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PackRat's Comment
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Loads changed on me again. I swapped with another driver here in Greenup, IL. It is a live unload tomorrow at 0600 in Tipp City, OH.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Loads changed on me again. I swapped with another driver here in Greenup, IL. It is a live unload tomorrow at 0600 in Tipp City, OH.

Well, dang. One day, Pack . . one day.. You know where to find me!

Eugene K.'s Comment
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The adult male Packrat is a solitary beast, much like the elusive mountain lion or mythical Yeti. He prefers to stalk his prey under cover of darkness, retreating to the refuge of the Volvo Cascadia. Generous with his time and docile in temperament, yet also cold-blooded and reptilian, he must recharge for ten hours in the heat of the APU after every fourteen spent on the prowl. The most committed and dogged of naturalists have rarely photographed the aforementioned Packrat in the wild, and for those unlucky enough to face his sarcastic, witty, and eviscerating barbs on the forums of Truckingtruth.com, few have survived.

Rumor has it the Packrat may be emerging from his slumber in southeastern Virginia within the next few days, after yet another predictable live load delay and one too many relays. The intrepid naturalist known as yours truly will risk life and limb in an attempt to obtain the Holy Grail of OTR trucking, otherwise known as "being told like it is" over a cup or two of coffee. Updates commencing forthwith

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

PackRat's Comment
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I parked 30 minutes ago, and am now at home. Maybe meet up tomorrow?

PJ's Comment
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I had the pleasure of meeting Malcom yesterday. Had a wonderful supper and good discussion. Very nice guy and will do well if he gets into the industry.dancing-dog.gif

And yes I’m consistent. Forgot to get a photoshocked.pngshocked.png

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I parked 30 minutes ago, and am now at home. Maybe meet up tomorrow?

Guess not, huh? Are you still @ home?

I had the pleasure of meeting Malcom yesterday. Had a wonderful supper and good discussion. Very nice guy and will do well if he gets into the industry.dancing-dog.gif

And yes I’m consistent. Forgot to get a photoshocked.pngshocked.png

DANG YA, PJ ~!!!

The 2nd most photogenic soul on the 'TRUTH' ... AND nada~! Rat Pack has 1st place, ya know. Sorry. Sorry, Kearsey, as well~!!

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PackRat's Comment
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The tracker shows I've moved starting last Friday. This truck is my home.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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The tracker shows I've moved starting last Friday. This truck is my home.

I can't get that thing to WORK for me, you know that! Bubbles is NOwhere, and ... I can't see where anyone is except for the state. IDK how you people see what truck stop/rest area, etc.. ?!??! Doesn't work on my PC..

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Beginning to think it's the DAO behind the PC ... TBH.

SMDH.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Anne have you tried to zoom in on the map? I don't use TT on a computer but on my phone I'm able to zoom in and even switch over to satellite view to see exactly where somebody is usually within a few feet. If you use the + and - buttons on the bottom right it will zoom in or out for you.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne have you tried to zoom in on the map? I don't use TT on a computer but on my phone I'm able to zoom in and even switch over to satellite view to see exactly where somebody is usually within a few feet. If you use the + and - buttons on the bottom right it will zoom in or out for you.

Anne have you tried to zoom in on the map? I don't use TT on a computer but on my phone I'm able to zoom in and even switch over to satellite view to see exactly where somebody is usually within a few feet. If you use the + and - buttons on the bottom right it will zoom in or out for you.

Thanks, Rob T. !

That did it~! Still easier on a phone or tablet; tried that too, LoL!

Again, TYSM...

~ Anne ~

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