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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…

Number 10 is my number 1 never ever have your truck on the road when it's unsafe protect your livelihood

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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…

Let me tell you, I also drive a truck for a living (25 years), and I'm sorry to say this but you're wrong for letting ANYONE put…

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Advice needed

I had a serious accident 5 weeks ago yesterday. I am ok, nothing broken, but still sore over a month later. I am still working, driving, and go through the same area every week.

I rolled a 20 foot refrigerated box truck twice on black ice covered roads in Newark Ohio.
If I wasn't wearing my seatbelt, I wouldn't be writing this.

I am asking for advice because I am still having nightmares, and there are times I will have visions while driving…

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Try moving to a warmer climate

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Need help getting a trucking job

It's a hard time for me to get a good trucking job because of my driving is there a company that can work with me. My record is getting better. I need some help.

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Class a cdl and I'm in illinois

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I am in trouble!!

Our house payments are lapsing and I am so scared. My wife is ill and can no longer work. We aren’t making enough to get by with the job I have now and I think we will lose our home in the next 4 months if I don’t act fast. I know it sounds nuts, but what about truck driving? I heard you can make money quickly and we really need it. Can someone please help us? What do I have to do? I’m so lost.

If you are considering trucking check driving for Oilfield companies most water bottle,oil trucks and sandbox haulers are on a…

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He went through my personal belongings!!

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…

Under a DOT inspection the inspecting officer has the right to look at the securing devices in your truck such as seat belts and…

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Two truckers share their stories

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…

Yes..this is true...but you can not share your good things to haters! It can be a family member...

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allyson crockett
That is very true oooo!!!

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Dispatcher is making it IMPOSSIBLE for me!!

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…

You could also tell him “I was looking for a job when I found this one.”

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Young momma in trouble!!

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!

Hire a Babysitter and since I Love children I would glady help you keep your job. Live in Miramar, Fl 33023

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I hope I don’t screw this up!!

I just got my CDL and ready to start, but also incredibly nervous I will screw something up. What are some things I should know or do? I could really use some help! Anyone???

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Most good companies will pair you with a trainer first then pair with another trainee and where I went a second trainee after…

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Gregg Ordes good advice for all drivers

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