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Donna M.'s Comment
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So I’m in Hammond Louisiana tonight. Unloaded this afternoon at Walmart. Have a load out of here tomorrow and it’s going to Texas. That’s in the direct path of this storm. I’m from Georgia seen plenty of hurricanes, and tropical storms. I’m really nervous about this!

PackRat's Comment
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You should try to get going west ASAP. Looks like this storm is going to be less wind, but rainfall speculation right now are predicting anywhere from 10” to 20”. Be safe and voice your concerns to your dispatchers.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dispatcher:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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From what I’m seeing on AccuWeather right now, it looks like this storm, “Barry”, is going to go right up the center of Louisiana. It doesn’t appear it will make landfall until pre-dawn on Saturday am, so if you get going west towards Texas as soon as you can, you’ll probably get a bunch of rain, but be in the clear once the worst arrives.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah, come out to the exciting West lol...... We've had like 3 earthquakes in a week or so, all 3, in or around Ridgecrest/95 miles away.....Sitting here I felt a small 1 roll by softly this morning @ 6:10 am Probably related to the 6.4, then the following next day a 7.1....That was a longe,r rolling ride here in my 5th wheel....I kept waiting for stuff to fall on the floor lol

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Yeah, come out to the exciting West lol...... We've had like 3 earthquakes in a week or so, all 3, in or around Ridgecrest/95 miles away.....Sitting here I felt a small 1 roll by softly this morning @ 6:10 am Probably related to the 6.4, then the following next day a 7.1....That was a longe,r rolling ride here in my 5th wheel....I kept waiting for stuff to fall on the floor lol

Nope. I'll stick to my mountains, hills and snow. The only time my truck shakes is when I'm in the wrong gear. I'd like to keep it that way.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Donna M.'s Comment
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To make matters worse the load will be 7 hours late. Pick up now is 22:00 tonight.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hopefully it's ready earlier than they're saying and you can beat the storm but we all know how that goes. Stay safe

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I think I'm going to start checking the GPS feature on this site to see where Donna is... And run like hell away from her...

Donna M.'s Comment
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Hey I got up this morning and out ran that sucker! Got a 2300 mile load to boot. Going to New Jersey only been once during tnt , and was scared to death. So let’s see how this goes!

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Glad you’re getting away from the storm.smile.gif

Sorry you got sent o NJ!shocked.png

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