LTL Trucking - My Linehaul Job

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AJ D.'s Comment
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The "goodness" continues on the thread of love !! ;)

Thanks to all for keeping the info coming ...

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I guess my email ate the message cause I checked in box and spam and trash and nothing from TT at all. Please try to sent again.

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I guess my email ate the message cause I checked in box and spam and trash and nothing from TT at all. Please try to sent again.

He may have sent it from his personal email, Guy. Check the subjects on a few newer ones.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Just resent Guy.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Just resent Guy.

Good luck and have fun on your upcoming week, buddy :)

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just resent Guy.

The PM's on here are supposed to be sent to our personal emails, the ones we signed up with, and yep still nothing.

Try sending it to hodges.guy@gmail.com or guy_hodges@yahoo.com

Not entirely sure all messages are getting through. Now it makes me wonder how many other messages I was sent and not received.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Morning Guy - check your gmail account, message sent.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Morning Guy - check your gmail account, message sent.

Got it thanks.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Whew! Didn't get much sleep the other night because I was excited to get back in the truck. Fell asleep sometime around midnight, had to get up at 3:30 am. I like to give myself ample time in the morning so that I"m not rushed, plus I have about a 30 minute commute to the terminal. I allow myself 45 minutes. Departure time was 5:30 am. Needless to say, I was very tired yesterday. I bumped right up to my 11 hours drive time with 4 minutes remaining. Got home, ate, and crashed. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish the entire run myself, but I did it. Two longer runs and two separate drop and hooks. 580 total miles. Lots of mountain driving in western PA. Same run today.

I'll be heading down to Virginia and then northern PA for the rest of the week after today. Getting more used to how things are done at the terminal. I love linehaul.

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.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Lefty1's Comment
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Where you headed to in Virginia? Just curious :) Sounds like your adjusting to the work well. New schedules always take time. Glad your loving linehaul!!

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
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