The Adventures Of Daniel B.

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Old School's Comment
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Olga, when Daniel called me the other day he was telling me this story and he just couldn't believe how well your idea had worked. I've been married for 32 years to a woman who is definitely my superior in most ways. I told Daniel that he would always do well to listen to his wife's advice. I'm still not sure he's convinced, but after he's been with you long enough he will come around to my way of thinking. This male ego thing we're born with has to take few good beatings before it sees the light. You just keep at it, he'll eventually realize just how blessed he is to have you right there by his side.

Olga B.'s Comment
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Olga, stop letting the tires on my car be completely flat everytime I come home. Then maybe you won't be a lost puppy. sorry.gif

Ass. You told me to leave those things for you so your not bored at home.

Old School, I told him to try it but he didnt want to he just wants to be the man and look amazing in the relationship which I love but he sometimes has to look at how women do things and just go with the flow. It might save you some time and money.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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What is this the complaint thread now? Haha!

OS, I realized a long time ago how lucky I am to have her in my life. No other woman would be able to put up with me and my career. But I will admit the male ego still needs more beatings.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ass.

rofl-3.gif I can't even tell you guys how hard I'm laughing right now!!! OMG this is hysterical.

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Jopa's Comment
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Olga,

I am 5'3 not short

Not short?? My grandma was 4'11" and referred to herself as "No bigger'd a minute." So you may not be short but you're just four inches bigger'd a minute . . .

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Daniel, I coulda told you ahead of time if you had asked! Never doubt yer woman'a ability to solve problems. That's mostly what they do everyday . . .

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.
Starcar's Comment
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Daniel...lacquer thinner (or possibly denatured alcohol) ...I took paint off a brand new car with denatured alcohol..and I buff out our old pickup with it...takes off all the oxidation !!! So if you want to try it, go for it...Try the lacquer thinner in a small spot...it will depend on the type of paint they put on the trailer. .

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I am rooting for Daniel on this one but betting on Olga for the win.rofl-2.gif

Kiwi303's Comment
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1) I am 5'3 not short 2) I used 100% acetone nail polish remover

Wasn't he buying a litre bottle of Acetone anyway? I always prefer to get Acetone when I need a solvent to clean stuff up!

5'3"? Lucky boy! I like petite wimmin too! My GFs have all been smaller than me :D

Jim M.'s Comment
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A product called "Goof Off" has always worked for me in getting dried, set-up paint off of most surfaces.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Current Load: Santa Maria, CA to North Platte, NE. Freight: Frozen Strawberries for Walmart. Total weight: Approximately 76K. 1750 Total Miles = 778$ pay for this load.

This load is pretty simple. Nothing spectacular about it besides the fact that it'll guarantee me a nice paycheck. It takes me through Los Angeles, Mexico and Denver, CO. Unfortunately it also takes me on I70 through the harsh mountains of Eastern Utah and the Rocky Mountains in CO.

Honestly, this is my most hated road ever. Its nonstop steep grades.

I only had 3 hours on my 14 hour clock and I was right outside of Los Angeles, Mexico with the goal of getting to Ontario, CA to park for the night. However I changed my mind and decided to park at a rest area right before LA. I started driving in the morning and ended right before the sun came out in St. George, UT. There's a nice walmart that is truck friendly in St. George and that's where I parked. Plus I get 4g/LTE connection in St. George.

Yes folks, not everyday you have access to the internet. In fact, as I'm typing this I'm parked at a rest area in the middle of the mountains along I70 in CO. Tomorrow I'm going to take a break in Denver and copy paste this entry onto my thread. Right now I dont know a good internet connection.

I woke up at 0600 on the 21st in St. George and cooked eggs for myself and my tea. I'm trying out a new type of tea. Its a very healthy dark chocolate tea that you add milk to. So I'm drinking tea with milk. Wierd, but its not bad and very soothing.

Today was a tough day with constant 6% downgrades and upgrades. At least it was dry conditions but I sure wish I was lighter. I was going up the mountains going 20mph and down the mountains slowly too. These mountains really slowed me down. But it did get me thinking.

If I have a student, how will I proceed with this road? Will I allow the student to drive or will I drive it for safety reasons. Anyone who has been on I70 in UT/CO will agree that it is a tough drive. So I was thinking about that question for hours today. I'm a few weeks away and at this point I'm doing a lot of "what if" thinking.

But besides the mountains this load is easy. As soon as I get to Denver then I'll be clear to go with nothing but flat roads ahead of me.

I woke up on the delivery date at 0630 and started driving at 0700. I'm not going to take a shower today because I'm worried about my 14 hour clock. I have all these mountains ahead of me and that'll slow me down considerably.

I drove through the mountains in CO on I70 and it definately dragged on. These LW trucks suck with these hills. I was going up the mountains at about 20mph and not much faster down the mountain either. It took me 4 hours to finally get out of the mountains and I did the calculations - my average speed for those 4 hours was 34mph. It was snowing hard in the Vail Pass area, but when it is not snowing there? The elevation is 10,350!

I finally got down the mountain and into Denver and there was an accident on the interstate. That made me sit and crawl for 20 minutes.

TIP: Want to save your drive time? Log yourself as Sleeper Berth when stuck in traffic. Its not "following the rules" but I saved myself 20 minutes on my clock!

The rest of the day snowed but at least the roads were flat. I requested a fuel stop and it sent me a fuel stop that I passed 15 minutes ago. I don't go backwards so I kept driving. I sent a message to dispatch to open a fuel stop at Big Springs, NE for me. I fueled just enough to get to my delivery comfortably and then I was on my way. I arrived to my delivery 45 minutes before the appointment time.

Its such a small world. Two days ago Old School was driving through this area, Guy Decou delivered to this same facility two days ago, and RedGator drove through here a few days ago.

I docked and dropped my trailer. I also made a mental note to myself to clean my fifth wheel before I connect to my trailer again. The jaws could open if there's snow in the way of the locking mechanism.

I really felt like some hot soup on this cold Nebraska evening. So I opened a can of delicious soup and walked into the drivers lounge to cook it. Only to discover that they don't have a microwave for drivers to use. That's great.

I deliver to you guys, risk my life driving through harsh conditions in extremely mountainous roads going down steep grades and you can't even supply me with a microwave so I can eat. Life isn't fair for truckers.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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