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Pat M.'s Comment
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Moved this little dozer today. Moving a paver this evening.

little bulldozer loaded on flatbed trailer

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.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Dropped this paver off yesterday and this morning moving it again to another location for paving.

construction paver loaded on drop-deck flatbed trailer

RedBeard's Comment
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Are O/O or company and do you know how long most heavy haul guys stay out?

Pat M.'s Comment
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Are O/O or company and do you know how long most heavy haul guys stay out?

Me personally I am a company driver right now. I am home nearly every night. With that, there are drivers both company and owner operators (not for us) that are out weeks or even months at a time.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Cody B.'s Comment
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Are O/O or company and do you know how long most heavy haul guys stay out?

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Me personally I am a company driver right now. I am home nearly every night. With that, there are drivers both company and owner operators (not for us) that are out weeks or even months at a time.

If you don't mind me asking who do you work for that gets you home every night?

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Pat M.'s Comment
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It is just a small company with 10 trucks that is based out of Montana. Except when it slows during the winter, we all are home nearly every day. We rarely leave the state with the exception of the 9 axle trailers.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Dropped this paver off yesterday and this morning moving it again to another location for paving.

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Had to go move this paver again today.... Only this time it was pouring down rain AND the drop off location was just a sloppy muddy mess. Turn the corner in 3rd gear and truck still wanted to go straight...

Old School's Comment
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Pat, if I could have been there with this load of Extra Heavy Duty Chain we could have hooked to your truck and pulled her out of the mud. That is, if we would have had a front end loader to help us handle the chains!

flatbed trailer loaded and strapped with giant heavy-duty chains

Pat M.'s Comment
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Pat, if I could have been there with this load of Extra Heavy Duty Chain we could have hooked to your truck and pulled her out of the mud. That is, if we would have had a front end loader to help us handle the chains!

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rofl-3.gif There were loaders and excavators that we could have used. Heck we could have used one of those chains to secure it if you had a ratchet binder that fit them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Well, today I had to move a paver again but this time it was a different one. Bigger machine and it has a Cold Cow attached to the front. The cold cow is what they use to pick the asphalt off the ground and feed the paver when they use belly dump trailers to deliver the asphalt.

large CAT paver loaded on flatbed trailer

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