How The West Was Won;)

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RedGator's Comment
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So after a whole year last week I finally got a load out WEST! A 3 stop drop to Montana. When it came across I had to ask another driver what MT stood for lol. Pretty long and uneventful trip accept the dear that tried to get run over. Truck stops are few and far between and the scenery is just beautiful! Now getting a reload outta there:/ 6hrs and wasnt scheduled til the next day. I had to drive 300 miles to ID to pick a load of potatoes:/ YUCK! IT took the 5 times to reliad my truck and 8 times across the scale to get my lweights legal! I was pretty ****ed since I told them how to load my truck and they wouldn't listen. Evidently I dont know what I. Doing cause I have boobs lol The miles were fabulous though. 3900 in a week. In 2 days I will make a year wirh my company 10/11. I cant believe its been a yr! Doesn't seem like that long. Im still waiting for a student. Mine failed orientation:/ Maybe one of the females here would be my guinea pig hehehe.

Larry E.'s Comment
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I have followed you since you came on here and really enjoy your posts. Congrats on your year and continue with your updates. Your students don't really know yet what a great instructor they are getting. Keep up the great work you are doing!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, congrats on getting your first year of driving in - that's awesome!

So after a whole year last week I finally got a load out WEST! A 3 stop drop to Montana

Wow, Montana must be growing. If I remember correctly, they only had two places in the whole state. They must have added a third and you delivered to them all!

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I can't believe your student failed orientation. How does one manage that??? wtf-2.gif

I also can't believe you're waiting on a student. It seems most companies desperately need female trainers. Prime had like a 9 month waiting list or something like that to get a female trainer.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Starcar's Comment
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Dang it Redgator...you sere sooooo close !!! I'm gonna make a double fleece pink truck blanket...and see who the first lady driver will get out here to the left coast to claim it.... I really can't believe its been a year....I'm glad you have stuck around..so many others just cruise thru school, get their training done, and go get lost on the asphalt... I truly love following you here, and on facebook.. But girlfriend, ya gotta get to me neck of the desert !!!! Stay safe and sane...and enjoy your adventure... And btw..those girls of yours are heart melters....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RedGator's Comment
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I have followed you since you came on here and really enjoy your posts. Congrats on your year and continue with your updates. Your students don't really know yet what a great instructor they are getting. Keep up the great work you are doing!

Thanks Larry;) I cant believe its been a year ALREADY! It really doesn't seem like it. At first life out here was hectic. I went through alot in a short amount of time but I made it! Lifes pretty much evened out and my truck is "home". I feel lost in the real world. Im anxious to get my first student but I know I can help. After all Ive been training Special K over the phone!

RedGator's Comment
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Hey, congrats on getting your first year of driving in - that's awesome!

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So after a whole year last week I finally got a load out WEST! A 3 stop drop to Montana

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Wow, Montana must be growing. If I remember correctly, they only had two places in the whole state. They must have added a third and you delivered to them all!

rofl-3.gif

I can't believe your student failed orientation. How does one manage that??? wtf-2.gif

I also can't believe you're waiting on a student. It seems most companies desperately need female trainers. Prime had like a 9 month waiting list or something like that to get a female trainer.

Unfortunately not alot of folks know about WEL. They arent in the blogs or highly recruited. Its a great company though and I plan to stick around awhile. Our company does a road test to test you into the company Im guessing she failed that. I had 3 stops in 2 cities so maybe it hasnt grown that much! Lol But I loved the peace and quiet. Beats the day I had today 4 stops. 1 in center city Philly and 3 in NJ followed by 4 hrs in Friday rush hr to pick up my next load in NJ. 4 1/2 hrs to do 125 miles! Get here with 11 minutes on my 14 and they are saying not loading me til Monday! Ive been up since 4am so sleep is in my immediate future. Ill worry bout that in the am. Although sleeping next to an active amtrack rail is gonna be a real "special" experience!

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RedGator's Comment
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Dang it Redgator...you sere sooooo close !!! I'm gonna make a double fleece pink truck blanket...and see who the first lady driver will get out here to the left coast to claim it.... I really can't believe its been a year....I'm glad you have stuck around..so many others just cruise thru school, get their training done, and go get lost on the asphalt... I truly love following you here, and on facebook.. But girlfriend, ya gotta get to me neck of the desert !!!! Stay safe and sane...and enjoy your adventure... And btw..those girls of yours are heart melters....

I TRY Star to come see ya but it just dont work! Im gonna get with my DM to see if she can hook up a load soon. And dont you go try giving away MY BLANKEY to anyone. Ill have to hunt em down and snag it back! Thats one thing about this job that sucks is missing my babies. But their happy and so am I. I love my job but one day Ill be local. Not anytime soon though! I cant imagine not driving right now. Time sure does fly when your having fun. PS. I STILL get my nails done every 2 weeks;)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Every time I see a WEL truck on the road I try to look over and see if it's you in there! Sadly it never has been so far lol. I haven't been out west either yet. I've come to know I-81 like the back of my hand though, I'm always going from NJ to Texas and back. No complaints though. I'll get a load out west next month I think because I'll be out for longer than my normal 11 days, I'll be out an whole 3 weeks... I think I'll need to pack extra underwear!

Hope you get a student soon, they're missing out on a great training experience I am sure.

RedGator's Comment
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Every time I see a WEL truck on the road I try to look over and see if it's you in there! Sadly it never has been so far lol. I haven't been out west either yet. I've come to know I-81 like the back of my hand though, I'm always going from NJ to Texas and back. No complaints though. I'll get a load out west next month I think because I'll be out for longer than my normal 11 days, I'll be out an whole 3 weeks... I think I'll need to pack extra underwear!

Hope you get a student soon, they're missing out on a great training experience I am sure.

Im truck 31012. KW T660. Im mainly around 80 from PA to WI. Haven't been south of Maryland in forever! My pink shades broke:/ so sadly I wont be in them if ya do see me lol You can always friend me on Facebook: Nalee Malcombe McPherson and try to track me that way;)

Starcar's Comment
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Starcar now will be buying some pink fleece...and making a BEAUTIFUL fleece blanket...just to fit a truck bunk...and putting pics of it on facebook......cuz I can't figure out how to put pics here !!! I'm ashamed to ask Brett how to do it again....I'm electronically challenged... So I'll let you see it on facebook...and anyone who wants to friend me ..its M Lynn Sloan...

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