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Jul 29, 2016

Refusing an old truck coming back to work from sick leave

I have been off work for 4 months on FMLA and personal leave time when I called to go back to work they're trying to give me an old International instead

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Jul 29, 2016

What if they find Marijuana in the truck at Naval Base

What happens to a 18 wheeler driver who drive to a Naval base an they find marijuana in the cab of the 18 wheeler? What happens to the Driver? Is he facing

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Jul 28, 2016

If you're in training with a company will you get fired if you damage 2 tires

I started training for a 2 truck company and I hit the scale and damaged 2 tires. The owner of the company said he couldn't afford anymore damage and

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Jul 28, 2016

Eastway Trans Corp

I give Eastway an 8.5. They are a small company, so they treat you like family. They know you by name and are willing to go out of the way to help you.

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Jul 28, 2016

Ben's asphalt,inc Hiring

10 - brand new trucks, home every evening for dinner. Great pay, days off when needed. Family owned. Point to something wrong, mechanics fix over night.

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Jul 28, 2016

If i buy a truck with current plates and sticker can i transfer over everything without having to pay for new plates

Bought a truck with current plates and sticker can i just transfer over the title and not buy new plates

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Jul 27, 2016

Does the DOT get involve?

if a transport vehicle hits a park car and the car owner reports it as a hit and run because the drivers owner is not cooperating with the insurance

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Jul 27, 2016

I need a crash course on owner operating.

All the information that I can find is scattered all over the internet in a variety of separate and disjointed blogs etc. I need a crash course in O/O

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Jul 26, 2016

I want to be an OTR OO

There are a LOT of details involved with my question, so please bear with me. I have been a successful taxi driver in southern California for about 10-15

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Jul 26, 2016

Oil consumption and power

So I'm in a 2015 international with179k miles and we are burning a little over a gallon a week is that normal? Also we just notice a loss of power with

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Jul 26, 2016

Starting search for CDL scchool

Hi all - As I mentioned in a previous thread, I'm beginning a two-pronged career - both writing and driving. As I start my foray into writing, I'm also

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Jul 26, 2016

Insurance for a fleet of trucks

Does anyone have recommendations for an insurance company that isn't totally outrageous in pricing. I understand a lot depends upon your drivers and

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Jul 26, 2016

How do you get along with your spouse as a team driver

When my husband and I team he got on my nerves. he was so negative and very controlling. I was so stressed out, I didn't have any energy. I was always

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Jul 26, 2016

Trucking can have such bad days!!

I previously posted about trying to get a job to help with the finances while my husband is getting in the experience he needs in order to go with another

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Jul 22, 2016

Is it a good idea for a mother of a 2 year old to become a trucker?

I'm a mother of a two year old and I will like to know is it a good idea for a mother of a two year old to go into trucking? I will also like to know

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Jul 22, 2016

Cost of fine for talking on phone in Memphis, Tn

Whats the cost of the ticket for talking on a cell phone in Memphis, Tn?

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Jul 22, 2016

Wife and Husband delivering goods across America - OTR long haul

Where do I begin? First of all, what an honor to drive across our beautiful Nation, delivering goods to America, with my husband (I think he is the best

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Jul 21, 2016

Ticket for talking on cell phone

Got a ticket in Memphis for talking on cell phone. Anyone know how much its gonna cost? I had nothing on my driving record...

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Jul 21, 2016

Aspiring Writer - Topics Include Driving and Life OTR

Hi all, I'm excited to be embarking on a new career in the trucking industry as well as the driving industry. I'm a recent college grad who has been lucky

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Jul 20, 2016

Tired of getting ripped off at truck stops

Driving a huge truck is no easy job. We are away from home for days and weeks at a time. And we have to put up with traffic and rude inspection officers

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Jul 20, 2016

Trucking Companies - Trucker Job Descriptions

Hey, I am just curious and doing some research about carpal tunnel and truckers...when you are hired on at a company like Old Dominion or Schneider National,

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Jul 16, 2016

Should I disclose expunged charges (not conviction, no plea) to Prime Inc?

Five years ago I was charged with small marijuana possession, paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property. The stolen property was a street sign i had

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Jul 15, 2016

He Doesn't Call

My husband is in training and even when he has a significant amount of free time at certain points, he doesn't call me or seem to want to talk. Sure,

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Jul 15, 2016

Dealing with my OTR truck driver husband

My husband has been driving a truck for 4 months now. He's home every other weekend. He's home a total of 5 days a month. Its been difficult at times,

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Jul 14, 2016

can you drive haz mat fuel truck with disability card

driver has disability placard and wants to drive a haz mat truck hauling fuel. is that legal?

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Jul 14, 2016

Younger Female Trucker Shares Her Story

Hello my name is Jané i am 29yo and when i started trucking i just turned 28yo a month prior. I was looking for jobs all over in Florida and kept coming

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Jul 13, 2016

App for owner operator - NextTrucking

I am an owner/operator, so I am able to find my own jobs through Next Trucking! It's a new technology in the trucking industry, and I really think it is

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Jul 13, 2016

Can a new employer make me take another medical exam?

If i've taken a medical exam within the last 6 months and my exam is good for 12-24 months can a new employer force me to take a new medical exam?

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Jul 13, 2016

Can I go off duty after blowing a trailer tire?

I blew a trailer tire. Can I go to off duty on my log book?

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Jul 13, 2016

Four years experience as trucker's wife - it still gets hard at times

The truckers wife of four years now . It is very hard at times. We have a 21 year old girl and a 9 year old girl and a 7 year old son who has disabilities.

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