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April 2, 2021: Mt. Rushmore Edition

I'm on a 34-hour reset here in Rapid City, South Dakota and, being so close to Mt. Rushmore, I couldn't pass up the chance to see it. Although, the rental car was pretty pricey due to low volume of cars.

After picking up the rental truck (RAM 1500), I headed out to Mt. Rushmore. They are doing a lot of work, but I did get to see the monument. The rental car agent also suggested seeing the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park, which is just south of Mt. Rushmore. Lots of Bison, Pronghorns, and Donkeys. I drove by the Crazy Horse Monument, but didn't want to spend the $12 to go inside, so just took a picture from the entrance booth. It is still a work in progress. Only the head has been carved. Then headed to Deadwood, South Dakota, which is a quaint historic town (the entire town is a National Historic Landmark), where Wild Bill Hickock was shot. The town reminds me of Eureka Springs.

Lots of great scenic roads around Mt. Rushmore that are almost as good as the monuments.

I've included a few highlights below and then a link to the full album below.

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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.
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Can't wait to park near something interesting. My highlight for walking exercise was 1+ mike walk to check out the accident scene in CT last Tuesday, then back to the truck. Got to chat with a few truckers. Day 3 otr training in the books!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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