Truckerfag thread

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Prev: veekyforums.com/thread/16276252/cars
Looking to start an exciting truck driving career? Companies like PAM, Swift, CR England, CRST, JB Hunt and Schneider all have training programs to get you your CDL and get you in a truck in 3 weeks or less! Plus if you sign a simple work contract you get your training free!

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youtube.com/watch?v=tDercSYyoCg
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Stupidasole
Stupidasole

What benefit is achieved by allowing the trailer to tilt like that?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

easier access to the bootyhole

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

You get to fire whoever did it.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

How would you put landing gear further forward? The truck's rear end would get in the way

Soft_member
Soft_member

Makes adjusting the brakes easier.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

It was improperly loaded and/or improperly parked.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

You don't, it's not possible. If you need to load the front of the trailer when it's disconnected, you can put a support bar under the very front. You see this at some larger facilities that have a large number of their own trailers sitting at doors.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Access to the wheels, obviously. That's how they change trailer tires, in some places. They have a bunch of lead weights on a cart, and forklift it into the back of a trailer. They roll it forwards until the trailer tips, and then change the tires while standing on a platform they wheel under it. Then they simply push the cart uphill to lower the back of the trailer again.

MPmaster
MPmaster

How bad is Swift's contract?

I'm considering applying.

Snarelure
Snarelure

It doesn't matter. You're going to be stuck with your first employer for a minimum for a year anyway before you can get another job, so you might as well go with a company that will give you free schooling if you can.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Passed my CDL exam today weeewww laddy Prime is officially my employer.

Trifecta'd that mug too.

RavySnake
RavySnake

every pic gives me 404

Is it on my end?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Awesome, that's one more person on the road I can actually pass in my 65 limited company truck.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Pics?

DeathDog
DeathDog

Right???

Nojokur
Nojokur

Trying to enlarge a pic or open a pic in a new tab gives a 404. Been doing it all day.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

A lot of shorter trailers actually have that. Next time you see a pup trailer, look on the very front and there is a leg that slides down. If it isn't under a tractor, there isn't nearly as much of a lever-type action keeping it down since the axles are so much closer.

But that is impressive. They must have put a lot of weight in the front of that trailer to tip it like that.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Does that to me too from time to time. It always goes away after I close the thread and come back to it. If anything, restart the browser.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Bought a 24" tv for my vulva today and an xbox one. after sitting so much this week and resetting on the road i feel it was justifiable. I just hope that it doesn't get shaken to shit while im driving(the tv). Might need to get some soft foam or something to pack behind it along the mount to keep it safer.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Mexicans all moved to the front.

Playboyize
Playboyize

veekyforums.com/thread/16276252/cars
veekyforums.com/thread/16276252/cars

Sorry for the late reply, didn't check till just now, Thanks for the helpful info!

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Is it common for TVs and other electronics to give out due to all the bumps and shaking?

Nojokur
Nojokur

Six months before you get fired.

Cap this post

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I have gone through 4 tv's the past 4 years. They get destroyed on the Australian outback roads.
I now just use a 19" gaymertop with ssd's to watch dvd's etc.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

That's the second time someone has capped their ominous prediction.

All such predictions will fail.

Cap it.

FastChef
FastChef

FUCK SWIFT!

JunkTop
JunkTop

I drive down quite a lot of gravel roads going to farms so I won't be too surprised if something happens to it. I actually put the mount on upside down so when I get home I'll probably have to fix it. I've also decided that when I'm not using the xbox I'll just put it on my bunk to keep it safer

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Swift is a horrible company, I went to their academy and mentorshit and got in my own truck, 3 months later they gave me a 5 other guys in my class the boot cause bs reasons.

Honestly J B Hunt has stepped their shit up big time and treat their drivers great.

StonedTime
StonedTime

bullshit reasons
Uh huh. What might have been those reasons?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

The address isn't making sense. is.Veeky Forums.org fails, but i.Veeky Forums.org works.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

That makes sense, i.Veeky Forums.org is correct. Not sure how you guys are getting 'is' in there.

viagrandad
viagrandad

All the time. A lot of connections are held in place with just tape.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Are laptops or large LCD computer screens any better?

iluvmen
iluvmen

When u finna be a rio tripfag?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

they were shipping helium balloons

Firespawn
Firespawn

When I'm not phoneposting

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I'd like to cap both of you.

Lunatick
Lunatick

We just hired a guy at the bus company, he drove for CR England for 5 years. Teamed with his wife, apparently

tfw he's had 3 incidents in the first month

He backed into my bus and broke my mirror when we were out on a charter trip. Tried to get me to make up a BS story to the boss but I told the moron to fuck off.

He's your typical OTR dude, overweight as hell and a massive slob. Wears the same raggedy old sweatpants every day. You can literally see cum stains on the front of them.

TechHater
TechHater

Oh shit! Veeky Forums got a truckerfag thread?

Fuck I'm going to come to Veeky Forums more often now.

Don't forget to watch where you're driving this season! Fuckers put lights everywhere.

Illusionz
Illusionz

veekyforums.com/thread/16276252/cars
veekyforums.com/thread/16276252/cars
inch bunk
sleeping in a broom closet
b-but muh peterbilt
i know everyone has a hardon for petes but they have no room for fucking anything.

Yeah, it wasn't exactly my first choice in sleeper sizes, but it was better than slip seating. At least I could make it my own, even if it was tight quarters.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Does that other user know that petes come with different sleeper sizes?

cum2soon
cum2soon

I really really really like this thread

Shitpost away, its all yours my friend!

Playboyize
Playboyize

I wish more anons posted here!

SniperGod
SniperGod

I just assumed he was trying to bait Petefags. That setup was tiny compared to highway star specials, but it was never intended to be lived in.

Tranny spread out
/b/ is that way.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I've got a random question or two. It occurred to me while I was working on some preliminary material for my taxes. A large portion of my business was in the neighboring state this year, so I had some unusual stuff to account for, but my vehicle is obviously registered in my home state, despite 'living' out of state for 7 months.

For long haul trucks, where are they typically registered? I'm assuming some state(s) have some special tax incentives, but I'm trying to figure out how you'd even decide where an OTR vehicle's "home territory" is if it's not on fixed routes. Even if it is on fixed routes, does a company being based in one state let them register the vehicle there, even if it never goes there?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Baiting petes

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Where your home terminal is, unless you're an o/o, then it's wherever you live

Bidwell
Bidwell

What about people without a fixed address? I've known people in the past who basically lived out of a PO box because they were traveling for business 5-10 years straight.

Also raises the question of what kind of tax fraud happens with companies registering stuff out of state. Then again, I can't imagine the registration costs of the vehicles are all that high, so what do I know.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Not always true.

Some companies will insure their trucks in a different province/state than where they are located for better rates. This also applies to owner-operator trucks if insured through the company. The first company I worked for was like this; we were based in BC, but registered and insured in Saskatchewan for the MUCH cheaper insurance. Seriously, it's almost 3 times the cost to insure a vehicle in BC than any other province because of the government-run monopoly.

If my car insurance goes above $1500/yr at the next renewal I'm getting a business licence in Alberta and registering my car to it. It's already $1100/yr for minimum 3rd party liability and comprehensive; and that's the absolute minimum it can go.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Correction: Manitoba, not Saskatchewan. I always get that wrong for some reason.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hey truckerfags, does it annoy you when cars overtake you?

I know it shouldn't, but it'd annoy me.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Nope. We're passed literally hundreds of times per day, even more in places with separate speed limits. The only thing that annoys me is when cars merge too close in front of me.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I don't know about trucks, but I know that if I tried that and got into an accident my car insurance would drop me like a hot potato. It's already more expensive simply being nearby a no fault state. If they found that I was primarily working in it, my rates would go through the roof, or they'd just drop me, accident or not.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

The speed and maneuverability difference between four wheelers and trucks are so great that four wheelers are almost irrelevant to me. About the only time four wheelers bother me is when they're passing and run out of steam about halfway by and then just hang out by the drives for a couple of eternities.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

If they are moving at a reasonable pace above what you are doing, does it still bother you? If they are just creeping past you, yeah, I get it. No safety margins. Not that the truck would lose in a collision, but paperwork sucks.

However, if they are going to fly off into the distance anyways, I don't really see that it matters. As long as they don't brake check.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

They just get shook to fuck whwn mounted high. Another guy made a quick release mount for his and he stores it inbetween the matteress and foam topper he uses. That tv has lasted 5 years so far so it must work.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Yes, but less so. There's always the possibility that they'll suddenly need to hit the brakes. When merging in front, always leave enough room, just in case.

Feel free to tailgate as much as you want though. If you hit, I probably won't feel it or take any damage, so I'll keep going and never know; while you have to go buy a new car.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Okay. Which one should I choose in Oregon?

"Redpill" me, if you will.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Running over a utility pole.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Capped

takes2long
takes2long

Not that guy, but how much do you truckers hate motorcyclists?

t. motorcyclist who makes an effort not to hide in your blind spots

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

If they hit you, the only thing damaged is going to be your bike and you. Not like a car, which will fuck up a truck bumper or jam under the trailer and force recovery.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Which part of "it doesn't matter" eluded you?

Flameblow
Flameblow

Not at all. I ride too. Just recovered from a broken ankle.
If you ride a bike and can't get past a truck, you should really think hard about riding anymore.

Just stop with the drz posting.

Evilember
Evilember

Do you only use the door and windscreen blind or that and the sleeper blind?

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Both, and a sleep mask. Also I blinded myself.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

sleep mask
So you need a cpap.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Do you sleep naked in.the truck?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I'm always naked in the truck.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

backing up to tight dock
have a 48ft trailer
my mirror just barely scrapes the other guys mirror, leaving minor scratches
unload my pallets and fuck off
have been racked with guilt ever since

the only reason I didn't tell him is because his driver side mirror was already pretty scratched, but I still feel guilty as shit

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Doesn't matter

As long as they pass and continue going that speed it's all good. What's really annoying is when they pass at 75 on their cell phone, get back in front of you and do 55mph, and then you try to pass them again and they just ride with you.

Or the fuckers that sit right behind your trailer. And then you put on your turn signal and start switching lanes and as you are moving into the next lane, they decide they want to pass and pop out from behind the trailer and try to squeeze into that next lane while you are already merging into it. It seems ridiculous that somebody would do that but it happens all the time. Most of the time now I just keep going and they either have to back off, move over another lane, or slam on the accelerator as hard as possible to get in front of me before I completely force them out of the lane.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Much as I feel like a dick for doing that to people, I do exactly the same thing. I also regularly deal with:
Left blinker on, nearing slower moving vehicles ahead
Traffic keeps passing me on the left, no one will give me a moment to pass
Just drift slowly into the left lane until some asshat gets the message and lets me over

WebTool
WebTool

Not at all. When stuck in traffic and bikes are filtering through, I'll try to open up more room for them. If anything, I'm jelly.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Its possible the legs punched through the concrete too. That sudden shift will put trailers up like that too if the front end is even a little heavier then the rear.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Oh shit! Veeky Forums got a truckerfag thread?

I mean... its been well over a year since this was established as a general

Booteefool
Booteefool

Def longer than that. Although they still do tend to hit the bump limit and nobody makes a new one for a couple days.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Last few times that happened, I was trying to make a thread but kept getting "Permab& for CP" page. Couple of those bans have been in place for five plus years, and a few have been appealed and then denied. Makes no sense to ban a mobile network dynamic IP.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

We don't usually bother until it actually gets archived.

takes2long
takes2long

Comfy.

Bidwell
Bidwell

It's almost like Veeky Forums has incompetent staff or something.

Evilember
Evilember

Guy thought it mite b cool to fall asleep

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Send help.
And Newports.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Black confirmed.

TreeEater
TreeEater

it was running two years ago when i found it probably two before that
.i am so glad i saved up to take winter off..

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

/qa/ pls go

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Naw son

Illusionz
Illusionz

I'm so glad winter here is like 30 degrees

Skullbone
Skullbone

Every day we stray further from God

Snarelure
Snarelure

I got u [email protected]

Emberfire
Emberfire

Is fish kill?

happy_sad
happy_sad

It's JB Hunt in training.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Nah he good.

These sneks is kill.

RumChicken
RumChicken

no thats a florida fresh air fish, very rare

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

you're fuckin weird..

cum2soon
cum2soon

Snoot level: fuggin booped

likme
likme

KAB seats are rubbish. Fuck I hate them.

SniperGod
SniperGod

your fucking wired
They're snakeheads so they are invaisive and it is illegal to release them back alive.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Do they survive for a day or so out of water like carp do?
Gotta knife them cunts.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

They actually breathe air so as long as they don't get completely baked by the sun they could live out of water indefinitely.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Black guy confirmed.

girlDog
girlDog

socks and sandals

y tho

TechHater
TechHater

Pick a mailbox, hopefully one in a state with truck friendly tax codes. Most operating and licensing fees are federal, and fuel tax is distributed by IFTA in all but a few backwards states. Trailer registration is a one time fee, so you get the plate and then don't worry about it unless the plate is stolen or destroyed.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Because we phresh

Illusionz
Illusionz

(You)

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Gooby plz

What did sweatpants want to you say happened?


Might have a townie jorb lined up delivering fuel and propane. Home every night boyee.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

My company does regional and local in cali. I want to switch to doing local but they work you like your clock. Only off for 10 hours before they want you back on.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Hey whiney-kuhn where is that new truck stop in Houston you mentioned in the last thread? I drive Texas regional and if I have to spend the night in Houston half the time I just park my ass in the drop yard because parking is shit unless you go out to baytown. Or I go to one of my secret spots on the west side.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Yeah, the company I interviewed with said their drivers are flat out supplying fuel for fracs and drilling rigs right now, so they run up to their 70, then take a reset at home as a day and a half off. I can live with that. Once breakup hits in spring, it's more relaxed, five and two work usually.

My buddy has been there for almost two years doing propane work, and doesn't have a bad thing to say about it. The money is quite good as well. Better than what I am making working twelve hour shifts doing well servicing with the way the oil and gas industry is right now.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Defrost, how does it work?
What are the odds that two black guys with vitiligo shitpost on the same board?

b& for posting CP
It must have been someone else on my mobile network that posted those images, honest!

Spamalot
Spamalot

thick

Defrost was on max, the wiper blades on this truck be shite

girlDog
girlDog

Mobile IPs are dynamic. You can't IP ban someone with a known dynamic IP.

Methshot
Methshot

Yeah, I know, I was just breaking balls. Its happened to me two or three times in the past year since I started to fuck around on Veeky Forums again after a long absence.

Wrap some fine grit sandpaper around the wipers to help them bust up that ice buildup. Old northern truckers trick.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Newport's

Oh brother...

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

One thing I'll never understand about driving a semi is why pete puts switches on the dash and not buttons on the steering wheel. You'd figure it would be safer to turn on lights or turn cruise control on and off on the steering wheel.....but no we put it behind the steering wheel for you to try to blindly find.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Pete a shit, International Cummins master race. I mean I wouldn't buy an International out of pocket but since I'm a company cuck I'm ok with it. Better than the new automatic freightshakers they've been shitting out. I'll probably switch companies when they try to put me in a newer automatic truck.

Illusionz
Illusionz

I pray to god I don't even get an automatic. I would never want to backup with an automatic. Holy fuck.

I drive a cummins too in a pete. Except that everything else but the badge and the engine is paccar

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

It's not so bad. The DT12 is leagues ahead of Ultrashift

cum2soon
cum2soon

Wanted me to claim that a car pulled out in front of his bus when he was backing into a spot next to my bus.

Normally I don't snitch on other drivers but I called my boss and sent him a pic of the fucked mirror to make sure my ass was covered.

This guy has no manners either.

I was sitting in the break room one day and watched Mr Cum Sweatpants waddle up to the coffeemaker, dump the ENTIRE pot into his Thermos and waddle back out without making a fresh pot.

He also farts, constantly. Often in front of customers. Disgusting creature desu.

They were probably banned by the /tv/ cunny poster. The mods usually permaban any IPs he's using and will NOT rescind the ban even if other anons end up with the IP.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Beltway 8 near the Hardy Toll Road. There's a decent amount of parking since it's still under the radar but I don't expect that to last.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Do you call them winnie reds?

Playboyize
Playboyize

american ergonomics

Plus its so much cheaper and its the land of the jewish dream.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I know the eaton recommends using two feet when creeping to maintain a smooth torque force. Its fucked.

I'm glad that I dont bump docks or any shit like that it would be horrid.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Fuckin' Eaton Fuller 10-speed auto in my Cascadia likes to dump the clutch and heave backwards when I'm trying to back sometimes. Fucking hate these automatics.

farquit
farquit

I have a new ultrashift plus MXP and it backs and creeps fine. Put it into manual mode and just push then release the accelerator and it will creep until you press the brake and the clutch opens. I never have any issues.

The older models are a worse so I am tols.

takes2long
takes2long

How much weight does it take to do that? I know trailers are relatively light. Just some metal and plywood or whatever but it seems like you would need something pretty heavy to do that.

Skullbone
Skullbone

I have a 2013 Cascadia, it'll creep forward in manual mode, but won't creep in reverse at all. Soon as you let go of the accelerator, it hits the clutch again.

Emberburn
Emberburn

veekyforums.com/thread/16296426/cars

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

He sounds like a real delight, and a valuable asset to your employer.

5mileys
5mileys

Here's a helpful instructional video for you dock knockers:

youtu.be/8OZhw-aQTP8

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

ill bet thats fun in the snow

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

How the the fuck will it turn with the motorcycle in the way?

Emberfire
Emberfire

Looks like the fifth-wheel was moved further back over the rear axle to open up extra room. Normally it's between the drive axles, but looks like it's over or behind the rear axle there.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

The fifth wheel plate is slid right to the back by the looks of it.

His setup is only registered for 80,000 pounds so I would think weight distribution shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Evilember
Evilember

International>Peterbilt

Location of my sides:

Low Earth Orbit.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Mine used to do that but I requested it to be changed and they reprogrammed the control unit.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

NOGERO

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

'tis the season....

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

You have exactly 2,139,516,358,941,460,754 seconds to explain why I shouldn't lease a truck through Prime

Techpill
Techpill

I can't think of a single reason why anyone would o/o in this day and age.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Is that the /tfg/ consensus?

cum2soon
cum2soon

No. O/O is where the real money is at. Note I said O/O, not L/O. Never, EVER lease. ESPECIALLY at a big corp like Prime.
Buy your own truck, no financing, and have three months of cash on hand to get started with.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Who /california/ here
We driving at the very edge of the country now

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Real deal:
1)Prime has the best lease program.
2)There are no good lease programs.

If you lease you are considered self employed. You must provide your own health insurance. They may offer you a health plan but pay VERY careful attention to the fine print. It is most likely useless.
You are responsible for repairs to the truck. They WILL go over it with a fine tooth comb and charge you for new glass and a new hood due to minor wear, and that's just the beginning.
You will pay them FAR more than the value of the truck.
You will be forced to run slower than 60mph for fuel cost.
You will be treated exactly like a company driver but also have to pay for everything.
Most importantly, you are directly responsible for anything that happens. You will have to carry insurance, but the company will give you zero support in the event of an accident.
And your first couple years is where you make all of your mistakes...

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I have read that all over the net, but looking at some of the lease guy's paychecks it's in fact better than company. I'm confused now because the lease guys who upgrade don't complain as much as I'd expect them to if its really that bad...

Supergrass
Supergrass

I always wondered about the plates. Is trailer registration cheaper in certain states? I would assume the mega carriers would be registering all their trailers out of the cheap states like how Wilmington, DE is home to more incorporated businesses than people.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Shoot son thanks for dropping these truth bombs. Please drop more I want my mind fully divested of this bad idea.

likme
likme

Their paychecks are higher because they are taking on more responsibility. There has to be some incentive.

But turn that around.
There has to be an incentive for the company to pay more to get people, ESPECIALLY newbies, to lease their trucks.
What could that be I wonder.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

International
Gross

I can't stand those things. Not possible to feather the clutch. I'm betting there will be more and more busted loading docks and bend parts on the rear of trailers.

A lot.

Even small forklifts weigh as much as a car, so that it always possible. But something else must have happened to do that in a 53' trailer. Somebody else mentioned the landing gear coulda poked through the asphalt and sent it up. It's much more common for the short trailer to flip like that though. They have an extra leg on the very front of the trailer you can lower to prevent that.

Why is it so bad anyway? Recruiter dude from Trans Am was really pushing it back in the day saying he would clear 90k-100k but I think dude was on the road all the time and never home.

It's like that for all of em? Trans Am dude made it sound like you just get extra money but Trans Am's fleet mechanics help you out and all that stuff. I would think you at least get the company to insure the load. With how you say it, there's no sense not to just go O/O unless you can't come up with the payment.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

A few months ago I had a headlight go out.

A new bulb didn't fix it.

A new fuse didn't fix it.

It needed a new harness, a piece of wire four feet long.

Total time in shop: 5 hours.
Bill: $525
Not part of drivetrain, exhaust or computer system=not on warranty

cumpney slave4life

Emberburn
Emberburn

That's what I'm thinking?! But I was having a hard time proving it.

I think every lease driver I meet is just in denial from the bad decision they made and not telling me the whole truth.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Oh I didn't realize that warranty had a big fat astrix on it...isn't that something.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

You're talking to the people who were lucky enough to have it work.
Not the hordes who leased, had something unfortunate happen, be unable to deal with it financially and go home.

Find out how many trucks Prime operates vs how many fresh recruits they get per year.
I'll bet it's shocking.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

They get 100 fresh recruits each month...just at the Springfield location.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hit the nail on the head. I talked to A CRST guy that was both leasing and training. Said he was bringing home $2k or better a week, but then a trainee feel asleep at the wheel and totaled the truck. CRST refused to help in any way and even demanded he pay them for the totaled truck. They claimed the trainee was 'not their employee' so they couldn't be held liable. Dude's lawyer found out the trainee was put on workman's comp and said that somehow nailed them. He hadn't gone to court yet but he said the lawyer told him he'd win 100%.
Pretty much that. Lease op is like being a company driver but you're in your own for any trouble that happens. Better to go full owner op and make ALL the dosh rather than just a cut of it.

Lunatick
Lunatick

No, sorry, each WEEK****

Every Monday.

w8t4u
w8t4u

I'm just trying to do this for 2 years...so I'll just stay company and maybe team drive or get into training for extra cash.

Snarelure
Snarelure

How cold does it have to be for diesel to gel? My truck doesn't have a plug in heater when the rest do. Expected to get to 19 this week. Already troublesome starting it in the morning.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Why are you trying to bite more than you can chew? See if you can get out of training at all.

Illusionz
Illusionz

That's fucked up they claimed the trainee wasn't their employee.

Did trainee go thru CRST for worker's comp? He must have and that means he is def their employee.

+1

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Well I heard that leasing for 2 years is about the right amount of time to lease anyway. And I dunno all these degenerate idiots got into my head, I was the most anti lease person when I showed up.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

You thought someone would give you a bumper | to | bumper unlimited_milage_warranty on a big truck?

What do you think this is, an Aston Martin?

iluvmen
iluvmen

I love you guys.

Emberburn
Emberburn

I seriously don't understand people who, when faced with a very simple question with a definite answer and no nuance or possible contention surrounding the issue, will decide that they would rather not use the internet to seek out an answer directly, but rather choose their favorite social media platform, ask the question, then wait for a real person to read their question so that person can get on google, find out the answer and inform the person asking the question.

Humans sure are weird, huh?

whereismyname
whereismyname

all that text wall
Some one got triggered.
Ironic/sarcastic shit posting is still shit posting. Next time just ignore the retard. When he gets not (You)s he'll look for the answer himself.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Knocking out a large power grid with the trailer

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Welcome. We need all the shitposting we can get.

massdebater
massdebater

Or maybe I'd rather ask fellow truckers that share the same internest in discussing trucking in the trucking general.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

You can feather the clutch easy, its proportionate to the first inch or so of throttle. Just get better foot control.

Once you have learnt how to use the tranny it is easy.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Just found out I'm being moved to an 2017 International auto. Why must they hurt me so?

Techpill
Techpill

Have you ever been involved with a robbery or attempted robbery? Do you carry a weapon?

Soft_member
Soft_member

Anyone seen 6 pin cb mics in stores anywhere? I was given a 6 pin cb but I've only seen 4 pins.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Yep and that's why dude's lawyer said CRST was boned. Dude also got royally fucked up in the crash 'cause he was in the sleeper but didn't buckle the sleep harness, he got thrown forward into the dash and broke several bones and I think he also dislocated an arm. Needless to say after CRST tried to fuck him, he signed on with another company.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

If it has the new ultrashift plus LHP it will be ok.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

For the love of Gob, listen to the advice given to you on this board and don't lease a fucking truck.

Its a suckers bet, and the odds of succeeding in that venture are intentionally heavily stacked against you.

Even if you do make more money than as a company driver, the little bit of extra profit margins will go up in smoke the minute that truck needs mechanical work, or should you have even a minor wreck.

You want to actually succeed in this industry and minimize your chances of financial ruin, cut your teeth for two years as an otr company driver until the insurance costs to have you on as a driver are low, and you learn the ins and outs of the business, then pick a specialty so you make more money and diversify your experiences, making you more valuable.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Just make two extra pins out of tinfoil, what's the worst that could happen?

TechHater
TechHater

Do companies do credit checks when applying to be a company cuck

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

(You)
For the love of Gob, listen to the advice given to you on this board and don't lease a fucking truck.

I will man. In /tfg/ I trust. The propaganda was just getting to me momentarily. I'm back in my right mind.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Why would they. They are going to be paying you.

5mileys
5mileys

Misery loves company and they would love nothing better than for you to make the same mistake.

Inmate
Inmate

They do credit checks. And criminal background checks.

Trucking companies aren't too keen to hire people who don't pay their bills.

hey let's get this dude who can't handle his own money, and put him in charge of our $180,000 vehicle and have him go move $200,000 freight with it.

Emberburn
Emberburn

I'm considering going to Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI to get my CDL. It costs $3000, should I get a loan even though I can afford to pay for it out of pocket? Also, should I even bother trying to into trucking before I'm 21? I'm only 19. I also have a speeding ticket from last year and a ticket for driving without a license, which was originally a ticket for having too many people in my car when I was 16, but I got it reduced to driving without a license which was an ordinance violation. Will any decent company consider hiring me with that driving record?

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

A loan may slightly help your credit. New drivers are hard pressed to find a good job out of school due to insurance rates. If trucking is what you want to do, may as well start early as possible, longer you don't crash, more willing companies will hire you. Not many will hire under 21, some don't even do under 25. I had a speeding ticket and turning over a double yellow and still got hired. Infractions come off your record after 3 years so that one when you were 16 will go away soon if it hasn't already.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Will local companies look at me the same way an OTR company would based on my age?

It's either going to school or being the assistant manager at the shitty gas station I work at, and I don't want to do that.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

LMAO muh freedoms.

What you do with your money is no business of your employer.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Then why so many broke ass niggers driving trucks?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Look at the companies the brokeass niggers drive for.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Every major company.

I wouldnt let a company invade my privacy like that. What a joke. This is why the world laughs at our """"freedoms"""".

w8t4u
w8t4u

What a massive invasion of privacy. The criminal check is fine. But unless they are giving you credit they have no right.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

havent had a hard pickup/delivery for weeks
like straight line back easy
Today I'm delivering in a sleeper and 53fter to a downtown hospital. It actually doesn't look too bad but more and more cars are showing up and parking right where I have to back up through. Looks fun.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

They might just to see if you are an adult but idk how much it effects their.

finally got a KW with a radio and somewhat functioning AC
nice since I have one of the furthest routes
truck has 40gal fuel tank and messed up fuel gauge

Sucks. I only drive ~70mi a day and have to get fuel every other day. These trucks get like 5mpg and it's ridiculous they would put such a small tank on a tractor trailer. But the 75gal tanks get crushed by retarded drivers and warehouse trailers when they jacknife the things trying to do tight turns.

SniperGod
SniperGod

A truck stop prostitute once tried to rob me of my virginity but I resisted.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Yeah, I'm 23 and my insurance rate is $10000/ year for truck, trailer, cargo, etc. My dads is $6500/ year.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Whiney pls

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Unless it is a farm tractor, it aint a tractor trailer

Emberburn
Emberburn

Does anyone here float the clutch? My new trainer says I can't clutch when I downshift and I have to float through all the gears from 10 to 4. Is this autism?

TechHater
TechHater

Er float the gears rather. Is I think what he said.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Is he saying you suck at it? Most guys I've talked to will float when going up gears, but when going down they'll clutch out then float from neutral into the next gear, if they don't float 100% of the time.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Never driven with him yet. He just says when I do (today or tom), he wants me to float through all the gears going down to save on break wear and save on clutch wear. I don't know how hard that will be. And it kinda sounded stupid.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

He sounds spectacularly retarded. Floating up is easy. Floating down is a bit more difficult. If your RPM is too low, you may not be able to get the gear lever to pop out without clutching. Also floating on less-than-ideal road conditions is a bad idea. At least clutch out to neutral.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Float gears, especially down
Rookie driver
But muh clutch condition

Trying to get you to float gears to save on clutch wear and tear is like worrying about water damage from the fire fighter's hoses while your house is burning down around you.

All he's going to be doing is trading clutch wear for gear wear.

You really should spend some time double clutching and get comfortable doing it in a bunch of different conditions and scenarios before looking seriously at floating, that way you can quickly fall back to clutching if you have a float shift go badly, or are unable to float em due to spinning tires or torque load.

I usually float up and double clutch down, although it depends on how quickly I have to come to a stop or scrub off speed, and also how that particular truck handles. If I have lots of time, I will leisurely float downshifts.

farquit
farquit

Zozz. I get it cuts into your day, and therefore the profit to time spent ratio, but how much more time does it add to your day to fuel up? Is it way out of your usual area?

iluvmen
iluvmen

Pedantic plz go

Methshot
Methshot

Slow and GOAL are the keys to backing success.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Okay I'll bring up these issues.

All he's going to be doing is trading clutch wear for gear wear.

That's what I said. He was like "nah."

He's in a Prime lease agreement and he's scared of needing to pay for brakes before his lease ends. I'm pretty sure he's traumatized and paranoid.

You really should spend some time double clutching and get comfortable doing it in a bunch of different conditions and scenarios before looking seriously at floating, that way you can quickly fall back to clutching if you have a float shift go badly, or are unable to float em due to spinning tires or torque load.

That's what I'm saying. I was just getting good. I'll make these points as they come up on the road.

I usually float up and double clutch down, although it depends on how quickly I have to come to a stop or scrub off speed, and also how that particular truck handles. If I have lots of time, I will leisurely float downshifts.

It seems like a cool trick to have in your back pocket, but not your go to method. He wants me doing it at every stop light and off ramp no matter what...

Guy is 25. Driving for 2 years. In a lease. Smh SENPAI.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

You know what I'm calling my fleet manager right now and get his opinion this seems too weird.

JunkTop
JunkTop

ITT: a PRIME driver discovers, first hand and in real time what an awful idea it was to work for PRIME

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Dubs decides.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Is /tfg/ really going to miss out on this golden opportunity

whereismyname
whereismyname

Message begins/Desu desu desu 911 was an inside job, Obama is controlled by reptillians, Trump is an FSB sleeper agent, nigger nigger nigger/Message ends

Bidwell
Bidwell

It would hilarious if you fat thumbed the send button.

Good for you for sticking to your guns. You'll be better off in the long run.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

You don't think I sent it. I clearly sent it.

Snarelure
Snarelure

THX FOR UR HELP /TFG/ U DA REAL MVP

Flameblow
Flameblow

Literally slaughtering three children in the trailer.

I know, BS.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Kektus. Withdrawn.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Hue
Huehue
DUBS HUE
My fucking sides

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

These sperg levels are too high even for truckerfag threads.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I'd say just do it the way the trainer wants you to. His truck, his rules and all that. As long as they aren't patently dangerous of course. IME the quicker you make the trainer happy the quicker he kicks you out towards your own truck

Supergrass
Supergrass

Nah I gotta do 30,000 miles to get my own truck no matter what. And there's lots of trainers to choose from. You go to coffee or lunch and decide if its a good fit. I'll meet a new trainer tomorrow.

TechHater
TechHater

Send nudes

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I can see it already

My trainer had me kicked out of his truck and now I might be out of a job

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I mean it's like 15min, but I like to just be able to go. With the bigger tanks (plus reefer) I could normally fill up Tues and then again Fri and the reefer is full for the weekend. If I'm able to shut the reefer off early some days, I can stretch it to Thurs and then just top it off at the end of the day Friday.

With this shit, I have to get fuel Mon or Tues depending on how much the reefer drank over the weekend, then again on Wed, then possibly Thursday and always have the reefer full on Fri afternoon. I mean honestly it's only once more per week but I like to get moving in the morning since I come in kinda late and have a cruise to get out to my route. If I don't have to get fuel in the morning, I can be at my first stop before 7 but if I have to waste that 20min, I'll get over there 7:15-7:30 and the 7-11 or wherever will be all crowded with people gettin coffee.

And I just like that the big fuel tank and reefer will last 3-4 days so they get low about the same time. But now the truck will have 1/4 of a tank and I have to stop when the reefer is 2/3 full.

likme
likme

And just like that they put mental condition flag on your file.

Well done.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

imblyign any of us would have jobs if that were true

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Implying I am not fully camouflaged now

TechHater
TechHater

kek'd a little

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I've heard good things about Fox Valley Tech. It would be my first choice for trucking school if I decide to get my Class A

I live in Madison so I'm like 3 hours away though. We do have a CDL school in town but it costs twice as much and it's just a for-profit mill.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

If I'm stuck in this hotel any longer I'm resorting to tinder.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Anyone know of a website with the average weight of a daycab/sleeper tractor, and the average weight of a dry van/refeer? Thanks

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Yeah, try Google.com

girlDog
girlDog

should I get a loan even though I can afford to pay for it out of pocket?
asking anyone of us for financial advice
kek
see what the interest rate would be

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

19k/12k/14k.

Supergrass
Supergrass

If I got my license in New Zealand, would I be able to come to America/Canada to drive trucks?

farquit
farquit

Do truckers still talk on cb radios?

TreeEater
TreeEater

yes. atleast in europe

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

You spelt Grindr funny.

Sounds breddy shitty having fuel tanks that small.

knock knock fun bolice is here :DDDDD

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

The current administration isn't letting white people into the country. Try again next year

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

You'll have better luck in Canada. Tons of new Canadians in trucks.

Mostly just the older ones. Company cucks can't afford to shell out $150 just to get their ass blasted because they're too dumb to set the SWR.

tfw when I fill up my two 140gal tanks fuel sloshes out the vents for 200 miles
Those 100gal reefer tanks O/O's have that go straight across the trailer look nice. Saw one with fill necks and gauges on both sides for some reason.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Just got one for my birthday, haven't installed it yet. Like says I'll probably rarely even turn it on because I'm a company cuck and I'll probably only be hearing salty old supertruckers piss and moan about me going 63 mph or driving with my trailer tails open

DeathDog
DeathDog

Georgia
Turn on CB
"Yeah but that still don't change the fact that Obama's a goddamn nigger though."
Turn off CB

Georgia again
Turn on CB
'Damn these for wheelers are ignorant.'
"You know what else is ignorant? That fuckin' nigger up in the white House."
Turn off CB

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Aww, do you need a safe space?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I met a Kiwi driving OTR in Alberta once.

whereismyname
whereismyname

there not wrong tho

also without a cb how do you guys find out where the lot lizards are going to be before you pick a place to shutdown?

Techpill
Techpill

Nah I just get tired of that racist shit. I just know that the moment after I turned off my CB, 19 lit up with a shitstorm of bitchery.
Triple keks.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Alright bros, got my new trainer. Still a leasetard but he seems pretty cool. Not making me do any crazy ninja shifting. I think I'll accept this one.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

talks shit about niggers whenever he turns on the cb.
must be some sort of ingrained reaction to the sound of a cb. perhaps you should get that checked?

King_Martha
King_Martha

it's not racist to hate niggers, though.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

A different one than before?
huehue

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Yup. I interviewed with a new one today and accepted.

MPmaster
MPmaster

+1. It's racist to hate all black people for no reason but errybody in their right mind hates niggers.

Lunatick
Lunatick

Ok, logging in the frozen wastelands of Canada it is!

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Passed my CDL exam today weeewww laddy Prime is officially my employer.

Where at? I'm doing the orientation in SLC right now.

Booteefool
Booteefool

not even twin stick

WebTool
WebTool

I'm in Springfield sorry mane. I also just left for TNT today.

farquit
farquit

youtu.be/c7kwFSp7yh4

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

TFag, what are the typical rates for hauling reefer/produce? My neighbor said he gets about $1.68/mi. as an O/O, is this about average?

takes2long
takes2long

Sould have stayed with the other guy. Double clutching is tedious as fuck.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

It's really not unless you're retarded. It becomes as second nature as clutching in a car. You don't even have to think about it, your foot just moves.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

This new guy says I can do whatever I want. I don't have to double clutch. I'll probably start floating up more. I just didn't want to be forced to do anything.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

$2.50- $4/mi. I could pick up a reefer tomorrow and make $2.30/mi or better. Your neighbor is getting hosed.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Don't follow asphalt tankers, unless you enjoy having black gunk all over your vechicle.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Thought so, $1.68/mi. sounded just above Swift tier O/O. Plus whatever company he works for take 10% of the gross pay.

Any ideas on where to start as a company O/O? I already decided I'm going to get a early 00's late 90's Freightliner with a Detroit just to start off.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Oh, so I guess that's what this is all about then. You're afraid of a little black stuff.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Be me, logging truck company owner

Resume lands on my desk

Literally made of sheepskin and Maori tattoo ink

NewZealandfag

Excitement.jpg

This is the one we need; a south pacific islander is definitely the ideal candidate to drive top heavy vehicles in extremely challenging, icy, snowy winter conditions in the mountains

MFW the log bearer's journey has begun

Emberfire
Emberfire

In diesel mechanic class at tech school for past 4.5 months
Just passed ASE certification test in electrical/electronics
Need money
Local Travelcenters of America truck stop is looking for entry level service technicians
Going to interview tomorrow or Friday

Anybody have any experience with TA? Do I have a good shot at getting hired?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Considering I've been waiting at this Petro for almost 6 hours for 2 tires, I'd guess your odds are pretty good, for one reason or another.

Supergrass
Supergrass

oh yeah just dont be surprised when they relegate you to changing tires.
the CBT's they make you do are a bit silly. i was getting new tires on a trailer during the night shift and i jumped on and did a few of em while we bullshitted.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

And then they wreck the truck and ask why is it so not hot there.

Spamalot
Spamalot

the CBT's they make you do are a bit silly
CBT

cock and ball torture?

massdebater
massdebater

Had an incident like this a few weeks back. I work as a receiving manager at Costco and had some pissed off driver show up 5 hours early with a Niagra water delivery. I refused him and he went ape shit. Said he was just going to drop his load off and leave while he stormed out the door. About 30 minutes later another delivery drivers comes through the door and tells me I should take a look at something. I walk about the corner and sure enough, that fucking driver dropped his load on the goddamn asphalt. Thankfully, I was able to contact the company and get it fixed before that shit sunk into the ground.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Good. Thank fuck you didn't come to Australia. Too many of you sheep fuckers here.

eGremlin
eGremlin

You would be too, it gets real painful when its 200°C (im sure thats like 1million° F). Plus polymer modified asphalt is a bastard to clean off.

askme
askme

worse.
Computer Based Training

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Driving through all that Dallas roadwork at night when traffic is heavy but not so heavy it slows down is intense as fuck. Some of that shit is way too narrow.

MPmaster
MPmaster

be me
truck driver for 1h55min
air bag leak
pull over
mfw

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Had some fun going from waitland tube to waitland tube. Saw some new low bridges in front of me in Chicago, and a few old ones, too. Had a good time playing outside below freezing.

company O/O
Don't own a truck and work for anyone that has company trucks. They'll fuck you every time.

They're the McDonald's of heavy diesel repair. Expect buger flipper tier coworkers and management.

kek'd

StonedTime
StonedTime

yfw he has no face
Fuckin' Indiana. Windy as shit and snowy, and I know this weather ain't shit to some of y'all. TF, got a recommendation for cold weather working gloves? Obviously these Mechanix gloves won't cut it.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

What the fuck you need cold weather work gloves for you filthy door swinger? You're probably out in the elements less than 15 minutes at a time. Man the fuck up.

cum2soon
cum2soon

nose
lips

wut

iluvmen
iluvmen

I'm Skeletor-tier lanky. I got out to fuel and couldn't feel my fingers at all after 60 seconds or so. Plus I'm still interested in doing O/O flatbed, I'm just sticking with the comfy gig for now while I get my finances un-fucked.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

They're the McDonald's of heavy diesel repair. Expect buger flipper tier coworkers and management.

How is Sapp Bros?

Firespawn
Firespawn

Meant to quote TF

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Would it be feasible as an O/O to own a flatbed trailer and a reefer trailer?

only do reefer loads in the winter so you're not freezing your balls off doing tarps n shit

Emberfire
Emberfire

hey're the McDonald's of heavy diesel repair. Expect buger flipper tier coworkers and management.

Eh I expect the first job in a new trade to suck pretty hard, all I'm trying to do is get my foot in the door and earn some money.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

be primefag
manage to convince doctors to release me to full-time duty so I can re-cert and get my medical card
they do so but cuck me with 15lb weight lifting limit
my fucking bicycle I rode this weekend weighs more
w/e
show up for physical
do paperwork for a half hour
find out I gained 15lb, but lost 2 belt sizes
rattled off the bottom line on the eye test both eyes as usual
get to the physical portion
they won't renew until the 26th because I need at least 50lb to qualify for CDL
will potentially be stuck at my fucking company terminal for Christmas
mfw

I may be able to catch a ride home from another driver who has shit to handle in my homestate before the end of the year so I may luck out but this will be 2 months since I've touched freight. I've never had white line fever this bad.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

RIP in piece eaton

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Indiana isn't so bad. Just live there for 20 or so years and then just maybe you'll hate it a little less. It's one of the reasons why I became a trucker.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

I gotta say something.

I just gotta get it off my chest.

Had a coworker at my job, known him for about 5 months since he started. Was shotgunning with him to a diner to eat together. I noticed at a stop he would just push the stick into second till it went in. I eventually told him "Push the clutch down all the way next time."

He was amazed. I was even more amazed he didn't know what a clutch break was.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Any recommendations for a good all O/O company then?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

driving thru Dallas when people are awake

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

For doorswingers, thinsulate anything is fine. I'm working on finding a glove with good wet grip, insulation, durability, and impact protection, but every new glove I try is worse.

They'll throw you on jobs you don't have the tools or training to do. About 20% of the time admitting Sapp bros touches is worse coming out than it was going in.

Go work at a real shop for whatever engines you've got the most certs for, and if they aren't hiring go to a dealership or work for a dedicated fleet shop.
The good ones all require 2+ years experience. You know that.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Yeah, I'm aware. I'm almost there though and by that time I'll have a down payment for a truck.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

About a decade ago I had a guy tell me leased 3 years with JCT and bought the truck for $1, no balloon payment. Then immediately went straight independant.

This information might be entirely worthless.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Since when does the clutch go on breaks?

massdebater
massdebater

No no, clutch break

Firespawn
Firespawn

You do know that some trucks have road rangers with no clutch brake.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

super dog

Americans would call that a pup trailer. But its not small like a pup. Its big like a dog and it follows you everywhere.

Also
60 tonnes

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Pepsi has been trying to hire some fleet mechanics forever. It says they want a Class A and you have to pass some technical test. I should apply.

How common is it to require diesel mechanics to have a Class A?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

who here /aroundtownclown/?

Soft_member
Soft_member

If they need to test drive the vehicle, I could see them needing it.

happy_sad
happy_sad

I mean it seems like it should go hand in hand but I think a lot of diesel mechs just have regular DL's.

It makes sense because they need to test drive them. Plus sometimes our mechanics need to bring a new tractor or whatever out to a driver and bring the busted one back.

Which reminds me, my trailer was missing a lug nut on the passenger side wheel. I should probably tell fleet about that.

5mileys
5mileys

that's actually an automated manual transmission, not a fully automatic trans ;)

takes2long
takes2long

We picker crane now.

MFW the heater in the control cab doesn't work, and I have to keep the door open for my mentor to watch what I am doing

Inb4 fat legs

iluvmen
iluvmen

Do you even split shift

inb4 cumpanycuck 10spd

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Missing lug nut
Tell fleet

They find out when the tire comes off of the hub at 55 mph and takes out Lequisha and her six kids from five different marriages piled into a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

We drive a peter

Methnerd
Methnerd

They need to award the tire a medal for is sacrifice to its country

Snarelure
Snarelure

Black on black crime. So sad.

Skullbone
Skullbone

tfw 61mph limiter

tfw hourly rate

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

youtube.com/watch?v=tDercSYyoCg

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

five different marriages
She never married any of them. Hell, she only dated two of them.

Oh, and I just talked to the mechanic. He says he can't do it and he has to call the tire guy to come and do it. Pepsi doesn't touch the tires or wheels at all because of liability. That way when a wheel falls off on the highway, it's the tire company's fault.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Yes, we're fully aware of this fact. Here's your (You).
KEK

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

NEW

veekyforums.com/thread/16323187/cars

DeathDog
DeathDog

te·di·ous
too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous

Fair enough. Maybe the guy was being kind of aggressive about it, but he was right. You should get good at floating up and down.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Whats the difference? Which is my Volvo I-Shift?

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