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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I was really hoping they'd run me around the mid west for a while before winter gets here. Nope, pick up a load this afternoon and I'm headed for Louisiana. LOL!

JJ

J R.'s Comment
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I was really hoping they'd run me around the mid west for a while before winter gets here. Nope, pick up a load this afternoon and I'm headed for Louisiana. LOL!

JJ

Just wondering where all you've been sent since posting this, Terminal Rat. Really liked mapping it out on google maps.

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.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I was really hoping they'd run me around the mid west for a while before winter gets here. Nope, pick up a load this afternoon and I'm headed for Louisiana. LOL!

JJ

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Just wondering where all you've been sent since posting this, Terminal Rat. Really liked mapping it out on google maps.

OK I had to think about it. Louisiana got cancelled so I deadhead ed over to Tulsa OK. From Tulsa up to Chicago then ran a couple local loads. From Illinois out to Detroit MI. Then down to Orlando FL, up to Pageland SC. After that DH to Charlotte NC to Atlanta GA. Now I'm sitting in Decatur GA waiting on my truck to be inspected. I think that's about right. LOL!

JJ

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

J R.'s Comment
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Awesome! Thanks so much, Terminal Rat. I think I'll go with my gut and drive dry van for Swift. Everywhere you've been in the last two weeks are places I'd like to see. Thanks again.

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I was really hoping they'd run me around the mid west for a while before winter gets here. Nope, pick up a load this afternoon and I'm headed for Louisiana. LOL!

JJ

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Just wondering where all you've been sent since posting this, Terminal Rat. Really liked mapping it out on google maps.

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OK I had to think about it. Louisiana got cancelled so I deadhead ed over to Tulsa OK. From Tulsa up to Chicago then ran a couple local loads. From Illinois out to Detroit MI. Then down to Orlando FL, up to Pageland SC. After that DH to Charlotte NC to Atlanta GA. Now I'm sitting in Decatur GA waiting on my truck to be inspected. I think that's about right. LOL!

JJ

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Aaaannnnd, right now I'm in Nashville TN. Deadheaded 200 miles to Brundidge AL and straight back up to Nashville for something like 535 miles today. It's kind of the long way around from Atlanta but it all pays the same. LOL!

JJ

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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