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Sep 19, 2017

What Do YOu Focus On?

Researchers say most of our daily thoughts are negative. Is it true?

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Sep 18, 2017

Dawn

I'm going over the road with my trucker fiance. I've done this before with him and we enjoyed this. We came off the road to be home nightly but I live

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Sep 18, 2017

Weekends only OTR jobs?

I need to make a little extra money to make ends meet. I was wondering if its possible to get some kind of OTR job about two weekends a month. Does this

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Sep 17, 2017

What kind of citation would I get for blocking the road being stuck on a steep hill on a side street?

I was sent by my company using their directions which put me on a side road that had a hill that was so extreme that my small Mack day cab could not pull

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Sep 17, 2017

Will False Positive result affect my app

Hi guys, I have 2 situation. First, a year ago I had a company mandated hair follicle test which resulted in false positive as i was told. This is

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Sep 16, 2017

Male long haul truck driver looking for advise

Hello. I am a long haul truck driver. Been driving for almost 3 yrs. I have a wife,just had 6 yr anniversary. Have 2 kids. One 8 yr old daughter and

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Sep 16, 2017

Get Respect as a Trucker

We complain about being respected as a truck driver. Ideas in this video could help us achieve that respect.

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Sep 16, 2017

Should We Become Owner Operators

Hubby has been OTR company man 4 years, a student trainer 1 year. He is 52 yrs old. He is talking about buying a used semi tractor and driving solo with

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Sep 15, 2017

Need Class A and B drivers for Mesquite ISD

Looking for part time or full time drivers. School bus and big rig drivers. Class A required for trucks, hauling band equipment. Class B required for

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Sep 14, 2017

Trucking Through Maryland

Trucking through Maryland

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Sep 14, 2017

How to Become a Truck Driver with felony

I'm trying to find a company that would take me with a felony on my background roughly 5 years old any advice

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Sep 12, 2017

Class a driver already took sap class 2 months ago and no experience

I attended a family reunion the weekend prior to having a drug test and one of my family members from Colorado brought hash brownies not telling the family

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Sep 12, 2017

Trucking Through Monroe La - With a Story

Earlier in the day, I met a few guys at a truck stop who were going to perform at a funeral. While riding through Monroe, I share with you a conversation with those young men that might benefit you.

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Sep 11, 2017

My Escape From Florida Before Irma

I managed to get out of Florida before Irma hit. Lots of inconvenience and time wasted but at least I left nothing behind.

Prayers go out to the people who are suffering loss from Irma.

May your recovery be as painless and speedy as possible.

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Sep 10, 2017

Husband has started calling me Baby

My husband is a trucker over 20 years He has started calling me baby. Is this what some truckers call there wives or what they call there girlfriend

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Sep 10, 2017

Truckers wife with him on truck when he died

Please please help me learn how to cope with my pain. I watched my husband die while on the truck.

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Sep 10, 2017

Never get comfortable with driving a truck.

I have been driving for almost 30 years and it's always something new coming up out here on the roads. I thought as I have gotten older my patience would

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Sep 09, 2017

Who will hire me

Right now I am in between driving jobs I was driving for a company out of Elk Grove Village in Illinois. They were running illegal paper logs and chop

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Sep 08, 2017

How do i get over Fear of driving a big truck

Im a new truck driver. How do i get over the fear of driving a big truck. I wanna drive i just got a fear of driving a truck. How do i get over that

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Sep 07, 2017

My Man is Going OTR - Need advice

So, the love of my life is about to begin his CDL training. After approximately 5 weeks he will be signing a contract to go Over the Road for a year with

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Sep 03, 2017

Will a warning for over length combo vehicle go on my permanent record

If I received a written warning for an over length combo vehicle was given to me in California but I'm licensed in nj will it be on my permanent cdl recor

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Sep 03, 2017

Trucking Through Beaumont Texas

A rainy day in Beaumont just before Harvey comes in to Texas.

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Sep 02, 2017

Trucking Through Baton Rouge Rush

Trucking through Baton Rouge during rush hour traffic.

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Aug 31, 2017

I'm New to This Life As a Truckers Wife

The love of my life is back. We were high school sweethearts and drifted apart. Now we're back where we belong and living together in a new city. He

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Aug 31, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Trucker

This is just a look into the life of a trucker. Some days are like this and others days are more exciting for other reasons, lol.

Lol, things get better and things can get worse. This is trucking.

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Aug 30, 2017

Get You Some Sunshine Daily

We always hear warnings about getting too much sunshine. Most of us don't get enough.

Not enough sunshine and a non balanced diet. Maybe that is why many are low in Vitamin D. At least we were.

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Aug 30, 2017

Off Duty Police Officer With Road Rage Harasses Me For About 10 miles.

Seem everyone is subject to a little road rage. This off duty police officer claims I was swerving, yet he is willing to ride beside me to video record me.

Actually, he was mad because he wanted to shoot the gap and wasn't successful. Therefor he had to wait for me to pass the vehicle and then pass me on the left.

The swerving he was talking about, I assume is when I switched from right lane to the left to pass a vehicle that pulled off of the shoulder.

It seems that since couldn't get by, he was so mad that he couldn't accurately process what happened even though, the very fact that he couldn't pass on the right should have told him why I switched lanes, even if he didn't see the guy that pulled off of the shoulder.

The guy passed by recording, then slowed in front of me, then fell back behind me again and was driving in front, beside or behind me for about 10 miles before he went on about his business.

Then he called my company.

And after all of that do I still take up for police and DOT? Yes, I explain why on the page in the link.

As for this guy, he needs anger management before he hurts someone on the job.

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Aug 29, 2017

Tarps and Aluminum Box For Sale

2 tarps 24L x 20W with flaps and 5 rows of D-rings on both sides--$500 for set of 2 2 tarps 24L x 24W with flaps--$500 for set of 2h 1 steel

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Aug 29, 2017

Speaking of Hate

I know none of you hear are racist but still this video I believe has the value of presenting new perspectives on the racist and the 'so called' victim of racism.

I believe it is very smart to take a step back and look at how you allow someone else's opinion of you affect your mindstate.

Also, you have to be careful of giving things that people say and do more power than it actually has.

As far as those who hate others......

In my opinion you are making your own life miserable. Science also tells us some unproductive and also negativity that happens in the mind of people who actively hates others.

I will share that with you in the video.

People used to ask me all of the time, is there racism in trucking. I have written about that years ago.

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Aug 29, 2017

Worse Backing Job Ever

This video is about more than just backing to the dock. See if you get the message. A lot of people on YouTube didn't really get it, lol.

That said, it was indeed a terrible job backing. lol.

BUT.....very useful for providing a lesson that can be applied to life in general.

If you get it that is.

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