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Parrothead66's Comment
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Well a couple of months ago I decided to make a change. I started driving for JB Hunt dedicated. I’m hauling tires for Goodyear out of Terrell Texas. Add on Sandy home on Friday and usually one night in between. Dragging this van around takes a little getting used to but it’s coming around. I have had to make a couple of extra runs for them one reefer and one for Farmers Bros coffee. Still pretty much regional around Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma but occasionally New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and this week Wyoming and Colorado. Plus they gave me a brand new 2019 international LT last week. Picked it up with 600 miles on it. It is an automatic though and that’s another new world.

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Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Sweet!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome. It sounds like a pretty sweet gig!

Mike D.'s Comment
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Good deal. Happy for ya!

Mike D.'s Comment
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Hey Parrot. Just out of curiosity. What are your departing thoughts on McElroy? Good Bad Ugly ? TIA

Turtle's Comment
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Congrats on the new gig!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Sweet... and dont you love the truck????

Old School's Comment
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Parrothead66, are you unloading the tires? I saw some team drivers recently unloading tires. It was pretty neat how they did it. They'd give the tires a good spin and they would roll a pretty good distance into the door of the shop where an employee was retrieving them.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Yes OS we unload. Once you get about 1/3 of the way in the trailer you can pull one of the bigger tires and lay it on the floor then use it as a kicker tire. Just bounce yours off the front edge of it and it takes off. Now you get a Wingfoot/Goodyear truck center and them can wear you out if it’s a lot of them. But you stand them up and roll them.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Sweet... and dont you love the truck????

Still getting acquainted with the automatic but I think it’ll be just fine. Turned in a 2015 with 400k hard miles on it and this one is almost like driving a car in comparison.

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