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Jul 29, 2015

Is a over the road truck driving company suppose to deduct the total fuel cost for that week out of my check

I drive for a company over the road. They are deducting from my paycheck for the fuel during the week. Am I suppose to be paying for my fuel or is that

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Jul 28, 2015

My husband has cancer. His company will not let him return to work as they say it would be all he will think about and it makes him an unsafe driver. .Is this legal ?

My husband has been an over the road trucker for almost 10 years. The company he works for now, he was with about four years ago for a couple of years

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Jul 26, 2015

Will anyone hire me with 1point left on my cdl

Will any company hire me with 1 point left on my cdl

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Jul 26, 2015

How to Improve The Quality of Your Life

How to make your life more like what you desire. If you don't like that way things are fix it.

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Jul 24, 2015

Can the company owner take a deductible out of a driver's paycheck?

My husband owns a trucking company. He had a driver cause an accident that he was 100% at fault for. Can my husband take the $1,000 deductible out of that

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Jul 24, 2015

Is it worth it?

I met my husband when I was 13 years old Being my best friend for years before We started dating, we date for 5 years Before getting married. Out of those

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Jul 23, 2015

Advice for the Newbie (In-your-face stuff I wish someone had told me in the beginning)

*it never gets easier watching him go. That's BS. And if he leaves once where you are totally together and saying I got this, next time will be 10 times

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Jul 23, 2015

is it legal to travel with girlfriend and 7 year old child and sleep in truck

My friend drives a trailer truck. He has a new girlfriend and he is traveling with his girlfriend and her 7 year old son where all three are sleeping and

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Jul 23, 2015

Faithful, lonely and depressed

I hate it. He calls and talks about the dogs. He asks how I am but I try not to upset him as his job can be intense. I feel like he would rather be

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Jul 22, 2015

If my company loads a truck over the trucks weight limit, they leave who is held responsbile

We load trucks with salt, if the truck is weighted for 1 ton and we load 2 ton, they leave and are in an accident who can be held responsible

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Jul 21, 2015

Need someone with a truck to practice class a

Cleveland ohio Brian 216-688-8975

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Jul 21, 2015

What is the typical fine for a citation for using your cell phone in Minnesota?

I have had my license for 25 years with no citations or points against me. I understand a court appearance is required. I am wondering how this will affect

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Jul 21, 2015

Best route from Reno NV to Dunsmuir Ca in truck?

I'm not a new driver but I am going down a hwy I have never gone down before and want advice. Go the long way around or go for it. I will be leaving

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Jul 20, 2015

Looking For PTL driver 2005 on IN. Turnpike.

Hi, this the lady driver from PRIME that talked with you beside my truck in late fall 2005. I told you I was married and my home was in NM. You said you

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Jul 20, 2015

letter from county about commercial vehicle parked at my house which is residential zone

i received a letter from my county that i had a complaint against me for having two commercial vehicles on my property which happens to be a residential

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Jul 19, 2015

Crete drug test type

What kind of drug test does Crete give?

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Jul 19, 2015

Can you be a trucker with a DUI on your record?

Can you have a DUI on your record and still be able to drive trucks

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Jul 19, 2015

how many hours can I drive a day

if i drive 12 days on and 2 days off how many hours can i drive a day?

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Jul 19, 2015

Need driver input about desires for a new truck stop in BC

actually we are planning on building a small truck stop and would like to get opinions on what would make it the best.

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Jul 19, 2015

Need flatbed equipment

Looking for a bundle set up for flatbed. Need headache rack, 10 20' 3/8 chains with binders, 8 winches, 18 30' 4 inch straps with flat hooks, 8 2 ratchet

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Jul 18, 2015

Resignation

Hey LAATrucker, I have been following you since I started trucking roughly 2 years ago i started late in the game doctor. My question for you is how

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Jul 18, 2015

Leaving out of state for 6 weeks for truck driving what should I pack?

My husband will be leaving out of state for 6 weeks for truck driving. What all should he pack?

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Jul 18, 2015

Overweight tickets overdue license suspended can't work no I.D

How can I get some help. I can't even get a regular I.D because of the fear of being arrested only to be released still owing the tickets with no end insight.

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Jul 18, 2015

Does the loneliness ever cease?

Hi everyone! So I'm still pretty new at being a truckers girl, we are hoping to be married soon but its hard to plan anything with him on the road. But

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Jul 16, 2015

A little steering over a long period is better then a lot all at once.

I learned from a great instructor. He was able to tune into a persons' personality very quickly and explain things in a way that each student understood

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Jul 15, 2015

How can I get traffic violations removed from history??have my CDL .

Need lawyer to remove traffic violations

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Jul 15, 2015

correct gear for going up a hill with a very big load

your going up an hill with a very massive load behind you , lets say that you have a 9 or 10 speed transmission, what is the correct gear to go up the

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Jul 15, 2015

can I still drive truck with a broken hip

Have a broken hip..I'm screwed to get her..have a walking Cain to assist in walking ..can I still drive semi truck

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Jul 15, 2015

If husband drives my rig do i need workmans comp

My husband drives my big rig do I need to buy workers comp

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Jul 15, 2015

What is this truck carrying?

I have noticed these trucks passing by my office about every 15 minutes or so. They are always carrying 7 pallets, no more, no less. They must be very

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