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So I came into home terminal last night...

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Kanelin's Comment
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...here to sleep in a bed for a couple nights and get my truck worked on. I had asked for a couple days and didn't think any more of it. Monday I delivered in Atlanta and picked up a repower to bring back to Sprimo. Hot load due in KS this morning. I was low on hours on my 70 and was sweating getting it here. Yesterday morning I had 11 1/2 hrs on my 70. I was just this side of Monteagle, with a little over 500 miles to go. In a 62 mph truck. I made it, with a little over an hour left on my 11.

Went to talk to my FM this morning and he told me that sales had bet that I wouldn't make it. He said he told them I definitely would make it. It really made me feel good to know that he counts on me to get it done. That I might be heading towards being one of the top tier drivers we talk about so much.

I've gotta tell you, it's been tough at times, trying to make almost impossible appt times and running through some really bad weather. But you know, that one comment made it all worth it. Got a bit of a spring in my step this morning.

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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.
Nancy F.'s Comment
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I got a spring in my step just hearing about that. And a big smile on my face. But betting on the drivers? Nay Nay

Kanelin's Comment
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I got a spring in my step just hearing about that. And a big smile on my face. But betting on the drivers? Nay Nay

LOL the sakes person has to do push-ups in the middle of dispatches room.

Turtle's Comment
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Good for you for getting noticed.

I was in Sprimo too, just for yesterday afternoon and overnight. I grabbed a shower and hung out in the cafe and theater. We probably passed each other.

BQ 's Comment
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A little over 500 miles, at 62 should be about a given. Not sure why sales would bet against that. 600-650 miles is about average for a full drive day at 62.

Kanelin's Comment
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A little over 500 miles, at 62 should be about a given. Not sure why sales would bet against that. 600-650 miles is about average for a full drive day at 62.

Haha, this is a Prime truck, and a,lightweight at that. Plus I was pulling 43k for a gross of 77k. Through TN, KY an MO. Lots of terrain. I might could get 600 if it was all downhill with a stiff tailwind. 450-500 is average for me. 600 would be exceptional,

Tractor Man's Comment
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Well done Driver! Keep it up, you will get noticed.

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Hard work usually pays off. Congratulations

Pianoman's Comment
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LOL the sakes person has to do push-ups in the middle of dispatches room.

Hahaha that's awesome. Good job man

BQ 's Comment
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I also drive a lightweight for Prime as a company driver. I have never driven a full 10 1/2 - 11 hr day and logged less than 600 miles, regardless of terrain.

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