H.O. Wolding

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Tractor Man's Comment
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ROFLMAO. I try to gripe to my wife, but she starts complaining about my potty mouth.

Most Wives do!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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As I am sitting here at the Loves watching people park for the night, I am actually amazed we don't hit more stuff. Nearly everyone misses each other by inches. Every single trailer rear corner is missing a truck's mirror by no more than 4 or 5 inches. Kinda scary and yet amazing. I know that they all are not rookies like me. Earlier 2 people parking at an angle across from each other appeared to have both trucks dancing to each other. As they both mirrored each other getting into their respective slots.

Sorry, sometimes it is the little things that get me.

BassPlaya's Comment
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You picked a great company to work for. Things will smooth out with experience, youll figure out the tricks. Always try to sleep at shipper for apt if possible, though sounds like you are running multiple stops throughout the day, also, Rest Areas are your friend!! Lots of craziness at truckstops at night, with everyone trying to find a place to park. Get in early if possible. Good, blog too.. safe travels

As I am sitting here at the Loves watching people park for the night, I am actually amazed we don't hit more stuff. Nearly everyone misses each other by inches. Every single trailer rear corner is missing a truck's mirror by no more than 4 or 5 inches. Kinda scary and yet amazing. I know that they all are not rookies like me. Earlier 2 people parking at an angle across from each other appeared to have both trucks dancing to each other. As they both mirrored each other getting into their respective slots.

Sorry, sometimes it is the little things that get me.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I prefer truck stops to rest areas. Had a few disappointing dealings with rest areas. But, I do try to stay at a consignee if I have a morning delivery. I usually deliver at a food service place, then go somewhere nearby for scrap. After that I head back to Cherokee, AL. SCA in Cherokee, AL is always a Drop n Hook.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I'm sorry for not posting a lot on my blog. I have posted in other posts what is going on. Other than the "unplanned" stuff, Not much is going on. Just falling into a groove. I run all my loads out of and back into Cherokee, AL. It is basically my DC. I take a load out of there; normally head to a Food distribution place (GFS, Reinhardt, McLane, etc...). Drop off my napkins, paper towels, TP, etc.. After which I will go to a Recycling Center (West Rock, RMR, etc...), get loaded with scrap and back to Cherokee. Most of the food places don't receive on Saturday and most of Sunday. That kinda forces a weekly routine onto you. Overall no complaints. I am enjoying everything. I pretty much stick to KY, TN, AL, & GA. That is going to be my stomping ground for a while.

Drive Safe and God Speed Y'all!

Deke's Comment
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Thanks for the info! Are you making it home most weekends??

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Not any more, but by choice. I started out home every weekend. Then I did every other weekend. Now I am staying out a month at a time.

Matt 's Comment
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I have to ask this carefully as not to offend hopefully it will read better than what it sounds. Is the staying out longer drivin by the "If I don't I can't make the money I need" or something else. If it is something else Im not asking what it is I just know in my personal case if I dont get so much overtime in a week I'm in a pretty bad spot even with a cushion.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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2 reasons actually. 1 started staying out 2 weeks to help the money. I am doing a month because a). I am able to have my wife ride with me now, so I can stay out to make money and spend time with my wife. b). Being home for only 2 days is just not enough. First day home I'm useless, another day to get everything order to go. So being home 2 days gives me no time to go do "fun stuff".

Deke's Comment
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I guess I could start a new thread and ask, but the reasons I was asking about weekends is that I am Catholic and I do not want to miss Mass on Sunday.

I could attend Mass anywhere actually, I wouldn't have to be home. So that leads me to ask whether a person would have enough control over the schedule to allow themselves to attend church while on the road??

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