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Gladhand's Comment
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It's funny how people out here develop preferences on where to run. I mainly ran the west and always heard drivers talking about how they only do west 11, only run i5, etc. Same out here in the east with all the guys that won't go west haha. I was like that in the beginning, but I am enjoying running the southeast and now going into the Midwest. I go where the freight takes me and because of that I have seen 7 new states in the last 14 days. Might ask for the NY hut sticker and finally get my North east feet wet, but Cincinnati was enough to make me not in a hurry to go there haha.

Cwc's Comment
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I've been to N.Y. state once and it wasn't to bad but I was well away from NYC and I'm still not sure I'm ready for that but I'd try it if they sent me a load in to it. But if you just want a sticker might I suggest a "No lot lizard " for the time being? I'm sure you'll get to N.Y. soon enough but I wouldn't rush it.

Gladhand's Comment
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I've been to N.Y. state once and it wasn't to bad but I was well away from NYC and I'm still not sure I'm ready for that but I'd try it if they sent me a load in to it. But if you just want a sticker might I suggest a "No lot lizard " for the time being? I'm sure you'll get to N.Y. soon enough but I wouldn't rush it.

Haha the sticker is so I can run New York. I got a run on a repower to Syracuse, but couldn't go because I didn't have the NY hut sticker so I had to t call the load at a terminal. Yeah I am still in no hurry for the north east. Gotta see the upper Midwest first.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Cwc's Comment
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Yeah I'm aware of the HUT sticker, none of the trucks I've had were "blessed" with one till a couple months ago.

But like I said it wasn't a bad experience... outside of the tolls.

Gladhand's Comment
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Yeah I'm aware of the HUT sticker, none of the trucks I've had were "blessed" with one till a couple months ago.

But like I said it wasn't a bad experience... outside of the tolls.

Do you guys not have EZ pass? We pretty much have it made and don't have to worry about tolls.

Cwc's Comment
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Nope we sure don't.And if we take a toll road that's not alotted for on our route suggestion, we pay for it.

Cwc's Comment
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On the bright side of that, if I'm routed through say 71.40 worth of tolls on the way to CO from OH and I bypass those tolls.. I just made an extra 71.40

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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You guys are cracking me up! They wouldn't even let me leave the yard on my first day here until they found my HUT sticker! I've been in or through NY almost on a weekly basis ever since. Headed through there this week on the way to New Hampshire.

Don't ever believe those nuts that say you can't make any money in the Northeast. This is where many of our nations oldest and most successful businesses are located, and the population is so dense that there is a lot of commerce going on here. That means they need a lot of trucks through here. I love the way it looks and feels out West, but my bread gets buttered out here by these Northeasterners!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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I'd like to think that my DM has been looking out for me. Early on I was sent loads that went to NY but then magically cancelled or relayed off in Carlisle, PA . And slowly I was sent to bigger and busier places. I kinda freaked when I was with a codriver that wouldn't drive in major cities after I dropped a load in Chicago and was low on hours and was sent a "city work" and he wouldn't drive.

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.
Rob S.'s Comment
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I consider myself pretty fortunate in that I've seen 45 states in my first year. I missed out on Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Florida. I didn't get to NYC but I did a handful of trips in and out of Hoboken. This was the adventure I was looking for. The other side of the coin is that for the last four months I haven't been east of Denver. It seems like once I get into California I can't escape. I hate Southern California. A lot. I try to tell myself that miles are miles and all the freight needs to move. But after a couple weeks of 300-400 mile days and 90 degree temps I want something else. OK, I'm done whining. What I've learned from several weeks of California is that LA freeways aren't that scary. They suck, but they aren't intimidating anymore. I just take them one mile at a time.

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