How On Earth Can I Get The Miles?

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Chris K.'s Comment
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Trucking truth needs a flat bed only forum w Old School as the leader. Personally I plan on reefer/dry van or tanker(in long run). I'm first too admit i am a bit of a $$&&y when it comes to the hard work of flat bedding. Ok ramblings again. Many props to Old School for his insight and honest in your face facts about this business.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Jukebox (Trent)'s Comment
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By the way, no I can't choose my loads. I'm force dispatched and have to wait just like you. Not sure what you mean by waiting for clearance however.

There are some places you will be sent where you need permits, escorts etc to get through. Or you may run into a special event which has the city shut down when you're picking up a load inside of it, like building equipment off a high-rise on a one-way street with no outlet for blocks, right next to the arena and some pop-star is having a concert right then and everything is shut down LOL. Looking back it'll be a fun story at the time though you'll be staring at your DOT clock and those flashing blue lights with a pounding migraine. It's not an everyday thing but it happens.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jukebox (Trent)'s Comment
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When you get those loads it does pay a little extra I found out even if you dont get good miles on it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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