PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Hiya, PackRat ... !!

Any updates? All okay with you? Still sorting out family stuff? Sorry; not trying to pry, just miss your updates .. as I'm sure, do many!

Best to ya, always~!!

Annie :)

PackRat's Comment
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Slacker!!!

I promise to do better so I'm not banished or sent to The Dungeon.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Slacker!!!

I promise to do better so I'm not banished or sent to The Dungeon.

Better get back to those updates or we're gonna start calling you "Slackrat"

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Slacker!!!

I promise to do better so I'm not banished or sent to The Dungeon.

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Better get back to those updates or we're gonna start calling you "Slackrat"

No, but you can call me Senior Chief.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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No, but you can call me Senior Chief.

Had to look that one up. Impressive.

I never quite learned the Navy rank structure, although the officer ranks were a lot easier.

Navypoppop's Comment
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You go Senior Chief! I find that very easy to remember as my son is also a Senior Chief still serving in Washington state. I only made it to Petty Officer 3rd in my short career back in the 60's. Thanks for your service to our country and TT and congrats on your becoming a moderator. You are one on the best my friend.

PJ's Comment
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You are funny senior!! I have a son in law that is also a senior. I only attained E-6. I really don’t look good in Kakahi.

On a serious note: I thank god every day and ask him to keep all of our service members safe, which is all of our military and first responders!!

Victor C.'s Comment
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That's interesting about the early delivery being a service failure...

PackRat's Comment
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22 February 2020

After missing over a weeks work of entries on here.....

Yesterday, I started from our terminal in West Memphis, AR. I drove 60 miles empty from there to get loaded in Jonesboro, AR at a facility that manufactures tool boxes (another load of cool stuff I could use). The scheduled appointment was for 1400, so I called the shipper several times to see if I could get in earlier. After no answer, and leaving two voicemails, I decided to drive north and show up a little early at 1300. Went in to the shipping office and four people sitting at their desks. Guess we don't answer incoming calls?

After getting assigned a dock, I was still ahead of the appointment time, so not too upsetting. Here's the steep approach to the docks:

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You can't get the depth of it from the photos, but the first section of the angled concrete makes for about a three foot drop from the front bumper to the taillights. You would never get out of there in the snow.

I was loaded and back on the road by 1425, heading 295 miles towards our home terminal in Joplin, MO. This load is destined for a Tractor Supply DC in Nebraska, but I'm dropping it for a relay because my truck (Hannah) needs some cosmetics at the shop.

For the day, I used 6.5 hours driving 365 miles, then 0.6 hours On Duty, totaling 7.1 hours.

Thanks for following me! Continued tomorrow....

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

millionmiler24's Comment
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22 February 2020

After missing over a weeks work of entries on here.....

Yesterday, I started from our terminal in West Memphis, AR. I drove 60 miles empty from there to get loaded in Jonesboro, AR at a facility that manufactures tool boxes (another load of cool stuff I could use). The scheduled appointment was for 1400, so I called the shipper several times to see if I could get in earlier. After no answer, and leaving two voicemails, I decided to drive north and show up a little early at 1300. Went in to the shipping office and four people sitting at their desks. Guess we don't answer incoming calls?

After getting assigned a dock, I was still ahead of the appointment time, so not too upsetting. Here's the steep approach to the docks:

0476030001582378256.jpg0614823001582378301.jpg

You can't get the depth of it from the photos, but the first section of the angled concrete makes for about a three foot drop from the front bumper to the taillights. You would never get out of there in the snow.

I was loaded and back on the road by 1425, heading 295 miles towards our home terminal in Joplin, MO. This load is destined for a Tractor Supply DC in Nebraska, but I'm dropping it for a relay because my truck (Hannah) needs some cosmetics at the shop.

For the day, I used 6.5 hours driving 365 miles, then 0.6 hours On Duty, totaling 7.1 hours.

Thanks for following me! Continued tomorrow....

Beautiful truck, PackRat. Legendary Gratz on your Moderator promotion on here. It was truly well earned on your part. 😜

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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