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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Been at our Riverside terminal 13 days now. Came in Jan 4th for few days home time after 1 month out, worked xmas n NYrs day upper midwest area. Finally found a new co-driver today I been talking to off n on and seen him around since I started. He is about my age, has winter driving experience and also wants to run miles!

Unlike my 1st/last co-driver! He could'nt pull his weight, would not get sleep, doze in passenger seat, wake up at bumps n warn me of curves, downhills etc, just plain drive me nuts! He couldn't drive good too fidgety, playing with cell, sending voice clips back n forth AS he drove! Over use the Jakes as his only real slowing or stopping source, down into 3 even on flats, or in rains etc. NO ONE ever scares me driving, but HE did! Told him 3rd jake is worst case scenario use dumbazz you're gunna break something sometime lol

Anyways, he finally called me today telling me he is taking this "grass is greener" .50 a mile cash gig with a small company 40-50 trucks in Biz 6 years HAHA Wouldn't listen to me he is taking big risk at word of mouth and still has a contract here to finish up, tried to convince me to go with him yada yada but nope I got my own plan of action and will stay here with CRST (at very least to finish my contract) !!

So tomorrow we should have a load and get back at it, luckily I have no debt or bills so this break didn't hurt too much. I did drive our shuttle van a few days making runs to wal-mart and airport pickup's......And this older gent works out, he is cool , we have the same kind of mellow relaxed attitude , work ethic,and seems to know his doo-doo lol we'll see..... Sticking with my DM as well, he takes care of any issues or lay over pay etc and gives us long 2000+ runs 95% of the time (xmas we had short 900 mile pick up runs filling gaps while others out for holidays)

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Holy underwear. Your first trainer is the example that self driving tech companies have in mind when they are marketing to the public.

Otherwise, good job Steve!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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New team mate older guy met at terminal brought him over to my 2019 FL & DM's board......1st load we got out on is 2800 mile fed ex load to CT he is at the wheel now BIG difference lol off to sleeper berth for me....LOT Less pit stops with him too not like old Co-driver lol

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

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.
andhe78's Comment
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Over use the Jakes as his only real slowing or stopping source, down into 3 even on flats, or in rains etc. NO ONE ever scares me driving, but HE did! Told him 3rd jake is worst case scenario use dumbazz you're gunna break something sometime lol

Good thing you don’t work here, everyone runs level three all the time. What is he going to break?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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This 2019 KW has 4 levels on the Jake Brakes. 1-2-3 and MAX.

I run up the level 3, but I've never mechanically broken one. I've had them malfunction electronically before.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Note i said in the rain on curves n downhills lol. Guess ya never seen a piston and rod assembly break off the crank, and break thru the block ,and land in the frame rail lol. I have, lol 3 times

PackRat's Comment
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Guess ya never seen a piston and rod assembly break off the crank, and break thru the block ,and land in the frame rail lol. I have, lol 3 times

Uhh, no I have not.

Glad you found a compatible co-driver. Hope your partnership is a productive pairing, Stevo.

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