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Andrea's Comment
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What’s the name of that truck stop? That woodwork is beautiful!!! How do you know what truck stops are decent? Is there an app for that? I would love to be friends and communicate with you off the forum. What is the best way? If that’s okay with you?

This is a truck stop in MN that has a fabulous restaurant, bakery, and sandwich shops. they make their own breads and salad dressings etc.

Now my mom.says "can you swing by that place with the great horseradish?" as if i can just run to MN anytime i want. She even told.me "Tell Matt your 80 yr old mother really wants it". yeah, she talks about my FM as if she knows him lol.

You gotta find things OTR to entertain you. it keeps you motivated and from burn out.

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Andrea, CFI fuels at Pilot/Flying J. That is where we earn points and shower credits. However, that doesn't require you to stay at one. TA/Petro have the nicest, cleanest showers of the big chains. Rainy likes many of the smaller brands and mom & pop places. She keeps a list of her favorites. Trucker Path has reviews, you must take those with a grain of salt. As you drive, you will discover, in the beginning, most days will end with you parking and climbing into bed. Looks forward to discovering the different places. Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Christy S.'s Comment
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Hi! Did you start their school yet? I'm set for the 25th and had a few questions. Thanks!

Thanks everybody! I have been in touch with Big Scott. It really was just a question out of curiosity. CFI amd Pam cdl schools were the only ones that would extend me an offer. I applied to everyone on the Trucking truths Paid CDL school list that had a pet policy. So, I really didn't have much narrowing down to do since I only got two offers.. I have chosen to go to CFI. I just love the reviews of the schools and companies on this website, and wondered why they weren't on there? Lord help me If you ask for an opinion on Facebook. Talk about opening a can of worms and making your head swim! I have spent the past month taking the High Road CDL course and doing practice tests. If everything stays on course I will be going to Joplin, MO the first week of January!good-luck-2.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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