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I called in for the Haz-Mat. I am more concerned that I botched something on the Peoplenet regarding dropping my empty and loading. I spent two hours at the AutoZone DS checking in, finding a spot to park my empty, finding my loaded trailer, calling in the Haz-Mat, checking out at the gate, realising tandems and most of all, scratching my head wondering if I missed something. Haha.

As long as you called it in you're good.

As long as you called it in you're good.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Ive learned that if you forget something dispatch will.contact you. ;)

you are doing great!

Big Scott's Comment
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Have fun Don.

Big Scott's Comment
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Usually if something was done wrong on the PeopleNet, it will send you an error message in a couple of minutes.

Don's Comment
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I hope so, haha.

Usually if something was done wrong on the PeopleNet, it will send you an error message in a couple of minutes.

Don's Comment
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Had my first blindside at a TSC. It was interesting, but I got 'we done without hitting anything. Now I am sittiing at Petro in Beaumont, TX getting my Tractor' s electrical system checked. It's hot and miserable in Beaumont.

Big Scott's Comment
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At TSC DC in Waco?

Don's Comment
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In Conroe

At TSC DC in Waco?

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Don's Comment
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Good morning from Scott, LA. Boudin breakfast.

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Don's Comment
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Got my tractor battery issues fixed in Beaumont, TX last night and started my day at 0430. Stopped in Scott, LA for some boudin (see picture above), then had an educational conversation with Big Scott. Called the consignee to clarify some directions and asked if I could deliver early tomorrow. They replied 'yes', so I kept the doors closed and got over 600 miles today. I needed to make up for the 360 yesterday. My first 5 days, I have two 600 mile days. I like to get as many miles as possible on my first full. day with a load, so I can be less tired or 'stressed' close to the consignee, which seems to be in a city or town 90% of the time. I should have 2400 miles after delivery tomorrow, but looks like I will be pulling a 34-hr reset starting sometime friday. I may be wrong so I'll list my current 8 day on-duty/drive clock:

0, 0, 0, 11:50, 11:10, 10:49, 6:38 (booo...!), 11:11. (plus 11 tomorrow?)

Tomorrow is 408 miles to the consignee, so I figure conservatively 8 hrs drive and hopefully only a few hours of on-duty time for pre-trips, fueling, time unloading, etc.. I'll estimate that will chew up 11 more hours, so I will only have 7 hours left on my clock for the 7th day with no hours coming back until midnight on the 9th. If I am fairly accurate, then bummer. Hopefully, I'll get a long run on Saturday. Still haven't hit anything yet (that I know of?) , but I did go over a round-about's curb to get to my boudin. Those are not truck friendly!

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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