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PackRat's Comment
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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Thanks Rob T.! Cant find his diary though but yes, Paul is the guy.

Rob for the win! I’d not gotten to that diary of Paul’s yet, but it was definitely one I was going to add, Splitter. I started at the far end and am working to the present. Getting there.....slowly.....puff,puff,puff.rofl-1.gif

Splitter's Comment
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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Thanks Rob T.! Cant find his diary though but yes, Paul is the guy.

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Rob for the win! I’d not gotten to that diary of Paul’s yet, but it was definitely one I was going to add, Splitter. I started at the far end and am working to the present. Getting there.....slowly.....puff,puff,puff.rofl-1.gif

I tried by searching my comments history but that didn't work. Then I tried chronologically since it was around the time i joined TT but failed there too.

Trying to get a nap in before I get hours back & have to drive this load to Ogden, UT. Currently sitting in Laramie for a 34 reset.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Can't remember dude's name. Wonder whatever happened to him?

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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Now that i got checked into my hotel I found it. Paul's diary page 7 he talks about what Splitter mentioned

You must've submitted your comment at the same time I'd posted the link for it =)

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Splitter's Comment
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Can't remember dude's name. Wonder whatever happened to him?

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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Now that i got checked into my hotel I found it. Paul's diary page 7 he talks about what Splitter mentioned

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You must've submitted your comment at the same time I'd posted the link for it =)

Yep! That's the beast right there. Funny, I did find it s few times in my comments history but didn't recognize it. This flipping my clock crap is, well, exactly that, CRAP!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

TruckerSpeir's Comment
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Well, shoot, I have been negligent, haven't I? Thanks for the interest in my story! I will try to find the time to update the diary to round everything off, finish what I started. I can tell you that I turned in my keys to Prime on December 23rd and decided to stay home for a time and focus on my health. I keep a blog running called Breaking 40 for Life and update it almost every day--occasionally (though, admittedly, rarely) there are interesting things written there! More interesting are the Youtube Videos I post almost daily. My wife and I take my kids out most days for lengthy hikes or walks or tennis sessions in an effort to finally get weight off and get healthy. The kids make it fun...they hate it! rofl-3.gif

As far as trying to contribute to the original intent of this thread, it seems like the bases have been covered. Rainy's diary is a staple as is Packrat's. Gosh, who else? Nick and Kim Sasso had a good one, but I don't think it went very far in depth. They're still out driving as far as I know, and doing fairly well too.

Take care, guys! :-)

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.
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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Thanks Rob T.! Cant find his diary though but yes, Paul is the guy.

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Rob for the win! I’d not gotten to that diary of Paul’s yet, but it was definitely one I was going to add, Splitter. I started at the far end and am working to the present. Getting there.....slowly.....puff,puff,puff.rofl-1.gif

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I tried by searching my comments history but that didn't work. Then I tried chronologically since it was around the time i joined TT but failed there too.

Trying to get a nap in before I get hours back & have to drive this load to Ogden, UT. Currently sitting in Laramie for a 34 reset.

I was at the Petro there last night... Would have really like to have met you.

Splitter's Comment
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Paul. I dont currently have time to find his diary but I dont believe he still posts despite having gone back to prime.

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Thanks Rob T.! Cant find his diary though but yes, Paul is the guy.

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Rob for the win! I’d not gotten to that diary of Paul’s yet, but it was definitely one I was going to add, Splitter. I started at the far end and am working to the present. Getting there.....slowly.....puff,puff,puff.rofl-1.gif

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I tried by searching my comments history but that didn't work. Then I tried chronologically since it was around the time i joined TT but failed there too.

Trying to get a nap in before I get hours back & have to drive this load to Ogden, UT. Currently sitting in Laramie for a 34 reset.

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I was at the Petro there last night... Would have really like to have met you.

That would've been awesome JYD! The Iron Skillet would've made a better meal than Wendy's. I had to scoot as soon as I had hours back after my 34.

Headed back that way tomorrow after I get loaded. Sitting at the 01 now so that I'll have a full clock to run with. 2300 miles from Rupert, ID to Yonkers, NY. And no the traffic doesn't faze me. I drove in that mess most my adult life in a 4wheeler.

Taking my hometime in Queens, NY this month. The folks haven't seen my mug in a few months. Mom is laying the guilt on thick. Plus it'll be nice to see friends I haven't seen since I left for training at Prime, 1 year ago.

Maybe next time. I'll turn on my TT transponder [GPS]. Lol.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I mentioned in another post how do others on here know where the other members are? I took a week of home time because I was out for several months and I must have missed this. I had to laugh when I just saw your last post because I lived in Yonkers 23 years ago. I'm not a native New Yorker I'm an Iowan. And then I saw your from Queens? Made me laugh and really want to meet you...yuz all for that?

PackRat's Comment
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Topic #3242 by Rob (AKA Case)...”TDA Training “.

PackRat's Comment
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Topic #3296 by Jim M....”A. B. CDL Driving School (CT)”.

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.
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