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Sep 27, 17, 04:40 PM #31BTW...want a driving challenge? Drive a box van on any of our many 1 1/2 lane roads with no shoulder with bouncing thoroughbreds in the back and traffic coming the other way. Then get the aforementioned TB's in or out of the truck...it's an exciting job at times.Advertisement
Sep 27, 17, 05:47 PM #32
As a broker, I would be happy to talk to you about what to expect in dealing with us. Biggest issue I see with drivers is lack of communication of issues, whether potential or current, and reading BOLs before signing for product. Easily those are the two easiest ways to avoid liability and fees associated with damages, overages, and shortages. A dependable, consistent driver in this market is worth his weight in gold.
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Sep 28, 17, 04:04 AM #33
Someone told me he recommends to avoid places that want you to lease the truck, the extra amount per mile doesn't compensate for it.
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Also, do most truckers sleep in the cab? I would think that would be tough for me being 6 foot 6 inches and have a hard time sleeping with my legs bent, ie I generally sleep with one or both legs straight.
Sep 28, 17, 01:26 PM #34
Oct 2, 17, 02:04 PM #35I know next to nothing about the trucking industry, although I was a payroll clerk for one back in 1985.
Anyway, everytime I see this thread, I hear James Taylor's "Brother Trucker" in my head.
Roll, roll, roll, Brother Trucker....