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Marc Lee's Comment
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I'm glad it's going well! Remember to take your time and relax! My biggest problem is I hate having mlm people wait on me so I rush and that can lead to mistakes.

Are you going to be home daily or regional? I'm sure you said but I forgot

Bobcat - mlm people? Not getting that one.

So training here for CDL holders starts with non-CDL holders as well. One week of Onboarding, class, range, little road.

Then "Home Daily" with a trainer for 2 weeks. Week two starts @ 02:00 Monday so going to bed now (19:15).

After this week I go "home" to wait for my OTR trainer for 2 weeks. Then a week with another student and good to go solo, supposedly. I think maybe a test in there somewhere.

Plan is "OTR" - 14-days out, 2 back, though I plan to live mainly on my truck and am willing and able to stay out longer. Runs are mostly East, Midwest and Texas. When I am able to transfer to Entertainment Division, it's 48 States plus Canada.

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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.

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.

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.

Greg M.'s Comment
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That's a lot of "On Duty" not driving time each day.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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That's a lot of "On Duty" not driving time each day.

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Agreed! Dead battery, damaged goods, waiting on BOL... Yes, if on cpm it would suck. Did cut into driving and backing time I guess, but I hear "this is trucking!"

Good thing I am hourly! Made almost $8/hr. Whew Hoo!

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Ignore the mlm not sure what it is either, that's what I get for typing on my phone and not previewing.

Sounds good!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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That's a lot of "On Duty" not driving time each day.

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Looks a lot like my clock, but I’m hourly. ;)

Marc Lee's Comment
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5 hr. unloading delay... 2 damaged pallets of product. Starting the week with a Big Day of waiting and a small day of driving!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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5 hr. unloading delay... 2 damaged pallets of product. Starting the week with a Big Day of waiting and a small day of driving!

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Make that 2 cases, not pallets!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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5 hr. unloading delay... 2 damaged pallets of product. Starting the week with a Big Day of waiting and a small day of driving!

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Make that 2 cases, not pallets!

Two cases isn't bad especially if it's something you would enjoy. I got a couple of cases of Hershey's candy bars about a week ago. Talk about making friends? Trying to lose weight so every time I came to fuel I was handing out candy bars to the truckers around me. My daughters we're ****ed off because I wasn't saving them for when I saw the next. I told them this to great a temptation I have to get rid of them...

Marc Lee's Comment
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LONG Interesting day today, Monday.

Grabbed an MT, picked up a load in Green Bay. Drove to Des Plaines, IL by way of fuel in Racine, WI. Dropped trailer in dock @ Sysco Chicago for "live unload". Waited in lot bobtail for 5 hours! Then we were informed of the need for an EFS check for "lumpers". Another 30 min.. Somewhere in there were informed of the two damaged cases. Drove around entire place back to dock but our trailer was gone! Found out where it was parked but damaged goods weren't in it. Cleaned out trailer, got damaged goods, lowered trailer a bunch, hooked, slid tandems , drove about 8 miles for next load and got setup for a tough back when we were told to come back MT due to HOS. Enroute I had to pull off highway, trainer declare a Big Day - 16 hours (day cab/100 air miles deal), drove a bit more and took another 30! Got parked @ a Kwik Trip with 1 minute to spare for the 2nd 30. Had to switch to PC for last several miles to get to safe parking spot.

16 hours, guessing about 7 or so driving and longest drive so far at around 400ish miles!

Can't start till 04:30 due to 10-hour break.

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Marc..?.. can you elaborate? How can you pull a 16 exempt AND an 100 mile radius deal.... thought it was either or?!?? (Where's Rick S., btw) LoL. Maybe Bobcat Bob knows? Brett? Anyone?! It's really unclear, and the husband comes to ME with his ifs/ands/ors..... and I've got the same green book and Google we all do. This has always been vague; and he's been out of school since '03, and not quite by the books prior. Always looking to learn, ya know?

Hubby pulls a 16 here and there doing intrastate/daycab, but the start and stop point have to be the same, IIRC. For instance, if he pulls a 16, he has to return to the yard, about 35 minutes South of our home. If he brings the rig home (which he does often thank gawsh...) and runs over the 14, they allow him PC. Always empty, no backhauls...not many rejects in corrugated. Never advancing a load, just sleeping here, to run again and load next day after the 10.

Just wondering. Before he got his 'new' Qualcomm he could 'kinda' do the 100 air mile radius deal... but.... if you go from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to Toledo, to Dayton, and home..... it doesn't add up.

I'm just trying to learn a bit myself here, as well..

Glad things are going well for ya, man~!

Anne

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

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