Multi-stop Load

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Is that a makeshift dock i see back there? That one looks pretty easy. The best ones are when they dont have a dock and either roll a ramp up or just drag stuff off with chains.

Im curious where veriha delivera those to... We only go east with them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I generally do lots of multi stop loads. The forklift dealers are only open from 7am to 4pm for deliveries so it makes timing and parking critical. I also suggest calling each location to see if they'll allow you to park.. they may have a locked gate or something where you can't get in there if they're not open 24 hours or close late in the evening etc. Use Google satellite view and check out the area for possible parking too. Think outside the box. I've parked at gas stations.. yes those meant for cars only lol. Just have to be diligent about knowing where those awnings are at all times. Casino's often have truck parking, as do some motels. You might have to slip a motel a few bucks to use their parking. If you have any delay whatsoever, let your dispatcher know as soon as you realize there's a problem and likewise, if things go real smooth and you see you'll be finished earlier, then let them know that too. Be sure to take an 8/2 split if that will benefit your deliveries and maximize your time.

Dispatcher:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Is that a makeshift dock i see back there? That one looks pretty easy. The best ones are when they dont have a dock and either roll a ramp up or just drag stuff off with chains.

Im curious where veriha delivera those to... We only go east with them.

Yep, Noob... good eye. "Dock" is visible in this zoomed view. Easy straight line... one of my early successes! 1st one actually, I think!

This was Oconomowoc, WI. Other stops were in MI. Where did you p.u.? Horicon, WI? We picked up batteries (HazMat) and auto parts, hauled it to Horicon, dropped it and picked up loaded gators and tractors. I thought it was an OK run!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Is that a makeshift dock i see back there? That one looks pretty easy. The best ones are when they dont have a dock and either roll a ramp up or just drag stuff off with chains.

Im curious where veriha delivera those to... We only go east with them.

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Yep, Noob... good eye. "Dock" is visible in this zoomed view. Easy straight line... one of my early successes! 1st one actually, I think!

This was Oconomowoc, WI. Other stops were in MI. Where did you p.u.? Horicon, WI? We picked up batteries (HazMat) and auto parts, hauled it to Horicon, dropped it and picked up loaded gators and tractors. I thought it was an OK run!

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HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Noob_Driver's Comment
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I picked mine up after hometime at our Richfield terminal. But they all come from horicon which isn't far away. Im dreading their muddy drop lot in these winter months. It holds water like a swimming pool in the summer after rain i imagine it gets icy in the winter.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I picked mine up after hometime at our Richfield terminal. But they all come from horicon which isn't far away. Im dreading their muddy drop lot in these winter months. It holds water like a swimming pool in the summer after rain i imagine it gets icy in the winter.

Yeah... muddy drop lots (company, customer and "3rd-party") all pretty special. shocked.png

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Made the first stop off this morning, went smoothly. The lot was covered in ice, didn't think I'd make it up the hill while backing, wheels was spinning. They were nice enough to block traffic since I had to back in from the road, got it on the first try. They mentioned most drivers have trouble backing in. Some pictures below!

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G-Town's Comment
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Jamie wrote:

The lot was covered in ice, didn't think I'd make it up the hill while backing, wheels was spinning.

Whenever you encounter conditions like this, especially at low speed; lock your differential so that all 4 drive wheels are powered. Normally only the rear drive set is powered, the front set just goes along for the ride. There is a switch on the lower right-hand side of your dash clustered with the switches that control suspension air-release and the fifth-wheel lock/unlock. Move the appropriately labeled switch to the "right" and a red LED will illuminate. Just make sure you do not turn it "on" or "off" if your wheels are spinning; probably a good idea to come to a full stop. In addition you can also override Traction Control allowing some wheel-spin to overcome the slippery terrain. This toggle switch is on the right side of the steering column near the cluster that includes the mirror heater, the dash lights, and lane control override. It's labeled ATC and will have an icon of a wheel printed on it. Usage of these two features will also assist in a cleaner "drop" and/or "hook" of a trailer in the same conditions.

Yard maneuvers in the snow and ice are challenging. You managed to conquer it, great job!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Move the appropriately labeled switch to the "right" and a red LED will illuminate.

...oops, meant "left". Moving the switch tot he right turns-it off.

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