O. The Places Trucking Can Take You.

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Larry B.'s Comment
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This is my first post here on TT. First of all, I want to say thanks for all the great advice I have acquired on here. And thank you Brett for creating such a sight. I'm soon to be off on my new adventure in trucking at the young age of 50 once I choose "the perfect" company. Just kidding. Not sure where I'm going to end up at this point but I will make the best of my first year no matter where I start out.

Ok, back to the title of this post. My girlfriend and future team partner if all goes to plan spotted this on Facebook the other day and I want to share with you guys. Not sure if this driver is on this website and in not going to post his name for his privacy. I don't want to be "that guy" that gets someone in trouble or whatever. Just thought it was a very cool picture and another reason that I want to oursue this child hood dream of mine also. So, here it is. Hope you guys and gals enjoy.

How’d I end up in a cave? I’m approaching my 2 year mark with Prime Inc, and more to come. The knowledge and resources that Prime has given me to run a successful business I’ll always be grateful for. Prime truly is driven by the best.

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Turtle's Comment
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The image didn't come up so I'll re-post it: Brett can probably edit this later.

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There are various "cold" storage warehouses across the country set in caves. As a flatbedder I don't get to visit them, but would sure love to.

Larry B.'s Comment
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Thanks Turtle,

I appreciate that. I'm still learning how to post on here. Maybe Brett will help me out and put the pic in my original post. Now, can anyone let me know if it's possible to edit my original post? I posted it late at night and now see some misspelled words or is it permanent?

Old School's Comment
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No editing Larry, but as you're making a post you'll find a "preview" button which you can use to see how your post will appear. It gives you the ability to see how your post will appear. If you see something wrong you can then scroll back to the entry screen and edit it there before posting it.

Turtle's Comment
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Nope, no editing your own posts here haha. We get the naked truth just as you wrote it. There is however a preview button so you can check out your stuff before submitting it.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Turtle's Comment
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Jeez hes quick, that one.

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Larry B.'s Comment
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Thanks guys. The naked truth is how it's gonna be then. confused.gif

Turtle's Comment
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The short reason for the no editing policy is so that no one can go back and change what they said in a conversation or debate. It's all about the truth here lol. We all gotta stand by what we say.

Deb R.'s Comment
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I’ve been to the caves in Missouri, lucky me, my load was a drop and hook all set to go in the trailer lot outside. So I dropped my empty, then bobtailed into the caves to see what it’s like in there. Really something, and would likely be anxiety producing if a person were claustrophobic, and no doubt a challenge with a 53’ trailer! No cell service, that’s for sure. Then I got back outside, hooked to my load, and off I went.

Bobtail:

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

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Donna M.'s Comment
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My first load in training was at the caves. We had to wait outside till called. I sat there thinking about bats and slime and water runnning down the walls. However I was amazed once we went in.

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