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Feb 22, 2017

Overweight citation deducted from wages. Is this legal?

I am a trainer for a company and had a trainee receive an overweight citation his name and license # are the only one on the citation but company deducted

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Feb 22, 2017

Can we take a pet with us hauling salt water from wells?

we have a waste haulers permit and haul salt water from wells. so we have a TXDOT and USDOT registered truck that pulls a tanker with the salt water.

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Feb 22, 2017

What if I have the wrong color ifta sticker on my truck?

What will happen if I have the wrong color sticker on my truck

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Feb 22, 2017

Will a stomach hernia disqualify me for working for CRST

Will a stomach hernia keep me from getting a trucking job with CRST?

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Feb 22, 2017

Are you a Big-Strapper, Super-trucker or a "Legend?"

I think I might be exaggerating but I did this math real quick: Let's say you average 3000 miles a week for a year. That is a grand total of 156,000

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Feb 22, 2017

Team driving and pets

Hey this is Tristin again, I asked a question about whether or not its for me. Right now my partner and I have decided we were both gonna get into trucking

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Feb 22, 2017

Can I take methadone and drive locally cmv if I take my medicine at night time when I'm not actually driving

Can I take methadone and drive?

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Feb 22, 2017

What is team driving like?

What is the pay like for team drivers? My husband and I are considering leaving our current careers to start team driving for a company. He has trucked

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Feb 22, 2017

After buying an 18 wheeler can I drive it home with paper tag?

I am buying an 18 wheeler located in Canada. Do I have to have a federal inspection before I can legally drive it to Texas or will a paper tag be enough

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Feb 22, 2017

Drama of team driving

Well I am not a trucker but a trucker's wife & I will give my experience about team driving via what my husband has told me. My husband is new at it

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Feb 22, 2017

How much do couples teams make?

How much do couples team make preferly within a year as new drivers then after about 2yrs in?

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Feb 22, 2017

How do I start trusting my Husband again after continously finding pictures of naked women on my Husbands phone?

My husband and I have been married for a year and a half. Hes an otr trucker. Hes an over the road trucker for 8 months now. He has been caught contacting

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Feb 22, 2017

Load height question

Loading a dum truck with slash. I will tarp the load. Can the load extend above the dump bed sides as long as the tarp holds the tree limbs from exiting

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Feb 21, 2017

Out of hours violations

I got an out of hours violation driving a truck looking for a rest stop in training does this affect my driving record?

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Feb 21, 2017

34hr restart eeligibility

Haven't driven over the road in 5 yrs. The laws changed July 2013. My boss wants me to do a 34hr restart. midnight to midnight. Is a driver only eligible

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Feb 21, 2017

Lost Dog in Arlington Texas?

Hello, on Sunday afternoon (2/19/17) about 12:30PM, I was on my way home on the east side of Arlington, Texas, near I-20 and 360. I came across a female,

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Feb 21, 2017

there is a difference being a woman truck driver

mine is not about the male trucker's or even the female trucker's on the road. it's about the employer. I have only worked for 1 company because I'm a

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Feb 21, 2017

Do they teach you how to shift multiple speed trucks in school?

do they teach you how to use different shifter like 10,13,18 speed in trucking school?

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Feb 21, 2017

Double Clutching.

I dont Fully Understand Double Clutching. I Know Clutching and All. But I don't understand Double Clutching. Explain?

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Feb 21, 2017

Women In Trucking - Alaska Style

Sharon S. Eddy Women in Trucking - Alaska I started trucking in 1999 due to the fact I was living in Alaska and I didn’t care to be left at home while

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Feb 21, 2017

What's the difference between free CDL training and paying your own way

I want to get into Trucking and obtaining my CDL. Can anyone tell me a positive and negative experience or aspect of going through a free program V.S.

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Feb 21, 2017

LTL- What its is

LTL does stand for Less Than Truck Load. Most LTL companies have multiple terminals in multiple states. Local P&D drivers(Pick Up & Del) usually punch

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Feb 21, 2017

Truck Driving Jobs

Find truck driving jobs, trucking comanies and info about career outlook and recommendations by drivers

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Feb 21, 2017

Is the mattress changed when an new driver is assigned to a used truck

I have been driving for 39years and it used to be a rule that a new mattress must be put in a semi if the truck has been reassigned to a different drive

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Feb 21, 2017

Which type of truck should I buy

I am in the market for a used truck. My question is which truck would you pick and why? I have looked at volvo, kenworth, freightliner, they all had autotrans

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Feb 21, 2017

Can an unmarried couple lease a truck together

Trying to end an argument with a friend of mine she says it is illegal for her and her boyfriend to lease a truck together

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Feb 21, 2017

Life as a Grain Hauler - My Experience

My experience of life as a grain hauler is different from most truck drivers. While many grain haulers pick up loads of grain from elevators and farmers

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Feb 21, 2017

Should I be paying taxes on truck after finishing a lease purchase

Is it right to pay taxes after finishing paying a truck on a purchase lease? Company is telling me to pay taxes with my escrow after leaving the company.

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Feb 21, 2017

Is it Abandonment of a Load if I Drop the Trailer on the Yard

Can I be charged with abandonment of a load if I drop a loaded trailer on their yard, and then quit.

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Feb 21, 2017

Question about Leasing on to a Carrier

I want to buy a truck for the first time and I would like to lease it on to a carrier. I have a full time job so I am also looking for a driver as well,

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