Why I Continue To Frequent This Site (aside From The Wealth Of Information)...

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Aubrey M.'s Comment
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In short...

POSITIVITY and HONESTY.

Everyone who posts on here regularly emanates these traits; and both are a rare commodity these days. The moderators all seem to have a good read on people as far as who is a sincere and positive influence compared to those who are just trolling, dishonest in posts or with themselves, or too negative to be reached. Lastly, there is nothing to be gained by anyone on here aside from the satisfaction of helping another person. I'm not one to often give adulation (especially on the internet), but the regulars on here are certainly deserving.

You're a good group of people, and I'm glad to have found you, even if only through electronic media.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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In short...

POSITIVITY and HONESTY.

Everyone who posts on here regularly emanates these traits; and both are a rare commodity these days. The moderators all seem to have a good read on people as far as who is a sincere and positive influence compared to those who are just trolling, dishonest in posts or with themselves, or too negative to be reached. Lastly, there is nothing to be gained by anyone on here aside from the satisfaction of helping another person. I'm not one to often give adulation (especially on the internet), but the regulars on here are certainly deserving.

You're a good group of people, and I'm glad to have found you, even if only through electronic media.

Well said, Aubrey. My feelings exactly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave Reid's Comment
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Agreed!

I learned so much from this site when starting in trucking...now I keep coming back hoping I'll be able to repay by answering a question for someone. Also, I continue to learn from the gang here.

In short...

POSITIVITY and HONESTY.

Everyone who posts on here regularly emanates these traits; and both are a rare commodity these days. The moderators all seem to have a good read on people as far as who is a sincere and positive influence compared to those who are just trolling, dishonest in posts or with themselves, or too negative to be reached. Lastly, there is nothing to be gained by anyone on here aside from the satisfaction of helping another person. I'm not one to often give adulation (especially on the internet), but the regulars on here are certainly deserving.

You're a good group of people, and I'm glad to have found you, even if only through electronic media.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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When I drove before, it was all local stuff, AG stuff, chemical tankers , fuel tankers. So since I found this site, it has been a wealth of knowledge to me from so many. I have never done box trucks except in truck driving school. And they have always been 28' "pups." So if anyone new is coming on here this place will become like family, honest, precise and without prejudice. Are some of the answers blunt---YES---but honest.

So Aubrey you hit the nail on the head!

JuiceBox's Comment
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I have to agree. It's why I keep coming back!

Bill R.'s Comment
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Yup, fully agree. Those 2 items are the biggest reasons I joined up and continue to read and learn.
Thanks to all the moderators and experienced members who set it straight for us who are just starting out.
Bill

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I know people here helped me make it through my first year. There's so much good information here, it would be difficult not to come back.

Rainy 's Comment
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I know people here helped me make it through my first year. There's so much good information here, it would be difficult not to come back.

Ditto!

Just being able to vent during tough weeks is great. From tandems that wouldnt slide, to me getting lost, and knocking an axle off the trailer... the members here encouraged and supported me. so..it is pay if forward. although Old School called me "blunt" lol in a loving way.

i gotta start doing my "games" again or atleast reviving the old ones lol

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Old School's Comment
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although Old School called me "blunt" lol in a loving way.

HaHa! She loves me, she just doesn't want to admit it in public.

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.
Rainy 's Comment
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I'll admit it. I LOVE you. I learned my trip planning and time management from you and mastered the 8/2 split. With your advice, my FM took me off "rookie status" my second month! "You are great at getting in early, i don't worry about that at all!"

Best thing i heard since i started trucking. i never forget his compliments either.

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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.

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.
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