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Apr 25, 2017

does anyone know the best truck driving school to attend for class a cdl training

I am looking at several schools for cdl training the first school I was looking at was Roadmaster in Columbus, Ohio it was a 3 week course 6 days a week

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Apr 25, 2017

can a truck driver haul military loads with a of Protection From Abuse?

Can a trucker haul any military loads with any PFA (protection from abuse) against him into Canada?

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Apr 25, 2017

Is it legal to drive a truck with the trailer doors open

is it legal to drive with trailer door open while freight is on the trailer?

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Apr 25, 2017

I arrive early at the shipper in Phoenix and take the time to practice back

No matter how experienced you get, always take advantage of an opportunity to practice your backing.

Since I get to my delivery early on a Sunday and no one is there. I back to the dock to turn around instead of simply spinning around to leave.

It's a perfect example of what I mean by practicing your backing when you get a chance. People have told me they never have a change to practice. Yes you do.

It's like saying you never have time to exercise. Yes you do. Once you start looking for opportunities you will find them or create them.

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Apr 24, 2017

CRST? I already have my CDL. Any idea how long the training and orientation will be?

Unfortunately this is one of the only companies willing to give me a chance due to my background. Just graduated from driving school, so I need the training

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Apr 22, 2017

Driver got caught with a joint

I own a trucking company and my driver just got caught with a joint in sc. what will they do to me as the business owner

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Apr 20, 2017

What companies have apu units

What companies have apu units?

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Apr 20, 2017

24weeks pregnant husband doesnt sleep with

I am 24weeks pregnant stay at home mom with a 5yr old & 1yr old. My husband owns his truck business & stays on the road 5/7 days or more of the week.

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Apr 19, 2017

I was arrested in Ohio for an expired med card. Company fired me. Is it their responsibility to schedule exams?

I was arrested for the first time ever in Ohio. I was unaware that my medical card had expired just a week earlier which suspended my CDL's. My company

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Apr 18, 2017

Paper logs for beginners? Please help😟

Newbie here kinda feel like its a dumb question but I'm the type of person that's needs someone to break things down step by step so I can clearly understand

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Apr 16, 2017

12 years exp.want trucking job out of tx

Looking for job pulling grain,tanker,loyboy. Was a truck driver for twelve years, been away from driving awhile. Have been driving again for about four

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Apr 16, 2017

Do I need new Dot physical

Do I have to get a dot physical to get my cdl reinstated after a owi in the state of Michigan

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Apr 15, 2017

Driver in Monroe, Michigan seeking a job. Clean driving record and background.

I have a Class A CDL with Tanker, and Double and Triples endorsements. I did have my Haz-Mat endorsement, but did not renew it. I can add it to my license

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Apr 14, 2017

Truck Driver Pay

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Apr 13, 2017

I want to know if I can get insurance as an owner oparator

I have a speeding ticket and a texting and driving and also a improper lane usage I need help finding an insurance

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Apr 13, 2017

Don't Be a Nice Guy

Being a nice guy means different things to different people. When I say don't be one, I just mean don't be so passive that you don't stand up for yourself.


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Apr 12, 2017

how high is a freightliner from the ground to the floor?

I'm just wondering how high does a driver climb in order to get into the driver's seat?.

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Apr 12, 2017

2017 International Prostar+122 with Cummins (For Sale, Lease, Rent)

DETAILS Year: 2017 Make: International Model: Prostar+122 Engine: Cummins ISX15 Type: Day-Cab Mileage: 15,000 - 45,000 SPECIFICATIONS Chassis: PROSTAR+

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Apr 11, 2017

Enjoy your website

I really enjoy your website! I have a request.

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Apr 09, 2017

My boyfriend is a trucker and when he comes home on the weekends he doesnt want to have sex either night. Is he cheating???

When we first got together he was great. when he came home on weekends he loved me up. he acted like i was everything. which i know the new wears off eventually

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Apr 09, 2017

Sudden trailer detached from tractor

Already drove 400 miles. Suddenly heard loud noise, looked back, trailer detached from tractor. What are some possible causes? Am I responsible to pay

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Apr 08, 2017

Want to switch to step deck or oversized hauling

I have been driving 53 ft vans and i looking for a change looking to haul drop decks or oversized where do I begin with new adventure

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Apr 07, 2017

Love and loss

My husband has been driving for six months and he loves what he does. He recently had to move to contract operator with the company to get paid more but

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Apr 06, 2017

2013 Freightlnr Reefer needs a driver to haul produce

In Jan I was diagnosed with Valley fever, two months later I was in ICU cardiac. I owe one year of payments on my 2013 Freightliner cascade, 53 refer

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Apr 05, 2017

Average Talk Time For OTR's And There Wives?

For Wives Of OTR Truckers How Often Threw The Day Do you Get To Talk To Your Husband On Average And How Do You Cope With It?

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Apr 04, 2017

Free loadboard for owner operators

I wanted to thank you for putting this site up. Lots of great info. I own a website Trulos.com. We have recently launched a new product for truckers.

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Apr 04, 2017

Confused n scared new wife trucker

New to this lifestyle how do I deal wit my husband being gone months at a time?

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Apr 03, 2017

Weekend parking info?

Can I leave my truck parked for the weekend near a hotel and Dennys.

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Apr 03, 2017

Full Flatbed Trailer Stock

2 6' drop tarps, chains, binders, straps, V-boards, oversized flags & banners, pocket wenches. Please call 623-388-7800. Can text pictures. Must sell.

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Apr 03, 2017

Good fuel spots on cape cod?

I'm new to trucking and I'm doing it local on cape cod. Does anyone know good Places to fuel up that aren't a pain to get in and out of with a 38ft trailer

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