In here we have jobs. Ef has a stupid me gear shifter that’s too damn high!Mills might be getting canned for being an insufferable faggotBitcoin is still working while banned because ck hated his threads.Can’t remember what other truck fags did. If you want to get into trucking: don’t.1. You won’t like it.2. We don’t want you.3. Nobody likes you.4. It’s too hard.5. You’ll make money that you won’t need.Enjoy!
I work local building material delivery, smaller loads to more locations within 6 hours of driving, typically small businesses in the day than my 13 speed flatbed coworkers. I had a 2004 single axle Freightliner Business Class M2 with a 30ft single axle trailer. Now I'm getting a "new" truck. A double axle 2008 Sterling with a DPF but no DEF system. Trailer will eventually be replaced with a 36' double axle. Am I wrong to feel upset about this change? The Sterling is comfy but I think it's moot when I'm having to get in and out of a bigger truck so many times a day. My other concern is that it feels slower and less powerful even though the M2 had a 280hp MBE900 vs a supposed "upped" 450hp engine. Already had to to a parked regen which sounded like a jet taking off for 20 minutes lol.
>>21052753>SterlingI'm sorry for your loss, but it's you heap of shit now. Has the dash all cracked out and fell to bits yet?
I hate myself
I was thinking about buying a used chassis cab pickup like a ram 5500. Any have experience with these style of trucks and can recommend things to check for? I've found some dealers with examples under 100k miles so I figure they can't be too worn out but at the same time why were they traded in?
>>21052753What's the problem? It's a tool someone pays you to drive. How big are you to have to worry about one more step up in a cab? Just get in it and drive.
What do you think about penis extensions? Acceptable solution to a valid problem, or attention seeking device?
I ain't got no panties on
Definitely not getting fired. Head of training says this kind of shit happens all the time and I would've had to of done something catastrophic to get fired. He's got 14 guys to get in trucks ahead of me so he said I'm probably home for the week though, so that sucks.
>>21053673Enjoy it amigo
What's the most you would drive out of your route to dump a dead hooker?
>get assigned tight load, pays baller ass money>have two loads of laundry going>accept it>realize im going to be late, fuck>have never been late on load>have a gold ring with diamonds for every year I've been on time>about to lose my on-time cert >call the shipper and explain the situation>"Primefag what's your PO number">give them numbers>"We don't have any record of those">call the receiver>"that load delivered here this morning">call Prime>load cancels halfway there and I keep my cert>mfw
>>21053673what the fuck did you do rookie
>>21054260Rubbed the right nose of the truck on a concrete safety pole during backing into a pretty tight space. Dude was out of position and I had asked that morning for some more guidance on backing. We had an argument after the incident and I asked for a new trainer. Head of training also said that normally he takes the trainers word over the student, but in this situation hes aware that my trainer can be hard to deal with, and that he totally understood me wanting off the truck.
I am really passable as a girl, and though I'm not trans I am very very gay. I kinda just wanna become a trucker and just be like, a lot lizard. But that's a really bad idea. A really realy bad idea. Notice how I misspelled the second "realy", well all my words would become misspelled if I became a trucker slut. I would become a complete bimbo, and that would be fun. Do y'all know of anyone doing that? But yeah, bad idea. Very bad.
>>21053069Not yet but the steering wheel is reaching the gross stage. What do you recommend for a wrap or cover? >>21053141The tool is larger, less maneuverabile, and slower. But I agree it's what I'm paid for and I'll do it, but I miss my other truck I've been using for 3 years.
>>21054426>Division Were you in DFW?
Exfuckingcuse meBut what TF is this
>>21054582Did you catch ringworms in your 4 headed shower?
>>21054587I think u forgot ur trip BUDDY
>>21054582Are you ok? You have a lot of homoerotic themes in your memes. Find the lord, don't suck the meat sword.
>>21054627What are u even trying to say buddy
>>21054627hey maybe he should talk to me >>21054450
>>21054553Cummins filtration division factory
>>21054989Up in wisconsin*
>>21054995Ah that’s right
>>21054631Your memes always have a undercurrent of homosexual themes.
>>21054699All hope is lost for you, my misguided friend.
Not a trucker but just saw this bozo in a daycab pulling a stop n shop trailer take out this street light. About the 4th time I've seen this happen.
>>21055209Rookies on the prowl.
Out of training and getting a truck assigned soon. I am already aware of what a terrible fuckup choosing trucking is. All truckers are fat retards. All of them.
>>21056267all of US, comrade. WE are all fat retards.
>>21056278One. Of us one of us!
>>21055011you been there?
>>21056712Yeah, I hit something in my early days of trucking.
>>21056729Yeah man, id honestly be less upset about it had the trainer not been there. The cunt let that shit happen straight up though.I was asking if you had been to that warehouse though
>>21056742fuck no. I pulled flatbed in my youngin days.
>>21056747What did you hit?
Who here Postal Trucking?
>>21056750Yo momma, YOLO!
>>21052674apu is so pure and innocent
>>21056750trailer collided with the front of another truck when I was coming into park. Hadn't hit anything else until that fateful dark night when I hit the gate going 98.
>>21056267go home normalfag
>>21056742>commie loser genetic waste blames others for his mistakesstop the presses
>>21056953>literal job is to prevent me from hitting shit>was also out of positionThat shit is on him and even safety said that.
>>21056267>all truckers are fat retardswelcome to the club then
>>21057333Been thinking bout that "stopping at a yield sign" you were talking about. He's full of shit I've decided.
>>21056857LET THEM TRUCKERS ROLL 10-4
>>21047586>tips over sideways
How often is the inside of the cabin searched? If I have some pot in the truck what are the chances they find it, and what happens to you? Assuming it’s not a lot of pot.
>>21058572It's seriously a bad time dude. Instant federal crime for transporting a schedule 1 drug over state lines. They might go for trafficking charges if they really feel like shitting down your throat
Lmao it had to be swiftyhttps://cdllife.com/2019/driver-has-no-idea-that-hes-trucking-a-little-something-extra/amp/
>>21058671Hmm.. thanks. I think I’m going to throw it out. - my partner has some though, it’s like 3 grams. Am I going to get in trouble if he gets caught with it? Do I need to make him toss it?
>>21058869I'd highly suggest it. If he decides to say it's yours to try and save himself they may just charge both of you. You're especially fucked if they discover you knew about it because that makes you complicit
>>21058869And just remember, many states don't give a fuck anymore and the laws may be laxed but federally its still classified in the same category as cocaine and heroin. And when you get caught doing into in a CMV as part of interstate commerce it becomes a federal issue. We're talking 10 year sentences for a dime bag in your rig.
Threadly reminder that trucks are soon to be fully automated. Better get those laborer job applications in while you still can, human drones.
>no friends>never had a girlfriend>never had a job>genuine failure>quiet and rarely talk to anyone outside of immediate family>probably have an undiagnosed condition like aspergers or something>like to drive on highways and back roads>autistically imagine myself driving a truck while listening to Slim Dusty>"i'll become a truck driver"I've applied for my heavy rigid licence here in Australia and go for my test in a couple of weeks. First day is theory, then I actually drive the truck. Am I in over my head? It's not like I have much of a choice anyway.
>>21059124We all start over our heads. You figure it out as you go.
My brother is using a rental 53 flat paid for by Fontaine while Fontaine is repairing his step trailer under warranty work.
I'm currently broke and unemployed. How / where would I go about getting a CDL and signing on with a company, and is that a good idea? I don't have family or anything and only need to make about $35k gross (what my last job paid) to live comfortably. I have a clean driving record and don't mind sleeping in a vehicle or even camping out, as I've lived out of cars and in a tent before.Bonus, I already know how to drive an unsynchronized manual and back a trailer, although I've never driven anything with a hi/lo range or hauled a trailer so large.
>>21058525Only shit operators manage that.
>>21059124Easy as fuck. You're only doing HR, no trailer to worry about. Try and find a asphalt hauling job, many places are willing to put noobs on.
>>21059503Cracks at stepdeck?
>>21059729Not the main beam but the accessory structure around the landing gear is cracking.Mine has the same issue. Mine came off line after his having same serial number plus 1
>>21059811Hi little discord man
God damn I can’t wait for this night to end!
>>21059803Maybe if they made it out of superior aluminium, instead of that amerishart aloomnum, it would have held up.
>>21060023U done yet? I've been starting bout 2am this week. >>21060457>Aluminum trailer
>>21060572You're so lucky to work at night and not have to participate in society. I did it for a year and it was glorious.
I'm fat an dumb
>>21060576Society is over rated. Normies anger me with their stupidity. But I have to go back to the world of working from noon to midnight again. So that means I get to see regular people again.
Any of you trucksluts haul armour stone?
>>21060591I don't but I pull reefer so lel
Anyone notice a slowdown in rates and loads? Apparently, truck sales have crashed 70% or something. Might not be the best time to start a career?
>>21060577lol wtf is a sump
>>21060674That’s right, stay out of trucking so that more ass-psy-lumb seekers can into trucking!
https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/amazon-sued-trucking-prime-logo.ampPrimelets are seething a company's advertising campaign that's existed for less than 10 years is better known than their entire company that's been around for almost 40
>>21061264Nice try, but I'm not picking sides out of those two shitbags
>>21060674O/O here and SE regional, rates have cooled a tad but they're back to pre-ELD mandate levels which is why truck sales crashed. Idiots bought up trucks for a bubble that's popping right now and those of us who stayed the course and didn't buy into the hype are reaping the benefits>>21061264Robbie has a valid suit though. Since we grew, a lot of other smaller companies have followed suit. There's a Primelink, Prime Leasing (which has actually been confused with us and they even state in their Facebook ads WE ARE NOT PRIME INC) Primeway, Prime Way, Amazon Prime (their trucks just say Prime though, no mention of Amazon) Prime Load, Prime Trucking and a few others I've forgotten probably. We have a reputation for being on time and being safe and we charge a huge premium for it and Rob is contending that these smaller guys who are undercutting him are trying to do the sameThe contention here is that they are afraid their rep will be tarnished if one of those trucks plows into a schoolbus full of kids and kills everyone. Realistically, they will settle out of court.
Amazon prime trucks are crazy. Mostly ungoverned Alphonses I got passed on a 2 lane one night when I was 60 in a 55.and he almost caused a head on collision 2 miles later he whipped into a truck stop
>>21061620that's pretty much why Rob is going after them. They're big enough if they do something stupid the equally-stupid public will have a negative opinion of his company. It only takes one incident to destroy someone's reputation and people are gullible, don't believe me look at all the Jeffrey Epstein fakes circulating
You RAT BASTARD
>>21053191only in a tandem configuration
>>21057354The only book I've encountered that has anything to say on the matter is Californias and theirs says you don't have to stop, provided you have right of way
Are there any online resources to practice pre trip?
>>21061678I remain glad.
Getting a night off due to company incompetence. Stores will be running out of gas! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Also just spoke to the Kentucky site that does cdl a testing and apparently they don't test alley docking lol
Man, I forgot about all this.
>>21062106You aren't dead? Pity.
>>21062106Whatcha been up to kitt?
>>21062251Not since I jumped on Zoloft, not a single urge to kill myself. Wanting to die, however, has not changed.>>21062258Getting fatter, teaming hard, spent over 2k on fireworks, made a trip to a Nevada brothel, broke up with girlfriend again, but this time, she realizes it her, and she's on Zoloft now and talking to a therapist. Teaming was fun, but we split up, and I don't team that way, so I got a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia. Gotta get it road ready and whatnot. Still with Knight, but ELDs are gay. They're pushing them on us now since the whole mandate crap. I've missed this place, I've just mentally not been all here to relax for now. Gotta take care of my mental health, lol.
>>21062041Wait. U don't have a CDL yet, and they're sending u on runs already?>>21062106 I kinda missed you, company onions are entertaining
>>21062329What’s with you and crazy women? Do you just attract them or something?
>>21062251WhineyKun is dead.
>>21061678>Chad Train>Traffic has to stop for him>Can move insane amounts of cargo>Engineers get paid well>Has a bathroom onboard>Virgin Truck>Is held up by wagies in there econoboxes>Has to back into badly designed loading docks>Can carry only a fraction of the cargo>Has piss bottles
>>21062540Virgin train:Will move your cargo really cheap as long as both you and your customer are on railroad tracks.Will also move it quickly if it needs to get there in a hurry. Just wait 10days for express and expedited service.
>>21062577Would you wear this shirt?
>>21062425I'm here to entertain and be ridiculed, you already know.>>21062440Boring women aren't for me. Sex is usually lame.
>>21062618I’m wearing it right now. It’s the only one I own.
>>21062425With a trainer, I've got the permit
Knight seemed kind of sad because we aren't teaming anymore, but oh well. We might team for the winter, or we might take it off, I am still unsure. But being stuck in California sucks. I just wanna get certified for diesel mechanics already and make money not being on the road. I'll be sticking to mostly west, and I think she will be I-5 exclusive, and I plan to go there too. There's always freight there, and from what I'm reading, freight sucks heading west from the east coast with our company.
>>21062776Freight sucks heading west from the east coast with any company. The east coast is where the majority of the country's population is and they consume freight like a black hole. Everything goes in, little comes back out. That may be an exaggeration but it's really lopsided. I had to wait for 3 days in Vermont to get a load heading west for my home time when I first started and was OTR. BTW the truck stop in St. Albans, VT is cool af if you're ever up there. The trucker's lounge is some secret club shit where you enter an unmarked door on the side of the building and go down two flights of stairs into the basement and then there's a lounge with laundry/shower chairs & tables, TV and wifi. Also I was like the only guy down there for the whole 3 days. Maybe 2 or 3 people popped in for the showers and immediately left. Was fuckin' chill.
>>21062641Based and redpilled.
>>21062816East coast freight is so bad that after I empty out in PA,MD,NY,NJI usually deadhead to OH for a westbound load to MN
>>21062776Hey man, as a diesel tech. Keep your truckin ass out of the shop. You ain't got the brains.
>>21062939According to our diesel techs they'd take an alcoholic orangutan if he'd fucking shown up every day he was scheduled
>>21062939I'm not the average trucker, bud. I prefer working on cars and PCs. I just did trucking because "easy money" and "most profitable career without a degree". Sure as hell beat making pizzas.Don't worry. I won't be a threat. I just wanna work with wrenches and specialty tools, and go home.
Got my little red panties on and my nighty, ready for bed.
>>21063098>profitable career>Knight/swiftChoose one of these, and only one
>>21063203Sure thing, bud, whatever makes your pathetic life better. But I'm not lying, I make in a week what I made in a month at my pizza job. So yeah, this is quite the profitable career. I wasn't like you and the other morons who dipped hard into trucking/megacarriers and expected to make 6-7 figures my first month.
>>21063251This level if cope is unimaginable. Stop being a lying spic faggot.
>>21063251Nobody cares what a fat furry latino bisexual trucker thinks.
>>21054426Reminds me of the Schreibers in Stephenville where its a tight fucking back and they have a million poles 30 feet in front of the spaces that have seen more action than your average strip club.
>>21063327I mean, is that actually pretty tight or am I just that big of a rookie?
>>21063310But I'm not coping. I'm actually happy with my life and how it goes. I was able to afford blowing over 2k on fireworks not CA legal.>>21063314You care enough to reply.
>>21063336You'll definitely have way tighter backing at some point. You'll be fine though, everyone fucks up at some point.
>>21063341Yeah for sure. Haha Ive actually been looking at ways to get some eyes on my blind spots while Im backing, at least until I get good at it. The guy that drove me home told me that he knew guys that used like a drone in follow/hover mode and I was thinking about just getting a little wireless camera with a magnet or something. I dunno. I know its the bitch way out but Im definitely thinking about the drone route or getting an attachable camera for sure.
>>21063420Just pay attention to your surroundings. Its a good idea to thoroughly look at the area you're backing in towards as you aproach.
Probably the most retarded place I've been is vistar Houston. You enter east to west, there is signage specifically posted that you cannot enter from the other side or back into the gate. you MUST blind side it in, per vistar mgmt. And it's tight as a jew purse strings. If there are trailers parked along the fence like in the pic you can't even try, you have to go ask them to move or flag down one of their drivers and ask them to move it if it's a dropped trailer. The fence is permanently leaned from trucks nosing into it constantly and they had to set up poles to keep trucks from just driving over the fucking fence because it happened too much. And the dock doors are so fucking close together, when they give you a door between two trucks its just a shit time m8. Obviously easier for daycab but there are plenty of trucks there with full sleepers every morning and it's always a fucking circus because everyone wants to get in and get a door as soon as they open so the adjacent door might be empty and make it easier on them.
>>21063507Wow holy shit
>>21063336Git gud, noob. Also KYS.
>>21063427Yeah I definitely tunnel vision the rear tandems at times. Thats what happened in the situation that I hit that pole.
>>21062961Mechanics are in higher demand than truckers. Too bad they are all degenerates who won’t show up to work when they are supposed to.
>>21063507Fuck dryvans. Fuck shitty shippers and receivers.
The first day back from home time is usually the hardest.
Night time is the right time
>>21063738Put ur head on a swivel boi>>21064280I was just thinking about electronic horns. Maybe we could make one that played sound bites. Like a woman screaming, for instance.
>>21064269i get your reference bro
Would a gopro3 be a good choice to run all day?
Good morning to me
>>21064967Is at the shop hanging out with a good boy!
>>21064967>The secret to Ethan's backing success
I'm not a trucker,but sometimes I'd really like to buy an old tractor and chrome it out, just to style on the lifted pickup brodozer faggots.
For 2500 miles and those school/advance deductions thats a pretty good one week check for an average week yeah? Thats like, more than any bi-weekly check Ive ever gotten
>>21065409Looks pretty solid to me. How much are you paying total for school? 100 a week is fucking steep
>>21065772$2500, the 100 steps down to 30 after we get our own truck
This is the place to shop!
EYES WITHOUT A FACE
>>21063251This is some unimaginable levels of cope and projection filenames. I started where you are, at swift.>inb4 knight isn't swiftThe difference is, I did my starter time and got the fuck out. I didnt champion the shir cause it was better than pizza delivery.I made 2x what I ever made there when I went to FedEx, and doubled that 2 years later now as an owner.I tried to give you advice before and you refuse to listen, so keep your projection of a pathetic life to yourself.
>>21066115What projection? I just mention that I'm happy with my life and job where I'm at, and it seems like if I'm not making 500k+ a year, I'll never be good. But the truth is, I'm happy, and not everyone reaches for greatness. I'm as far as I wanna go with my CDL, now it's time for me to do something that I'll enjoy more. There's more to life than money. My life may be pathetic to you, but I enjoy it. It's my life, and I like it. >ur life is dumI know, but I'm happy.>Lmao rektOooooookay....
>>21066286That's cuck talk
>>21066653I don't think so, but I can't change your mind.
I am currently suspended for the next two days for a speeding ticket I got a couple weeks ago. Oh no. Whatever will I do, being forced into a 4day weekend?
How much power does a "normal" truck in American go up to? Not modified, a stock one.
Goodnight sweet prince
>>21065795Oof>>21066980Enough to pull your faggot ass around
>>21066996A rare prime flat for your collection
>>21066999Then I want to know how many gay horses a semi has
>>21067046most everythings 450-500. 16-1800ftlbs. Premium truccs can go up to 600 2050? ish. most a trans can handle is 2300 i think.
Alright faggots, what's the longest you can drive with retread peeling off a trailer tire? Not super singles and all the other ones are fine. I probably have like 70% tread left and I'm in the middle of fuck all New Mexico
>>21066115>started at swift and then FedExIs that you, crackhead mykeel? You will never be an owner operator a 1/4 good as I am.
>>21067087I've run them as smooth as an onions peel. I've run on wire in the drives before. Not proud, just commenting. It's always the worst looking one that lasts the longest. Just make sure it has the proper air in it. I always hook up the hose and stand back a few feet. Fuck one of those blowing up in my pretty face.
>>21061983Just point at everything and say I'd check to make sure it's not cracked, leaking, or broken. :V
>>21065415Ill be bringing home about 770 from this week and I only worked 28 hours in 3 days.Just a reminder OTR guys are cucks.
>>21067143Who even are you
Nighty nite everyoneDid 15 hours of straight driving today
>>21065409700 in hand for 2 weeks is good?
>>21067338thats 1 week
>>21067338With hella deductions
>>21067364Negatory, just a company dude who shows up every now and again.
>>21067143I made that today in 5 hours, that's cute
>>21066286No, see I never said your life was pathetic. You used those words at me and then I said you were projecting.>500k a yearNah, I never said that. What I did say is there are better, more lucrative jobs to be had. This isn't all or nothing. You can average 55-60k a year pulling LTL local and be home everyday. That seems like a better life than 35k OTR and home every 6-8 weeks. It does seem to me though, that if you're experienced and out here for a month or more at a time, that you should be making bank, Not less than 'bout town bois. Not telling you to hate your life either, just that you can do better.
>>21067260Why not any gay driving? Are you a bigot.
>>21066730Lmao right? I never understood that. Knight would sit drivers if they didn't take a load that they didn't want (non-forced dispatch), but who cares? Keeps you from going where you don't wanna go, and you get some time to clean the truck, sight see, etc.>>21067765I'd like to do LTL, but where I live, there isn't too much of an option for that, and whatever options there are, I have too little experience. Not to mention, I got 1 ticket in my personal vehicle and 1 pending because fuck I-5 Grapevine CHP, and I don't have 2 years. I wish to get off the road, but first, I need to find a home to go to when I am finished with work. I am stuck in OTR because I have no permanent residence at the moment. But that'll be fixed soon, hopefully. As for making bank, you're not wrong, I could be making more than 40 CPM solo/50 CPM team, but I'm really comfy here, but once I'm forced to use ELDs, Knight will be just like any other mega carrier. That'll make it easier to switch. I like the fact that Knight doesn't give a shit where I BT to, so long as it's within a reasonable distance, so to like, Walmart, restaurants, etc, with unlimited PC time and no calls about "wasted fuel". I get to pretend for a bit I own that truck and get to take it wherever I damn well please so long as it's a truck route or a parking lot I can park a BT in. With LTL, I'll have to be an adult and actually work without too much fun. OTR is super comfy, but the pay sucks so bad unless you're an O/O. So basically, I chose my poison, sacrifice money for some chill time and hometime whenever I want, over some serious money but more work. >TL/DR: I'm lazy and comfy at the moment, but that could change.
>>21067630(Not counting the sheer amount of time I spend sitting around in a cuck shed not getting paid)
>>21067890Where do you live/wanna live?After 6 months of experience, we'd probably hire you at any of our terminals. We're pretty short on drivers in general, and I know they hired a friend of mine with 6 months, a DUI from 2 years ago, and a speeding ticket a month before he got hired onAnd fuck, I've got three speeding tickets in two years and they haven't fired me yet
>>21068072And fuel costs, wear n tear costs, unpaid paperwork cost, tax liabilities etc.
>>21054401>Rubbed the right nose of the truck on a concrete safety pole during backing into a pretty tight space.I work driving bin trucks and this sort of stuff happens on a weekly basis, if they sacked anyone for something like that they would have no drivers left. I've been doing it for a year and I've scratched two cars and (slightly) broken about 3 fences. There are people who have done more damage than me too.
>>21056267>>21056278I'm not fat ;(
>>21062456Is this real? How’d he die?
Just got my first load in my first truck. Ups from TN to Ohio. Let’s go!Also, Kentworths suck asshole
>>21070068first thing that you have *ever* posted that had potential
>>21070181im sorry that sound mean, what i meant to say was these are funny and i wish you would make more
>>21070068>>21070083These are fantastic Also, thanQ trump for shitting on bitcoin in the most boomerist of criticism possible. Get the left to buy my bags.
>>21070508what does your girlfriend think of your btc stash? is now a good time to buy some?
>"I'm your new DM, I'll keep you moving!">Gives me shitty runs or low miles but high delivery times That is it, I'm going back to teaming. Every DM I deal with that isn't the 2 I like always seem to sit me longer than I like. I've been at this rest area since 2030 yesterday, and it's about to be 1600 and I'll be finally moving to a 0300 delivery in Phoenix. Shit's gay.>>21068101I live in the center of California, but I wanna live in OR, NV, or TX.
>>21070687hesus christo, freight really has crashed. theres going to be a lot of starving truckers soon.
>>21070708Not really for mega carriers, but my dispatchers seem pretty bad, save for the 2 that actually know how to plan their drivers.
Well shit, been at my current gig for a year and a month now and this is the first time I'll have to take a 34 anywhere but home. Gonna camp at this petro in wisCANsin. Had to happen eventually, oh well. I'll be back in oklahomo soon enough.
>>21070757i love okc, usually take my 34 at the habana inn
Genuine question. It's almost guaranteed I'm about to be laughed off the board, but how do you guys feel about Tesla's Semis? Seems like they're going to make hauling much easier. Quieter, probably will feel nicer, no fuel costs and likely some massive batteries to boost that range, and no fuel costs. Seems like a win?
>Here comes a new challengerFor fuck's sake.>>21070778They do seem nice, the old truckers will laugh at you constantly, but while you get rid of fuel, you still have an electrical bill to pay, not to mention, batteries. I wish they were fully automatic, would be perfect for shuttle trucks or just to get to DCs from interstates.
>>21070778Electric has a potential application for short haul freight such as moving around a metro area but it's still a loooong ways from matching the range of diesel. I've heard many companies are interested in changing to electric yard trucks though since range isn't really an issue.
>>21070786True about the electrical bill, but from what I've seen off of their consumer vehicles, it doesn't add too much to a home bill.Batteries, yeah I could see that being a problem, being expensive if they go bad, but that wouldn't be an expense until much further down the road, so probably just the same as any other long-term maintenance.I'll admit, I assumed they were fully automatic. What sort of transmission do they use?
>>21070803I think he meant autonomous, they don't need a transmission
>>21070799According to Wikipedia (not the most trustworthy source, I know), the range on a Tesla semi at maximum is 500 miles. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but the average range of a diesel is about 2000, correct? Yeah, I can see the issues as a long-haul truck now.
>>21070778I want one>mfw maxed out yanking all those LWB hood trucks up the hill in an all-electric Prime cuck wagon
>>21070813500 is fine, that's how many miles most of us do a day without running out of your 70 later onyou could run, park the truck and charge it while you do your 10
>>21070811Ahh, that makes sense. That's why I was confused about what he said. The autonomous driving can't be too far off by now, and I'm sure the assists they offer now would go a long way towards making trucking less stressful. >>21070815They just seem nice desu. Not a trucker but if I were, I'd put up with the hassle of one.
>>21070816That sounds reasonable, especially since they should be full after 10 hours of charging. Would be nice not having to pull off when you run low.
>>21070813I really want to see it do 500 miles at 80,000 gross weight, I feel like the 500 figure isn't entirely truthful. That's the high end for electric vehicles at a fraction of the weight.
>>21070821This also provides a certain logistical challenge in making sure there is a charging point within 500 miles along the route your load is traveling though. What happens when you end 100 miles short of a charge point then need to head in the opposite direction? This is another one of those infrastructural issues that can be solved in time, but right now there are more diesel fuel stations than you can shake a pool noodle at, but I'm not aware of any charging stations a semi could park at. If current truck stops adopt chargers they would have to be located in the designated parking spaces and then they would also need to enforce not allowing non-electrics to take that parking spot. It seems like a real headache desu
>>210705442013 was a while ago. I bought. At $800 and had to sit on a loss for like 2 years while I accumulated more. Do so at your own risk.
>Got orientation on the 30th with CRST. Cant wait to be the only white guy in a room filled with basketball-Americans.
There’s simply no legitimate reason for an 80-foot tractor trailer to be driven within a few feet of other motorists, at speeds of 70 or 75 or 80 mph. The safety benefits of Senate Bill 2033 are obvious
>>21071855Relative speed of a vehicle to other traffic is the metric that determines how safely it is operating rather than an arbitrary max speed. If youre on average limited to 20 mph less than the traffic around you, youre going to be a dangerous obstacle that other drivers have to go around, creating dangerous situations. Simply limiting overall truck speeds isnt going to reduce any number of incidents.
>tfw you shit your sweat pants at the fuel island when pumping.
>>21071875Sounds like your drivers license is worthless if you can't identify a simple hazard like a slower vehicle.
The Alliance noted that “a slower speed limit for trucks than the speed limit for cars, known as a differential speed limit, does not compromise safety” and that, “Most states currently restrict large trucks to 65 mph on state-controlled highways.”
>>21071904Any time you have to change lanes to account for a slower vehicle increases your chance for an incident. More movement is more dangerous.>>21071902Again the statistics show that variance of speed relative to the speed of traffic is a greater indicator of likelyhood for incident rather than overall speed. If you limit big trucks ability to go a speed relative to the speed of traffic around it, it will 100% create more dangerous situations.
>>21071922Only shit drivers create dangerous situations. Guess what USA drivers are.
I’m getting pretty bored of this lately
>>21071933Good drivers create dangerous situations too. Passes have to be made. If youre trying to pass something that its variance in speed relative to traffic is 15-20 mph, making that lane change can be very dangerous regardless of how good of a driver you are.
>>21071940Breathing is dangerous too.
why do truck drivers shit themselves so much? is it because their diet turns their poo into a brown milkshake-like consistency?
>>21071953reddit might be more your speed, retarded tripfaggot
>>21071954Whew lad, weve got a live one
>>21071956you know on reddit you get your own name on your account just like tripping so you can get epic upvotes and reddit gold! how about fucking off back there?
>>21071961Because I dont have to. Die mad, faggot.
>>21071982enjoy staying somewhere where nobody wants you. get some friends so that you don't have to rely on trying to make an online presence on an anime imageboarddon't bother replying, I'm not gonna read it
>>21071991Its 2 am and my friends are mostly asleep I saw most of them at the super cool bar we all like to go to and we left at around 10 when it started to get annoyingly busy. I just finished fucking my wife not to long ago and now Im smoking a cigar and sipping a fancy bourbon. What did you do today?
>>21072002Whats it like fucking disabled people? Sounds low test.
>>21072002>reddit: the post
>>21071460When I say that, no one really gets it except for my black friend. >CRSTYou teaming?>>21071901I'll never unsee that image. It was the first thing trucking related I saw.>Love'sI get so many damn points there, it's lovely.>>21071936Well, you're a daycab, so find some shit to do after work.>>21071947It's a rite of passage. If you haven't done it once from Taco Bell, you are not a real trucker.
>>21072065>having no idea
>>21072248I’ve pulled over and had to shit on the side of the road... am I a real trucker yet, or do I have to shit my pants?
>>21072519same lmao. got food poisoning from out of date bologna. had to pull over 4 times in the span of 3 hours, three times to vomit and once to shit. thank god it was like 4am and pitch dark
>>21072505You're either a fag or a fag enabler. Begone from our hallowed thread.
I just want to sleep, but I got locked out of my truck. I hate this fucking auto lock door bullshit. Now I have to sit outside in Phoenix and wait for a damn locksmith.>Why don't you have a spare?I didn't have time to make one, as soon as I got the truck, I started rolling.>>21072519Either or, really.
>>21072552The truck I’m in I can’t lock myself out. Feelsgoodbro. Driving an empty from Detroit to Nashville right now.. weird
>>21072552the volvo i'm in wont let you lock the door while the door is open, so it can only be locked from while you're inside with the doors closed or outside with a key making it impossible to lock yourself out. it's nifty.although I still managed to lock myself out once because the driver side door handle broke internally and I didn't have a key to open the passenger door that I keep locked, lmao.
>>21072561Volvo had it right with the point that you can't lock yourself out, like >>21072565 said. I never drive nights, but this DM has me running night loads then early morning loads, like for reals? >>21072565I usually have the passenger door unlocked for this very reason, but I guess I locked it at some point and now I'm screwed. Just sitting in the heat, mad as hell.
>>21072572yeah I got lucky because idk if all volvo fleets are like this but my company has it so all of our volvos use the same key, so I called dispatch and we had a guy going down i40 five minutes from me. they called and asked him to stop by and open my passenger door, so I didn't have to wait long. waiting on a locksmith would have sucked
>>21072538>hallowed threadDestroyed by a canadian discord tranny.
>>21072596Not our fleet, we have like 3 different keys. Probably more.
>>21072565holy fuck, ive never noticed that, I always thought i forgot to lock the door. me dumdum
>>21072248I’m still never home, I stay in a hotel every night
>>21072811how do you fuel up with that rig?
>>21065415Where the hell are you working that they didn't pay for your school?
>>21072850You get "free" tuition only if you agree to slave for them.
>>21072843the booster has lock pins so technically you can back it up if you can get it completely straight on the pump, but you’ve gotta dump the air and the nitrogen before doing so, so most of the time it’s faster to just drop the trailer somewhere and bobtail to the pump. most pumps are 12-14’ wide so obviously I can’t pull through
>>21072886Yeah for what, a year? You'll want to stay with your first job for at least that long anyway. Doesn't look good to be changing jobs constantly.
>>21072811>>21072895Man I wouldn't wanna haul this kind of shit. It must be such a hassle. What do you do when all of a sudden there's a narrow road from construction or whatever?
>>21072895Oh look it’s the faggot
>>21072895>nitrogenWhere does this come into play?
>>21072895i think youre the coolest one here, king of /tfg/
>>21072896I hopped onto the best paying dick I could after training.
>>21072913so far I’ve never come across anything I couldn’t make it through>>21072951the booster attached to the back of the trailer uses a nitrogen-charged cylinder to basically lift up on the back of the trailer to transfer weight to the booster. some boosters just use air or hydraulic cylinders but with the nitrogen one there’s less fluctuation and you never have to shim it
>>21072953aww thanks :3
>>21073028Man I went through a stretch of some interstate undergoing construction, can't remember which one, think it was somewhere in Illinois, I was freaking out with my regular ole trailer.There were guard blocks on both sides and it couldn't have been more than like 10 feet of lane. And it was curvy too.
>>21072811You're living the dream, doing better than any flatbedder or vanboi, driving a daycab, and setting up shop in a different hotel each night. That's pretty cool.How does the hotel thing work? What if you run out of hours, does the pilot car pick you up?
>>21073100It depends, for one thing I’m really meticulous in planning my trips and I’ve never run out of hours since I went to ELD but if I’m cutting it close I’ll park, switch to on duty for my post trip while I drop the trailer and kick tires and shit and then sign out completely and when I log in the next morning it shows unassigned driving time for the truck and I just don’t claim it. they’ve never found it when they’ve checked my logs but if they did I’d just say it was personal conveyance, which it was. I usually won’t catch rides with the pilots unless they’re one of our in-house ones that are paid hourly but if they’re contracted I don’t bug them with that shit because it’s not part of their job
>>21073189I talked to a heavy haul driver & his wife at a diner once, said she was his pilot car in a luxury van with a bed in the back so they never got hotels. Have you considered seducing a qt to be your pilot/hotel room on wheels?
>>21073207ehh not really, I like having my own shower and a king size bed and all that shit. the reason I never wanted to do OTR was just that I’m pretty bad at sleeping and knew I would have a hard time sleeping in a truck so this system works out well enough for me. plus I’ve racked up so many rewards points with IHG and Hilton, I could take an awesome vacation if I ever took time off
>>21073243Makes sense. They didn't outright state it but I assumed from the conversation he was an o/o so it was just more money for them but if your hotel rooms are compensated why not?
>>21072953Wow a fucking nobody This so called heavy haul kidIs a talentless nobody in a field of niggers
>rumbly grumbly in the tumbly>din din time>order chicken tendies with fries>they ask what sauce I want>tell them no sauce, smother it in gravy and cheese instead>they do and no extra chargethank you based iron skillet
>>21070786Jesus. 3 days for a 600 mile load. Is that normal for Knight? Are u allowed to deliver early?
>>21072811Yo is that the Boise fucking stage stop? Kinda look like it, the restaurant there is the tits
>>21075029Nope. It's a live unload. But I'm mad as shit. I can't pick up the load until Monday, dispatch is fucking me around, and the load delivers on Monday. No, this is not normal for Knight, but I can now see why people choose to leave. I've spent more time idling in my truck than actually driving. It's bullshit. My new DM is dildos, and that's why I'm going back to teaming. Normally when I was solo and doing I-5 runs, I easily cleared 3k miles a week. Now...it's all bullshit. I've just been bored as shit in this truck.
Where do you see the trucking industry in 10 years? Is automation going to take the jobs? And is it normal for a trucker to only work 40-50 hours a week? Are there many gay crossdressing twinks in trucking? I'm asking cause I'm thinking about getting into it!Are there even many young people in trucking?How easy is it to move up the corporate ladder?This really might be the job for me! Driving all day, listening to podcasts and stuff! That sounds awesome!!!
>>21075110No.Yes.Yes.Nowadays, yes.Very fucking hard, corporate sees you as a dumb, dirty trucker.If you ain't got nobody at home or a life at home, OTR trucking is perfect. If you like money and a social life, get those LTL gigs.
Millis, I’m glad every time I see one of your trucks. I’m a newer truck driver and I’m not very good at backing up, but every time I see one of your trucks pull in and struggle to get into the easiest space in the lot it makes me feel better. Thanks millisfag!
>>210751101. no. every place that's developing the automation software has admitted they can't really handle driving off of interstates/major highways. they're all focused on automating the part where you drive in a straight line for 1000 miles, most of them intend to use it as a driver aid rather than a driver replacement. There's one place that's trying to create remote controlled trucks that drivers operate from a cubicle but I don't really see that taking off either.2. The maximum in a rolling 8 day period is 70 hours, it varies job to job. I pull a reefer and I'm regional to the OK/TX area, I average about 50 hours a week. slow weeks I just barely break 40. Hard weeks (this week) I maxed my 70 in 5 days and had to shut it down on the road.3. I've never seen any. But truckers are all kinda of freaks4. No. Mostly middle aged men. When I started at I was a baby-faced 23 year old and people constantly gave me double takes and made comments about my age.5. No. A lot of dispatchers are former drivers, but that's usually the end of it. Being a driver doesn't really translate to the intricacies of the logistics industry that trucking companies expect from their office folk6. No. you're too optimistic for this job. look elsewhere.
>>21075133wait so there are a lot of gay twinks in trucking? ARE U SERIOUSalso, if I only drive 40 hours a week ( but say 50 hours total work if u include loading and checking in and out ), then how much will I make starting out?Thank you so much and stay safe out there! I was an EMT for a few years and we, unfortunately, got called to a few trucking accidents. They are rare, but they are gruesome.
>>21075183im a very very quiet person actually. Thank u for the insight!!!
>>21075184>also, if I only drive 40 hours a week ( but say 50 hours total work if u include loading and checking in and out ), then how much will I make starting out?This mistake here is assuming you have a choice. Unless you dive into the deep end with your own truck, your employer will know your limit and continue to expect you to work until they have no more work to give you or until you cannot legally continue.
>>21071902>if you can't identify a simple hazard like a slower vehicle.No one can when they are staring at their cell phone.
>>21075204no, I don't let employers take advantage of me. I will let people take advantage of my body but not my time!!!
>>21075217well, see, when you sign on, unless they are a non-forced dispatch company, you'll sign something saying you agree to their terms and policies, and most of them have a policy that if you refuse a load you had the hours to run legally, you will receive a punitive action against you, like written up/strike/whatever system they use, and eventual terminationthey look at it as their truck generates revenue and you're just an unfortunate expense in the truck's operation. if you're refusing to operate the truck and generate money for them, you're costing them money and they can't have that.there are a handful of places that allow non-forced dispatch (driver may refuse loads as he wishes, usually with a stipulation that a certain minimum number of loads per period are completed) and some also have part-time drivers.
>>210751101) no automation won’t take jobs, unfortunately. I’d love to get wasted and babysit this truck for 10 bucks an hour. 2) I work all the time.. all the time. I drove for 10.5 hours today, I did a pre trip and post trip, had a forced 30 minute break, and had to get gas, and my card was fucked up so I had to talk to my company about it before it would go. I generally work 12 hours a day, until I hit 70 hours, then do a reset. 3) there are very very few, I’ve never seen one. 4) to move up the corporate ladder you get experience and then go to another company that pays more 5) I want to kill myself every day. Have fun.
>>21075110>5 years max before wee see significant job loss>yes>probably 15-20%, mostly flatbedders>i mentor young prospective drivers such as yourself>depends on what you are willing to do maybe ill roll through your town one day. take you in my rig for a ride.
>>21072248>my black friend
>>21075526Crash & Roll Stunt Team
>>21075526Caution! Retard's Semi Truck
>>21075110I saw a man fueling his truck and he was legit wearing a full length skirt and polo shirt.
New to the trucking game. Is this the right thread for me? Thinking of applying to companies.What company should I start out with as a newbie? I want to make decent cash fast. I hear CR England is a shitshow and scam, Swift is kinda bad. What else?
>>21075646TMC, it'll kick your ass, but make you a great trucker.
>>21075643ew gross, men shouldn't do that unlelss they are cute twinks sry but it is trueI have ONE more questionIs there anyone who just lives in the truck? Like if I'm gonna be driving all the time then why would I even rent an apartment
>tfw unemployed but have a class a CDL Feels good knowing I have a job literally anytime I'm ready to start working again
>>21075643At the Love's I'm at, saw what looked like a 40 year old man, looked like an older trucker, wearing Daisy dukes. Wtf.
>>21075646Hard work, but do flatbed, pays more, usually nicer S/Rs, and if you get tired of flatbedding, you can drag a box around if you want. TMC will train you good, but you better be ready to keep that truck spotless.If you're looking for a CDL without the auto restriction, Knight offers their course that way. Personally, might be better going to a good trucking school, so when you apply, you don't have to deal with a trainer longer than necessary.
>>21072597>Implying I ever post anonymouslyHow will others see me getting precious (You)s.
Sup y'all. Im innawoods at like 3000 feet in a hammock drunk as shit. What's good.
>>21075829I'm doing my customary browsing before sleep. Don't tell me how to live my life. I'd post pics but this area is range banned.
>>21075646Not him but how is Knight?
will trucking make me enough money to live comfortable in Atlanta or Nashville? I want to live in a southern city
HOW OFTEN DO OTRUCKS GET HIGH SPEED INTERNET
i have many questions
Rev up those questions homos, I've been here for 20 hours at this Love's. Shit's gay. I've never unwillingly sat this long. I'm bored as hell, so let's post a recent Knight fuck up.
>>21076019Yeah, it's cheap as shit to live there, compared to my Commiefornia.
>>21076095>>21076097>>21076098>>21076100Hey, I'm 28 and thinking about going into trucking. It seems awesome. I'm an introvert, I don't ever get lonely, I would not mind at all living directly in the truck. It sounds perfect for me. I'm back in school and doing well, but I just realized how much trucking pays and how well it suits my lifestyle. I'm probably going to quit school and become a trucker.1. Is Knight a good company to work for? I'm from north Mississippi. What are some good companies in the MS/TN area?2. If I go to CDL school for short haul can I get a job as long haul right out of school?4. What's the scariest type of roads/driving situations? Like, ice, rain or what?5. What's the closest you have come to a wreck, and how can you be sure to always be safe?6. Craziest story? :)Okay thanks and I will have more questions soon I'm not going to bed yet. I just think I may have found the
>>21076127*thing I would like to do for the forseeable future
>>21075084yes it is. I’ve been taking these control buildings to Washington and no matter how I plan it I always get stuck in Boise’s curfew so I stop there for fuel and food and I’m thoroughly pleased with that restaurant.>>21073892you seem upsetthe cute blonde that lives next door to me just swallowed my cum and then proceeded to get on top of me and fuck me again and I wasn’t ready for a round two so I’m a little upset as wellwe have a lot in common except that I prefer females
>>21072811Doesn't it cost way too much? Why not just stay in the truck?
>>21076189customer pays for it. it’s a little snug without a sleeper
>>21076127Get a degree and then do trucking. When trucking turns to shit, you still have an option, unlike most truckers.1. Yes and no. It depends on your dispatcher and whoever trained you. It's non-forced dispatch, so if you don't wanna run in an area, you don't have to. No penalties for turning down loads. You could run on straight recaps or burn your 70 in 5-6 days and do a 34 somewhere. Shops are shit, but the trucks are solid, every truck has 2 bunk beds. 2. It's basically the same thing, although long haul, you'll have a sleeper almost 100% of the time (save for OversizedBoi who gets hotels and drives a daycab), whereas short haul is mostly daycabs and you unload the trailers.3. Where the fuck?4. Obviously snow/ice, jackknife is no joke, and having to chain and unchain constantly depending on area gets annoying. Logging trucks drive on some really fucked up roads and still make it look easy, so I'd imagine they'd say their roads.5. Driving east on the CA-58 and some dickass RV merges in front of me without clearance and almost sends his car into my left steer tire, so I had to slam on the brakes. Other than that, personally, nothing else as major.6. I got nothing. Never had anything super crazy happen, other than pulling a Swift and almost getting stuck at a Walmart.
Also, this seems to be the new thread: >>21075825
>>21076230I'm probably not going to get that degree, but eh I will think about it. I see jobs on indeed saying $80k a year for 2 years trucking experience. I've seen multiple jobs that say $60k-80k with relatively little experience. Is this true or are they exaggerating?I'm glad to hear that about #6. I am a bit worried about the safety aspect of it. Now I sleep. Thank you and good night and be safe and maybe I will see you on the road ^_^
>>21076238k ill post my questions there now thanks
>>21076253If you bust ass and never go home, you can make that with the low experience jobs. With the 2+ years, depending on type of trucking, can be easy to make and also be home more.
Hey guys, newbie here. What the fuck am I supposed to do about parking? It seems like if you don't get off the road by 17:00 or so, you're shit out of luck when it comes to spots at truck stops. I've been trying to get started super early so I can be off the road before then, but that's not always an option. Is it worth it to pay for parking just for peace of mind? I never considered this would be such a huge problem with the job, but it's really annoying me now.
>>21065415>0.26 cpmOuchHow long will you be at that rate? You should be making double that
>>21076725If you're in the NE you're kind of fucked but I've never had a problem with parking except for near major metro areas. You should never plan to park near or in a metro area anyways. Get truckerpath on your phone and start picking spots around where you think you want to end up. Truckerpath has a thing for every parking spot where you can see the history of the lot being full/open so you can kind of gauge whether you will find a spot or not. You'll be able to find at least one open spot pretty often if you stop a bit later like in the early am. Google maps also helps too. Look for huge open lots / really wide streets in industrial areas. You could also trying parking at a Lowe's/Walmart/Target/etcHang in there man. You'll make it.