My Experience as a Line Haul Driver

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

  1. lv gn

    lv gn Heavy Load Member

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    Me too ! My grand son was Tuesday. Happy birthday to all!
     
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  3. kenworthw900

    kenworthw900 Light Load Member

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    haha that's weird
     
  4. nicholas_jordan

    nicholas_jordan Medium Load Member

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    [posted: 04.14.2012]

    how did you get your copy of the MVR ..?
     
  5. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    go to your States DMV website and order one, i got the full report for like $15 i beleive it was.




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  6. wulfman75

    wulfman75 Road Train Member

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    You can get them at the dmv, or whatever your state calls it. It's DDS in GA.
     
  7. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    i guess since im here i'll update:

    About a month or so ago they created a new run, which was given to me. 416 mile round trip to Beckley, WV and back every day. Pays better then the nashville run but im looseing dock hours because the other driver doesnt show up until 1pm at the earlyest... Its not a horrible run, speed limit is 70 most of the way so as long as i have a 70+ mph truck and im not crazy heavy i can do it in 3.25hrs (6.5 hrs round trip). No lights, no BS. Although lots of hills, 1 toll booth, and a TON of traffic for the last 20 miles comeing back into charlotte every afternoon. Worst part is the other driver has to go 20 miles in the wrong direction to scale loads so....he just doesnt scale anything....

    Now the new company policy is trailers must be at least 82% full before they can leave which is causing huge over weight issues do to all the cheap heavy freight we haul. I had a set a week ago with a 19,800lb and a 19,500lb pups....my MT weight with a set is 40,000lbs....so i was over gross by 180lbs...had to have something taken off. Then 2 days later i had a 28,000lbs load on a van and had to have 4,200lbs taken off because most of that weight was on the tail of the trailer and i couldnt move my axles any further back due to driving threw VA and theyre scale is almost never closed.


    Seems like the longer i work here the smaller the paychecks get :(




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  8. Trashtrucker1265

    Trashtrucker1265 Road Train Member

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    Were you broke down on 77 by any chance on Monday, if so I passed you. Old International sleeper truck pulling doubles northbound.
     
  9. nicholas_jordan

    nicholas_jordan Medium Load Member

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    thks ~ my brother does that stuff every day and (finally) - after making the report that wonder boy has up here I will have one free-of-fees in the paper-mail Monday ~ along with air-card for cell-phone which was already to be sent ..... I guess it got the point across .......

    I am gonna go point D_Havens to Wonder Boys original workup on the matter

    amazing the branding of the company is largly sterilized from the thread

    [in Texas it is called Department of Public Safety]
     
  10. nicholas_jordan

    nicholas_jordan Medium Load Member

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    rather normal in the situation, at least you are getting hours ~ miles running DOT regulated is a serious hold-back - what you bespeak is very normal in new-hire populations ...

    welcome to the real world ==> the rest of us play games with recruiters & it is zero-pay so you are ahead .... I pulled a 35-40' dry-van for Carson & Barnes Circus in the 70's for a few months for which I was paid an additional $3 / day over the base rate of $6 / day ~ [!]
     
  11. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    nope but i know who that was, i passed him too lol



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