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Victor C. II's Comment
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WOOOOW!! What is that? Is it part of a wind mill?

Pat M.'s Comment
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WOOOOW!! What is that? Is it part of a wind mill?

Probably a light pole or power pole base. Wind towers are MUCH larger.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I would post pics to this thread but I haven't done anything kewl in a while. Did have a backing practice moment last week but I don't know how to post it properly.

Post them up. You may think they are boring but others may not. I think mine are boring but then I have done lots of concrete.

Turtle's Comment
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WOOOOW!! What is that? Is it part of a wind mill?

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Probably a light pole or power pole base. Wind towers are MUCH larger.

Yup, it's the middle section of a power pole. The truck loading in front of me got the base.

Old School's Comment
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Current load I am under with six stops on it. I picked this one up at the infamous SAPA plant in Cressona, PA. One of my flat-bedding friend Bud's favorite places to pick up at.

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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.

C T.'s Comment
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I will try to get on it postín stuff, gonna need some WiFi lol

Victor C. II's Comment
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Old School how do you like making multiple stops? I reckon you have a bunch of friends from all the stops you make ?😁

Old School's Comment
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Victor, multiple stops is just part of the way this dedicated gig works. I've gotten accustomed to it - I can't complain. This week for example, I was dispatched on only two loads. They consisted of a total of ten stops, and a total of 3,220 miles. I generally do two long loads per week like that. The ten stops puts an extra two hundred dollars on your check, plus I'll usually have some tarp pay thrown in there too. Most weeks I have 300 plus dollars just in extra pay. For me, this is a great way to be flat-bedding.

Victor C. II's Comment
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That is some sweet miles there I would say! shocked.pngsmile.gif

Bud A.'s Comment
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Victor, multiple stops is just part of the way this dedicated gig works. I've gotten accustomed to it - I can't complain. This week for example, I was dispatched on only two loads. They consisted of a total of ten stops, and a total of 3,220 miles. I generally do two long loads per week like that. The ten stops puts an extra two hundred dollars on your check, plus I'll usually have some tarp pay thrown in there too. Most weeks I have 300 plus dollars just in extra pay. For me, this is a great way to be flat-bedding.

That is a pretty sweet gig you have, Old School. Six stops is a lot easier to deal with when you have a conestoga, too, I bet. I've had as many as five or six stops with a tarped load. Those can be tough.

I should have my CDL back tomorrow, Lord willing, and I'll be applying for jobs once I have it in hand. I have applied for an office job at a local trucking company as well. I'm not sure where I'll end up yet, but I'm definitely ready to get back to work. It's been a long process.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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