My First 45 Days As A Truck Driver

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Turtle's Comment
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Great read Grumpy. You've come a long way, and its been a pleasure watching you do it.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Did 680 miles today from Burleson texas to a loves outside of nashville. Im on my 10hr now while my trainer runs his 11 then about 3am ill start again to finish the load in upstate new york in the morning. Hoping to make it through Buffalo before everyone wakes up and clogs up that construction.

Grumpy Old Man'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.

65 with cruise control.

I did another 600 today though that does include the 45 after midnight.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great read Grumpy. You've come a long way, and its been a pleasure watching you do it.

Thanks Turtle.

I enjoy pushing my clock. It’s like a contest. I try to use every bit that I can of it. I had to stop with an hour left today because I couldn’t find any other parking I could reach. I was bummed out. Lol

Grumpy Old Man'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.

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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.

You don’t stop for anything. Lol.

I had to pee for 300 miles. No time to stop if I was going to make my appointments

PackRat'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.

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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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You don’t stop for anything. Lol.

I had to pee for 300 miles. No time to stop if I was going to make my appointments

Good way to end up with intestinal issues. My health has always been more important than a mythical deadline.

Grumpy Old Man'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.

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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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You don’t stop for anything. Lol.

I had to pee for 300 miles. No time to stop if I was going to make my appointments

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Good way to end up with intestinal issues. My health has always been more important than a mythical deadline.

Lol. If I REALLY had to go I would stop.

All my hard running was for naught anyway. Even if my first consignee hadn’t taken 6 hours, my appointment was impossible to make anyway. It has been rescheduled, and the first opening is tomorrow morning. So I’ll be spending the day in wonderful Smithton PA

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.

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Smithton is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 444 at the 2000 census. As of 2014, the population was listed at 385. Smithton's early industry was in coal mining, coke ovens, and shipping goods produced in the valley of Jacobs Creek. Wikipedia Zip code: 15479 Weather: 55°F (13°C), Wind SW at 11 mph (18 km/h), 84% Humidity

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Didn't some post a picture of a plaque there behind the flying j inside a wrought iron fence? Can't remember who it was.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Didn't some post a picture of a plaque there behind the flying j inside a wrought iron fence? Can't remember who it was.

I did, and I just walked over to get a better picture. Lol

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