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Jamie's Comment
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Good news is there is literally a truck stop 0.8 miles down the road, they charge $10 which isn't bad for such limited parking near by Virginia Beach.

Rainy 's Comment
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Good news is there is literally a truck stop 0.8 miles down the road, they charge $10 which isn't bad for such limited parking near by Virginia Beach.

Is that Franks? when i was really new i got aggravated on a friday in summer at 5pm....oh boy was that a bad day. i drove into a hampton inn parking lot and couldnt get out. then i parked on an empty corner lot expecting cops to wake me. really rrally bad day.

i couldnt find franks lol

Jamie's Comment
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Good news is there is literally a truck stop 0.8 miles down the road, they charge $10 which isn't bad for such limited parking near by Virginia Beach.

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Is that Franks? when i was really new i got aggravated on a friday in summer at 5pm....oh boy was that a bad day. i drove into a hampton inn parking lot and couldnt get out. then i parked on an empty corner lot expecting cops to wake me. really rrally bad day.

i couldnt find franks lol

It says the name is Big Charlie's truck plaza, so not sure if it's the same place or not. confused.gifrofl-1.gif

It'll be Impossible for me to miss it with it being so close, I'll probably pass it going to the customer!

Rainy 's Comment
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Ohhhh i know that one too. i actually found that one when i had more experience. Has a washout on the premises. Franks i found but it was too dark to see the entrance. I saw trucks but couldnt figure getting in...even with a google map view lol

Dirt lot that gets muddy so be careful parking. Theres a Family Dollar with a gym...planet fitness or something...that allows truck parking. I delivered not far from there. But not far to OTR driver could be 50 miles

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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.

Jamie's Comment
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Ohhhh i know that one too. i actually found that one when i had more experience. Has a washout on the premises. Franks i found but it was too dark to see the entrance. I saw trucks but couldnt figure getting in...even with a google map view lol

Dirt lot that gets muddy so be careful parking. Theres a Family Dollar with a gym...planet fitness or something...that allows truck parking. I delivered not far from there. But not far to OTR driver could be 50 miles

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Well I'm be parking during the day probably around 2pm as my appointment is at 1:00-1:15pm for a drop and hook. So this place or Frank's, should be easy to find during the day time! rofl-3.gif

Let's hope it doesn't rain! Trying to park as close to the customer as possible to avoid using any extra time finding a parking place else where. shocked.png

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Jamie's Comment
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Well I tried calling to see if the load might be ready early but the shipping department didn't answer either times I called. It has an odd appointment window, so was trying to get a head start.

The appointment window is 8:35 tonight until 11:59 but I can't deliver it until 1pm tomorrow and it only has a 15 minute appointment window with that. I got to drive 54 miles to pick it up, otherwise I would have picked it up near the end of the appointment window so I could sit on the load for a few hours when I got near the customer.

I suppose i could still leave this TA and drivr to a rest area near by and take my 10 hour break and pick it up close to the end of the appointment window so I have more on my 14 hour clock.

Any advice?

Jamie's Comment
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Also I usually drive near the next customer but I misread the appointment window and thought it was 18:00 that's why I stopped here. But it's actually 20:35 to 23:59.

PackRat's Comment
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They're sending me to Virginia Beach next which will make it about 900 and something miles from where I live. I did call to ensure the load will work with my home time, he said there shouldn't be any problems getting me a load heading back out of there. So I'm hoping it all goes as planned.

I'll be there for some days off.

PackRat's Comment
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Big Charlie's is dump. Be careful there, as it's not a good part of town.

Jamie's Comment
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Made it to Virginia Beach, drove non-stop after I picked it up. Waiting to hear back from Schneider if the customer will let me drop it early as I'll be out of hours on my 15 by 1pm.

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