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Oct 24, 2014

Parking rules?

I'm a store owner in a small downtown. Occasionally I receive shipments from a 25' truck. These loads take 5 to 15 min to unload. There is no designated

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Oct 24, 2014

2009 Freightliner Columbia Day Cab

Like New !! Only 85,000 actual miles ! White, tandem axle, Mercedes Engine 450 HP, 10 speed transmission, 12000 lb. front, 40,000 lb. rear, headache

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Oct 24, 2014

Will I receive points on my class a licence for being ticketed out of state for restricted left lane violation and a cell phone violation?

I am from NC and was driving back from an event in Boston, MA. Just after entering Connecticut I was pulled over for being in the left lane while also

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Oct 24, 2014

Drive transit currently would like to drive big truck - advise

Looking for answers to these questions. I have driven nothing but transit buses for the last 14 years, (with my A class license).Can I get back into driving

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Oct 24, 2014

How do I get a local trucking job right after trucking school

Recent Female CDL grad who has not been able to find a local trucking company who helps inexperienced drivers without having to do regional or OTR, like

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Oct 23, 2014

How long it takes to drive cargo from LA to NYC?

I want to know how many days, stops will take to drive a full load from LA to NYC (Manhattan) ... also an average on cost to that single run will cost.

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Oct 22, 2014

Hate living in a truck means you don't love your husband?

I just got married a month ago with my 2 years online boyfriend who has been a truck driver for 7 years. Before I came here he told me about life in a

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Oct 22, 2014

It's more difficult than you know

Making the decision to love someone who will only be there sometimes is a big step. When the lawn needs to be mowed, the shower head breaks, or the tire

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Oct 21, 2014

lance

I am a 40yrd old man that is looking to get into the over the road trucking industry. I am looking for companies that will pay for me to go through school

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Oct 21, 2014

confused on what to do

so I started dating a trucker whom I met online, and he told me he was single and after some time talking and getting to know each other we were falling

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Oct 21, 2014

HELP!! Im new to my bf being on OTR driver...any tips for dealing with it would be greatly appreciated :)

My bf just recently started driving a truck. We have only been together a little over a year, so I worry how our relationship will be with him being gone

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Oct 20, 2014

Semi-trailer Curtainsider Van Hool

Van Hool Mega 100 m3 Year: 2007/01 Number of Axles : 3 Loading capacity : 31,800 kg Own weight : 7,200 kg Chassis type : Complete chassis Chassis material

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Oct 19, 2014

The no contact - he doesn't want to talk much

I am new to the trucker life. My boyfriend and I have been together for about 2 months and the not talking is what is the hardest. Please help me understand

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Oct 19, 2014

Me & the kids done with being a trucker's family

Yep, the final straw came when him & his team driver came to have a layover by our city & his team driver went to a truck stop to do his layover but anyhow

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Oct 18, 2014

need to rent tractor trailer for cdl test Huntington WV

I need to rent a truck to take cdl test in Huntington WV or surrounding area.

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Oct 18, 2014

Days like this suck

My boyfriend is an over the road trucker. We live in Pennsylvania. He's in California right now, and has been gone for two weeks. I see him two days out

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Oct 18, 2014

New port haulers

My wife retired from teaching and bought two day cabs. I sold my logging co and we started pulling containers a few weeks ago. The Savannah port is very

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Oct 17, 2014

do I still pay my tuition if I was fired before 9 months

I was fired before 9 months, do I still pay my tuition?

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Oct 16, 2014

North Florida, Kenneth Davis

I used to drive full time OTR, but now have a few rental properties (once all foreclosed basket case fixer uppers, that I rebuilt with little outside help)

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Oct 16, 2014

should a driver have to give the shipper a copy of his CDL a fingerprint and cell phone number

I had a shipper ask for a copy of my cdl and finger print and cell phones number.

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Oct 14, 2014

tested positive for meth

tested positive for meth. How long do I lose my CDL and do I lose my normal license also in North Dakota

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Oct 13, 2014

What is the best train horn to buy

looking to purchase a train horn for my tractor Any advice on which is the best train horn to buy?

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Oct 12, 2014

restart as trucker after driving 2005/6

after driving for almost 2 years truck I started this year again and I am driving right now already 4 months for Swift. I think about to get a better paid

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Oct 12, 2014

if unopened alcohol is found in the truck

Can i get fired?

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Oct 12, 2014

Hours of Service Overhaul

Please check out this one page site illustrating the danger that the FMCSA's hours of service (HOS) regulations pose to drivers and the public and sign

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Oct 11, 2014

Forced to sleep in a nasty truck with 500k miles they sent me to recover

I recently went to work for a major company. They didn't have any trucks available when orientation finished. They sent me 1200 miles away to recover

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Oct 10, 2014

Does California law prohibit a lift gate on 40ft trailers

Does California law prohibit a lift gate on a trailer longer than 40 ft

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Oct 10, 2014

Can i park my semi behind a store if there isn't a no parking sign

i wondering if i can park my semi truck behind store where no prohibiting signs for parking and no signs private property? Also wondering if for a first

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Oct 10, 2014

Disappointed wife of a. trucker

It's extremely hard to be a truckers wife. The company he works for doesn't care about me and my husband continues to show me how his job is more important

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Oct 09, 2014

Question about tmc transport drug testing

Plz understand that I have kids and a wife on the high ways daily.. I Am wondering whether TMC drug test is just a 5 panel drug screen? Also if it is

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