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Lost my log book what to do? 
I lost my log book what do I do now? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, and thank you for asking a question on our website. First, you never …

States where truck drivers earn the most -- accurate or no?  
Wondering if you guys have seen this map of states where truck drivers earn the most. Here's the link: http://www.grimestrucking.com/how-much-do-truck-drivers-make-sa …

blank copy of a log page 
My employer left a blank copy of a log page in my truck & wants me to fill it out..I have a logbook in my truck! Do I have to fill this out? ----- …

TV 
WHICH TV WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR USE IN A SEMI ----- Response fro Vicki: Hello, Suzanne, Thanks for asking a question on our website. …

Taking my 4 year old over the road 
While I was pregnant in 2010 I decided stop driving. I am currently in the process of obtaining my cdl again and going back over the road. I now have a …

HELP! Trucker husband permanently hurt (becoming depressed) 
My husband has been a truck driver for 15 years (currently 33 yrs old) and because of a company neglect he broke his skull, jaw, teeth, and surgeries to …

Low Bridges 
You taken an on ramp to a hwy that's sign showed Commercial Traffic -> and at the bottom of the ramp you see a overpass with sign saying 11'6" and you're …

Wait times 
What is an acceptable wait time at a delivery dock ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Thanks for asking a question through our website. …

Washed truck 
Does DOT force you to wash your truck? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thanks for asking a question through our website. We are unable …

Cooking Smells in a Truck 
I start truck driving school next week. I have been reading and watching YouTube videos on cooking in a truck. I like the idea and am planning what I will …

coolant problem  
I have a 2003 Volvo day and problem is coolant is blowing out of the left cap on coolant tank the engine doesn't over heat there is no sign of coolant …

dot regulations on infants being on the big truck and seat belt safety rules 
My husband and I are leasing a truck from the company he works for. He is buying the truck. We just had a baby. We are interested in having our baby on …

Roadpro hot/cold unit and ?? could not find plug and ? if fixable 
I know I did something stupid but I have a Road Pro hot cold small unit with the glass see thry door . I could not find a plug so I tried a plug and plugged …

What is the very best "black box" on the road for the money? 
We're a small fleet needing to go to black boxes for the upcoming FMCSA ruling -- even though it's been extended, we want to be prepared! Still, it's …

90 degree backing 
How do you mark your reference points from practice on an instruction course to the real course for the CDL test? Our instructors mark the stopping spot …

OTR newbie truck driver expense puzzle. 
This is a really convenient site for a newbie like myself. I am registered at a PTDI trucking school and scheduled to begin training on December 5th 2011. …

How old is too old to be a truck driver? 
I am 67, in good shape and just retired from 35 years of lawyering. I want to do something else. I can get my cdl permit on my own. What should do next …

decorating your truck 
Hi, first of all I'd just like to thank you for making this web page. It's very helpful. I'm new to this "living on the road" thing, been on the truck …

adjusting fifth wheel 
how many lbs. on average is transferred by moving the fifth wheel one notch ----- Response from Vicki: While we appreciate receiving your question, …

brushing my teeth 
I really need to brush my teeth every morning. that is very important to me. i have had perfect teeth for a long time & i want to keep that way. i'm going …

wind resistance  
has anyone figured out a way to close the gap between the truck and trailer to reduce the wind drag there ? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Murray. …

Why do you post "PRIME, INC" on your site? 
The first thing I noticed was a banner for Prime, INC. If you knew anything about that company, you would not have posted it. Prime has been the reason …

Record book Not rated yet
I have been using the USA Trucker's Daily and Monthly Record book. I cannot find it locally. Can you tell me where I can find it? ----- Response …

Logs Not rated yet
If you work for a temp agency who do you turn your logs into,the temp agency or the company you are driving for? ----- Response from Vicki : Hello. …

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Independant OTR Free Healthcare Not rated yet
Many drivers complain of the the salary restricted by the 70 hr workweek, fuel taxes fuel incentive rates. But nothing is done about it. I propose to legislate …

What does "follow your tandems" mean in regards to alley docking? Not rated yet
What does "follow your tandems" mean in regards to alley docking? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Lorraine, Thanks for asking a question …

can they keep my last pay check? Not rated yet
can they keep my last pay check? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, and thank you for asking a question through our website. I greatly empathize …

Seeking a way to get money that's owed Not rated yet
Hello everyone I was just curious how to go about recovering funds 4 loads that I have hauled I'm living in Florida but had a factoring company starting …

Claiming your truck as a residence? Not rated yet
Can you deduct the interest on your truck if you no longer have a home? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Bret, That's a great question . …

Stealing gas. Not rated yet
I have a video of a trucker siphoning gas from a company truck and putting it into his personal truck, what steps can i take in reporting him? ----- …

I have no power from the truck to the pigtail can you please help me to figure out y Not rated yet
No power from truck to pigtail y ----- Response from Mike and Vicki: Thanks for asking a question through our site. We wrote a page entitled …

What questions to ask a recruiter when you are first time ever wanting to become a truck driver. Not rated yet
What are some if not many and important questions to ask recruiters when you are looking for a paid schooling first time cdl driving job. I will take any …

food the most expensive item how do i save on it Not rated yet
hi if i dont get allowance for meals and sleep outs how do i safe money i must always phone home to ask for money, is this fair im like permanent on duty …

top sheet sewn to fitted sheet Not rated yet
where can I buy sheet sets with top sheet sewn to bottom fitted one, for 42 x 80 x 6.5" mattress? Can't find them anywhere I've looked so far. ----- …

ICE BUILD UP UNDER TRAILER Not rated yet
I HAVE 5 LIGHTS OUT OF MY TRAILER AND CAN'T GET TO WIRES BECAUSE OF ICE BUILD UP. ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO REMOVE ICE. TAKING INDOORS IS NOT AN OPTION. …

cash advances Not rated yet
husband owns own truck. I'm doing the year end spread sheet. He got 600.00 dollars for January 2015 cash advanse taken out of his chech. Do I put this …

ESPAR HEATER Not rated yet
Can I set my ESPAR heater to run while driving? My truck is only blowing cold air.Thanks ----- Hi, Giovanni, Thanks for asking a question about …

Do I have to wait to get my cdl? Not rated yet
Do I have to wait to get my cdl? I had a cdl and not knowing I allowed it to expire not thinking I would have to start all over again from the very …

Port-a-Potty in Sleeper Not rated yet
This past summer I attended a truck driving course at Central New Mexico Community College here in Albuquerque. It was 12 weeks of rather intense work, …

Becoming an O/O to take my 3 year old Not rated yet
I have been a driver for 8 years. I have done OTR, Northeast regional, and a nightly account to NYC. At 7 months pregnant, I stepped down from driving. …

Logbook ticket Not rated yet
I recently got a ticket for my logbook not being up to date. Will that result in points on my cdl? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Tom. Thanks …

My inverter Not rated yet
Hooked up inverter wires on ATD 1500! I just got in this truck and inverter was already installed just not hooked up! After hooking to power I got a constant …

inverter error Not rated yet
My 1500 watt inverter shows OLP when I turn it on but nothing is plugged up to it ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Jimmy, Thanks for asking …

Missing load locks Not rated yet
Does anyone have a solution for keeping the load locks with the trailer? Some stops are sealed so I can't verify if the load locks are inside the trailer …

Have a class B wanting a. Class A. Not rated yet
I have a adult domestic partner. Over 6 years ago he got hit with a stroke. Sometimes he is with it and sometimes he is out of it. He needs me all the …

How do I go about getting a Rewards Card from Travel of America truck stop for a Profession driver? Not rated yet
My husband who is professional truck driver would like a rewards card from Trvel of America, how can I get one for him? ----- Response from Vicki: …

Just Starting Out Not rated yet
I am going to be living in the truck with my husband full time soon and have a lot of clothes that cannot be folded without wrinkling horribly. I cannot …

Where did you store the big Coleman Ice Cooler ? Not rated yet
Already have a Coleman 5day Xtreme Cooler. Want to come out of a International ProStar into a Cascada. Thank you for this blog, I have been trying to …

left turns on a multiple lane Not rated yet
left turn on a multiple lane would u finish up at the far right lane? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thank you for asking a question about …

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fifth wheel problem Not rated yet
Fifth wheel make a bang noise got a pin on the passenger side sticking out. It rock back and forth with you going down t road.can see a gap between the …

passing Not rated yet
speed limit is 60 on 4 lane road 2 lanes each way one semi in right lane doing 60 another semi is passing on left doing 61 and uses blinker should semi …

didnt get card Not rated yet
didnt get my card just had to sign up again how do i get my points on old card i never got ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Ronald, Thank …

Can't find my CDL Not rated yet
I can't find my CDL! I had it yesterday when I delivered a load. What do I do? ----- Response from Vicki: Thank you for asking a question through …

mirros that fold in Not rated yet
anyone know ehere I can purchase them? inclusing the moutning bracket and hardware, not just the mirror. ----- Response from Vicki" Hi, Jim, …

How can we generate enough power to run a microwave without attaching an inverter to the truck battery? An APU is to expensive Not rated yet
We want to run a microwave and small refrigerator in our truck but are uncomfortable to have them run off an inverter off the truck batteries. Is there …

I have an equipment question. Is there a mirror for seeing infront of my truck? Not rated yet
I have an equipment question. Is there a mirror for seeing infront of my truck? I feel like thre are more compact cars and I can't see them so low I front …

taxes Not rated yet
Where do you do your taxes online for the year? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Ricca, Thank you for asking a question on our website. …

Billing for my time during brake check Not rated yet
If I get flagged in for a brake check and my truck's brakes are fine, whom should I bill for the time it took to check? ----- Response from Vicki: …

Already have a Licence in different country Not rated yet
Hi, I was just wondering that if I already have a truck driver licence in Umar, but i would like to move to Canada. What courses do i need to do to upgrade …

Why can't I get paid the same for lumping my load? Not rated yet
My company will pay a lumper up to $300 to lump a load but will pay me only $40 to lump the same load! Why can't I get paid the same for lumping my load? …

Your blog content Not rated yet
Well, I wanted to find some ways to save money for truckers, but all I see is news stories about Bad Assed drivers :( Whassup with that?(+) ----- …

Look for a reset switch on Power Driver 2000 Inverter Not rated yet
My power drive. 2000 inverter overloaded while using microwave . Had to disconnect 2 stop alarm. Do this model have a Reset switch some where? ----- …

auto Start/ auto stop Not rated yet
during cold weather rest stops, is the use of auto start/ auto stop a good way to reduce idling time? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Deb, Thanks …

Fuel Gelling, Lost Lubricity, Water in Fuel, Fuel Injector Problems Not rated yet
Hello, I was wondering what you do in the winter time to prevent fuel gelling, lost lubricity, water in fuel, and any other fuel and maintenance savings …

Push the Limit Not rated yet
Truckers may feel pressured to push the limit regarding their jobs in numerous ways. Some of these ways include these scenarios: * Their driver managers …

what kind of windshield washer fluid do truck drivers use? Not rated yet
Curious about not only what kind of windshield washer fluid truck drivers use but also, what is the BEST windshield washer fluid (in thier own opinion) …

new to homeless :) Not rated yet
Hello! My name is Donna and my partner is Steffini! We have been homeless truck driversvwith Usxpress for 7 months now and have a book of questions for …

lost key chain reward card Not rated yet
how may or where may I get a rewards card for my key chain ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Ric. Thanks for asking a question on our site. …

microwaves Not rated yet
what is the best microwave to used on a semi truck? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thanks for asking a question through our website. …

Truck bumper protection Not rated yet
I have damaged my truck's right front bumper while backing up. Is there any device/system I can use which warn me before I hit anything around that area? …

fifth wheel grease Not rated yet
how often should you re-grease it under exstreame dirt road conditions ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thank you for asking a question . …

What is the "fluff" that needs to be cut through by the recruiter.  Not rated yet
You said not to be a newbie driver and allow the company to exploit you. What are some basic fundamental questions I should ask to get to the 'real deal?' …

Items stolen Not rated yet
There were some items stolen from my truck when it was in the shop. One of them was valuable. What do I do? What should I do? ----- Response from …

fuel tanks won't switch over Not rated yet
can't figure out why my fuel tanks won't automatically switch over ----- Thanks to the input from folks on Facebook (link below), this page has been …

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Tread depths  Not rated yet
I understand your information on tread depths matching by position (LFRO & LFRI) but what about along the whole axle or from the front to rear axle on …

Where to park when you are not homeless Not rated yet
I enjoy your site very much, but the first thing my company has asked me is if I knew where I could park for the time that I was home. Assuming I'd be …

New Drivers with Felonies Not rated yet
First, I would like to thank and commend you on such an excellent resource as this web site. I have been searching everywhere for some "straightforward" …

Best and Worst Legal Plans Not rated yet
What are the best and worst legal plans for truck drivers? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Brooke, Thanks for asking a question through our …

Truck Skirts Barriers? Not rated yet
In a previous blog a man from CO asked why truck skirts were not as prevalent as he thought they would be. I was wondering if you had any answers to the …

landing gear distance Not rated yet
What is the minimum distance between the front of a tractor trailer and the landing gear in the down/dropped position? ----- Response from Vicki : …

Truck side skirts on Semi Trucks? Not rated yet
I would like to know if there is any safety equipment you can put on your truck to make it less wind suck or vacuum or bow wave which pushes you away from …

Making it feel like home Not rated yet
I'm looking for any ideas on storage, and cozy-ing up the cab some. We only go home 3 days a month, so I need a little comfort! ----- Response from …

Supplemental Training Reading or DVD material.  Not rated yet
I drive professionally ( para - transit ) and wonder if you suggest any reading material or dvd to keep you "sharp" on the road. "Driving" by I think Vanderpool, …

Living out of your truck Not rated yet
Hi, I'm returning to driving career and I'd like to save $$ by putting my stuff in storage and living out of my truck. But I'm facing one problem I …

Navigation and alternative routes on the fly Not rated yet
Hello, Where do I use my Rand McNally Motor Carrier Road Atlas to find an alternative route. I find that gps devices usually recalculate alternative …

How do I submit an idea to a truck company? Not rated yet
My husband starting working OTR in December or 2011. I have realized the money that goes in to being a truck driver, for instance, buying food. He spent …

Keurig in a Tractor Trailer? Not rated yet
My husband is a truck driver and we were wondering if anyone has successfully used a Keurig coffee maker in their trucks? He tried it for the first time …

how to find local companies that are hiring Not rated yet
Hello Again, For an update, I just got my Class A license and am now trying to figure how to find a Class A job. I am not sure if I bragged about …

Why don't trucking companies value previous experience in other industries? Not rated yet
Hello Vicki, Trucking companies are giving me the impression they have no regard for any previous experience in other industries. Although I have …

need a job Not rated yet
what do you do if u got banned from a spill due to faulty equipment and only 6 months local driving job. no one will hire me. over the road. ----- …

Weight lifting? Not rated yet
Hello Again, I have finished the first week of trucking school and have written and passed the tests required to obtain the Class A permit which is …

First Thing for Cooking Not rated yet
I am just fresh out of truck driving school and waiting to get a trainer. What is the first thing you would get for cooking? ----- Response from Vicki: …

Trailer light problem Not rated yet
My lights on all trailers I move on the yard blink on and off. I thought I saw one time where another driver pried the holes on the pigtail to make it …

Question on GPS's Not rated yet
Hi Vicki, I saw the review on the Garmin GPS 465T. I was looking at dieselboss website he has a few GPS units he is reviewing. I seem to like this one …

What to get into Truck driving Not rated yet
Hey Mike and Vicki, My name is Mark Mongeon I am currently working in Afghanistan as a contractor. I want to drive trucks and go back to the good old …

truck driver's life Not rated yet
are there jobs in the field? and within your company? and community? if so explain ----- Response from Vicki: Thank you for your questions. …

speeding and garmin Not rated yet
Do the garmin units contact dispatch when a driver exceeds the posted speed limit? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello and thanks for your question. …

Attending Driving School Not rated yet
I want to start to become a driver but i dont want to drive long haul.. CRST offered me free classes and a 8 month contract with them for OTR. Should I …

fifth wheel for a trator trailer Not rated yet
how much do it cost for one. ----- Response from Vicki: Thank you for asking your question about the cost of a fifth wheel for a tractor trailer. …

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Volvo Visors Breaking Hinges? Not rated yet
Has anyone come up with a good reliable fix to the Hinges continuing to break on the Volvo VNL Visor compartment Hinges breaking? I can't come up with …

Organization and Space....? Not rated yet
Hello I am a young lady embarking on this truck driving adventure with my boyfriend. He has a Studio Sleeper in his Kenworth and I am trying to think …

Distance in your serpentine demo Not rated yet
What would you recommend as a distance to place the cones apart in your serpentine demo in order to practice for my CDL Test? Thanks! ----- Response …

Getting Paid for Waiting or Down time Not rated yet
If you are a driver for a privately owned truck, how do you make sure you get paid for down time? For example, you take a load to Point A and while …

dc/ac power inverter Not rated yet
instantly goes to power failure?.....help...... ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Thank you for your question. While we are not experts on …

AC/DC Portable Fridge Freezer Travel Cooler Not rated yet
Any comments on the Engel MT35 Portable Fridge/Freezer? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Jack. Thanks for your inquiry. While we have …

free trucking software Not rated yet
is there any software or something like that to download and use totally free forever. Or I need to learn how to set up car-hauler business.HELP ----- …

what school in Montana? Not rated yet
Any opinions on what school is the best in montana to get a cdl in? hoping to use pell grant or federal student loan to pay for it.Also how do you find …

haircuts Not rated yet
what truckstops in ga. where i can get a haircut? ----- Response from Vicki : Hello, Thanks for asking. I just consulted the most recent issue …

Girly Girly Not rated yet
Vicki great site, just wondering how you do the girly girly stuff? Hair makeup bathroom needs etc. Look forward to your answer. Take Care! ----- …

Team Driving Not rated yet
We are just starting out in team driving as a married couple at 53 yr young. We could always use advice, what is your best advice for us? ----- Response …

Food Cost Not rated yet
My biggest expense on the road is food! I have used a Coleman fridge and microwave, but fridge is too small and does not keep food cold enough! Also the …

Cash Management Not rated yet
What is the best way for a company truck driver to pay for things like clothes, food, showers, magazines, etc.? I would like to find a way to carry no …

Driver Deductions Not rated yet
Question: With Tax Season upon us, was wondering about a guide for drivers doing their taxes to maximize their deductions? Answer: Hi, Charles, …

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