CFI At Crowder College

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Don's Comment
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You read me mind, Old School.

Congratulations Don!

It's about to get so real you may be scratching your head questioning why you thought this was going to be such a great thing.

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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I've been following you since day 1... maybe even before that. Haha. I'm really excited for you and can't wait to hear how things go for you. Good luck!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Don's Comment
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Thanks, Hans Solo Cup.

I've been following you since day 1... maybe even before that. Haha. I'm really excited for you and can't wait to hear how things go for you. Good luck!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Congrats, Don!

Soon you'll dislike 4-wheelers more than ever! But there are just so many beautiful sites to see out here that occasionally you forget about them.

Last week I hit the highway in Utah, early in the morning. And for a brief stretch there wasn't a soul in sight. The road was all mine and, cruising along in my solitude, I got to see the sun rise up and over some of the most beautiful mountain scenery ever.

So glad to hear you're finally on the way, brother!
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Don's Comment
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Jeremy:

Glad to hear you are seeing our country, besides Cleveland (damn Cavs). Keep us posted about where you go.

I am ready to get rolling, myself

Congrats, Don!

Soon you'll dislike 4-wheelers more than ever! But there are just so many beautiful sites to see out here that occasionally you forget about them.

Last week I hit the highway in Utah, early in the morning. And for a brief stretch there wasn't a soul in sight. The road was all mine and, cruising along in my solitude, I got to see the sun rise up and over some of the most beautiful mountain scenery ever.

So glad to hear you're finally on the way, brother!
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Don's Comment
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Finally made it to Joplin. Hope that is the last time I have to take the bus. Met my finisher and we went out onto the terminal obstical course that we have to pass when we return OTR with our finisher. Was shown around the inspection, maintenance and other bays., practiced hook and unhook and got familiar with the cab.

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.

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.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Finally!!! They're letting you get some traction. That's great to hear, you've put in the work and maintained the patience. It's time to let you off the chain, so hope I this keeps going well.

Safe travels, brother!

Don's Comment
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6/14

Started the day by getting a 79060 lb load of dog food to take from Joplin to a Walmart DC in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The Peoplenet was givong us fits, as my finisher doesn't have experience in having us both on duty. We had to call Joplin multiple times to correct the issues with it. Oh, BTW, I am his very first student. I like him, he is a good ol' boy from Oklahoma. He was getting awfully frustrated due to the Peoplenet issues and we getting re-routed but I believe it was more because he just started being a finisher yesterday. Do we are both learning. I drove 475 miles today. We came to a bad accident near Fulton, MO that blocked the highway so everyone had to turn around. Doing so added about 60 miles to our trip, as we ended up driving over some rural State rds through some small towns. I got plenty of practice with turning in these towns and checking for mph signs changes a lot. Did a 45 back at the Walmart DC along with drop and hooking. We are at a Pilot in Mt. Pleasant, calling it a night. Oh, I like the automatics due to it saves my knee, but controlling the accelorator during backing is........interesting lol

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Army 's Comment
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Sweet, your first official trip. Congrats!!

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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So glad to hear your finally out there, brother. Love those last minute re-routes. Got me a great tour of Kansas City yesterday thanks to last minute construction. But it sounds like you're adapting well and you might even be enjoying it. Very awesome, made my day to read this update from ya. Safe travels, brother!

Now... If we could just get Chris to retire and join our ranks!
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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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