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Alexander Montoya
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24 days ago

Trucker GPS Apps

For you new drivers out there, it’s important to know what routes you can take when driving a tractor & trailer. 🚛 Going off truck routes can lead to a point on your DMV record and up to $1,000 fine. 💵

In February a Los Angeles County Sheriff from the “Commercial” unit pulled me over for going off the truck route. I was lucky to only get a violating a city ordinance for $230 and zero points on my DMV record. 👮‍♂️

Here are several GPS apps cater specifically to truckers, offering features tailored to the needs of commercial vehicle drivers. 🗺️

CoPilot Truck GPS provides truck-specific routing based on vehicle dimensions, weight, and load type, along with offline maps and real-time traffic information. ✅

Trucker Path features truck-optimized routing and navigation, detailed information on truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, and fuel prices, as well as real-time updates on parking availability and traffic conditions. ✅

Sygic Truck GPS Navigation is designed for large vehicles with routes based on truck size, weight, and cargo type, and offers offline maps and real-time traffic updates, along with information on truck-specific POIs and restrictions. ✅

SmartTruckRoute delivers real-time truck routing based on vehicle dimensions and load type, providing live traffic updates and weather conditions, and featuring truck-specific points of interest and fuel price comparisons. ✅

Hammer offers truck-specific navigation with routes avoiding restricted roads and low bridges, including real-time traffic and weather updates, and allowing for multi-stop trip planning and fuel optimization. ✅

PTV Navigator provides truck-legal navigation with customizable routes based on vehicle dimensions, offline maps, and real-time traffic information, along with truck-specific points of interest and route planning tools. ✅

Route4Me is primarily a route planning app but offers truck-specific routing options, allowing for multi-stop trip optimization and route customization, and providing real-time updates and dynamic re-routing. ✅

These apps are available on both iOS and Android platforms and offer a range of subscription plans and features to cater to the specific needs of truckers. 📱

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

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Alexander Montoya
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29 days ago

Tips on how to back a tractor and trailer

Here’s a video on how to back up a tractor and trailer. 🚛

These tips are important and will help you pass the DMV skills test. 📝

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

https://youtu.be/6r6nhv-bt1g?si=AODKOwQ7GGC2g0ps

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Alexander Montoya
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about 1 month ago

Doubles & Triples Test

Here’s a YouTube video that will help you study for the “Doubles & Triples” endorsement. 📝

California doesn’t allow for triples to be hauled, but places like Arizona and Texas do allow it. I recommend checking with your state laws. ✅

When I first got my Doubles & Triples endorsement, I thought I would never haul Doubles, but here I am 2 years later hauling Doubles. I must say it’s a lot easier to haul doubles then it is a 40ft trailer. With doubles you don’t need to make such wide turns like you would a 40ft, 45ft, or 53 footer. 🚛

I recommend just getting all your endorsements even if you convince yourself you don’t want to haul any of the endorsements. You never know when a great opportunity might fall into your lap that requires these endorsements. Better to have them ahead of time and be flexible for the next opportunity. ✅

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

https://youtu.be/Uvc-GDYXWQA?si=OvEv6Ts_H8vsxNQ4

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Alexander Montoya
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about 1 month ago

DMV Tankers Endorsement Test

Here’s another YouTube video that will help you study for the “Tankers Endorsement” test. 📝

Any questions or concerns about getting a Class A feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/AkCZ-Xb8fPY?si=3BfwCtiQKLowWN-b

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

Boom Truck

I recently came across a job listing for a “Boom Truck” operator that requires only a Class B license. 🪪 It looks like an operator needs to get certified to operate a crane. 🏗️

I noticed the position payed $32 an hour which is not bad for a Class B CDL. If this is something you’d be interested I recommend looking into the demand for Boom Truck operator’s. This is used in the construction industry, so this could get slow during the Winter season. 🦺 🥶

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

https://youtu.be/PhjlRuvfU9c?si=kd1BWjFu67kmNgUm

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

5 Tips to Pass a DOT Physical

Since I took a DOT physical for my new fuel tanker position today, I thought I’d share some information that will help you pass a DOT physical. 👨‍⚕️

  1. Eat healthy at least 1 month before your physical. ✅

  2. Engage in physical activities like exercising. ✅

  3. Know your numbers like your blood pressure. ✅

  4. Know your health history. ✅

  5. Don’t drink or eat sugary foods before your physical. ✅

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

https://youtu.be/i2WbATi9xGw?si=bM1VRpl1Iy_ccwJq

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

Average Day Delivering Fuel

Since I just recently landed a fuel delivery position, I thought I’d YouTube a bunch of videos of drivers delivering fuel. ⛽️

Educating myself before I start training will give me an advantage. I always do this before I start day 1 and I highly recommend anyone starting a new job to do this. You’ll impress your trainer and management on how easily you pick up on the job duties. 🚛

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

https://youtu.be/fiSwOX4Pn1g?si=DBhS9_8w0G9bvM8Q

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Alexander Montoya
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6 months ago

Ice Road Trucking

Here’s a quick clip of an Ice Road Trucker hauling a heavy load over thin ice. 🚛 ❄️

I couldn’t find the correct salary for these special drivers, but I’m pretty sure it’s well over $150k annually. You couldn’t pay me a million a year to haul these types of loads. Far too dangerous and way too cold for me. 💰 🥶

How much would you need to make to become an Ice Road Trucker? 🤔

https://youtu.be/n2rX5WqyUEA?si=UxuE_C3Prcfg-6pE

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Alexander Montoya
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over 6 months ago

DOT Medical Certification

Here’s a video to show you what the DOT physical is like. This physical is mandatory and is generally $100 at most urgent cares. You’ll need to take this physical before you even take the permit test. When it’s time to take your CDL permit test, the DMV will ask for your medical certificate. They will not let you take the knowledge test if you don’t provide this document. I made this mistake myself and had to reschedule my DMV appointment setting me back two weeks of the CDL process. Keep in mind if you have diabetes, you’ll be denied if you inject insulin. It has to be in pill form. 🏥

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

https://youtu.be/1fUDHmoVOMQ?si=5Q6PFYie4LPUdJFq

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Alexander Montoya
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over 6 months ago

Commercial Driver’s License

Start off 2024 by taking the steps to get your Class A and on the road to a 6 figure career. This is the year you stop procrastinating and get into an industry that will allow you to work anywhere in the nation! 🚛

The first thing you need to do is study for the CDL. Download the DMV study guide from their website. I also recommend downloading the CDL prep app. It’s free and has the same questions as the DMV test. When you are ready to take the air brake and knowledge test, make a DMV appointment. Before your appointment you’ll need a DOT physical from an urgent care. Not all urgent cares offer DOT physicals, so call and find out which one does. They are generally $100 for a medical certificate. When your DMV appointment arrives, take your birth certificate, ID, medical certificate, and two utility bills that prove you live at your residence. ✅

After passing your test you’ll receive a Class A permit and you can either pay $3,000 to enroll in trucking school which is 27 courses 1 hour each course, or you can apply for a trucking company that will provide paid training. Takes around 2-4 months to get your CDL from start to finish depending on the pace you set for yourself. Any other questions feel free to ask. 💬

Happy New Year’s! 🥂

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