My Experience as a Line Haul Driver

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by American-Trucker, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    I had to throw lumber tarps yesterday in Port Newark NJ in 100* + temps...YAY! lol
     
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  3. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    sexiness comes at a price logibear..lol
     
  4. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    that's right, i'm giving up the skateboard and tugging around a van for monday and tuesday so i'm not sure what i'm gonna do now...
     
  5. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    I hate vans, pulled one last night and I felt like a total newb..Nothing like pulling a set to me
     
  6. ACH1130

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    I enjoy my pup trailer ive been getting lately, so easy to drive with, especially in the bronx. I find it a lot easier than a straight truck
     
  7. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    Yesterday started out and ended like crap:

    Got my truck, only one POS dolly left, while airing it up another driver found and brought me a good dolloy that someone had hid on the woodline way out back. I get the set all lined up and the stupid front trailer brakes lock and wouldnt unlock. For some reason there was air comeing out of the BLUE side on the back so i needed to put a dummy glad hand on it and fix a glad hand seal on the front of the trailer luckily i had a seal with me. Odd though he held air just fine all the way across the terminal until i went to put it all together...


    Anyway after getting all hooked up, i went to go fuel, but the pump was having issues so there were 20 trucks in front of me, so i call dispatch to see if i can just go to the pilot up the street..they say here ask road service i gave up after 20 min on hold. Then 5 min later the guy in the office comes out and tells us all to go to the pilot (it was 815am the city guys have to be gone by 730 and they hadnt even hooked up yet....

    Since i had my set on i was the first one out and too the pilot and that actully went smooth. Then i shot up to Dandridge, TN. Then the idiot that brought me a set with no dolly lights (all he needed was a pig tail (to lazy to grab one from the shop) last week, and then yesterday this is was the jackarse brings me:

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    then I got to deal with that, it was on the OUTSIDE on the passenger side...IDIOT i have to pass 3 scales in both directions all 3 are going to have that in there face....WTF!


    Anyway got back at 445pm and hit the dock, worked until 830pm even though everyone else walked out at 730....even after the terminal manager told them there was too much freight to work and they still kept walking....i gave him 1 more hour thats it...




    Anyway and last night i got my 4th plans all worked out. I'm takeing out as many of my friends as i can squeez onto my boat and spend the day partying on the lake!




    American Trucker
     
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  8. HoldemHustla210

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    Wow im stupid for reading this mess how do I,get trr from sending me updates to this mess I commented one time about chaz bono now im in hell with what this guy posts
     
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  9. lv gn

    lv gn Heavy Load Member

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    Have a good 4th. And. Boat safe yo!
     
  10. lv gn

    lv gn Heavy Load Member

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    Just unplug the Internet from your trailer park.
     
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