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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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After adding all my miles between Swift, and Hummer, I logged 116,739 miles my first year, and grossed Just under $60,000. I also have 100% on time delivery.

The biggest things I learned, are being patient, GOAL, and developing great relationship with my FM. I only refused 1 load, and my FM called me, and worked with me to adjust the timing, so I could run it within my hours. I have experienced some crazy backing situations, where GOAL was my best friend, putting the trailer in really tight spots, with minimal difficulty, and then Frustration at not being able to back with a football field of room. I saw 42 of the 48 states, actually delivering in 36 of them. I took a 10 hr break in 28 states, and a 34 in 12. I experienced the loneliness that sometimes pops up, and a {type of) phone call, that all drivers fear.

With all the ups and downs, lefts and rights, in and outs, I have come to a conclusion. I LOVE THIS LIFESTYLE!!!

🤔I guess I can switch my classification.🤔

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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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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After adding all my miles between Swift, and Hummer, I logged 116,739 miles my first year, and grossed Just under $60,000. I also have 100% on time delivery.

The biggest things I learned, are being patient, GOAL, and developing great relationship with my FM. I only refused 1 load, and my FM called me, and worked with me to adjust the timing, so I could run it within my hours. I have experienced some crazy backing situations, where GOAL was my best friend, putting the trailer in really tight spots, with minimal difficulty, and then Frustration at not being able to back with a football field of room. I saw 42 of the 48 states, actually delivering in 36 of them. I took a 10 hr break in 28 states, and a 34 in 12. I experienced the loneliness that sometimes pops up, and a {type of) phone call, that all drivers fear.

With all the ups and downs, lefts and rights, in and outs, I have come to a conclusion. I LOVE THIS LIFESTYLE!!! rong>

🤔I guess I can switch my classification.🤔

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Congratulations!

You weren't in NY yesterday, were you? I saw a Hummer truck on the way back from Rome yesterday.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Daniel, the sincerest congratulations for your accomplishment. Well done!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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After adding all my miles between Swift, and Hummer, I logged 116,739 miles my first year, and grossed Just under $60,000. I also have 100% on time delivery.

The biggest things I learned, are being patient, GOAL, and developing great relationship with my FM. I only refused 1 load, and my FM called me, and worked with me to adjust the timing, so I could run it within my hours. I have experienced some crazy backing situations, where GOAL was my best friend, putting the trailer in really tight spots, with minimal difficulty, and then Frustration at not being able to back with a football field of room. I saw 42 of the 48 states, actually delivering in 36 of them. I took a 10 hr break in 28 states, and a 34 in 12. I experienced the loneliness that sometimes pops up, and a {type of) phone call, that all drivers fear.

With all the ups and downs, lefts and rights, in and outs, I have come to a conclusion. I LOVE THIS LIFESTYLE!!! rong>

🤔I guess I can switch my classification.🤔

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Congratulations!

You weren't in NY yesterday, were you? I saw a Hummer truck on the way back from Rome yesterday.

Thank you...

I am in Tyler, TX right now. We have a lot of NY lanes,

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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Danielsahn!

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You did great, and it's been great having you in here!

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Sir, that is a milestone to be very proud of. Keep the wheels rolling and be safe. Several of us have also experienced the dreaded phone call. It is what it is.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Congrats, Danielsahn! That's quite an accomplishment, a milestsone that many drivers never get to (or never choose to) reach. You are in an elite club. Now to push forward to the Million-Miler title!!!

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Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations driver. That's a major hurdle to cross.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations!!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Thank you everyone. This site had a big role in my success.

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