A. Duie Pyle Orientation

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Sunday night checked into the hotel in West Chester Pennsylvania, orientation is for five days if your p&d driver or linehaul driver, 3 days for dedicated or non Hazmat. They pay you your hourly pay plus $17.50 for food per day and also pay for mileage and tolls which I believe is $0.54 per mile.

DAY 1 is going to be a 10-hour day so be ready. You watch videos about Duie Pyle learn about the culture of the business and their core values. Then went over benefit packages, followed by hours of safety videos. They provided lunch for day 1 which was very nice. Everyone is here at Pyle is very nice and polite, they definitely go the extra mile for their employees. Will let you guys know how day 2 goes tomorrow.

DAY 2 started about 8:15 went over Hazmat material some other training materials. Also went over how to use the omnitracs system and at the end of the day did Smith System training. 9 hour day Very basic training day will let you guys know how day 3 goes.

Day  3 /4/ 5 started about 8am watch more videos had a few Q&As. Then went out to the yard to look at all the new 2018 Volvos and freightliner trucks that they just purchased I must say they update their equipment and stay up-to-date on the technology. After lunch we went into detail on the handheld device and how to use the Qualcomm micros. Very easy day tomorrow is going to be all Hazmat training and Friday will be forklift training which we were told we should be out by 10 or 11 a.m. then shoot back to Connecticut for my hands on training on Monday.

I must say the Duie Pyle family has done a wonderful job during orientation very well organized and did the best they could to answer any questions we had, and everyone is so friendly and here to help,big time family atmosphere. I'm very excited to start my career with them. And I must say Tom Smith, Leo Flack, and Kellie did a great job during orientation and if you ever considered joining the Pyle family you'll be making the right decision.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

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

Linehaul:

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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