Moderators, And Long Time Members.. Just A THANK You Shout Out~!

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Rainy, you know we all miss you even though I'm just a 'reader' and rarely a 'poster' ... I'm following your vids and wish you ALL the best.

Ernie, Where'd you go, anyway? I really liked following the 'Salty Dog' diaries.

O/S ... love you. Miss your blog on w/p tons~!! I was / am a follower, ya know!

G'Town, love you too... brains and brawn. Really, I do. You speak from the heart, not the hip. (are you Italian like me?!?!)

Big Scott.... hope you work out your stuff...Tom renewed his CDL'A last Monday, and his DOT is October. Wish they would schedule differently.

Millionmiler24 . . . your triumph story inspires me in LIFE in general. If I could meet one person here, it'd be you.

LDRSHP .. (aka.. Patrick C.) ... WHAT HAPPENED, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN; i MISS YOUR INPUT~!! (Heard you were going back to H.O.W. ,wish you would post about that!!!)

Susan D. ... Congrats on the engagement; you are my female hero. For real. My age... love it. Hope to GET there someday.

Turtle .. ahhh my hero. Wish my hubby would have learned flatbed as you did, before having to pull some 'rogue' in winters when the asphalt didn't pump. Thank you for clarifying the contact points; I love learning from you and O/S and andhe and all y'all. Doesn't mean I'll ever get out there and do it, but...... one can dream.

Rick S. ~ You are so cool and knowledgeable to have back around, mi mano. Thanks for that~!! (If you have a book of 'knowledge' I'd buy it.. you are a walking 'FMCSA' manual...and invaluable.

As i wrack my brain thinking who I forgot; I apologize.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST; THANK YOU, BRETT AQUILA for this forum. I may not post much (nothing to contribute) but I sure read, and forward people here, often.

Have a great evening, y'all. Hope some of you bounce back with me, and tell me who I've missed (gawsh I know I have...sorry!!)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Anne, it's great having you in here! We love you too! thank-you-2.gif

PackRat's Comment
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It sure is nice reading YOUR posts, too, Anne.thank-you.gif

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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It sure is nice reading YOUR posts, too, Anne.thank-you.gif

...and PackRat.. with all your trials and tribs as of late... OMIGOSH.. I SOOOOOO didn't mean to forget you, whatsoever.....actually I didn't. Just got hung up drinking the kool'aid (and yeah, I mean literally, haha! we still make that crap here...w/stevia, that the school says is bad for kids' brains!) You didn't used to post much IIRC... it's great to have YOU here. Your wit and banter...omigosh.. you are a laugh a day that I look forward to~!!!! TRULY.

OLD SCHOOL. You flatbedders behoove me. I've always looked up to you in awe.

If I ever get out there w/ y'all..... you shall know it~! (It's not the driving I suck at, it's the health, LoL.)

THANK you guys.... imminently...thank you~!

When I can pass the 'whisper test' (tone deaf? test.. I'll let y'all know, and I'll be out there~!!)

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks Anna, that was very thoughtful of you!

We enjoy having you on the forum.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Well deserved recognition for all the moderators and experienced truck drivers and industry experts. Countless hours, free of charge, given to helping those trying to gain knowledge and skills.

To steal a line: CDL school, $3,450. Trucking Truth, Priceless

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Bruce assumes...

Countless hours, free of charge, given to helping those trying to gain knowledge and skills.

...I’ll notify Brett that your bill is lost in the mail. I’m sure he’ll be happy to send you another one.

Brett...

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Shame. Ever since Rainy left USPS, their service has significantly degraded. Go figure.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Anne that was awesome and spot on. Except for the point you feel you don’t have anything to contribute. Your dead wrong there young lady. The diverse points of view and ability for grown ups to have a civil discussion about those points of view are very helpfulll in the learning process.

Personally I think all our moderaters and Brett need to go teach congress how its done!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Anne A

Thanks for acknowledging the ones who do so much on here.

Pj

You're trying to make sense of the "brightest people on the planet". Just ask them.

Raptor

Turtle's Comment
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So very nice of you to say Anne, thank you!

Truth is, the contributions from everyone make this site what it is. There is value in all points of view, and without the participation of all members, we're left with just a bunch of us goofs swapping stories. So thanks for being a part of it too!

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