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Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats Patrick! You rock!

Ducky's Comment
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Finally I am an Experienced Rookie. No longer a pure green horn.

This quote speaks to me. Learning after one year must certainly continue at an advanced level... I'm not there yet. Patrick, I've learned more than you know from your contributions on this terrific site. I have respect for you, and I hope you take a moment or two to celebrate the successes of the past year. Safe travels and again thanks for selflessly helping others entering this business.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Thank you everyone. It has been long year, yet it has still flown by. I admit that this career has been far harder on my wife. Going thru deployments has well prepared me for the pitfalls of this career. My wife was not with me during my time in the military. She unfortunately never shared those growing pains with me.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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