Postcards From The Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Turtle's Comment
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I'm parked at my receiver for the night, right next door to a good ol fashioned game of kickball at the local ball field in tiny Helena, OK.

There's a gazillion kids and tweeners running around, probably all the kids in town. Not a cell phone in sight.

Pure. Reminds me of a distant past.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Can't the kingpin release lever be padlocked for security against such buffoons who think this stuff is funny?

Padlocks can also be cut. It literally takes 2 seconds to glance at it before taking off. Also a tug test (releasing tractor breaks leaving trailer brakes set and trying to accelerate) would have shown driver something was wrong.

Phantom 850's Comment
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0217703001567047411.jpg Ever see The Mothman Prophecies? This is the bridge. I swear those red glowing eyes weren’t there when I took the picture.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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0217703001567047411.jpg Ever see The Mothman Prophecies? This is the bridge. I swear those red glowing eyes weren’t there when I took the picture.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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I'm parked at my receiver for the night, right next door to a good ol fashioned game of kickball at the local ball field in tiny Helena, OK.

There's a gazillion kids and tweeners running around, probably all the kids in town. Not a cell phone in sight.

Pure. Reminds me of a distant past.

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PackRat's Comment
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“Neighbors” of ours up in the mountains at the cabin.

Marc Lee's Comment
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“Neighbors” of ours up in the mountains at the cabin.

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Phantom 850's Comment
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0217703001567047411.jpg Ever see The Mothman Prophecies? This is the bridge. I swear those red glowing eyes weren’t there when I took the picture.

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I’m not even joking. Those seriously weren’t there, and I didn’t even notice them in the picture until I sent it to my wife.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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I’m not even joking. Those seriously weren’t there, and I didn’t even notice them in the picture until I sent it to my wife.

Ooh-WEE-Ooh!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob D.'s Comment
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Turtle said:

I'm parked at my receiver for the night, right next door to a good ol fashioned game of kickball at the local ball field in tiny Helena, OK.

There's a gazillion kids and tweeners running around, probably all the kids in town. Not a cell phone in sight.

Pure. Reminds me of a distant past.

The above is what I admire the most about you: your attitude.

I looked at where you were parked on the Google satellite view.

I would expect that every single terminal rat would describe your situation as parked on a nasty, dirt lot with a bunch of obnoxious kids across the street disturbing my sleep.

Not you. You embrace the moment and wax nostalgic.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

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.
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