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Don's Comment
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Left the Pilot in Meridian , MS at 0100 with a fresh 70 and stopped here at a Pilot on I-10 West of Houston. I got 567 miles today. There were two accidents today. I on I-10 close to the Pilot, so I turned onto a road near a Loves. Well, what did we find but a flat bed with the tractor in the ditch and the trailer blocking almost the entire road. We sat for 45 minutes and I was getting close to my 11, so my finisher took over to get us to the Pilot. We hustled today, but I ran all highway. Didn't get any Cajun food while going through SW Louisiana. Bummer.Will start our clock around 2230 tonight, so another all nighter to finish in Laredo. Off to sleep (hopefully, but doubt it) now.

Big Scott's Comment
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Great to hear. I'm heading from Parachute, CO to Hebron, KY.

Don's Comment
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That has to be a 1000+ miles run, you Road Warrior.

Great to hear. I'm heading from Parachute, CO to Hebron, KY.

Big Scott's Comment
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It's close to 1500 miles. Puts me at just over $1300 gross for the week.

Don's Comment
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Dropped at the Laredo, TX terminal this morning, and now have a load to Redmond, WA. After finishing this load, I will be getting close to the minimum driving hours CFI requires to upgrade. Hopefully, we can get multiplr short runs so I can get more experience dealing with B.O.L's and other papetwork, the Peoplenet and other non-driving duties. I would not be ready to go solo until then, or it would be a total cluster.The first 10 days have rapidly gone by. Duties, driving, sleep......repeat. Currently in some downtrodden Pilot in Eagle Pass, TX for our 10.

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.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Millville is 30 min from my home!

when i was a kid, there were no acceleration lanes. you sat at a stop sign at the top of the ramp then floored your pedal to go!

you did great keep it up

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Wow! I missed alot. Took me four pages of reading to catch up. Great to hear your getting some good miles and also learning the little things (that can really count) like lights and fuses. You've been all over the map in a short amount of time. Seems like I've mostly been doing East-West-East runs. Hoping to get some southern time in my logs soon.

Safe travels, brother!

Don's Comment
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We are sitting at a Love's in Provo, IT for our 10. Another night of driving, and I got 599 miles. Ugh! 1 stinking mile short! Over 5000 miles in 12 days, so with this run to finish on the 28th, I may get to 7500 by early next week. I must say I don't mind running at night as I can make more miles, but I do mind not being able to sleep late mornings and afternoons. Booo! Driving the hills of Utah is...ahem....interesting. I see CFI raised their .cpm, which will be great once I am solo. I still need to work on watching that my speed doesn't increase on declines and optimizing my use of the jakes, but I am proud that I have not rubbed a single curb on any turns. Yaaayyy. Oh crap, I probably just cursed myself. Haha. I'll see how I do when we get into the Seattle and Redmond areas. I think I like the Midwest and South the best so far.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Big Scott's Comment
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If you have time on the load flip your clock to day time driving. You're doing great. And yes, once you're solo you get a 2CPM raise.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Don's Comment
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Drove last night from Provo, UT to Boise, ID, then stopped to spend the night at the Boise Stage Stop. Finally slept at night and got a full 8 hours of sleep. More importantly, we are back running on days. I ahaving a difficult time trying to adjust my body's "clock" to sleep in the mornings or afternoons. I lay down to try to sleep, but end up staring at the ceiling. I'll need to learn how to manage my clock so I can run early am's/daytime as much as is possible and still at miles. We are not due for our first stop in Redmond, WA until Thursday at 0900, so are ahead of schedule. Hopefully, we will get a load for the weekend and keep rolling.

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.
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