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Jun 19, 2018

Speeding ticket right before i got my cdl

Hey I got a speeding ticket in May and just got my cdl. I paid the ticket and selected to do the traffic school but I got my cdl before I completed the

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Jun 19, 2018

If a company tractor gets a ticket for no mudflaps, does that go on the drivers record?

A company tractor has no mudflaps, if DOT issues a ticket, does that go on the drivers record?

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Jun 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of the Fathers!

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Jun 17, 2018

There's No Balance in the Relationship

A little background- started dating my boyfriend at the beginning of the year with the knowledge of his trucker life, he’s been in it for over a year now.

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Jun 16, 2018

What are the possible repercussionss!

The company I drive for hauls trash to a landfill. They want me to take a fully loaded trailer (22-24 tons) to the landfill to empty the trailer so that

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Jun 16, 2018

New Drivers Should Stay Single

Don't worry, not forever, lol. I mean for the first year. You have a lot to learn and get used to.

It will seriously affect a new relationships and could challenge a already strong relationship.

But if you must, here are some more tips on how to deal with dating and relationships.http://www.lifeasatrucker.com/dating-and-relationship-information.html

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Jun 15, 2018

Screwed by FMSCA - will lose 33% income

The new 2019 fmsca rules are going to cut my income by 33%. How are you being affected?

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Jun 14, 2018

Urgent Hopper's bottom truck service need at CHicago area!

Dear all: we need reliable Hopper Bottom trucking service at below location, pls contact me if interest/ if you in the area :) need: Hoppers Bottom

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Jun 13, 2018

ELD and HOS Survey

Hey everyone! I've been driving trucks for 12 years. I recently had and idea to help make loading and unloading easier on all of us! Please help. I'm

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Jun 11, 2018

When is it time to switch to owner operator?

Before making the leap to becoming an owner operator, make sure you are comfortable with the numbers. Not comfortable. Just comfortable with the numbers.

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Jun 11, 2018

Which Route Should You Take

Deciding on which route to take is part of planning and time management. A route could be equal in many things but one route could be much more friendly to you than another.

Take into account the

1. Terrain2. Weight of your load3. Time of day you will cross cities4. Weather5. Average speed you will be able to travel on the route.

Also you can't discount driver preference and cost of fuel for each route. Taking those things into account could make trucking more profitable and/or more enjoyable for you.

As a company driver you might have less control of the route depending on the company.

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Jun 10, 2018

Need More Than .14 cents per mile

I recently just got my CDL licenses through C. R. England, they have a good school reputation (they may give you a good education but the trainers in

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Jun 10, 2018

Running Teaming vs solo

So I’m a new otr driver but I’ve had my cdl driving straight trucks and dump trucks so driving big trucks are not an issue. I’m just starting out and

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Jun 08, 2018

He plays PUBG (PLAYERS UNKNOWN BATTLE GROUND) all day when he is home

Okay ladies, first time here. I am so frustrated, the past few month when my husband is home all he wants to do is play this game PUBG (PLAYERS UNKNOWN

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Jun 02, 2018

New to the trucking life

My husband and I have been together 3 years and he's decided that he really wants to pursue OTR driving. I'm a military kid so a transient life with

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May 31, 2018

Out of service for not passing an audit

What happens when you are put out of service for not passing an audit?

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May 31, 2018

Seat belt ticket while in training at CR England

Asking for my son - one week into his new trucking job with CR England and he received a seatbelt violation from DOT. He reported it right away and will

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May 31, 2018

How long does it take for sr22 to clear in the system

Have a suspended license but I paid the fees and submitted the sr22 but it hasn't cleared in the system. I got pulled over and can not drive until it

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May 31, 2018

It Sucks to be a Truckers Wife

Hi everyone, I just want to say I'm a 60 year old Newlywed one year to an over-the-road trucker. I was not or should I say I did not have any clue about

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May 29, 2018

Don't know what to think? Help.

I'm involved with a man who's a long haul truck driver and most of the time we see each other every weekend. Sometimes the truck breaks down and sometimes

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May 28, 2018

Looking to build customer base for car hauling Phoenix

I have been driving truck locally in phx az for many years hauling mining product for a company and am thinking about starting my own 1 truck business

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May 24, 2018

Small Va Trucking Co Need Reliable Driver With 2 yrs exp.

Contact Jj&Son need a reliable driver with current CDL for at least 2 years. Good driving record flat bed experience ,dependable, reliable, to go on

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May 22, 2018

looking for a no cost up front school

My dad is a 37 year veteran and i am wanting to start driving but i am having trouble finding a comapny that will help me get my cdls with no up front

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May 19, 2018

Backing Seems Like Rocket Science To Me

Just started CDL school. Having the worst time keeping up with other people. Backing seems like rocket science to me. They are confusing me talking about

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May 18, 2018

Is Roadnet Route Planning Software Any Good?

Is this route planning software a help or a hinderance to getting the job done? My experience is it s a nightmare.

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May 18, 2018

Want to get my CDL A

Seeking To obtain my Class A CDLs have no experience clean driving record, no accidents ever do have (1) misdemeanor (3) felonies (1) of the felonies

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May 17, 2018

1989 Great Dane Flatbed trailer

1987 Great Dane 40ft flatbed for sale ready to work. Maintained, has been running in Sunny south Florida. Contact me with any questions or if you would

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May 15, 2018

General Lee hp 40 for sale Jefferson Ohio

Peaked an tuned to 100 watts Noise cancelling mic

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May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all of the Mothers. Living the trucking lifestyle is challenging enough. As a parent there is an extra responsibility to manage beyond the spouse. Molding the beginning blueprint to life of another human being.

Just wanted to acknowledge the tremendous work that you do raising the next generation. Hope you are having a wonderful day and rest of the night.

As a reminder of the adventures and joy of your roll as a parent I am linking to this page that many visitors and subscribers might not know exists on the website.

It's just another perspective that either you are already thinking of or might find interesting.

Again, happy Mother's Day!

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May 11, 2018

A different type of highway angel

4 years ago I was training for swift yeah I know all the stories ppl OK anyways this guy I picked up to train out of ATL from Al for swift went threw the

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