Hit The Driver Appreciation Cookout Trifecta.

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Greg M.'s Comment
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I managed to hit 3 driver appreciation cookouts in less than 24 hr.

Wed afternoon I had steak for lunch at my home Ryder terminal in Hebron, Ky before heading off on my run to Aurora, Ill.

Wed evening I get to Aurora and the Black Horse Carriers guys invite me to their cookout where I have an awesome burger with all the fixins.

I take my 10 hour break at a Ryder remote location in Lafayette,Indiana , office trailer and gravel drop lot. Wake up Thursday morning and they are cooking breakfast and I get invited to that.

Much more appreciation and I am going to need a bigger belt.

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Greg M.

You definitely hit the jackpot on the food. You won't need a bigger belt, your in Indiana they don't know how to patch the highways there you'll be airborne so you'll loose weight. Lol I know, I just left there 3 days ago.

Raptor

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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That's awesome Greg!

I don't know what it is about free food, but it sure is appealing. I always catch myself eating too much if it's free. There's some strange psychological irony that goes on when I'm offered free food. I am normally very conscientious about what and how much I eat, but you throw some free food in front of me and my normal sanity gets cast aside. Over indulgence here I come!

Greg M.'s Comment
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Thats for sure. Indy has been a nightmare all summer. Yesterday I had a short trip to Mooresville, Ind, about 10 miles south of 465 on the south side. A big section of 465 is closed for construction. I was able to use 65 and 465W to get there but I saw that traffic going back the way I came was already backed up several miles at 3:30pm so I decided to make my way back to 74 "cross country". One section of IN44 that looked like a nice straight truck legal route on the Rand McNally turned out to be 15 miles of 10-15 mph hairpin curves with no shoulders and 2 feet deep ditches on each side. Not fun but sure is a good feeling when the road finally opens up.

Greg M.

You definitely hit the jackpot on the food. You won't need a bigger belt, your in Indiana they don't know how to patch the highways there you'll be airborne so you'll loose weight. Lol I know, I just left there 3 days ago.

Raptor

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Turtle's Comment
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Psh, the best I could score was a free safety vest from one of our shippers. Another shipper brought in free t-shirts for us, but some jackwagon was seen toting about 30 of em back to his truck.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Psh, the best I could score was a free safety vest from one of our shippers. Another shipper brought in free t-shirts for us, but some jackwagon was seen toting about 30 of em back to his truck.

Always atleast 1 person that has to ruin it for everyone.

Our management team gave us a $10 gift card to our grocery chain, and little snacks all week. The stores all had donuts, coffee, muffins and cookies. The store I had in Davenport this morning gave me a goodie bag.

0292519001568475689.jpg 2 bags of chips, locally produced salsa, dutch mustard and meat sticks, twizzlers and peanuts. I'll be giving the twizzlers and peanuts to our weekend dispatch team to show my appreciation for them as well.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I once got a free Whopper because the Whopper I ordered came with all the condiments but no hamburger. How is it possible to forget the hamburger?????? Other than that, free food is hard to come by for me unless I go dumpster diving.

icecold24k's Comment
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I missed out on the free food this week. I am on vacation so I missed our cookout and giveaways. Glad you guys were able to score enough for me also. rofl-3.gifsmile.gif

PackRat's Comment
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That's nice.

I was stuck driving on the west coast. Stuck at a shipper now in Lathrop, CA.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I missed the cookout because I had to meet a truck whobwas dropping off a car for me. If you time it right you can bit mulitple terminals in multiple days haveing cookouts and get free food for a few days.

We also got duffle bags which was nice.

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.

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