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Marc Lee's Comment
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Tremendous post, Marc. The fruit of your labor is an uplifting far beyond; Godspeed to you, too!

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Rob. D.'s Comment
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Great to hear Marc.

Keep it up.

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Thanks Rob. Hang in there!

Good things come to those who persevere!

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I'm hanging. Don't really have much else to do after I clean every room in the house.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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I'm hanging. Don't really have much else to do after I clean every room in the house.

Hey, Rob, any potential interest in ham radio on your part? It could translate into handy skills down the road on eleven meters and more. smile.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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Needed a rim too!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Just got my "Essential Employee" designation letter!

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Old School's Comment
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Fire hydrants, big rock... starting to get that stuff. Documenting what I can till I get trainer to write the book!

Hey Marc, it sounds like you're taking copious notes. As a rookie, I did the same thing. Once I was running solo I realized my notes wouldn't help me while I was driving. While you're with your trainer it's a great time to learn to be hyper aware of your surroundings everytime you start getting near your shippers and receivers. Those points A and B are the critical areas. It's relatively easy to roll these rigs down the interstate without incident, but get that thing in a parking lot or a yard with a bunch of other hooligans and bad things can happen.

I've been delivering to some regular customers in Connecticut for over five years now. I still have a heightened sense of awareness that kicks in when I start getting close. You just never know what you're going to come upon. Once a guy parked his motorcycle right where I need space for a tight turn. Some times of the year they may have shipping containers sitting all over the place. Situational awareness and the ability to assess your circumstances on the fly will save your tail out here.

Notes are great, but a heightened sense of awareness will always serve you well in this business.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob. D.'s Comment
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I'm hanging. Don't really have much else to do after I clean every room in the house.

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Hey, Rob, any potential interest in ham radio on your part? It could translate into handy skills down the road on eleven meters and more. smile.gif

Probably won't have much time for it once I get out on the road. And if I do have free time, I already have some hobbies that I can do on the road.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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.... I already have some hobbies that I can do on the road.

Sounds good. I hope you'll get called up soon for training.

This afternoon I got requested to report, as a volunteer with the county EMD, starting tomorrow for 3 days of assisting with "receiving supplies". No further details yet as to what that entails.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Fire hydrants, big rock... starting to get that stuff. Documenting what I can till I get trainer to write the book!

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Hey Marc, it sounds like you're taking copious notes. As a rookie, I did the same thing. Once I was running solo I realized my notes wouldn't help me while I was driving. While you're with your trainer it's a great time to learn to be hyper aware of your surroundings everytime you start getting near your shippers and receivers. Those points A and B are the critical areas. It's relatively easy to roll these rigs down the interstate without incident, but get that thing in a parking lot or a yard with a bunch of other hooligans and bad things can happen.

I've been delivering to some regular customers in Connecticut for over five years now. I still have a heightened sense of awareness that kicks in when I start getting close. You just never know what you're going to come upon. Once a guy parked his motorcycle right where I need space for a tight turn. Some times of the year they may have shipping containers sitting all over the place. Situational awareness and the ability to assess your circumstances on the fly will save your tail out here.

Notes are great, but a heightened sense of awareness will always serve you well in this business.

Thanks Old School. Yes, but that detail was from memory.

Agreed! We practice that too when driving (slow and fast).

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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900 mi. trip...

Waiting near receiver #1

2.5 hr. early (gained 1 hr. time change)

For my leg... I drove 444 mi. non-stop in 7:16 for average of 61.24 mph (including moubtains and fog).

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