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Cave Man's Comment
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I finally got a rountuit (remember those?) and made my initial post here. I finally graduated from the corporate world (Raytheon, test engineering) and now drive a truck, pulling a flatbed for D. Mosley out of Lawtey, FL, solo since 5/12/2016. I just want to go on record here and say that this site illuminated and revealed the world and truth about trucking to me. Top to bottom TruckingTruth is so complete I never had to post one question, all the info I needed was already there in the Ebooks, High Road, and the countless posts of wisdom and experience. Thanks for all Yall's contributions, they helped to enable me get my trucking career off to a really good start! Now about the tuition for all this info that I feel an obligation to pay....Forward!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Wow. Thanks for you first post. You are a career "lurker". Glad things have worked out for you.

Cave Man's Comment
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I wish sometimes I could make a career out of lurking....but I was here primarily for the learning. Thanks G-Town for your first response.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Cave Man. Thanks for the post. Im sure you have noticed all of the posts on the other end of the Spectrum. Particularly a couple here lately. People that know everything, and want to argue with Experienced Drivers on this forum about EVERYTHING. Like you, I soaked up as much info as possible on this site for almost a YEAR before I made the leap! I am just into my 3rd month Solo with Swift. I have a 100% Driver Ranking at this point in time. I intend to keep it that way. I have started getting pre plans prior to my current delivery over the past 2 weeks. Someone has noticed that I am able to manage my clock and pick up and deliver on time. I DID NOT sit over the Holiday weekend. I go a 700 mile pre plan! Just got a 1050 mi pre plan this morning. A Hazmat load from Utah to Iowa. ( My 4th in 2 months BTW) .I have been polite and courteous to all that I have come in contact with at the Company, never DEMANDED anything, taken short loads with extra time on them when asked. In short, I took all of the advice from this forum and put it into play. It is working out great. My goal is to become a Top Tier Driver that is stressed here so often. I'm on my way and you appear to be too. Congrats!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Old School's Comment
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Welcome aboard Caveman, it's nice to have you come out of that cave you been hiding in and introduce yourself to us. Really glad you are benefiting from what you've found in here!

Carley T.'s Comment
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Hello caveman good to see another new person in the forms (I'm just as new as you) hope ya have a nice stay

Cave Man's Comment
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Thanks, Tractor Man. I feel we will attain our Top Tier status once we put in a little more time. I got my first raise a month and a half early.

Old School, wow. Its great to hear the skateboard boss himself. Thank you for your contributions here.

Cave Man's Comment
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Hey Carley, I've been here just over a year now, and just this morning made my first post to TT. I am glad that you found TT as a resource, one that will absolutely guide you successfully through your trucking career preparation and startup.

I feel once I have made it through year one of incident-free solo driving, I can say I am an alumnus of Trucking Truth University.

And a big welcome to you, too.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Cave Man, I don't know if I have read ALL of Old Schools posts, but I've read lots of them! He is my Mentor of sorts here on TT. The Man is a valuable resource for anyone, this Rookie in particular. I have followed his advice to the best of my ability thus far. He has not led me astray! I hope to meet Him in person some day, just to shake his hand and say THANKS!

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Cave Man's Comment
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Hey Tractor Man, there are a lot of people here I would really like to meet and shake hands with, and even buy them lunch!

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