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Rob D.'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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Great to hear.

Keep em coming!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Arrived at Receiver in Tracy, CA 2:48 "late" this morning. This was after a 10 hour delay at & caused by the shipper. For the last leg of this trip I drove 555 miles in 9 hrs and 52 minutes. 56.25 mph average includibg up and down mountains including Donner Pass and a 55 mph speed limit in CA! "Totally Awesome" and "You did good!" Trainer said.

The trip was almost 2,600 mi. in 2 days for the Team, I think!

And shipper will pay almost $1,500 for delay and "driver" (Trainer) gets about $150 of it!

What they did was seal the trailer with a "temporary" metal seal with the BOL's inside AND the note which said to break the seal to get to the bills and new seal. Expensive lesson!

Trip looked something like this...

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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.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Great job Marc

Nice to hear the trainer is happy.

Keep it up!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Great job Marc

Nice to hear the trainer is happy.

Keep it up!

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Thanks Rob. Didn't get to back much but the yard will be there when we get back!

Cool stuff is he said "everyone (back in the office) will know what an awesome job we did. This run was actually a "reward" for going above and beyond and helping them with a "cluster" on the previous run.

Yes, trucking is not easy and companies do play "favorites".

Trainer got a call from a former student this morning. He is now with a different company. He asked a couple of HOS questions and thanked him for all his help. He added I had the best Trainer ever.

Inclined to agree!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Been following along, just watching. Great job. Your in my neck of the woods, lol. I bet you loved wy and Ut, lol. My co driver drive alot of it on the way out, and she told me I’m driving back, lol. I hope to be loaded later this morning and heading back that way to Iowa

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Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Been following along, just watching. Great job. Your in my neck of the woods, lol. I bet you loved wy and Ut, lol. My co driver drive alot of it on the way out, and she told me I’m driving back, lol. I hope to be loaded later this morning and heading back that way to Iowa

Cool Beans! Did a few minutes of "live streaming" of UT on FB. Had to sleep (or try) through some od it as I had 500+ miles to drive coming up. Missed Wendover, NV

Keep me posted. Maybe we can meet at Iowa 80!smile.gif

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Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Yes sir will do. My favorite chrome shop, lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Glad to hear you are doing well Mark

Marc Lee's Comment
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Glad to hear you are doing well Mark

Thanks Grumpy!

Backing practice @ customer in Salinas, CA while waiting to be loaded. Had a veggie burito off the taco truck. Nice bathrooms, outdoor hand wash and sanitation stations. Another place has an indoor cafe. (No doubt carry out only). 59 degrees, windy but sun and blue skies. Nice (long overdue) nap. Life is good!

Spent almost an hour moving a trailer over about 2"! Straight line to a dock, 45, 90, blind side, parallel, S-curve backing moves... Pieces starting to come together! Drill Sergeant brutal but fair! Just what I needed!

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Marc,

Any update on training?

Rob.

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