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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I'm doing a few short haul loads this week, which is unusual for me. I am needing to stay near home so I can get home form my oldest daughter's wedding next weekend. I took these bags of Aluminum Trihydrate from Delhi, Louisiana to Pine Buff, Arkansas. Aluminum Trihydrate, also known as Aluminum Hydroxide is used in the production of aluminum metals, and is also a fire suppressant used in fire extinguishing products. It is a "suspicious looking white powder" when bagged up like I had it on my truck. Felt like I was hauling a billion dollar load of illegal goods.

This is 45,000 pounds of the stuff, bagged up and headed down the interstate.

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I would hope those are some THICK bags! I would be afraid of one of them puncturing. A giant Line of white powdery substance going down the highway would be a fun one to explain to a LEO!!!

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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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Old School's Comment
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One thing about running on a dedicated account is that you will often times have multi-stop loads to deal with. Multi-stop loads have their own sets of challenges. When doing flat-bed dedicated, such as I do, the Conestoga trailers take away some of the nuisance of redoing the tarps at each stop, but you still have got to un-secure the load, and then re-secure the remaining portions of it at each stop. It's all good, and to be honest I don't mind the multi-stops, but I do kind of get a little grin on my face when I get a load that is just a direct run to a customer that is fourteen or fifteen hundred miles away. I get my share of really great runs out of the SAPA plant in Delhi, Louisiana, but this week I am volunteering for some short runs so that I can get home for my daughter's wedding. This one goes over into Texas with five stops in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and then has a final stop down in Houston. I'll start delivering this one first thing Monday, and should be home by the end of the day Tuesday. I'm going to stay home for almost an entire week - Woo Hoo!

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Pat M.'s Comment
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689 miles today. I really need to get the cruise set up higher, my leg is tired. 1489619297.9262.jpg

Victor C. II's Comment
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Is that a 40,000-50,000 lbs load?

Pat M.'s Comment
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Is that a 40,000-50,000 lbs load?

Nah, only about 38,000. Concrete is weird, what you think should be heavy is not and vice versa.

Victor C. II's Comment
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LOL thats hilarious! Where was that load going to? Another bridge?

Pat M.'s Comment
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LOL thats hilarious! Where was that load going to? Another bridge?

Nope. These pieces are for condo's that at being built. 5500 pieces and 1800 loads totalb

Victor C. II's Comment
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Golly that's a ton of work there I would say. Are these like military condo's? Why I ask is because I don't hear a whole lot about those around here.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Private ski resort in Montana

Victor C. II's Comment
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shocked.png , sounds like a lot of fun but is it?

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