Hot Brakes

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Charlie Mac's Comment
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They say a Pictures worth a thousand words. This one's more like a thousand bucks. red hot brakes on semi trailer

Check your brakes often!

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I should mention....this isn't my truck. 😁

Pat M.'s Comment
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Damn, you can smell them long before they get to that point. Probably going to need new wheel seals and possibly studs too.

Pianoman's Comment
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I should mention....this isn't my truck. 😁

Uh huh suuure...

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Charlie Mac's Comment
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I should mention....this isn't my truck. 😁

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Uh huh suuure...

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My run confines me to the relatively flat mid-west...although I did run Donner's Pass while OTR. There was snow on the ground in summer...I'd hate to run that route in winter!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Pianoman's Comment
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My run confines me to the relatively flat mid-west...although I did run Donner's Pass while OTR. There was snow on the ground in summer...I'd hate to run that route in winter!

I've unfortunately never had the privilege of running Donner's pass and probably never will now that I'm on a regional gig. That's crazy though. Which terminal are you out of?

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Sambo's Comment
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That looks like a good opportunity for hot dogs and marshmallows!

Charlie Mac's Comment
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My run confines me to the relatively flat mid-west...although I did run Donner's Pass while OTR. There was snow on the ground in summer...I'd hate to run that route in winter!

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I've unfortunately never had the privilege of running Donner's pass and probably never will now that I'm on a regional gig. That's crazy though. Which terminal are you out of?

I'm (technically) Columbus OH now...but have had DM's in Menasha, WI. Gary, IN. Rochelle, IL. Memphis, TN & SLC, UT.

They used to pass me around like a bottle of cheap booze. 😂

I still routinely work with Memphis, TN & New Boston, MI. (my shuttle affiliates).

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Charlie, that's a really cool looking photo. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Tastebuds's Comment
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red hot brakes on semi trailer

"One ring to rule them all!"

As a student driver, I'm glad you posted this picture. Just how easy is it too do this?

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