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Alexander Montoya
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11 days ago

Hazmat DMV Test

Here’s a YouTube video of the California hazmat DMV test that has 50 questions. 📝

Even if you don’t plan on hauling hazardous materials, I highly recommend getting this endorsement. ☣️

Employers tend to hire drivers with all their endorsements. Having all your endorsements makes you more flexible and allows you to make spontaneous moves if you need to. ✅

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/9m2geurjuLs?si=waFG4NaY50AWJnvu

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Alexander Montoya
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25 days ago

5 trucking tips that will help owner operators save money on fuel

I found a video that will provide some helpful tips that will help owner operators save money on fuel. If you own a semi-truck, you might want to watch this video. 👀

  1. Slow down. ✅

  2. Install a boost gauge. ✅

  3. Accelerate slowly. ✅

  4. Stop using cruise control. ✅

  5. Georgia overdrive. ✅

If you have any other tips, please drop a comment below and share them with the trucking community. ⤵️

Keep on trucking! 🚛

https://youtu.be/TsG_HQ2essg?si=ul2YY37Ork-IGP4l

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Alexander Montoya
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about 1 month ago

Alternatives to get your CDL

I stumbled across this YouTube video of a truck driver explaining how he got his CDL. 🪪

His story is very inspiring because he lost both of his part-time jobs and his bills were piling up. With no money in his pockets, he ended up finding another alternative to get his CDL. 🚛

Watch the video to hear his story. He may inspire you to take the same approach he did. 🤔

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/Q5Xk7jFWdVQ?si=0_I2328DxcrX9Yx-

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

Top 5 Highest Paying Tanker Carriers

I just applied to Superior Tanklines in Los Angeles which is number 2 on the list so I thought this would be a fun post. The author of this post says they pay $106K annually, but it’s actually $130K annually. They also have amazing benefits that include the company paying 100% of medical insurance and PTO starting on day 1. Their application process was very lengthy and you can tell they just don’t hire anyone. ⛽️

  1. CBSL in Chicago ✅

  2. Superior Tanklines in Los Angeles ✅

  3. Flyers Energy in California ✅

  4. Groendyke in Oklahoma ✅

  5. Valenzia in Pennsylvania ✅

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/08hfqnqYczw?si=gGj_dfyVPlfJx2KE

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

8 Essential Safe Driving Tips

  1. Pre & Post Trip Inspections. ✅

  2. Be Wary of Slips, Trips, & Falls. ✅

  3. Take Time to Plan Your Trip. ✅

  4. Wear Your Seat Belt. ✅

  5. Keep a Safe Following Distance. ✅

  6. Stay Alert to Your Surroundings. ✅

  7. Be Predictable & Take it Slow When Driving at Night. ✅

  8. Get Out & Look When Backing Up. ✅

Any questions, comments or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/irPhxaDAFcw?si=2rKzhyhEP5hX3z3c

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

Local Trucker Driver vs. OTR Drivers

Here’s a fun YouTube video comparing Local Truck Driver’s vs. Over The Road Driver’s. As a local truck driver myself, some benefits I experience are consistent schedules, home every night, hourly wages with Overtime, healthy lifestyle, weekends off, no touch freight, and familiarity with my routes. 🚛

The only benefit I see coming from driving Over The Road is a higher salary that comes with a price. Although OTR driver’s get to travel and see different locations, it’s still work and they can only enjoy brief moments of a new city and state. ❌

This is just my opinion and some drivers actually enjoy driving OTR. Some new driver’s are actually subjected to driving OTR to gain experience. I was fortunate to not have to endure that and went directly to the Long Beach ports. 🚢

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/TfoPsJfwKMU?si=inJ4gXoql_mm2Ixi

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

10 Challenges Truck Drivers Encounter

  1. Getting Lost ❌

  2. Dispatchers ❌

  3. Being Away From Home ❌

  4. Insufficient Pay ❌

  5. Dangerous Deliveries ❌

  6. Complex Pay Statements ❌

  7. Safety Conflicts ❌

  8. Backing Up Situations ❌

  9. Extreme Weather ❌

  10. Difficult Decisions ❌

As a truck driver myself, the challenges I’ve encountered were Dispatchers and Safety Conflicts. When I first started driving my first two months I received low pay. But I quickly got into hauling out the ports which is in high demand so the pay scale is higher. Local vs. OTR drivers have different challenges, but I would say OTR drivers have it pretty bad. I will never recommend driving over the road to anyone. But if you like traveling OTR might be for you. 🚛

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/7c-U1Qv6VP0?si=U7zlFbCoF5FtWeFL

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Alexander Montoya
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4 months ago

5 Accident Prevention Tips

Here is a YouTube video on 5 accident prevention techniques that can be applied not only with a semi-truck, but for any vehicle you drive on the road. 🚛

  1. Proper Inspections ✅

  2. Defensive Driving ✅

  3. Managing Fatigue ✅

  4. Handling Weather Conditions ✅

  5. Communication Skills ✅

Watch this informative video for details on each accident prevention technique. 👀

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/87kB95NLjMg?si=EngiXRYdaUVmT--X

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Alexander Montoya
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4 months ago

Bottom Dump Semi-Truck

Here’s a demonstration of how a bottom dump truck functions. Bottom Dumps are definitely easy money, but can have slow seasons because these trucks are mainly used for construction sites. 🚧

Do your due diligence in your region if you decide you want to be a Bottom Dump truck driver. 🤔

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/UXJKmjboaOU?si=fBZDCOI8T9V4EpKw

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4 months ago

*** 5 Tips to Memorize a CDL Pre-Trip Inspection***

Here are 5 useful tips that will help you memorize a CDL Pre-Trip inspection for the DMV test. 💡

  1. Eliminate any junk information. ✅

  2. Break information into categories. ✅

  3. Record yourself or write down information. ✅

  4. Utilize acronyms. ✅

  5. Associate your information. ✅

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/hpRsr4XBrJA?si=m8RXQSPeRHgpOnDE

#advice #cdl #truckdriver #career #motivation #aboutmyjob #jobsearch

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