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Just got put on the Target fleet!!

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Pianoman's Comment
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I've been running surge (extra seasonal help) for Swift's Target dedicated fleet in Pueblo,CO, for the past month and they told me today they're gonna keep me on! I have had an absolute BLAST on this fleet for the past month so I am stoked!

They're starting me off by cross-training me as a graveyard yard-hostler and we'll go from there.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I've been running surge (extra seasonal help) for Swift's Target dedicated fleet in Pueblo,CO, for the past month and they told me today they're gonna keep me on! I have had an absolute BLAST on this fleet for the past month so I am stoked!

They're starting me off by cross-training me as a graveyard yard-hostler and we'll go from there.

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Congratulations!!!!

Holy crap...yard spotter. Your backing skills are about to enter a whole new dimension...nice!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chad C.'s Comment
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Congratulations man!!!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome man! Congrats! I wish we had a dancing yard dog icon but we only have bananas so that will have to do!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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YEE HUCKIN FAW!!!!!! Congrats Paul, I guess they didn't find out about calling the Po Po for your oops exit off of the Freeway!!??

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You deserve it my Friend, Good Work

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Very cool (I don't do dancing bananas).

I'm assuming this is what you wanted?

Yard Hostler can be fun. I'm licensed on the Ports down here, to run a "mule" (single screw yard truck) from my union (Longshoreman ILA 1526). We don't do much hostling - just drag a bomb cart (container trailer) from the pier/crane to the stacks in the yard (where the Top Loader takes them off and puts them in a stack) - and from the stacks to the pier to be loaded on container ships.

It's nice not having to crank the landing gear. You just hook - raise your 5th wheel - connect your lines and roll.

I've got a receiver down here that's HORRIBLE to grab a door at - I was gonna buy a yard mule and charge drivers $10 to put their box in a hole. Could probably do 25-30 a day at this joint.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Thanks guys!! Haha Tractor Man, I don't think that would be a big deal since I didn't damage anything--Just learned a lesson the hard way!

Pianoman's Comment
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Very cool (I don't do dancing bananas).

I'm assuming this is what you wanted?

Yard Hostler can be fun. I'm licensed on the Ports down here, to run a "mule" (single screw yard truck) from my union (Longshoreman ILA 1526). We don't do much hostling - just drag a bomb cart (container trailer) from the pier/crane to the stacks in the yard (where the Top Loader takes them off and puts them in a stack) - and from the stacks to the pier to be loaded on container ships.

It's nice not having to crank the landing gear. You just hook - raise your 5th wheel - connect your lines and roll.

I've got a receiver down here that's HORRIBLE to grab a door at - I was gonna buy a yard mule and charge drivers $10 to put their box in a hole. Could probably do 25-30 a day at this joint.

Rick

What I wanted? Not exactly but it's a step in the right direction. I've been running on the local fleet delivering to one or two stores a day. That's what I wanted to continue doing. It's nice because they would have assigned me a daycab and I could park it in Colorado Springs each night so I wouldn't have to commute to Pueblo.

But they don't have a spot right now so they're cross-training me as a yard hostler. I think it'll be really fun and some great experience. The downside is that I'll have to commute to Pueblo in my personal vehicle every day (about an hour one way), but at least I'll still be home every day/night. I'll also still get to deliver to a few stores a week. I've already mentioned on here how much I enjoy backing so I think it will be a good fit. Heck, if I lived closer to the DC it would be almost perfect.

My wife likes the little trucks--thinks they're cute haha.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Forgot to mention this also sort of comes with a raise (FINALLY!). They might eventually put me on salary but for now it'll be hourly. I'm comparing apples to oranges, but if I work as many hours as I do now I'll make more money.

Tastebuds's Comment
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Paul W explains:

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Very cool (I don't do dancing bananas).

I'm assuming this is what you wanted?

Yard Hostler can be fun. I'm licensed on the Ports down here, to run a "mule" (single screw yard truck) from my union (Longshoreman ILA 1526). We don't do much hostling - just drag a bomb cart (container trailer) from the pier/crane to the stacks in the yard (where the Top Loader takes them off and puts them in a stack) - and from the stacks to the pier to be loaded on container ships.

It's nice not having to crank the landing gear. You just hook - raise your 5th wheel - connect your lines and roll.

I've got a receiver down here that's HORRIBLE to grab a door at - I was gonna buy a yard mule and charge drivers $10 to put their box in a hole. Could probably do 25-30 a day at this joint.

Rick

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My wife likes the little trucks--thinks they're cute haha.

Please explain to your wife that it's not nice to refer to a man's toy as "cute"! LMAO

Congrats on the gig and a raise!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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