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Bud A.'s Comment
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Digging through the family archives today. This is my Grandpa. About 1945-1950 we think. Probably in NW Washington.Cecil%20Hughes%20logging_zpscgccy63s.jpg

That is really cool! My dad drove a truck sometimes in the 50s but I don't have any photos of him with a truck, sure wish I did.

Heck, there aren't even any doors on that thing, and I remember when cars didn't have seat belts. I'll bet that truck "rode like a truck," as my dad used to say. Bet your grandpa had to hang on tight to keep from falling out of that thing on those logging roads! We have it so easy these days, don't we?


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bud A.'s Comment
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Probably waiting on dispatch to get back to him.


That's a good one Reaper! You are already starting to sound like a truck driver!

Yeah, this cracked me up too!

Old School's Comment
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Here's a crazy rig I saw today in Senatobia, MS. This guy was parked at the Pilot, and was drawing quite a crowd of onlookers...



Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Linden R.'s Comment
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Saw this thing on the trip (not my photo) going down I-80 west in PA. J. Supor & Son. It was empty as it is in the picture. I think the pic is of the exact same truck from their fleet that I saw. He had a police escort and 2 pilot cars, though the only one doing anything was one of the pilot cars was trying to hold off 2 lanes of trucks behind him at once, was fun to watch rofl-3.gifdsc_0181.jpg

[Picture credit goes to Gray Morton]

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