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  • Location:
    Reno, NV

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 5 months ago

DoctorWho_214's Bio

former Solo Driver for Wilson Logistics

Line Haul Driver for Old Dominion

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Gravy train ended

Hey bobcat when does your terminal have bidding? We have ours smack dab in the middle of winter so we start our runs with the worst weather. I know where you're coming from though. I've been on my assigned run close to 2 years now and I've thought about going on the wild board. I just sign up for extra runs on the weekend to try out the other runs.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Doubles????

It depends. I enjoy driving doubles over a longbox now that I've been driving doubles on my route every day. It takes turns, in my opinion, a lot easier than a longbox. And call me craxy but I enjoy building my sets. Now for that hard part. Driving in inclement weather would prove challenging until you've gotten some experience under your belt. Having to chain up an extra axle or driving in moderate to high winds can tire you out for sure.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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How was your Christmas?

Hey Bobcat! How you doing this new year? My Weed, CA turn has been cancelled more often than not last few days so I have been bringing freight to either Chico or to Sacramento, your neck of the woods. I did volunteer to bag out to take freight to SLC and it wasn't too bad, guess I timed it well to miss out on the snow.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Caught a unicorn

Oh wow! How does it drive? I wonder how long it would take to get one of those to our terminal. We're kind of at a shortage of trucks with so many at the shop.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

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Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

As promised, a picture of my first triples run. RNO to Elko, NV, a 560 mile round trip run. Climbing hills suck but an otherwise uneventful trip.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

So majority of our triple runs go to Carlin, NV to swap with SLC. A few go to Tonopah, NV to swap with Vegas and I think there is one that goes to Mill City, NV which swaps with Boise.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

Update for you guys. Just got home from my triples run and everything went great! Just need to working on my turns but that comes with practice and repetition. So now just have to forward all the paperwork to corporate to be official.

Thank you guys for the vote of confidence. I will be careful and I will take a pic of my first triples run!

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

How are you liking doubles so far?

I've never done triples so can not offer any help there, just remember you have an extra trailer when making a turn.

Personally I prefer driving doubles now over a 53' trailer. I'm liking the drive because I lucked out and got a regular scheduled run rather than having to go on the wild board. We'll see next year if my run would still be available since I'm pretty low on the seniority right now. Just wanted to get my LCV so I could pick up extra runs on my days off.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

Hello all! Just wanted to update you all on my driving journey here at OD. Like I mentioned, it will be six months of driving here at OD so I'm able to do a "drive-along" hauling triples with a trainer. I'm scheduled this Thursday and I've been looking forward to it since I started. Aside from the mileage rate raise, it's a real confidence boost as a driver and is something I look forward to be able to do. Any advice from the veterans here om what I should look out for? I've been doing linehaul for the past few months hauling doubles so I'm looking forward to the challenge!

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