Came Up 40 Minutes Short.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Got sent to a different terminal today and had to take US-67 south for 200 miles, which took forever due to a little snow and ice and the fact that most of the road is a narrow 2 lane road littered with small towns and some tight turns and decent hills.

Sure a long way from the highways and tollway I am used to! But I made it to Saint Louis safely and they got me a room, which it what is important.

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Do they require you to follow their routing specifically? I'd dislike pulling doubles down through there lol.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unfortunately they do as it is supposed to be the fastest and safest way, personally I would rather have taken the highway but that is 30 miles longer.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got sent to a different terminal today and had to take US-67 south for 200 miles, which took forever due to a little snow and ice and the fact that most of the road is a narrow 2 lane road littered with small towns and some tight turns and decent hills.

Sure a long way from the highways and tollway I am used to! But I made it to Saint Louis safely and they got me a room, which it what is important.

My trainer seems to love those little country roads. Though I think he is picking them to get me experience. I hate them almost as bad as MA traffic.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donna M.'s Comment
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I hate 55 mph two way traffic roads. Especially at night. U can’t tell what’s around the next curve.

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