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Marc Lee's Comment
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What they all said, Stevo!

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yes millionmiler lol am sitting in CRSTs terminal here in Cedar Rapids now

Waiting on a driver headed back to Calif tograb his co driver back up.....Least under a load or 2 can make $$ on the way rather than rental car.....Told my new DM I just met here today.......whatever works !! Sitting idle in truck stops costs me more money lol......Hopefully make it by Friday, we'll see.....Supposedly have new load to Arizona, since 1 to Calif got cancelled.....eh things happen no big deal

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.
millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Yes millionmiler lol am sitting in CRSTs terminal here in Cedar Rapids now

Waiting on a driver headed back to Calif tograb his co driver back up.....Least under a load or 2 can make $$ on the way rather than rental car.....Told my new DM I just met here today.......whatever works !! Sitting idle in truck stops costs me more money lol......Hopefully make it by Friday, we'll see.....Supposedly have new load to Arizona, since 1 to Calif got cancelled.....eh things happen no big deal

If only I was in CR now I could meet ya but I am in Newburgh NY waitin for a 9 am appt in Edison NJ.

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.
Scott S.'s Comment
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Steveo congrats on this major milestone in this great career. I must say you are correct about getting out of Denver in a knick of time. I am here close to Denver starting my third week of CDL Training and there is about six inches of snow on the ground and more coming. Suppose to test out this Thursday but do not know what to expect. Hopefully it will let up soon, as i cant wait to get to Cedar Rapids and get hooked up with a trainer. Just not the one you had. Keep up the great work and please keep the updates coming. It is really nice to see someone with your positive attitude and great demeanor making it through this very challenging aspect of becoming a professional driver.

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.
millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Steveo congrats on this major milestone in this great career. I must say you are correct about getting out of Denver in a knick of time. I am here close to Denver starting my third week of CDL Training and there is about six inches of snow on the ground and more coming. Suppose to test out this Thursday but do not know what to expect. Hopefully it will let up soon, as i cant wait to get to Cedar Rapids and get hooked up with a trainer. Just not the one you had. Keep up the great work and please keep the updates coming. It is really nice to see someone with your positive attitude and great demeanor making it through this very challenging aspect of becoming a professional driver.

Scott I may be gettin back to Cedar Rapids around that time. Maybe we get will pair me with ya who knows. 😜

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Scott...Are you in Keenesburg?

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Steveo congrats on this major milestone in this great career. I must say you are correct about getting out of Denver in a knick of time. I am here close to Denver starting my third week of CDL Training and there is about six inches of snow on the ground and more coming. Suppose to test out this Thursday but do not know what to expect. Hopefully it will let up soon, as i cant wait to get to Cedar Rapids and get hooked up with a trainer. Just not the one you had. Keep up the great work and please keep the updates coming. It is really nice to see someone with your positive attitude and great demeanor making it through this very challenging aspect of becoming a professional driver.

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Scott I may be gettin back to Cedar Rapids around that time. Maybe we get will pair me with ya who knows. 😜

Should say Maybe they will pair me with ya if we are there at the same time. 😜

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.
Scott S.'s Comment
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Packrat. Yes at CWW..really enjoying the school. The work is hard and a lot of info being givin in the short amount of time we have here. The instructors are all experinced real world truck drivers and seem to really want those of us that want to learn to learn. Millionmiler24 that would be awesome i would love to be with a trainer such as yourself. I have read many of your post and can tell that you love driving and have the desire to see others do well. I would be honored to be trained by you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Packrat. Yes at CWW..really enjoying the school. The work is hard and a lot of info being givin in the short amount of time we have here. The instructors are all experinced real world truck drivers and seem to really want those of us that want to learn to learn. Millionmiler24 that would be awesome i would love to be with a trainer such as yourself. I have read many of your post and can tell that you love driving and have the desire to see others do well. I would be honored to be trained by you.

The honor would be all mine my friend. Doin this and trainin the drivers of tomorrow is what I live for. 😜

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott S.'s Comment
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MillionMiler i do not know how the system works on getting hooked up with trainer but if i am allowed to request a trainer i would most definitely request you. Is there anyway to do a private chat or some way to exchange emails and or numbers on this site. I would like to give you my info but dont want to break any site policies here.

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