Superior Carriers 2011

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by wsyrob, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    Hamboner I went to TN Tech in Nashville. $1400 it was 6 weeks. You come out as a PTDI certified student. Check and see if there is a school down that way with TN Tech. They have one in Shelbyville Nd other cities. They used to have one in Dickson it closed. There is a independent one opening up. I have seen some schools along I-40 towards Memphis. No idea on the quality or cost.

    You can also get tuition assistance 2 ways. Lotto will pay $600 towards TN Tech. I got my school paid 100% by the WIA call the local Work Force Essentials people near you.
     
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  3. hamboner

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    Thanks Rug, I checked into that this morning and I do have a TN Tech program here pretty close by. The program starts next week, so it looks like I am gonna have to wait till the next 6 weeks before I can get my WIA money lined up and ready to go to class. Do you work for Superior Rug?
     
  4. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No doubt. This connection had a 2" pipe coming out of the ceiling of a small closet. They had about 6 feet of hose that is connected to the pipe that was stored in a U leaning up against a wall. I think it was plugged up and that's one reason it started so slow. The tank is also 4 stories above you.

    I got turned around pretty fast in Louisville but with a short 350 mile load that has just enough time on it to prevent me from racking up any layover pay. Took a 14 hour break last night waiting for it and am looking at about 13 tonight delivering in Calhoun Ga in the AM.

    Got a load out of Stepan in Winder tomorrow at 22:00 that delivers Friday at 2:00 AM in Cambridge Oh. Maybe I can get some on that one. At least there are some decent miles on that one.
     
  5. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    I pulled tank for a few month in '84.Still have my Port Everglades ID from Aviation Fuels out of Ft.Myers FL.

    I just applied for my TWIC card. The WIA will pay for your license, school, endorsements, and TWIC if you do it right. I paid for my TWIC myself.

    Beat on them to get you qualified ASAP!! Some people don't show and you can be on the alternate list. That is how I got in.

    I work for Swift. I have almost 15 months with them. I need hometime or I would check out Superior more. Many local tank companies want 2 years TT experience. I am going to apply to Eagle when I get the TWIC. They won't talk to you without it.
     
  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    4/27

    Short day today. Got unloaded and headed down to Atlanta as fast as I could to stay ahead of the big weather front.

    During my unload in Calhoun a storm blew up. It was severe enough that the sirens went off and power at the plant blinked on and off. Fortunately it pretty much blew over by the time I finished. This was a pretty good place to unload. 3 2 inch hoses if you put the trailer close to the wall on the left side of the dock. They also had 3 guys that helped with the hoses. They had my hoses capped and loaded on the trailers by the time I got the fittings broken down. That was nice in the rain.

    Atlanta told me my load might be ready so I headed down to Winder only to find out it will be 23:00. I headed to the Pilot at exit 129 on I-85. I will probably wait until around 3 AM to go get it. There is no chance for layover pay on this load. I just want to get it up there in time to get 8-10 hours in before my 2 AM appointment.

    They told me to get it close to the wall.
     

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  8. t bird

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    Dang Rob you the man good job close but no cigar.
     
  9. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    4/28-4/30

    That big storm front was blowing through at 2:30 AM so I delayed my departure until 4:00 knowing I would probably need to split break and park at the customer to make my delivery appointment the next morning. I was there a few weeks ago and knew they have a big lot where you can park about 300 yards from the gate. No facilities though so I try to avoid it.

    I arrived with about 15 minutes of driving time left 9 hours before my 2 AM appointment. I woke up at 1:45, scaled, backed into the rack, pulled a sample and was back in the bunk by 2:15. They finished unloading me at 3:45 and I was back in the bunk for another 2 hours 5 minutes later.

    Headed out around 6:00 AM to Charleston WV where they had a loaded trailer waiting for me that was heading home. It turned out that they couldn't take delivery of the load Friday so I am delivering it Monday and then doing some local work the rest of the day.

    Tuesday I head out on a Plaquemine La out and back run that should get me home Thursday. Lots of home time this week.
     
  10. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Pretty good week. I got in about 9 hours of local work on Monday and then ran from High Point to Plaquemine and back. Dropped the load at Brown Summit around 6:45 AM Friday and am off for the weekend.

    Part of my 9 hours on Monday was training on the new EOBR logging system. This trip was my first one using it. It works well. I think I can live with it. Biggest problem now is we still have to keep paper logs and use the Qualcom. Doing both is a pita. I asked dispatch when we would not have to turn in paper logs anymore and was told "when we tell you to stop". I also got a little whining about how much more work it was for them.

    As far as the actual electronic logging there are little tricks you can use to maximize line 3 time. The unit will automatically put you on line 4 after 3 minutes stopped. You cannot change the status sooner unless you pull the yellow parking brake button. It will then let you drive 1 mile on line 4 without subtracting drive time. As an experiment I pulled the yellow button at a stop sign off an exit ramp where I planned to fuel. I was immediately able to change the unit to line 4 by touching the screen 3 times. That saved me 5 minutes or so of drive time for that day. That could also come in handy in a back up on the interstate where you are stop and go.

    The biggest thing I don't like about it is you can no longer take an 8 minute rest stop and pick up 7 minutes of driving time. The first day I ran 665 miles and pulled into the truck stop with 6 minutes left on the unit. I found myself pushing harder than I would have without the unit knowing 1 second over hours is a violation.
     
  11. 1catfish

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    so your keeping paper and elogs, until they say you can stop. that's funny, whats that old saying about owing your soul to the company store?
     
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