Overnight Parking At Rest Stops In PA

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm exhausted. They are running me continuously. I'm starting to wonder if they realize I will run out of hours at some point. :)

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welcome to trucking!!!

what do you mean you are exhausted? You should be able to find a gym 4 times a week for 2 hours a day , get an online degree, and run a side business.

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That is some of stuff we have had comments about from people saying "I figured if i went into trucking, i could have down time for other pursuits."

yeah....it is called sleep. lol

if a newbie isnt exhausted, he isnt doing it right. lol So Grumpy, you are doing great!

Yeah I remember the guy that was going to work out 3 times a week minimum at a gym. Lol

I drive, eat, sleep, rinse and repeat. Which aim fine with, but I would like to see my wife. They touted me home on her day off like I asked, and I thought this is perfect. And then they assigned me a load to Mass today, so I saw her for 30 minutes.

On a side note, anyone know a good spot to park near Webster MA?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I was texting my trainer about the MA run. Turns out he was parked right behind me st the consignee as we wait to unload. Lol

Mentioned I only have 15 hours left and he told me I couldn’t make the run and to decline the preplan

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Splitter's Comment
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I was texting my trainer about the MA run. Turns out he was parked right behind me st the consignee as we wait to unload. Lol

Mentioned I only have 15 hours left and he told me I couldn’t make the run and to decline the preplan

Where in PA are you? 15 hours to MA seems quite doable.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I was texting my trainer about the MA run. Turns out he was parked right behind me st the consignee as we wait to unload. Lol

Mentioned I only have 15 hours left and he told me I couldn’t make the run and to decline the preplan

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Where in PA are you? 15 hours to MA seems quite doable.

I am in Niagara Falls, sitting since 8 AM waiting to be unloaded. Load to MA is an hour west. Then 8 hours to MA, then 8 hours back, plus load/unload/break times.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Just got unloaded. I have been in contact by the way. I’m running it as far as I can then swapping

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Grumpy, it will take awhile for everybody gets used to what you want. Try putting in hometime requests. If they get you home for weekend, just stay out a week n a half. Put in your hometime request when you leave out. After that just keep putting hometime request for the following week. They will figure it out after a bit

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider just changed it's policy on hometime. Previously it could be automatic on a set schedule but now it has to be manually requested on the Macro, and at least 7 days in advance, every time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, it will take awhile for everybody gets used to what you want. Try putting in hometime requests. If they get you home for weekend, just stay out a week n a half. Put in your hometime request when you leave out. After that just keep putting hometime request for the following week. They will figure it out after a bit

He remembered. He just didn’t realize I was out of hours, he said.

I’m loading now, going to T Call it.

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JJlearner's Comment
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It isn’t about the backing, etc. I prefer rest stops, etc.

Two reasons. It is quieter, and I am losing 5 pounds a week staying away from truck stop food. And saving money. So 3 reasons.

2 weeks in TNT and I was thinking the same. If Truckers start parking at rest stops instead of truck stops we won't gain that extra pounds. So once I go solo that is what I am going to do.

TNT:

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Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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It isn’t about the backing, etc. I prefer rest stops, etc.

Two reasons. It is quieter, and I am losing 5 pounds a week staying away from truck stop food. And saving money. So 3 reasons.

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2 weeks in TNT and I was thinking the same. If Truckers start parking at rest stops instead of truck stops we won't gain that extra pounds. So once I go solo that is what I am going to do.

Nobody forces us to eat at truck stops. I know it's the "deliver me from temptation syndrome", but if you cross truck stops off your list of places to park at, you may be doing yourself a disservice.

Better plan is to learn how to eat in your truck from food you got elsewhere. Many drivers, including my- self, plan ahead to eat in their trucks. This will not only save you money and time, but will no doubt be healthier. I don't have a frig, microwave or any 110V. Yet I get by with just my Coleman cooler, ice when I need it, and a small 12V cooler. Think of it as a camping adventure without any city comforts available. I never eat at truck stops, but I will use my reward points to get coffee and showers.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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