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Tractor Man's Comment
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It is just a seasonal thing for the month of December as of now. Phoenix, Las Vegas and So. Cal. It is a Line haul type of account, running overnight. I look forward to the change from OTR. No snow, ice or freezing cold weather. I have spent my whole life in Tucson, AZ. Not known for its bitter cold winters. I get cold when the mercury drops below +50 Fahrenheit! (Go ahead Paul, laugh your A$$ off!). My Mom is in poor health and it will keep me closer to home with more frequent but shorter HT. My DM and Fleet Manager could not have been more accommodating. Just wanted to share the info with my "TT Family". I will keep you all posted on my new Adventure. Woo Hoo! I'll give myself a dancing hillbilly

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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.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
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Congrats!!!

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Old School's Comment
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Hey that's some good news Tractor Man. You can expect to be really busy, and you should see some more consistent miles doing that. Hang in there. Getting established in this career takes a minute, but it sounds to me like you are pushing all the right buttons. I've got a hunch this could lead to some other opportunities for you.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks Old School. I really value your advice. You have been a Mentor of sorts to me on this forum for over a year. I have been putting your " Plans " into play since I started this gig back in April. You have never led me astray. I appreciate all of your advice!

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Old School's Comment
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Hey, thanks for the kind words. One of these days when I'm over there enjoying a stay at my Phoenix terminal I'll try and make contact with you.

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Hey, thanks for the kind words. One of these days when I'm over there enjoying a stay at my Phoenix terminal I'll try and make contact with you.

It appears I'll be around here more often. I look forward to it! G Town has my contact info. You are more than welcome to it.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Really happy for you Tractor!!! Sounds like a great gif, and no Philly runs! LOL

You have earned this. Wish you all the best!

G-Town's Comment
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Really happy for you Tractor!!! Sounds like a great gif, and no Philly runs! LOL

You have earned this. Wish you all the best!

Meant "gig"...the f is next to the g. Fat fingered it. Sorry beat tired.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I need to get a "I survived Phillie and Jersey in a Semi" Tee Shirt. 5 days on that account cured me from ever wanting to go back. You Guys on that account are "HE MEN" in my book!

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Old School's Comment
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You Guys on that account are "HE MEN" in my book!

Those guys don't just get paid the big bucks, they earn it!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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