Keeping A Level Head

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Gladhand's Comment
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One of my biggest fears happened on the road, my brother had died yesterday morning. I got the call when i was driving on i5 headed to Portland, OR. Regardless of the feelings it brought to me, I had to keep a level head to keep myself and others safe on the road.

It's a hard part of being away from home. Thankfully we have a terminal up here so I can drop the truck and fly home. Be safe everyone.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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So sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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So sorry to hear that. I was driving when my brother called about my dad. I was stopped for the night when we lost him. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Though I only know you through here, you seem like a great person.

Adam J.'s Comment
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My thoughts go out to you and the entire family.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Sorry for your loss.

Errol V.'s Comment
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It is a hard thing to learn of a family member's death while you are on the road. Most companies will do their best you get you back to family in these situations.

A few years ago, my wife passed while I was driving. (She was in the hospital recovering from a stroke so it wasn't a pure surprise.) I got a call 7am and I was in Ft. Smith AR. My DM told me to bobtail all the way back to Memphis - e fattest way home. (She made sure I got the pay for the trip.) I got to the mortuary after 5pm. One of the longest drives of my life.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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One of my biggest fears happened on the road, my brother had died yesterday morning. I got the call when i was driving on i5 headed to Portland, OR. Regardless of the feelings it brought to me, I had to keep a level head to keep myself and others safe on the road.

It's a hard part of being away from home. Thankfully we have a terminal up here so I can drop the truck and fly home. Be safe everyone.

You and your family have my most heartfelt condolences. Yall are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Gladhand, you make an excellent point. I've been through this kind of thing also. Being in control of your mind and emotions is a very important thing in this career.

We are all sorry for your loss, and will be glad to help in any way we can.

S's Comment
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Sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family

Joseph L.'s Comment
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You have my deepest condolences

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