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Dec 12, 2019

Surviving the rough roads

I have been a truck driver for 31 years. Have been married twice. My first marriage didn't last but about 6 years. No children with him. He was a very

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Dec 08, 2019

used flatbed equipment in Arizona

1 load leveler 102-$250.00, 2-6x27 ft.tarps,20 4x27 straps,5 2x27 straps,2 strap winders,2 kingpin locks,oversize equip, 1 air hose, 9 4 in.ratchets, 3

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Dec 06, 2019

Cobra LTD Classic with mods built in mods

With 50 watt finals and echo module built in. Including Cobra, Telex Road King and K40 mics. $40 Chicago area p/u or $50 w/shipping russohead@gmail.co

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Dec 02, 2019

Do You Feel Your Trucker Husband Can't Relate

Do you feel like your husband can’t relate to what you are going through? Or his eyes glaze when you try to talk to him?

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Nov 26, 2019

Negotiating Rates For Your Load With Multiple Stops - Video

When you consider taking truckload of freight with multiple stops, make sure you map where each stop is. Know the distance to first stop and the distance

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Nov 25, 2019

When Does It Make Sense To Ride in The Middle Lane?

Let's be aware of how we are driving when out on on the highways. The way we drive can make traveling, trucking, commuting stressful or closer to harmonious

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Nov 25, 2019

What Truck Should I Buy

What truck should I buy for my first time becoming an owner operator or lease program

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Nov 23, 2019

Is a CMV Driver Responsible for Mud coming off his truck after leaving a muddy customers lot

Mud was caked on the mudflaps of a trailer that was picked up at a muddy railyard. Is the driver and the company responsible for the mud coming off the

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Nov 21, 2019

Trust issues with trucker while gone on the road

How can a truckers wife lay down her trust issues when he's on the road for long periods after the one time of his having an emotional affair?

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Nov 20, 2019

Sliding Tandems

Sliding tandems is a part of trucking. You will be taught about it in most cases at your company. If not, it's easy to pick up. Here are some tips.

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Nov 20, 2019

what companies by name hire after completing a sap program

wat companies hire after sap program

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Nov 13, 2019

Oklahoma driver been off the road since 2006

I am looking to get back on the road. I have hauled everything from acreffer to a low boy and also ran an oilfield winch truck with a roll tail .

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Nov 13, 2019

Should I get Class A or Class B for part time driving jobs

I will be attending a CDL school program very soon. I am willing to get on the road to get my driving experience (no matter how many months needed).

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Nov 10, 2019

Is Trucking The Worse Job for Relationships

In this video I respond to a post made about trucking being the worse career.

I do acknowledge that trucking gives opportunity and my affect the self esteem in ways that could negatively affect the relationship.

In the video though, I talk about why I think that is, and point out that ultimately its the person and not trucking that is to blame.

Of course, I also offer some suggestions on how to make a relationship work in trucking just like many couples have done.

I can tell you right now it starts with getting on the same page about the future of the relationship, family plans and how trucking plays a part.

For example, trucking doesn't have to be for a lifetime. You can plan to transition out of it.

No matter what plans you come up with together, it gives both of you something to work toward and also gives you an opportunity to bond and become even closer.

Kind of makes it hard to drift away from the relationship like that.

Download the pdf at the link halfway down the page. You can ask each other those questions and possibly learn a lot about how to make each other happy

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Nov 10, 2019

Antique elston roll on cargo heater

I have an old catalystic heater that was my dads it has been stored in the garage since like 1980 maybe it is in great condition!! I have no use for

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Nov 09, 2019

In search of good company to lease to pulling hopper bottoms

I live in OH and have many years experience pulling flat, stepdeck, of lowboy. Looking to try hopper freight. Thinking of leasing to someone. Any help

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Nov 07, 2019

A Fail on This Post Trip Will Cost Me The Question is How Much

I am scheduled to deliver this load at 0700 but because I didn't catch something on the post trip Friday I might not make it. If I do make it I will likely

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Nov 07, 2019

Husband and I going over the road

Have any of the wives been over the road with their husbands? Are there any suggestions?

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Nov 07, 2019

Help with homework about trucker health

Hi my name is John, I am a 36 year old single father who works at a travel stop for one of his three jobs. I am also a student working on my Masters

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Nov 06, 2019

The Attitude

These videos cover the attitude and mindset for a successful trucking life and career. When people thinking of trucking they don't think about these important

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Nov 05, 2019

I need help learning alley dock in San Diego CA

San Diego, CA I have my class A permit with all the endorsements. I have taken the skills test twice and keep failing the alley dock portion. I can

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Nov 05, 2019

Two Way Logistics-Need Owner Operators

We are looking for Owner Operators/w Own Authority that want to make MORE money on their loads! We need all types of equipment. WE NEED TRUCKS! 24/7

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Nov 05, 2019

Assult/domestic violence

Hi, i have posted here before when i was still in a relationship with a otr trucker the relationship ended july 23,2019. Unfortunately he was still in

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Nov 02, 2019

Trucker Husband Won’t Talk On The Phone

My husband of 20 yrs is an OTR truck driver. He refuses to talk to me on the phone while he’s gone. We text but it’s just not the same. I would like

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Oct 30, 2019

I need a truck for the cdl test at 9 am Oct 31 Charleston

I am taking my skills test at 9 am Thursday for my class A CDL. I am not driving tractors. I am driving a class b truck that pulls a trailer with a max

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Oct 18, 2019

Truck 1 intrastate. What to do to run 2nd truck OTR?

I own a small business. 2 tractors and 2 trailers. At this time I am intrastate only. Wanting to know what step to take next to get my other truck to

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Oct 17, 2019

Steps to take from intrastate to interstate

I own a small business. 2 tractors and 2 trailers. Right now I am intrastate only. What step do I take next to let my other truck be interstate? I know

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Oct 15, 2019

oil pressure drops on uphills

on this old truck the oil pressure drops on uphills anyone have this happen to them

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Oct 15, 2019

Chains & binders

8 to 10 3/8 chains 8 to 10 1/2 chains 15 plus snap binders A couple straps My number 430-207-8144 make me an offer

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Oct 11, 2019

Lots of flatbed equipment for sale Murfreesboro

4 tarps 10 chains 10 binders 10 metal edge protecters and 30 or 40 plasic 16 plasic veeboards 12 4 straps Pry bar Strap winder Oversized flags and banners

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