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This group is for drivers to share stories, ask questions, and discuss anything and everything related to a career behind the wheel.

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Keep an eye on them springs. The company says they have a good maintenance schedule to catch these problems and there have been two trucks that had broken springs. One was in a turn and caused a rollover.

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It's Those springs lol

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Last week after passing the scale I was pulled over for a DOT inspection. Figured it was routine when the officer asked if could see the inside of my truck. I got nothing to hide so I said sure. I was not carrying anything I shouldn't, but all of a sudden he starts rifling through my stuff and finds a large plastic cooking knife that was next to a spatula and some seasonings under my seat. I have a microwave in the back and sometimes I cook stuff... see more

Not true... probable cause will do it...but that has to be proven

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Saw this post on Facebook or somewhere and saved it because it's SO true and sharing it with this group.

1- Cover your ass. Take pictures, get it in writing, scale everything, get a dashcam and run it all the time.

2- NEVER trust a dispatcher.

3- Never enter any place you don't know how to get out of. Throw the brake, set the 4 ways and walk yourself in. always make sure you can get out.

4-. Don't screw over the next guy. Leave the truck... see more

#3 is crucial, especially if you're pulling a combination of vehicles. NEVER drive into an area that you can't back... see more

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So where does everyone live at. Me,I'm in Grand Haven, MI. and I drive local,I'm home every night and every weekend. I hope that's not a bad thing to be in this group.

I'm on ellabell Ga

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I haven't gotten my CDL yet, but I'm working it. That's why i wanted to join. To see how the trucking world is today. I do work for Goodyear Commercial Tire changing tires on big rigs,but im ready for a change

May I join the group. I used to have a cdl drove trucks for 40 years. Until the d.o.t and doctor's im not fit to drive semi anymore

I need advice. I've been a company driver for three years now, but I'm thinking about financing my own truck. I have friends who are FB owner ops and they have mixed advice. It's a 2017 Freightliner, 72,000$ 200k miles, OEM warranty. This would be a big risk for me and my family. What are somethings that I should know about switching from driver to owner op? How bad are the yearly expenses? TY - Rich

I've been owner operator 1 1/2 yr now after being a company driver 9 yrs, doing very well but i do run specialized... see more

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So last week I had to change sleep schedules a few times because of the timing of the loads. I ended up having a 10hr break and was able to grab a full nights sleep but then a half hour into my drive I was told to take another 10hr break. Of course I couldn’t sleep again so soon so when that ended and my dispatcher sent me out with a new load I was dead tired a few hours into the route. I pulled into the next stop and called in to let them know I... see more

I had a CDL many years ago. Long story short I ended up a RN with a CDL (told my colleagues that I was a truck... see more

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What To warn every One Out there You Truckers And You Just Might Already Know This If You Leave your truck Any Length Of Time LOCK IT and Also Do A Walk Around Checking Every Thing That Needs Checking Like Any Seals That Are On The Back Doors And Also Check The Seal Numbers To Make Sure Its The One That Was On The Trailer When You Left From The Docks And Do Check The FIFTH WHEEL MAKE SURE NO ONES HAS PULLED THE HANDEL AND UNLOCKED YOUR TRAILER... see more

Thanks for that useful info Cliff, you be safe out there too my brother!

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It is a given that a trucker is going to lose their momentum as we climb a hill, especially if we get stuck behind a slower moving truck, right? But drivers... I ask you... PLEASE! If you are in the right lane and see a truck coming down the left lane, could you PLEASE wait until they pass before you hop into the left lane and occupy it for 5 minutes as you struggle to get around the truck that was in front of you? If you cannot complete a... see more