Last week after passing the scale I was pulled over for a DOT inspection. Figured it was routine when the officer asked if could see the inside of my truck. I got nothing to hide so I said sure. I was not carrying anything I shouldn't, but all of a sudden he starts rifling through my stuff and finds a large plastic cooking knife that was next to a spatula and some seasonings under my seat. I have a microwave in the back and sometimes I cook stuff…
Meet Nailah and Martin!
Two different people who truly love what they do, which is driving a truck.
Sometimes in life, you need to think outside of the box.
When a friend suggested that Nailah attend truck driving school she stood in front of her in high heels and a dress and thought NO way was this for her. Today she happily says, “I am in a place where I don’t have to want for anything. I am happy. I don’t have bill collectors calling me…
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!
I have been driving for this company for the past 4 months and I like it, but now my boss wants to add more hours to my schedule. I have my son five days a week and my ex has him on the weekends. He can’t take him during the week and I don’t have family to help out for those extra hours. I am really in trouble! What am I going to do? Freaking out that they will fire me if I say no!! HELP!
So DOT pulls me over and the guy has a real attitude. He asks me if I know why he pulled me over. I honestly didn’t. I told him I had no clue. He says I must be stupid because I was speeding. I tell him that can’t be right. I knew I wasn’t speeding. Of course no point in arguing with him, but I swear I wasn’t speeding! Now this is likely going to cost me my job because no one is going to want to hire someone who has a ticket on their record. What…
I am wondering how you all stay healthy on the road? Ive been a trucker for a while now and I try to exercise when I can and eat better but I usually end up eating crap. Whatever is fast and tastes ok usually is not good for me. I really love my job, but my one fear is I will develop diabetes like my sister and older brother cuz it runs in our family. I don’t want that. HELP! What can I do?
So my new dispatcher is a real pain in my ass. Last week I get my load assignment but the delivery time was nearly impossible to make. I would literally need perfect weather and road conditions to be able to make the deadline not to mention drive non-stop without at least one fuel stop and a bathroom break. It just wasn't possible and I ended up looking like the jerk who couldn’t handle things. This isn’t the first time this has happened. What do…
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?
Day I hired a vehicle for delivery at Haliburton and the materials were rejected as a matter of bein out of specification. Then I hard to take the materials out of the company premises bit by bit without enough money to heir a vehicle back to office
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…
How you'll get to work is an important consideration for job searching in Atlanta.
Metro Atlanta can be 5 to 28 counties depending on which specifications are considered, so working in 'Atlanta' could include a long commute to your job.
Here are some points I've identified.
1. Public transportation . Atlanta has Marta, the commuter rail and bus system which serves the City of Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb Counties. Marta buses also serve…