I'm Bored And Homeless In Pittston PA

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Well, my surgery went well and I got.the clearance to go back to.work and am on a list for a truck. i stupidly left my laptop at my mom's so kinda bored.

Of anyone is in the area, let me know and ill buy lunch!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I am down in East Berlin, PA. About 3hrs south. Give or take.

Glad everything went well. Hope they give you a shiny new truck with 300 miles on it. smile.gif

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks but come see me!!! hahha

im dreading the automatic.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Will you be going to Springfield to get your truck? We are heading that way and should be there this evening if all goes as planned. My trainer’s truck will be in the shop as soon as we get there to fix the APU...it won’t stay running. It’s been an interesting couple of days to say the least. lol

Hopefully you won’t have to sit there long.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Glad to hear everything went well with the surgery!!!!

Don't dread the automatic. They're great. Of course you might have preferred the standard for training purposes. But you'll love the automatic in traffic.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Glad to hear your surgery went well. Hopefully you will be back at it soon.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Will you be going to Springfield to get your truck? We are heading that way and should be there this evening if all goes as planned. My trainer’s truck will be in the shop as soon as we get there to fix the APU...it won’t stay running. It’s been an interesting couple of days to say the least. lol

Hopefully you won’t have to sit there long.

Thanks everyone ;) I just realized Brett is only 100 miles away....hmmmm.

Kim, No, I am getting a truck here then heading back home to load it up. Would you believe my FM said to.me "You want a student when you leave, right?" uh...no. i gotta put my stuff my way first hahaha. I dont really care about waiting. Free room and layover pay. Gives me more recovery time. I feel great but am a little worried moving into the truck and cranking the really hard handles could bother me. so the longer the better.

Im glad you are having an interesting time. Hang in there lady!

Fm:

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Glad to hear your surgery went well. Happy to hear your getting BETTER.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy-

Glad your surgery went well. Hang in there it does get better every day.

By the way there are only two peddles now in your new truck! But you knew that already.

good luck and safe miles.

Jamie's Comment
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Well I'm bored and stuck in Bordentown, NJ until tomorrow night for my reset.

I'm glad your surgery went well, sucks about your laptop rofl-1.gif

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