Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

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Harvest's Comment
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Hey everyone, a bit of a update on my training. I got picked up by my new trainer on Friday night. We are in a 2020 freightliner and he prefers driving at night! So the first night I pretty much went right to the bunk to try to get some shut eye before starting in the morning. And oh boy I don’t think I will ever get used to sleeping in a moving truck lol. But thankfully I did get some sleep in sometime through the night. My trainer said we are going to keep our hours around 8 hours a day to keep from a reset. I was a little nervous being back behind the wheel at first but it eventually all came back to me and my confidence was back. It was a nice easy first day on Saturday. A mostly straight run south on I-81. I knocked out about 460 miles before my trainer took over. We are in Alabama right now and sadly been waiting for a empty trailer for over 4 hours :( but we are heading back to P.A for this next load so it’s going to be another cruisin day for me up i-81 again. I’ve been having a blast. The only thing is having to get used to sitting for so long again, my butt was definitely getting sore near the end of the day yesterday lol.

Turtle's Comment
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Awesome, glad to hear you're back in the saddle again. Be safe.

Harvest's Comment
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Still waiting for a empty, may not get to drive today confused.gif

Chief Brody's Comment
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Harvest,

Great to hear you're back in the saddle.

Looking forward to hearing about more training updates.

I have to ask though about the thread title and your sore butt. Any chance it is subtle reference to the show Rawhide?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I have to ask though about the thread title and your sore butt. Any chance it is subtle reference to the show Rawhide?

I saw that title and now that song is in the old brainpan!!

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Harvest's Comment
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Harvest,

Great to hear you're back in the saddle.

Looking forward to hearing about more training updates.

I have to ask though about the thread title and your sore butt. Any chance it is subtle reference to the show Rawhide?

I never seen it, I’ll have to look it up rofl-3.gif

Also a small update, we finally got a empty trailer after my trainer called to talk to a supervisor about how long we were waiting. So I got to drive a little 200 mile stretch today. My trainer likes taking over the night shift. I have to admit one I do like about sleeping in a moving truck is waking up in a different state each morning. I’m placing my bet on Virginia when I wake up! Goodnight all!

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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.
Harvest's Comment
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A little update, drove over 500 miles today. North Carolina southbound down i95 into Florida. 85 degrees here, was a perfect moment when “Paradise city” came on the radio, followed by “train kept a rollin”. Trainer is upset that we can’t pick up our next load until tomorrow and have to sit here overnight. But hey, there are worst places to sit, I love it down here.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Rags to riches or so they say Ya gotta keep pushin' for that truck with your name You know it's all a gamble when it's just a game Trainin's like a capital crime Harvest is doin' his time

Harvest's Comment
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Rags to riches or so they say Ya gotta keep pushin' for that truck with your name You know it's all a gamble when it's just a game Trainin's like a capital crime Harvest is doin' his time

Oh yeah I’m doin my time, but my trainer said I may be able to test out early since I’ve been working hard. I’ve done about 1600 miles since Friday, and would of had over 2000 if we didn’t have to wait for a empty for so long on Sunday.

icecold24k's Comment
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Sounds like things are moving along just fine and going pretty good. Just keep hanging in there and plugging along and training will be over before you know it. I had a friend work for Western Express, he did dry van there. He had no real complaints and did pretty good there. Keep the updates coming.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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