Video Of My Lightweight Truck

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Kat's Comment
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I just got my truck this morning....2017 International ProStar condo, and I got an automatic. I am in love. I have to go over to the shop in the morning so they can teach me how to use the bells and whistles, but I cannot wait to hit the road in this thing! By the way, you mentioned that your air cuff lock wouldn't work because of the lip around the valves... Mine is like that too, but I haven't purchased locks yet. What did they end up telling you about that?

Brent the bee man's Comment
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I received orientation papers today, from Heather who is my prime recruiter. I seen prime offers a lightweight truck for a few more cpm and wondered if i would take the opportunity should it present itself. After seeing the video I see no reason I would pass on it. Lets just hope I make it that far. Thank you for the informative video.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

sculpy's Comment
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Thankyou for the video Ms. Miyoshi! Definitely needed to see just how much space there is in a lightweight. I think, personally, I'd need that extra footstep of space between the bunk and seat to preserve my sanity on the road! Certainly some tight livin' you've got goin' on there.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Wow! I'm glad the video is helpful to everyone. If you have friends or other trainees who are curious, the YouTube video is public, so you should be able to show anyone or forward it to them in an email or message.

As for the cuff locks, all the locks they give you will be in one box at the company store. Make sure you tell them you drive an International!! The Pittston store told me there were different boxes, but because so many people drive the Freightliners they give those out without asking. In my case, when I next stop at Pittston I'll be able to change out my locks for the right one. If they do not have the correct cuff lock for your truck and can't get you correct ones, talk to your FM. Mine said if they can't be corrected that I can get reimbursed for them. No sense paying for something you don't use.

On a side note, the cuff locks are really only required when you're running a high value load. If you're a solo driver you will almost have zero chance of running one. I wanted to use mine so I have a little extra security when I'm parking my truck on home time.

Also, I'm super jealous of the automatic!! I run a northeast regional route and I would sure love to not have to shift gears all the time!

Everyone be sure to post pics when you get your trucks!! (We should start a thread for showing off our trucks.)


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Miss Myoshi-

Loved the video of your lightweight. And your "watch dog". You people who love the automatics. I don't know about you. LOL But I guess it would be better in city traffic. Just know how I would feel going down some mountain or even climbing one. Would it have the power to get out of it's own way. Oh well, that's progress.

But great video keep us updated.

andhe78's Comment
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Miss Myoshi-

You people who love the automatics. I don't know about you. LOL But I guess it would be better in city traffic. Just know how I would feel going down some mountain or even climbing one. Would it have the power to get out of it's own way. Oh well, that's progress.

Don't knock it till you try it. You do realize, that adjust two settings, and my auto will take 80k pounds down sandstone at 30 mph, and I never have to touch anything but the steering wheel.

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