I Found Little Syster!

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Bud A.'s Comment
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I went inside to check in at this drywall place in the middle of nowhere Wyoming. When I came out, there was another System truck parked next to mine. I got in my truck to wait. When I looked over, I thought, that sure looks like Little Syster. Turns out it was! It was such a kick running into someone from TT out here, especially when you least expect it!

She said she hasn't been on here for a while but was thinking about us. Maybe I'll ask her to help me tarp my load to make up for going missing....

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Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
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It was so awesome running into you Bud! It has been way too long since I've posted anything on TT. All has been well and after getting to shake your hand it's even better!! Thanks for saying hi smile.gif

Oh, and I'd be happy to help you tarp! In this breeze the more hands the merrier!

Old School's Comment
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Hey, that is so cool!

Little Syster, every time I am at the SAPA plant in Cressona, PA I look inside the Systems trucks that are there to see if one of them might be you. I met a girl who knew you once, but that is the closest I've gotten to the real deal!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Scott M's Comment
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Syster- I greatly enjoyed your past posts. Let us know what is going on! I am currently in Prime PSD training. It's going great.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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That is super cool you guys met up and I wish you'd come around here more often Little Syster! This industry has an extreme shortage of women flatbedders with great attitudes. It's always inspiring for people to see what's possible!

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Bud A.'s Comment
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That is super cool you guys met up and I wish you'd come around here more often Little Syster! This industry has an extreme shortage of women flatbedders with great attitudes. It's always inspiring for people to see what's possible!

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Speaking of great attitudes, I can see where she got the handle "Sunshine" after talking to her for just a brief time. Very rare indeed!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Just like one of the kids that grow up and move away and then forget all about the family... embarrassed.gif

Good to see that you are still rocking that open deck.

Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
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Haha! I feel bad about checking out for as long as I have. I guess it just gets monotonous and I feel silly even writing about anything that goes on out here. The latest excitement is that I spent most of my afternoon throwing my tissue box at my various windows trying to kill the flies that got in yesterday. rofl-3.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey, Sis. In a way you are right, it gets old for the long-timers. How many times do you want to answer "What's the best company?" or "I can't figure out double clutching!"

But for each of those questions, there's a different person who wants to know. And you may have the answer for them.

On the other hand, new things come up that you can help out in. A driver took the wrong trailer and didn't find out till he got 500 miles away. Someone posts pictures of picking up a load in the cave area near Independence, MO. Many people get to a part of the USA they've never experienced, and they write about it. One driver recently got home to Baton Rouge for his home time. Then the big rains came and "ruined" it. But then he realized he really was in the right place at the right time for his family.

And Sunshiny contributions of your adventures in flatbed can make a great counterpoint to Pat M's experience.

And I like that idea of tissue box artillery against flies! rofl-2.gif

Don't be a stranger!

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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