Millis Transfer Training, Richfield Wisonsin

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Pete E Pothole'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.

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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.

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Enjoy the warmth while you can. We will cross paths eventually.

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 E Pothole's Comment
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How's things Mr Noob? I'm on truck 8002 if you happen to see it around.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Good so far ive meant to update but literally fall asleep the second i get a chance. I had all my load sheets with me up in my bunk to summarize but fell asleep with them in my hand so maybe tonight.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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How's things Mr Noob? I'm on truck 8002 if you happen to see it around.

Im in 8025 heading to augusta georgia from texas.

PackRat's Comment
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Good so far ive meant to update but literally fall asleep the second i get a chance. I had all my load sheets with me up in my bunk to summarize but fell asleep with them in my hand so maybe tonight.

Better to sleep in your bunk than nod off behind the wheel. Good job!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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How's things Mr Noob? I'm on truck 8002 if you happen to see it around.

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Im in 8025 heading to augusta georgia from texas.

Birmingham, AL sucks right now so try to time it right. They are replacing all of the overpasses on I20 supposed to open again March of 2020. Taking 459 isn't too bad though as long as it's not the time of day for traffic to be stupid.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Its actually going to warner robbins so we're taking some backroads south of Birmingham. Ill update soon with this past weeks recap. We have a 10 am delivery tomorrow and another 5 hours to get to our parking spot we reserved. So short nights sleep so no time for the update. One quick update...... Texas feeder roads confuse a chicago boy like myself. Give me I94 from the south side to the north side any day.

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I hate frontage roads myself, just parked at Iowa 80.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Week 2 of on the road training with Millis! I left you in Calhoun Georgia heading for Shelby Iowa. Nice easy drive up through Chattanooga in the morning and through Nashville which is much easier on a weekend btw. Up through Tennessee and Southern Illinois. We headed over west on I70 to take 29 up until we found out it was flooded and closed so we ended up taking backroads up through Missouri and Iowa to I80. Dropped my trailer at the menards DC way too crooked for my liking but my trainer said it was good. Picked up an empty and parked for the night at a Loves. Im getting lucky at truckstops by the way i seem to always find a pull through or a straight back situation which im sure that luck will go out the window soon. Got our next load in the morning. Go back across the street to the Menards DC drop our empty we just picked up and hook up to a loaded trailer and headed up to Eau Claire Wisconsin. Easy ride up I35 then over to Eau claire on 94. Menards headquarters is massive and hectic but we dropped our trailer and hooked to an empty and waited for a load. Nothing was ready so we asked if we could head to our Black River Falls terminal for the night. Had a good meal att a perkins, it was free pie Monday i got one with my dinner plus the free one. I ate em both like the disgusting slob I am. Got back to the terminal for a long hot shower and decided against shaving. Ive never tried to grow facial hair because it grows so slow for me and working in retail for so long it looked wierd to have a face with random pubes protruding from various spots on my face but ill try it now i guess.

We picked up a load in Black River heading for Camp Hill Pa. Took 355 around Chicago and got stuck on 294 at the toll booth for about an hour in rush hour which is normal so to be expected. My lane spacing is so much more improved with just a few days of practical experience, its mibd blowing. I used to grip the wheel like a madman in the movies much smoother now. We stopped for the night at an Indiana truck stop on the tollroad, which im in love with btw...... All pull throughs. Thank you Indiana and Ohio btw. Drove all day to close to our stop in PA and another pull through. Located Rainy nearby and pulled my drapes closed and locked the doors and hid inside until i determined she was heading west so was safe. Headed out first thing to our stop. Nice 45 with plenty of room. I am having some trouble with constant slow pressure on my backs i tend to stop and start. I also roll which ****es off my trainer but im working on it. The kenworth seems to give me nothing then jumps like a bat outta hell then i hit the brakes. Embarrassing at a truck stop by the way. We got setup for another load heading to Plano Il went to pick up and had the same troubles with my backing. Finally hit the door and got loaded. We parked at a Loves in PA for the night early and headed out early for Plano. Drove all day and stopped just outside Gary In and my trainer took it the rest of the way to Plano. We dropped and couldnt find an empty which sucked. So we parked overnight and waited. Got a trailer and headed up to Milwaukee to Miller brewery for a run down to Texas. Dropped at miller and hooked up to a trailer and off we went. Made it down to east st Louis for the night and parked at a Loves. Got another shower and admired my face pubes a bit. Drove down to our Burleson terminal and dropped our trailer and picked up an empty. Had whataburger for the first time and loved it. Did some laundry and went to sleep. Took me a few days to figure out Texas feeder roads and i still dont like them. Woke up in the morning with a new load so we dropped our empty and picked up the trailer at the terminal heading Georgia. Took I20 out of Texas got stuck in an accident South of Dallas. Two flat beds from the same company. One must have been tailgating and slammed into him in the center lane, had to crawl through on the shoulder. Which reminds me. I was in the right lane and having a cb helped a ton. I know there was a thread a few days ago about why to get one and this is a good reason. Was told by west bound drivers to get over to the far left to make it through which saved loads of time. Drove all day through Texas, Louisiana and 99% of Mississippi. Stopped at our fuel stop and switched drivers. 2 minutes later we get called in for inspection at a weigh scale. lvl 2. What a cool inspector. He asked for our info and saw the I was a trainee and told me to hop in the drivers seat to do the inspection that it would be good for my training. I fumbled on the elogs and he explained how some DOT guys and gals can be rough and to know it better because they will put you out of service for not knowing. We did all the saftey and light checks and he looked over our paperwork and sent us on our way. My trainer drove till about 3am and got to a Pilot outside Warner Robbins GA we had reserved a spot. Drove over for our 1030 am appointment and got the first stop done. Headed up to Augusta for stop 2 only to find out they couldnt unload us so we parked at a Loves 20 minutes away. Another pull through i screwed up this time. Almost clipped the trailer on my left because i cut it back left to early. Backed up and corrected myself then pulled up and got straight after a few pullups and heckling on the cb from some fat super trucker. Going to finish this run tomorrow then who knows.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Noob_Driver's Comment
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So two weeks in and im at 6400 miles and nowwhere near ready for my own truck. There is so much to learn aside from driving its insane. Im loving it though and am very happy with my choice of Millis. Ill recap this week next Monday or Tuesday for those following along.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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