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Marc Lee's Comment
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Another notch on the belt Bruce!

Way to go!

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Susan D. 's Comment
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When I read this I immediately thought of 48th place. We do drop and hooks there too. The trucking company that the empties are dropped at is Destiny Trucking. Fun stuff.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Another notch on the belt Bruce!

Way to go!

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Talking about belt notches, it has been six months since I started this odyssey and at my recent check up I’ve only gained 3 pounds. But that doesn’t help with the 20 I need to lose.

But that’s a whole ‘nother discussion.

It makes me nervous when you guys tell me that there are worse places to go to in Chicago. If I get another load there I might have to invoke my stop work authority! 😝

Cwc's Comment
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Another notch on the belt Bruce!

Way to go!

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It makes me nervous when you guys tell me that there are worse places to go to in Chicago. If I get another load there I might have to invoke my stop work authority! 😝

Nah after awhile you just learn to embrace the suck. Right now I'm in AZ headed to NV and I haven't been here in years. It's normally not bad and I used to enjoy running out here but that was before I pulled a tanker. I'm no longer a fan of rolling hills and switchbacks... But.... It pays the bills.

Ps light loads of Glycerin suck!!

Army 's Comment
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Hey Bruce, did you already get your vision checked....I thought you were at home getting that looked at? Hope all is well.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks Army, I’m on my way home today then getting an eye exam hopefully on Monday. I’ll need to get glasses for driving before the company will let me drive again but they are pretty cool about the whole thing. Hopefully I’ll be back driving in 3 or 4 days. Also going to look into the LASIK procedure. But I still want a seeing eye dog to spot me in on my backing!

Army 's Comment
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HAHA you could get a drone.....that would be cool..have it hover above the rear end of the trailer...hehe

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Another notch on the belt Bruce!

Way to go!

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Talking about belt notches, it has been six months since I started this odyssey and at my recent check up I’ve only gained 3 pounds. But that doesn’t help with the 20 I need to lose.

But that’s a whole ‘nother discussion.

It makes me nervous when you guys tell me that there are worse places to go to in Chicago. If I get another load there I might have to invoke my stop work authority! 😝

LOOP Recycling on 47th Ave is a fun one. Not a difficult back. Right off of 290 just on the other side of 294. Just nowhere to stage. Also have to back off the road. It is a major Thruway to one of the smaller intermodal yards. So you have trucks and cars trying to race by you while you are setting up to back. Btw, the Chicago intermodal Drivers have a screw loose. Give them an inch and they will try to put their tractor thru it.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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LDSHIP, Indeed those drivers have loose screws. Even the car drivers are super aggressive. But if I had to live and work in that environment it would make me crazy also.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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That’s my biggest problem with inner city situations. To back it I have to block a street and I’m slow because I’m taking more GOALs than the experienced drivers (who usually take exactly zero) Plus my setups are slow and I back slow. I know with time I will be able to speed up the process, but it makes me very nervous when I’m blocking traffic.

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