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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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I’ve been to places I thought I’d never go like Maine, New Hampshire and New York I see why I’ve never been because this weather up here ain’t no joke 😆 that’s all we’ve been doing is the northeast, my mentor doesn’t turn down loads so we get the loads nobody wants in the northeast but he told them he ready to get out of here, so we’ll be going to Erie, PA them Plainfield IN

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Jeremy's Comment
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7 degrees at my house in the adirondacks almost ice fishing season

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Wow 😮 I’m a southern warm weather guy

7 degrees at my house in the adirondacks almost ice fishing season

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

Cwc's Comment
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Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

That's what I was thinking... Those temps he listed were positive. Just wait till they are in the negatives.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Not me lol the wind chill was crazy

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Hopefully we want go that far

Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

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That's what I was thinking... Those temps he listed were positive. Just wait till they are in the negatives.

Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Im glad you seem to be enjoying your time so far! I bet that was a real shock your system hahaha. It really makes fueling or pre/post trip a real PITA when it's cold. It will get MUCH colder than that. I think last year in Iowa the coldest windchill we had was -40. Wyoming and Montana get much colder than that due to nothing blocking the wind. You'll know it's cold when you can throw a pot of boiling hot water in the air and it comes down as ice which does happen (YouTube it)

Joseph I.'s Comment
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Those are all still shorts weather for this Iowa boy. I like seeing how the boys down in southern Texas dress when it is below 55 degrees, you would think they were getting ready to go snowmobiling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Actually last year in iowa, the actual temp got to -50 °F at one point (not the wind chill) It was god awful cold. I was in Cedar Rapids and just told them I wasn't going anywhere as it was too dangerously cold for even drop and hooks. I wore multiple layers and still froze. I put a half gallon of Howes diesel treat in each tank to keep my truck from gelling.

If you buy fuel south of I-40 it's not treated for winter. Winter fuel is only good to about 14 degrees or so. There's no such thing as too much anti-gel. Read your labels and add extra. Keep emergency food and water along with plenty of warm clothing.

The postal service closed and hardly anything was open. My company actually found an open restaurant and had them cater lunch for all the office and at least 40 drivers.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Those are all still shorts weather for this Iowa boy. I like seeing how the boys down in southern Texas dress when it is below 55 degrees, you would think they were getting ready to go snowmobiling.

Too true. I'm a Southern Texan and it was quite a shock when I first went otr. Now I don't put on a jacket unless it's below 20.

I was picking up french fries in Easton Maine in -30 ambient one time and some Prime yahoo was walking around in shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops. Y'all yankees are nuts. I think he was from Wisconsin.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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