Driver In Training

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Bucket's Comment
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Started to Joplin two weeks today. Orientation Monday, drug test. Tuesday drive and backing test. Wednesday introduced to XPO polices. Thursday basically told we are hired and who our finisher (trainer) is. Went to safety meeting Friday. Met trainer Saturday. Sunday got on truck and trainer drove load to Mt. Vernon.Monday I started driving and backed into the dock for live unload. Then drove to next pickup. Took that load to Nebraska. Picked up in Omaha for Tuesday delivery. Tuesday morning woke up to leaky windshield. Spent Tuesday at truck shop. Wednesday delivered Tuesday's load in Cleveland. Thursday picked up HM in Pennsylvania for tomorrow in Corsicana Tx. Today for first week I have a bit over 2800 miles and close to twenty hour's left on my clock. No team diving. I've bumped all docks, dropped and coupled all drop and hook. Performed pre trip every morning, drove all but about 150 miles.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Bravo Zulu's Comment
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I love these type of running logs. Thanks Bucket.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Excellent job Bucket!


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