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Feb 12, 2016

I have to drive an hour to and an hour back to terminal . Does this count for my 8 off or will I need 10 off to accommodate?

I have a split run where I get 8 off in the middle of the day and 8 off at night. My company makes me drive an hour away to a terminal. So really, at night

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Feb 12, 2016

Can you get hired for CDL job with citation for possession of paraphernalia that was put on STET docket - not charged

My son wants to start a new career as a CDL Class A truck driver. He got a citation about a year ago for possession of drug paraphernalia (No Drugs). The

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Feb 11, 2016

Stainless Steel Headache Rack

Stainless steel headache rack with center cabinet,including mounted LED head lights. Only five months old. Will need a mounting kit. Asking price $800.00

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Feb 10, 2016

Is it possible to go months without seeing a lot lizard?

My husband starting driving OTR about 7-8 Months ago. He says he has never seen a prostitute. Hasnt heard a story. Has no clue. Says its not around him.

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Feb 10, 2016

if I quit, can I dead head home?

If I quit my job while in Florida,and dead head home to PA where the yard is, Is that Legal?

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Feb 10, 2016

trucker husband hid female friendship

Hello. Im new to this site. I wanted some info and your opinions on this subject . My husband is a local truck driver. he's been trucking for 4 years

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Feb 10, 2016

DOT Random Drug Testing Rate Fell… What Should I Do?

http://cleanfleet.org/2016/02/dot-random-drug-testing-rate-fell-what-should-i-do/ Effective Jan 1st, 2016, the FMCSA announced that it is, “Reducing the

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Feb 10, 2016

Do I need insurance for my dog?

Do I need extra insurance to have my dog ride in the truck with me?

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Feb 09, 2016

How Do You Deal With Free Time Between Loads

A driver was saying he couldn't drive when he finally got a load because in between getting dispatched on the next load, he didn't get any sleep. This video addresses that situation. Is it insomnia or mindset that caused him to not get sleep? Here are some thoughts and ideas...

It's has a lot to do with your thoughts about getting to sleep to start with. Then it is about your actions after that.

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Feb 09, 2016

Is it bad to ride with a trucker when needing a ride

Is it bad getting a ride with a trucker when stranded and needing a ride?

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Feb 08, 2016

i am doing this for the families broken up for peoples opinions that aint worth nothing

i am starting team driving i have three wonderful young children, i ll k.i.s.s. this very quickly nip it in the butt. its is easier to fix and repair what

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Feb 08, 2016

Life as a trucker driving in EU

If you think you are having a bad day dealing with traffic in the US. Look at what they are dealing with in the EU.

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Feb 08, 2016

How To Believe In Yourself and Follow Your Dreams

How to believe in yourself and follow your dreams. If it is becoming a trucker or achieving any other goal, there is a process for progress and success.

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Feb 07, 2016

Leasing a Truck from my Boss

So recently I signed a lease to own deal with my boss to take over one of the trucks. However, due to poor credit and lack of funds, we did not attempt

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Feb 07, 2016

The Big Game - Do More Than Watch...

This is a video that one of my friends did. I think you will love it.

If you like it, comment and share. Visit his channel

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Feb 05, 2016

If you need to plug you truck in at night and your neighborhood has a sign no triaxel trucks can you take it on home anyways

I live in the historical part in Oklahoma city I own and operated my tri-axel dump truck. If I need to plug my truck in due to cold weather can I drive

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Feb 04, 2016

Relationship advice is one sided

In everything that I've read about relationships with truckers over and over again it talks about what the wife or girlfriend must do to keep him happy

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Feb 04, 2016

Looking for Creepy Trucker Stories?

We're putting together a book of true scary stories called The Graveyard Shift. We want to get people who work though the night--police, ER nurses, security

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Feb 04, 2016

Will open container and speeding ticket keep me from trucking

Will any company hire me with an open container ticket. I received the ticket in my personal vehicle before I got my cdl license. I had a clean mvr before

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Feb 04, 2016

can an officer climb on my trailer?

can an officer climb on my trailer to look for any issues?

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Feb 02, 2016

Local Philly and NJ area driving jobs - home daily

OK guys, so I am a recruiter for East Coast Drivers Solutions. Lately I have not gotten much feed back from drivers looking for positions in the Philadelphia

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Feb 01, 2016

should employer pay for time off if employers truck breaks down ?

I work for a construction co 12 yrs now .i was hired as a truck driver for their 7yd dump truck pulling a 20 pindle hitch trailer hauling mostly construction

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Feb 01, 2016

Youngest Female Trucker

Anyone know who the first 21 y/o or whatever the case, female cross-country trucker was?

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Jan 30, 2016

Ramps for sale

Several sets of heavy and medium duty aluminum ramps, ground skids, Z skids, for lowboy, stepdeck, flatbed, etc. Single stage 8', 9', 11, and a couple

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Jan 30, 2016

Ex trucker's wife

I was a trucker's wife for 28 years & it was a lonely life. I almost single handedly raised 3 daughters who fortunately became very well adjusted women.

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Jan 30, 2016

How to go back OTR how?

I have 27 years driving a truck, over one million logged miles. I have ran everything on the highway, all 48 states and parts of Canada. I have

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Jan 30, 2016

I'm a worried truckers wife

so worried that my husband will get into a accident and end in jail. you know truckers cant stop on a dime and cars pull out in front of them all the

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Jan 29, 2016

Team drivers put in charge of dispatch...

Our company recently put a driver team in charge of dispatching 10 trucks. Is this legal, if so, how can they log it?

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Jan 29, 2016

Trucking company added Qualcomm & fried wiring. What can I do?

My employer added a Qualcomm to my truck & fried all my wiring. I just bought the truck. Employer refuses to accept this... What can I do???

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Jan 29, 2016

New and Used Roller Dollies for sale

5 new and 1 used roller dollies for piggybacking chassis, trucks, etc, on low boy, step deck or flat bed trailers. $250 each for new, $100 for used. Buy

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