Swinging Doors

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Old School's Comment
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I've been doing flatbed work ever since I started my trucking career. The customer I'm a dedicated driver for has one customer in Springfield, MO that gets a dry-van load from our plant every week. In all these years I've never been put on that load until today.

I've got to tell you it looks weird in my mirrors. I'm not accustomed to seeing those trailer sides. It took me a minute to figure out how those doors work, and it really seems odd knowing that stuff in the trailer is just sitting there without being secured by me.

I guess I'm a "door swinger" tonight. I'm driving through the night to arrive at an 0600 appointment in the morning. The great thing about this load is that when I'm finished I have just enough time to get down to "Wild Bill's" truck stop at Branson, MO to take my ten hour break. While there, I will get to see my youngest daughter and her husband, who live in Branson.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif Welcome to The Dark Side!!!smile.gif

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Good for you. Now we got to get you doing reefer loads...

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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OS, that's surprising to me. I didn't know there was switching back and forth for you flatbedders. Sounds like it doesn't happen very often. If they put me on a flatbed load, I wouldn't have a clue since I haven't been trained in how to load and secure. But you need a broom to sweep out those vans because the wind doesn't do it for you! Lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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...but how do you tarp?

Bill R.'s Comment
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I bet that is kinda disconcerting when looking back and seeing all that trailer wall.embarrassed.gif

Great that you'll have time to visit your daughter. Hope you get there safely and have good weather.
Bill

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Im sure if you really wanted to you could climb up there and strap some pallets down. Maybe use a few load bars just for peqce of mind.rofl-2.gif

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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OS

WELCOME to the DARK SIDE as Packrat said. When I came to this and I didn't see the shinny oval tank behind it felt weird at first. Now it's just like I had always been on refers.

Glad you'll get to see your daughter.

Raptor

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Glad you get to visit with your daughter and her family. Didn't know you had a red truck. Thought it was gray. Or did you have to switch trucks to haul the box. When you get back to your skateboard, you'll be singing, What did you do with the swinging doors?

Have fun.

Old School's Comment
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My grey Volvo got retired. I'm in a red International now.

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