First Full Hitch Solo

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B Y 's Comment
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Just finished my first full hitch as a solo driver. Did a 3 weeker. The first week out was kind of slow due to the 4th of July holiday. I got a 34 hour reset over that weekend. The rest of the hitch went fairly smooth but my driver door mirror was dinged by another truck at a trucks only rest area. I was parked well off the road on the shoulder and still got clipped. Woke up and found the small lower portion of the mirror hanging by a wire and minor scuffing on the plastic frame around the mirror but no glass broken. Taped it in place until I can get it fixed. Only other hiccups were being sent to a shipper only to learn that 2 weeks before I got there they quit shipping that particular item from that location. Had to drive approx 30 miles away to another locale making me late and causing company to pay a $75 late fee. You'd think they would've let their shipping companies know of the change. Also showed up at a shipper at 10:30pm to be loaded at midnight but they were behind on the product I needed so I wasn't loaded until 2:30 that afternoon. Ended up getting $165 detention pay out of that one. Other than those minor incidents it went pretty smooth. Overall, I considered it a success.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bryn J.'s Comment
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Congrats Bryan, one down and many more to go. dancing-dog.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If those were the only hiccups then your first few weeks were definitely a success! Just stay focused on safety, try to stay relaxed, and take your time in tight places. Most rookie dingers happen when someone gets in a hurry, especially when they're backing or maneuvering in parking lots. Slow and safe wins the day.



Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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