I've been reading lots and lots of news on this. It seems like everytime a truck makes an emergency stop on the side of the road, they get hit by some idiot.
If you read the forums, other truckers will tell you never to park on the shoulder for good reason. It's just attracting an accident!
So even if you get a flat, just drive to the nearest exit and head to the service station. People say the company will pay for any rim damage if you sustain any.
Also, if your HOS runs out, there's an emergency clause that lets you drive 2 extra hours (not just for adverse weather) to get to the gas / service station in the event of an emergency. If you want to see the fine legalese on this it's here
Hello everyone. Yesterday I got my CDL. Paid for it myself through a local school here in Atlanta and am looking for any advice on who to sign with. I'm thinking OTR, I'm single, mid forties with no family to keep me home. Also leaning towards driving reefers. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.
So, I might be interested in a job with a company called "One World Logistics." They pick up auto parts, and deliver them to the auto manufacturing facility. Does anybody know anything about them? The pay seems pretty good, but maybe too good. (?) It makes me wonder if maybe the work is not steady, or something else is askew.