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RealDiehl's Comment
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@RealDiehl Few weeks ago I was in Springfield terminal and saw few fleet managers sitting in front of a computer and reading your messages lol. I saw this same photo and was thinking I have seen him somewhere. Those fleet managers were reading comments and one said "oh boy that escalated pretty quick.". ..so last few weeks it was bothering me that where did I meet you and just now I realized that it was here lol.

I wish I knew what "comments" from me they were reading. I sent very few messages from the Qualcomm during training and from what I can remember they were all questions or comments about procedures. Did you and I actually meet in person? I was in Springfield for a while waiting for my truck assignment.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Fleet Manager:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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RD, when I read that I wondered if they were reading your messages on TT. That would be weird if it was the case.

RealDiehl's Comment
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RD, when I read that I wondered if they were reading your messages on TT. That would be weird if it was the case.

Uh, oh. We have Prime FM's lurking here. Lol. (Unrelated) Bad news this morning. My tandem release valve (knob) cant be pulled unless I pry it with a hammer claw. Once I pull it out to release the pins they slide right back into their wholes when I remove the hammer. So I cant slide the tandems. Luckily I have a light load. I have to deliver and find a TA afterwards for repairs.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Fm:

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Holes of course, not "wholes". Sorry Tractor Man. rofl-2.gif

Tractor Man's Comment
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Holes of course, not "wholes". Sorry Tractor Man. rofl-2.gif

You did that on purpose just to trigger my OCD!!!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Tractor Man's Comment
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I wanted to post a "Snowflake" response about how my feelings were hurt. But..........Brett would have told me "TOUGHEN UP, BUTTERCUP"

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Rick S.'s Comment
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RD, when I read that I wondered if they were reading your messages on TT. That would be weird if it was the case.

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Uh, oh. We have Prime FM's lurking here. Lol. (Unrelated) Bad news this morning. My tandem release valve (knob) cant be pulled unless I pry it with a hammer claw. Once I pull it out to release the pins they slide right back into their wholes when I remove the hammer. So I cant slide the tandems. Luckily I have a light load. I have to deliver and find a TA afterwards for repairs.

FM's and other company folks DO LURK on the trucking boards. Back when I used to hang on truckersreport, there were a few posters there that caught flack from their companies for whine-fests, on company related sub-forums.

They also monitor social media and youtube.

Be wary of what you do or say - if it relates to unsafe/unsanctioned behavior while out on the road. It could come out and bite you later.

Rick

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Fm:

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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FM's and other company folks DO LURK on the trucking boards. Back when I used to hang on truckersreport, there were a few posters there that caught flack from their companies for whine-fests, on company related sub-forums.

They also monitor social media and youtube.

Be wary of what you do or say - if it relates to unsafe/unsanctioned behavior while out on the road. It could come out and bite you later.

Rick, You are absolutely correct! It truly amazes me the stuff that people post on social media, thinking they are anonymous! Those electrons will NEVER go away.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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