My First 45 Days As A Truck Driver

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Really good stuff Grumpy.

Ditto!

Thanks!

What a 45 days!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks.

I remembered another bump in the road.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Crap. Hit submit by mistake

I did a drop and hook at a Walmart DC and Sharon Springs New York.

Driving in the road was extremely hilly and long so I decided to take a different route on the way out. Interstate was only about 15 miles in the other direction, so I start following US 20. Went down a really long hill, and at the bottom was an unmarked bridge GPS starts screaming low clearance, low clearance. Luckily, there was a highway garage right before the bridge.

I was able to turn around and crawl back up the hill in fifth gear. Met a Lannister truck coming the other way warned him on the CB, he whipped a U-turn through a parking lot never acknowledged me never said thanks nothing just took off in another direction.

The alternate route was over a freaking mountain on my little tiny 2 Lane Rd.

From now on, I’ll follow the normal directions

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

Awesome, way to go.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Wow, over 600 miles within your clock. I've never gone over 600 in a day, 540 was my best. My advantage is that I get Social Security and Medicare so I can afford not to push it. And I want to thank all you young people for your generous contributions to those funds!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Wow, over 600 miles within your clock. I've never gone over 600 in a day, 540 was my best. My advantage is that I get Social Security and Medicare so I can afford not to push it. And I want to thank all you young people for your generous contributions to those funds!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

What is Wolding governed speed? My best is 678 in a 70 mph truck. Made it back to the yard with 10 minutes to spare.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

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Auggie69's Comment
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Yesterday was my record since going solo. 676 miles (plus another 48 after midnight)

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What is Wolding governed speed? My best is 678 in a 70 mph truck. Made it back to the yard with 10 minutes to spare.

We have daily runs from my center that are 640 miles RT.

I don't know how the bid drivers do it day in and day out as we're governed at 65. The few times I've run it I usually get back with a minute or two on my clock with the sphincter clinching.

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