Me And My Trainer

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Thanks guys the wait was worth it. We have been diverted to Denver for the moment. So Utah might not be in the cards this time. Oddviously he's driving now.

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Wait, aren't you with Swift, or did I miss something?

He is technically not supposed to drive until your 50 hrs. Unless things have changed.

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Danielsahn, during the first 50 hours the Mentor must be in the passenger seat while the student drives. I know of no Swift rule that prevents the Mentor from driving while the student is observing.

It may have just been a Syracuse Terminal thing, then. They made it clear that our mentors were not to drive until we reached our 50 hrs.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I do hate using my phone to do things on TT. But the Wifi stuff is expensive to use my laptop.

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Depending on your phone, your cell provider and your plan, you may be holding a WiFi hotspot in your hand that your laptop can connect to, many times at no extra charge.

I use T-Mobile and Samsung Galaxy phones, currently an S9, and they have all had this feature going back to my very first S3 around 8 years ago.

If you're not familiar with the Wireless Hotspot function, it might be worth looking into. It can certainly make life a little easier.

I'm glad your training is going well and look forward to your updates!

Exactly what I was going to say.

Go into wifi settings, and there should be a hotspot option

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Could of been. He's a L/0p

Turtle's Comment
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Awesome Raptor, and best of luck to you!

I had wanted to do eight in the sleeper, drive to a place go off duty for 2 hours to clean up and then get my 11 hours back. The Qualcomm says I have 3 hours left from last night. But my trainer doesn't know if we would be legal.

Yes that would be legal but no you wouldn't get the full 11 back. After completing the 2hr break your clock would restart from the end of the 8hr sleeper. So the drive time from A to B would be deducted from your 11. Also, your 14 will start ticking once you start after the 8hr break. So the drive time + 2hr break will be deducted from your 14. Clear as mud? Lol

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
JoAnne EC's Comment
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Yes that would be legal but no you wouldn't get the full 11 back. After completing the 2hr break your clock would restart from the end of the 8hr sleeper. So the drive time from A to B would be deducted from your 11. Also, your 14 will start ticking once you start after the 8hr break. So the drive time + 2hr break will be deducted from your 14. Clear as mud? Lol

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This is the kind of stuff I worry about understanding lolwtf-2.gif

Big T's Comment
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When you're at the terminal there is free wifi in the lounge. Some terminals are better than others.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Turtle's Comment
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This is the kind of stuff I worry about understanding lolwtf-2.gif

The 8/2 or 2/8 split is difficult to grasp, and also one of the hardest things to explain in print. Once you get it however, it'll be like a light bulb going off. The HOS section of the High Road CDL Training Program is what truly did the trick for me. Knowing then when to use the split.... well that's a whole nuther skill.

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

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well we bushwhacked at a rest stop last just outside of Rawlins, Wyoming didn't have any service. Anyway were on our way to Aurora, Colorado. Our drop time doesn't matter but we can't pickup until 1200. At the same receiver. Then back to Rocklin, Ca.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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3 Jan 2019-

We got to West Valley, Utah last night about 11:30

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Just transferred the Raines to my mentor in Truckee, Ca. We r delivering the trailer drop in Rocklin, Ca. Then hopefully they have an empty we can take ese to American Canyon where we live load a d then go West Valley,Utah.

Long day. But worth every minute of it. Saw many Swifties on the road as well as Primates, some Ups and FedEx. Only one Schneider, one Steven's, one OD. So many were triplets from many of the other companies I never saw before.

One last thing, it is a lot better driving conditions in other states than my home state. Trucks can travel at the same speed as the cars. Stupid Commiefornia won't allow trucks over 55.

Oh by the way I got to look at a 2019 auto shift and the guy who let me look at his truck had so much more room that my mentor's truck. So, G-Town- I might like the autoshift.

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