MAJOR Changes With Me But Definitely For The Better.....:

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G-Town's Comment
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Harrisburg is as far west as DC 7030’s territory goes.

I’ve only gotten one backhaul routed to Bedford Pa. (PATP & I-99)... however it was years ago during a pre-Christmas blitz week.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Harrisburg is as far west as DC 7030’s territory goes.

I’ve only gotten one backhaul routed to Bedford Pa. (PATP & I-99)... however it was years ago during a pre-Christmas blitz week.

Harrisburg is only 20 miles from Carlisle. 😀

G-Town's Comment
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Harrisburg is as far west as DC 7030’s territory goes.

I’ve only gotten one backhaul routed to Bedford Pa. (PATP & I-99)... however it was years ago during a pre-Christmas blitz week.

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Harrisburg is only 20 miles from Carlisle. 😀

Yes, I understand, but unfortunately it’s 20 miles in the wrong direction.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Harrisburg is as far west as DC 7030’s territory goes.

I’ve only gotten one backhaul routed to Bedford Pa. (PATP & I-99)... however it was years ago during a pre-Christmas blitz week.

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Harrisburg is only 20 miles from Carlisle. 😀

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Yes, I understand, but unfortunately it’s 20 miles in the wrong direction.

Ahh I see. If only I had a 3rd vehicle I could keep at the Carlisle yard. That way if I got into town I could meet ya somewhere around Harrisburg that was on or around your route. 😀

Rainy 's Comment
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Million, dont you know you cant make any money at that horrible company with the incompetent dispatchers???? It is true because someone who hasnt gone to CDL school says it is.

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Yes that is sarcastic in response to the other thread. sorry couldnt help it.

In trying not to sound condescending, Im very proud of you!!! You dr8ve an attitude got you to this and it is a great acheivement. Congrats!!!

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.

Dispatcher:

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations MM! Safe travels.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats MM, you’re Journey is truly an inspiration to us all.

Sid V.'s Comment
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Wow, congrats.

I've trained a mix of males and females and here's some advice I could give.

Get there bucket/plastic bag ready for makeshift toilet.

You always have to keep bathroom locations in mind because females can't just jump out of the truck and go behind the tractor. So, if you're going into big cities like Baltimore or Chicago where there's not a lot of truck stops make sure they're all set before you go into the city.

Also, when they get up from their breaks be sure to be close to a bathroom. But it did that with males and females.

I always had to give extra emphasis on safety like not walking in dark places, always have a weapon... That kind of stuff.

I always showered everyday or every other day so hygiene was never an issue.

The only thing I didn't like about training females is that my company would call them daily for 6 weeks making sure they felt safe and it just got annoying after a while.

G-Town's Comment
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A weapon Sid?

Like what kind of a weapon? Firearms are prohibited by most of the carriers we work for (in this caseCRST) and the shippers & receivers we frequent.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rainy 's Comment
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A weapon Sid?

Like what kind of a weapon? Firearms are prohibited by most of the carriers we work for (in this caseCRST) and the shippers & receivers we frequent.

Heavy flashlight, tire thumper, hammer...i do it all the time. i keep a hammer next to my bed at night. Even keeping the large truck key or pen between your fingers to jam in someone's eye. Strap the seatbelts to the door handles at night.

You know, typical Northeast personal protection stuff.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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