LDS (aka Mormon) Drivers

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Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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So....my career change has been expedited. My house is going on market within next couple weeks and working on relocating to UT and attending SAGE.

This post is for LDS Drivers....as an active member of the church and soon to be a driver, one concern is how to continue my spiritual growth in my faith while on the road. Wondering, how as an LDS member do you stay "active" in our faith? If you don't want to discuss on the forum, please feel free to PM me. I am in process of downloading a lot of BYU Devotionals, talks and conferences. When you know that you will be in a specific place on the Sabbath, do you just call the local ward and ask for someone to come and pick you up for sacrament.

~scott

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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So....my career change has been expedited. My house is going on market within next couple weeks and working on relocating to UT and attending SAGE.

This post is for LDS Drivers....as an active member of the church and soon to be a driver, one concern is how to continue my spiritual growth in my faith while on the road. Wondering, how as an LDS member do you stay "active" in our faith? If you don't want to discuss on the forum, please feel free to PM me. I am in process of downloading a lot of BYU Devotionals, talks and conferences. When you know that you will be in a specific place on the Sabbath, do you just call the local ward and ask for someone to come and pick you up for sacrament.

~scott

As a Non practicing member, my guess is that if you know where you are going to be ahead of time, call the local ward, or branch, and they would send a couple elders to administer sacrament, or possibly even the "resident" missionaries. They may even give you a ride, if you are on a 34, or "hometime." They might even know of a nearby spot to park your truck, too. Their are many companies now, that have guaranteed weekly hometime, some are Christian owned, too. McElroy owner is a 7th Day Adventist, I believe.

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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.
Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Daniel - those were along the lines I was thinking also. Thanks.

~scott

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Daniel - those were along the lines I was thinking also. Thanks.

~scott

I totally planned on becoming active again, too, after moving here. But being low manager on the totem pole, my long shift is on Sunday, 8am to 10pm.

Even then, it has been years. My thinking, is that it may actually be easier once I start driving. But that may be wishful thinking thinking.

Stay safe

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
J Johns's Comment
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I have the same question for myself, so I'll keep an eye on this thread. All I have so far is that rather than keeping a collection of knick-knacks, my partner and I will attend a nearby temple session & if anything save a little calendar card from each.

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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I have the same question for myself, so I'll keep an eye on this thread. All I have so far is that rather than keeping a collection of knick-knacks, my partner and I will attend a nearby temple session & if anything save a little calendar card from each.

Download the Temples Pro App, gives you Temple address, info on sessions and you can even "log" your session attendance.

~scott

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I'm not Mormon (I'm Catholic) but I have similar issues. What I do is, if I know I'm gonna be parking somewhere Saturday night, I'll Google my destination and search for churches nearby. If there's one within a mile or two, I'll just walk to it on Sunday morning. If it's a little further, I'll try calling the parish office, explain my situation, and ask the priest or the secretary if there are any parishioners who might be able to give me a ride. Almost always, they accommodate me. Once, the priest himself picked me up from a truck stop on his way to Mass!

Occasionally, if the circumstances allow it, I'll drop the trailer and drive my tractor over and just park it in the lot. You should see some of the strange looks I've gotten when I do that!

If all else fails, like if I'm in a rush and have to drive early on Sunday, I just turn on the Catholic channel on Sirius XM and follow along with the NYC St. Patrick's Mass.

Granted, some of this might not apply to you, but the point is: people are usually more than happy to help in situations like this.

Paul W.'s Comment
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I am a Mormon myself, been inactive for few years and am trying to get back myself. I am just starting out here in the trucking part so I don't really have any advice to give. What I have been trying to do is to study the scriptures and each time I'm home get to church. I suppose if it is possible or there is a ward nearby, then you could probably call and ask for a ride. In my case, I have never been comfortable with doing that though, just getting the ride part. It is hard for me to approach people and what not.

Frank V.'s Comment
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I will be getting into trucking soon also. I am glad to see others have similar concerns. I have also thought that going to a ward at current area would work. Then i also was thinking of an organized ward for truckers. Not so much as having a bishop or other church leadership, but a group of use providing talks things learned positive experiences. Keeping in mind people may have down time at different times on Sunday's maybe there could be a way to work a spiritual day. Some companies have it where you can have weekends off with possible less pay. Less pay shouldn't be to much of an issue living within means should be doable. Continuing with this sunday idea maybe it would be good to do a rotating monthly leader of lds group. I am thinking of the many lds members who had been in WWII what did they do? How can what they were doing to stay spiritual on Sunday be applied to trucking! There is an article in lds living magazine titled "Unconventional LDS "Trucker Missionary" Shares Gospel With Thousands on the Road" by Jake Healey. Of course that would be for lds members who own there own trucking company. I imagine lds support among truckers would be quite helpful as there are many temptations and troubles that could cause a trucker to go down a wrong path possible causing a person to fall away from truth. Having a private code of some sort would be helpful i would imagine. As there are many truckers who do not like LDS Members. Or people that believe in God period. So whom ever is good at organizing such things may want to talk or write to a church leader to see what they may suggest on how to organize such a thing to better keep commandments of God on Sundays.

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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As there are many truckers who do not like LDS Members. Or people that believe in God period.

That is a true and unfortunate part of what our American Society is becoming ( or has already become). God Bless all of you out there, and Be Safe!

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