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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Go to the detail shop and schedule a cleaning before you.move in. they should have already done that and they charge rhe prior driver for it.

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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Looks sharp... makes my waiting game even more difficult. Haha

Elizabeth B.'s Comment
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Congrats on your new truck and new phase in your career. I’ve impulsively quit my job, my application is in for Prime. They are currently going through the verifications on my application and hopefully in two weeks, I’ll start training. I’m so grateful for this website and all of the stories and questions from the group. I have really enjoyed your training diary. Thank you for sharing, Kim. Best of luck to you.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congrats on your new truck and new phase in your career. I’ve impulsively quit my job, my application is in for Prime. They are currently going through the verifications on my application and hopefully in two weeks, I’ll start training. I’m so grateful for this website and all of the stories and questions from the group. I have really enjoyed your training diary. Thank you for sharing, Kim. Best of luck to you.

Good luck

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Kim, looks sharp

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone! My truck is now clean, the fridge has been bought and installed, all other things have been fixed. So now I have to go to Walmart and get some supplies, load them on the truck, and get a load heading home for a few days. I’m ready for some R&R.

PJ, mine is a nice truck but it will never, in its wildest dreams, be as nice as yours. lol

Elizabeth, welcome!

Ernie, it was nice talking to you this morning. Did you get a chance to check out Tamarack while you were in Beckley?

Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last several months. I appreciate you all and this site so much.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Thanks everyone! My truck is now clean, the fridge has been bought and installed, all other things have been fixed. So now I have to go to Walmart and get some supplies, load them on the truck, and get a load heading home for a few days. I’m ready for some R&R.

PJ, mine is a nice truck but it will never, in its wildest dreams, be as nice as yours. lol

Elizabeth, welcome!

Ernie, it was nice talking to you this morning. Did you get a chance to check out Tamarack while you were in Beckley?

Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last several months. I appreciate you all and this site so much.

Kim? Did they give ya an LW or a Condo? It’s hard to tell from the pics but still it’s a beautiful truck. 😀

Kim T.'s Comment
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It’s a condo, lots of space. smile.gif

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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It’s a condo, lots of space. smile.gif

That’s cool. I love the space of a condo. Since I am a Lead Driver with CRST I have to have a Condo size truck. I love the space I have but I really wish I had a KW or a Pete.

Kim T.'s Comment
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What a crazy first solo load so far! I had my alarm set for 0200 on 12/1 to start my day. Sometime after midnight a tornado decides to touch down close to Springfield. What a way to be woken up...tornado force winds while sleeping in a tractor with no trailer. shocked.png

Ok, so I stayed upright and I started my day. Arrived at the 01 a little before 0500, my load isn’t ready. I’m finally told to back into a dock. This dock...omg! It is extremely narrow with rails on either side of the tandems. When you back up and hit a certain point a bar pops up between the trailer tires. I saw that and thought I broke something so I pulled back up. The bar went back down, so I backed up again. And it did it again. Then I noticed there was a rail for the bar to slide on so I kept going back. Sure enough, the bar moved back too. I got to the door, pulled the parking brake, and shut down. I noticed a yard dog watching me so I went and asked him if I was in the door correctly. He laughed and said yes. He said those rails freak a lot of people out that hasn’t seen them before. *sigh of relief*

Several hours later I go to slide my tenders back and the pin on the passenger side won’t budge. I get my hammer. Nothing. A nice guy was watching me struggle and came over to help. We got them slid. Ok, forward I go. My 14 hour clock is running out so I had to park in a truck parking area. Not a problem.

The next morning I try to start the truck...and nothing. Seven hours later I have a new started. I get to my fuel stop and Comsata is down. Ok, no fuel. By this time it’s about 2030. I knew I was going to have a problem finding a place to park. I finally found one two hours later.

I don’t want nor need anymore stuff like that on this load. I deliver today in Ohio...is that too much to ask?? LOL

Oh the adventures of a newbie solo driver.

Have a great day everyone and be safe!

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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