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Big Scott's Comment
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Or should I say Truck That. So last night I slept at the reciever. Happend to be in Nebraska not far from a cousin I haven't seen in many years. We got together late. And talked for a couple of hours. Then I got a few hours of sleep. So, very tired today. Get a load from Nebraska to Oklahoma today, 8-2-17, due 06:30 on 8-4-17. Have two choices. See if receiver will take me a day early and drive hard to get there and sleep there. OR. Stop at my fuel stop and catch up on some much needed sleep and deliver on time on the 4th. I chose option 2. Sleep. Reserved parking, to insure a spot at a Pilot in Oklahoma City, and hit the road. Get here fuel up and see a pull through reserved spot. Ha Ha Ha Ha. I tired pulling through and failed. (egg on my face) After at least 30 minutes I got unstuck and didn't hit anything. Drove a round and tried to straight back into the spot. Lots of room for that. Fail again lined up all wrong. This spot is directly accross from the fuel island. I pulled through there and into the spot. I think I may now hold the record for longest amount of time getting into a nice pull through spot. And here's the kicker. The truck that was opposite this spot left. That would have given me an awesome pull through into this spot. Did I mention the part about all the empty spots here. Glad I get reimbursed for the parking.

I post this as a way to show how sometimes we have to laugh when our best plans blow up in our faces. Ok. I'm hungry and exhausted. That's all.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken H.'s Comment
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Hello Big Scott Thank you for posting the information, something to look forward to. I just obtained my CDL permit, I need all the information I can grab so I can expect the worst. I was thinking I hope I don't make a mistake, didn't want the trainer to get mad.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Careful what you wish for...

Big Scott's Comment
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Hello Big Scott Thank you for posting the information, something to look forward to. I just obtained my CDL permit, I need all the information I can grab so I can expect the worst. I was thinking I hope I don't make a mistake, didn't want the trainer to get mad.

Reading through these forums will give you a good idea of the good and bad to expect on this job. I'm loving it out here. During that encounter I was pulling forward pulling forward and backing up. I GOALed so many times, I lost count. Finially a nice man offered to guide me back so I could get out of my jam. I did not want to hit the truck behind me. As tired as I was, I kept my cool and my sence of humor.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Unholychaos's Comment
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Or should I say Truck That. So last night I slept at the reciever. Happend to be in Nebraska not far from a cousin I haven't seen in many years. We got together late. And talked for a couple of hours. Then I got a few hours of sleep. So, very tired today. Get a load from Nebraska to Oklahoma today, 8-2-17, due 06:30 on 8-4-17. Have two choices. See if receiver will take me a day early and drive hard to get there and sleep there. OR. Stop at my fuel stop and catch up on some much needed sleep and deliver on time on the 4th. I chose option 2. Sleep. Reserved parking, to insure a spot at a Pilot in Oklahoma City, and hit the road. Get here fuel up and see a pull through reserved spot. Ha Ha Ha Ha. I tired pulling through and failed. (egg on my face) After at least 30 minutes I got unstuck and didn't hit anything. Drove a round and tried to straight back into the spot. Lots of room for that. Fail again lined up all wrong. This spot is directly accross from the fuel island. I pulled through there and into the spot. I think I may now hold the record for longest amount of time getting into a nice pull through spot. And here's the kicker. The truck that was opposite this spot left. That would have given me an awesome pull through into this spot. Did I mention the part about all the empty spots here. Glad I get reimbursed for the parking.

I post this as a way to show how sometimes we have to laugh when our best plans blow up in our faces. Ok. I'm hungry and exhausted. That's all.

Trying to make it easier for yourself but ended up making it a pain in the a** for yourself! Sounds like something I'd do! But as long as you don't hit anything, who cares right?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan R.'s Comment
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I've been known to do things like that. Once I finally get parked, I step out of the truck, walk out in front and take a nice long bow.

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