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Pete's Comment
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Been over monteagle 3 times in 2 weeks, 4 ways on and and on the way down let the Jake's work and stab brake when needed. Stay below the recommended speeds and it's another piece of road, and dont forget to watch your tandems in the curves. Just wait till you go down fancy gap dont worry yourself the last thing you need is extra stress.

Welcome back Packrat!

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".

Noob_Student's Comment
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All good. We are a pretty heavy load around 78k lbs so i needed to brake a little but not much. We made to the cartersville terminal for an early delivery in athens tomorrow morning

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.

Pete's Comment
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Will be back there tomorrow probably in the afternoon, for home time. One more delivery on this 5 stop load in south Georgia for me.

Noob_Student's Comment
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Ill miss you by a few hours we'll hopefully be heading out on another load by then. Enjoy your home time!

Noob_Student's Comment
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Just dropped in athens waiting on a new load and just wanted to say Atlanta in rush hour is no joke. I almost had to peel my fingers off the wheel. Im from chicago so im used to bad traffic but this was another level of madness.

PackRat's Comment
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IMO, Atlanta is the worst major city for truckers to navigate safely. I don’t consider it defensive driving, but rather “Combat Driving”! Any trek through there with no damage I consider a highly successful day. Best time to travel around the 75/85/285 areas is from 2300 to 0430.

Noob_Student's Comment
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We're in athens now and waiting on dispatch and have a sinking feeling its going to be another run through Atlanta for the afternoon rush hour. And its a Friday.

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PackRat's Comment
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Embrace it, I guess. It will be a good learning experience: patience, following distance, lane control, reading signs, navigation, trip planning, time management, etc. Most days should be a learning experience, and do not have to be relevant to trucking.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pete's Comment
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Left Albany at 10 am expecting get to Cartersville around 2, ended up parking in the yard at 3:15. Was bad all day today around Atlanta.

Noob_Student's Comment
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We went through again of course. We were going to stop at the terminal but didnt have time after running into that big mess so we went straight to our pickup with 5 minutes to spare. Heading up to Iowa now. Im at a pilot in Calhoun GA for the night.

Left Albany at 10 am expecting get to Cartersville around 2, ended up parking in the yard at 3:15. Was bad all day today around Atlanta.

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.

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