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Cwc's Comment
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Should be in West Palm around 6am for delivery

Rick S.'s Comment
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Is it the MEDS that are throwing you for a loop - or the Balls Palsy?

What do they have you on?

Rick

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gladhand's Comment
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Although you might feel better if you were next to me... I'm in South Florida 😆

Nah I'll take new mexico over Florida any day haha.

Gladhand's Comment
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Is it the MEDS that are throwing you for a loop - or the Balls Palsy?

What do they have you on?

Rick

Prednisone and valacyclovir. The valacyclovir says to not operate machinery until you know how you will react. I got the dizziness today so I didn't want to put anybody at risk including myself being behind the wheel. Also with my hometime coming up it might be better to go home for the weekend and come back on Tuesday or Wednesday after some days of good rest. I'm actually now planning on just going home for the weekend to get it somewhat under control and then get back at it once I adjust. My dm and terminal leader are not pressuring me if I do take the days. Being safe is number one, I am 22 and have lots of future loads ahead of me.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Cwc's Comment
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Early home time is never a bad thing right?

Gladhand's Comment
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Early home time is never a bad thing right?

Not at all, just sucks that I lose my first truck. I have put 72000 thousand on it. With barely any shop time. If I'm lucky maybe nobody will need a truck this weekend and I'll get it back. Oh well, it's better to be safe and just let myself rest.

Cwc's Comment
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It's just the first of many.. I've been on a bunch of trucks.. Some better than others but all made me money.

Fire Marshal Bill's Comment
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You are the only person who can say when you feel safe to drive and when you don't.

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