S&S Transport

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  1. LDYTRUCKER

    LDYTRUCKER Light Load Member

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    What will happen is they will give you a road test and backing test. See where you are skill wise. You could be out with a trainer for 6 weeks, but if you do well and they are comfortable with how you handle the truck, it could be a lot less time. Some drivers right out of school, even though they might be ready earlier, need to get the required number of miles set by insurance. It's around the 10k-11k mark.

    If you already have work experience, they may take those miles into account as long as you have proof of those miles. If that's the case, if you do well, you wouldn't need to do the 30 days/10k required amount.
     
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    LDYTRUCKER Light Load Member

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    An update on my mileage too:

    The past two weeks have been bad for me, but its solely because I had a sick kitty to take care of. I took 5 days off for vet appts, her hospitalization, and aftercare. When I was ready to go, they got me back out asap. I started on Tuesday and have a bit over 1k miles for this week, with the weekend running me another 1,100.

    Grand Forks, ND to Janesville, WI. I dropped a load off to another driver to get him home, otherwise it went to PA. I was willing to take the loss to help another driver. 625 miles.

    I then had to deadhead over to Union, MI to start a multi-pick run. Union, MI and two in Elkhart, IN. Brought them down to Shepherdsville, KY. 566 miles for the day it took to do it all. I get the extra money per pick too, so another 40 bucks for two picks within 8 miles of each other.

    I'm being reloaded where I dropped here in Shepherdsville, KY and taking this load up to Crookston, MN. 1,100 or so miles due by Monday at 7 am. Hoping this next week will get me back up mileage wise and back on track after having to take so much time off.
     
  3. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    I know all to well about those multi pick loads. A few months ago, I started in Endicott NY with first pick, then to Ontario, NY and had supposed to be heading to Grand Forks after that. I made the mistake joking with Mike about seeing how many stops Katie could put on this trailer. Boy, that was a mistake. I had wound up with 16 stops. 3 in NY, 4 in OH, 3 in MI, 4 in IN, 1 in WI, 1 in MN and finally to Grand Forks. I had barely enough room to close the doors. But it gave me a few extra hundred miles, and an extra 320 in stops. That was a very interesting week to say the least
     
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  4. Metallica88

    Metallica88 Medium Load Member

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    Glad to hear it. Any tips you could give me for bringing a cat on the road?
     
  5. LDYTRUCKER

    LDYTRUCKER Light Load Member

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    Not much different than having them at home! I use a walnut cat litter so my truck doesnt smell like a litterbox. Keep kitty vaccinated because you can pick up pathogens on your shoes and drag them into the truck. A small rechargeable vacuum cleaner is good for the cat hair. I have a black&decker that I plug into my inverter and it holds a charge very well.

    Stock up for at least two months on cat food and litter. You never know what will happen on the road, and you dont want to switch to a truck stop cheap brand immediately. Could upset their GI system.
     
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  6. Metallica88

    Metallica88 Medium Load Member

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    A walnut kitty litter? I've never heard of it. I've been using clump and seal. I like it because its 100% dust free.
    I have no choice but to bring my cat with me on the road. I'm just nervous he wont like the truck and maybe try and dash when I open the doors.
    Thank you for the tips and happy motoring.
     
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    My dad used to have a cat with him on the road. He was going through a scale and the cat jumped on his shoulder he picked the cat up and tossed it to the passenger side. He forgot he had the window open. Out the window the cat went lol
     
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  8. LDYTRUCKER

    LDYTRUCKER Light Load Member

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    Yeah you can get it at any retail or specialty pet shop. Its clumping and smells amazing.

    Give him time to adjust. My cat jumped out once when I had my back turned and she wanted right back in the truck. Hasnt tried since. Some cats will adapt pretty fast. I worry about my dog jumping out more now lol.
     
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    Oor Road Train Member

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    Get it chipped. Collar with tags and phone number. Leash when doors open.

    Nothing sadder out here than the strays looking for the right truck.
     
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  10. bigkev1115

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    After my time at home last week. I got a load from Anniston to Jamestown back to Anniston. After I delivered to Anniston, I deadheaded to Lawrenceburg, TN to pick up a load the next day. It was supposed to be a 2 stop load, Pembina and Winnipeg, but the customer said that the Winnipeg load won t be ready until Monday. So I took 1-500 pound pallet 1300 miles to the yard, and dropped it.

    Now I wait until Monday to pick up a load in Euclid MN going to Angola, NY for Wednesday. More than likely I will get sent to Jamestown, Lakewood, or Salamanca to pick up afterwards.
     
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