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G-Town's Comment
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I am on the mentors truck now and I am getting ready to go from Richmond, Virginia to PA and then from there to Hershey PA to Utah! I will be driving from Hershey! Thanks and I will keep you posted!

Good for you Victor, great news. Hershey is in my neck of the woods. I deliver to the Walmart in Palmyra PA frequently, it's east of Hershey on the way to Harrisburg.

Good luck and be safe!

PackRat's Comment
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WTG Victor! That's getting some excellent miles right off the bat.

Victor C. II's Comment
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shocked.png I didn't know that, that's awesome! We are in a knight blue Freight liner and I am pretty happy about that!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Well it looks as if we are probably just going to drop this trailer off and then go from Hershy, PA, to Utah. Trying to sleep but it is hard to get my body used to sleeping this early lol. Well it's off to trying to sleep. More to come.....

G-Town's Comment
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Well it looks as if we are probably just going to drop this trailer off and then go from Hershy, PA, to Utah. Trying to sleep but it is hard to get my body used to sleeping this early lol. Well it's off to trying to sleep. More to come.....

Be careful, be safe,...be smart.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Ok so an update! This morning I woke up around 6:30ish and could not go back to sleep. Now I did close my eyes and rest but that's about it. Then I went and had a 12" meatball sub for breakfast and then found out that they put us on a different load. Instead of going to Hershey Pennsylvania we went down to Concord North Carolina and are picking up a load of chicken as far as I know. Should be around 39000 pounds. I drove 284 miles and I still have 5 hours on my clock. Right now I am off duty because all we are doing is sitting around here waiting for them to get less full of trucks picking up loads.

My mentor literally fell asleep while I was driving down here for a short time and he says that he is amazed at how little he has had to instruct me today and he has complimented me quite a bit so I am happy that I am doing good right off the bat.

Pretty soon though I will need to take a 30 minute break and then 5 more hours and then it's in the sack for me.

On the other side I really do miss my family and Grandparents and my regrets is not going down the roads I wanted before this. But I talked all that out with my mentor and I am feeling much better. Maybe I will have to take 3-4 days off after my mentorship is over and go down those roads. I don't know yet.

All I can tell you is that I have already seen a good bit of awesome things! This is certainly a great start to a great career!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Victor, your enthusiasm is infectious. I love it! And a 12" meatball sub, for breakfast? That's strong! Keep up the good work, dude. Great to hear you're doing so well.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thanks Pete B., so right now we are ahead of schedule and going up to Scranton, PA to pick up a load and going to take it to Kansas. Well, lucky thing I was scanning the signs because pretty soon I had to wake my mentor Jamar up to help us figure out what next to do because, interstate 81 was shutdown from exit 85 because of a horrible wreck.

So ever since that I drove us to the Loves truck stop at exit 57 B. In Carlisle PA. We were there for like 4 hours and finally it cleared up and I tried to rest but was no use so then I started walking around looking at the trucks and what not inside the stores. I finally started resting when I got back in the truck and then we started moving and I swear I am having a horrible time trying to sleep lolol. But hopefully I will get used to it very soon.

I truly am though loving the adventure!smile.gifsmile.gif

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Victor C. II's Comment
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Well, today I am drivijng under a load of fish that weights out around 40,381 pounds. I definitely feel a difference in stopping distance and I have been using the jake like crazy. We are taking this load to Kansas from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania sure is windy and a lot of hills. Makes for a interesting triprofl-3.gif .

I was able to get a good full 8 hours of sleep last night so I should be able to do a full 11 today. My mentor is telling me that with the way I have been driving most other mentors would have probably went in the sleeper and be sleeping. We took our load into the shop because the reefer unit needed a good bit of coolant in it. So we are sitting here until it is filled and ready to roll.

Well that is all for now. Have. Great day!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Victor. 40k can be a handful in the mountains of PA.

You were definitely in my neck of the woods, exit 119 off I-81 is the DC I am assigned to. Deliver to stores in the 81/80/78 Interstate corridors constantly.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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