 years ago
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I am so lonely

How does everyone here deal with being away from your families? My husband is gone so much out on long hauls that I feel like our kids are growing up without him. I know he is out there making money for us, but it's fricken HARD being a truck driver's wife. Most of the time I feel like a single parent.

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Brian Dockery
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I'm the son of a truck driver and I know how hard it is be strong for him and the family. Ur husband isn't being a truck driver for fun. It's a job be patient. Contact me if u need more help

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Cameron Gutierrez's
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Hay is that your it's me cam

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Mia Bernard
about 1 year ago
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He flipped out on me

My truck broke down last week and the supervisor shows up and tells me it’s MY fault because I did not do a good enough pre-trip. What happened was my other idiot supervisor strapped down a tire onto the catwalk and the strap broke, wrapped around my driveline and then tore up all my airlines. I told her it wasn’t me that did that. She then FLIPS out on me gets in my face and says that she doesn't need my attitude WHAT?!!!. The whole time I tried to get her to calm down but she wouldn’t. Guess I made her look bad. I told my boss about it and basically he said that I might be fired because I screamed at her and refused to listen. I did NOT scream. What the hell am I going to do now? Can he actually fire me over something that was not my fault??! Help!!!!

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Ed Addley
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After 30 years of professional driving I have to say, you the driver are responsible for making sure everything in,onand around your truck is safe and secure before you move the truck an inch. That being said you made a mistake which in no way allows someone else to be abusive to you. No matter what the outcome of this incident I would be looking for a better employer.

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Joseph Houck Jr.
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Well it really was your fault because if you saw it an knew it was not right you should have redone it to make it right and safe, sorry, just apologies

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Kevin Harrington
about 1 year ago
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Not a fan

A lot of places are trying out self driving trucks saying it will make trucking freight safer and cheaper. Anybody who has driven a truck knows that it’s NOT that easy. What happens if a steer tire blows out?! Or if the weather is crap? Computers can’t fix everything. I honestly never liked the idea of self-driving anything. I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone. Anyone else?

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Raymond Desilets
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Most drivers feel it's insane.

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Armando Romero
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I’m an LTL Driver with about 15 deliveries a day that come off the truck by my power , not to mention any pick ups that get sent to me. I would like to see any self driving truck do that

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Elijah Jones
over 1 year ago
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Do you think I can actually do this?

I'm 22 years old and finishing college next year but I am thinking about taking a year off to help start paying these loans before I get buried! I've talked over my options with a couple of my old bosses, both used to drive. They said that I could do a training program with a large carrier like Swift, get my CDL, ride out my contract, and then use what I earn to pay tuition and loans. I don’t think it sounds like a bad idea and I def want to go back to finish school. I have come too far to drop out now. I can see the country and trucking would beat flipping burgers, wouldn't it? What do you all think I should do?

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Kevin Kerstin
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He said he was going back to college ...read it again man !!!

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Sean King
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Lots of companies will train and or pay for your training. But be careful and research the company first. Most will work you like a salve, try and talk you into buying a truck and some make you sign contracts that if you leave early you have to pay your way out. Avoid Swift, Prime, and Covenant. They are nothing but driver mills and Swift drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. I see more wrecked Swift trucks then anything

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