H.O. Wolding

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I passed my final processing tests!!!! I just do my paperwork and get my spare keys tomorrow after lunch. I already have my truck assignment. Of course it is one of their older trucks, but it is in nice shape. It is one of the trucks they tested an auxiliary heater / AC on. Unfortunately it takes up all the middle under the bunk storage space. But not a huge deal.

I am so excited!!!

Yosemite Sam's Comment
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Great blog Patrick ! Read it all. A bit jealous 😒 I can honestly say. I've been home for a week waiting on a mentor to become available and today was my lucky day as I found out I will be shipped out this week. Good luck with the rest of ur training! Drive safe ! ✌🏼️

Deb R.'s Comment
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Yeah!

G-Town's Comment
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Congrats !!!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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A little update. Half of the paperwork was done yesterday. The person we need to see to finish everything was on vacation. She will be in today. Besides finishing everything I need to get with maintenance. My truck has an APU installed. One of the few that ever got modded for it. It is a ThermoKing with TriPac. I can't get it to work. So I have to find out if I am an idiot, it is broke , or simply has been disconnected.

Speaking of modifications to trucks, All H.O. Wolding trucks have Auto Oilers and Automatic Lube systems. I just think it is a neat idea that they have all their trucks have those 2 things. It really shows how conscience they are about maintaining their trucks.

I did move into and slept in my truck last night. Granted it is an older truck. It is 1 of the old mid roofs they have. It has 473k miles on it. Kinda sux to know I won't have her long. 3-9 months. Once she gets between 500k to 600k miles she is headed for the resale lot.

Drive Safe Y'all and God Speed.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Just a little update. Started my first solo run. Going from Waupaca, WI to home (Clarksville, TN). Get a nice first delivery bonus of $500 once I am done.

Drive Safe Y'all and God Speed.

Maurice R.'s Comment
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So awesome!! Brother we would love some pictures of the ride and the wagon!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The ride is my avatar pic. Our wagons are nothing petty to look at. White with a bright orange "H. O. Wolding" on the sides, back, and front.

Deb R.'s Comment
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Hey, Patrick, that's cool! I was parked two trucks over from you at the yard the other night, and got that same Waupaca to Clarksville load; I am getting unloaded right now. Kinda like I am stalking you, ha ha!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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It was nice meeting you Deb. Your not stalking me unless you show up in Chattanooga on Monday.

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