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Tortuga 's Comment
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Nice reward Papa Pig. You have me craving Mexican food!

Papa Pig's Comment
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I do get to bump a dock from time to time! Dg markets. It’s a little tight to the wall but anything is better than unloading with the lift gate . Also bumped at the dc last night cause I was 1500 lbs over. When that happens at dg you need to exaggerate. I told them I was 2000 over. Good thing I did this because when i rescaled I was at 33960 on my tandems lol.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Papa Pig's Comment
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Not fun at all. Back off road. Then this narrow alley. Wouldn’t have been so bad but it was pitch dark so I had to ride my brakes for extra light

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PJ's Comment
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You certainly have plenty of challenges. I gave up on that type of stuff when I came back to tankers. Be careful sir!!!

PackRat's Comment
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I open this thread after every new post of yours, fingers crossed, hoping you've come to your senses with that DG life.

Always disappointed!

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Great job!

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Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Auggie69's Comment
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I do get to bump a dock from time to time! Dg markets. It’s a little tight to the wall but anything is better than unloading with the lift gate . Also bumped at the dc last night cause I was 1500 lbs over. When that happens at dg you need to exaggerate. I told them I was 2000 over. Good thing I did this because when i rescaled I was at 33960 on my tandems lol.

Thought about you the other day. A new DG opened down the street. They must be hiring drivers like crazy. That COULD work to your advantage, if you're crazy enough to stay with them.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Papa Pig's Comment
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I do get to bump a dock from time to time! Dg markets. It’s a little tight to the wall but anything is better than unloading with the lift gate . Also bumped at the dc last night cause I was 1500 lbs over. When that happens at dg you need to exaggerate. I told them I was 2000 over. Good thing I did this because when i rescaled I was at 33960 on my tandems lol.

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Thought about you the other day. A new DG opened down the street. They must be hiring drivers like crazy. That COULD work to your advantage, if you're crazy enough to stay with them.

Dollar general accounts are always hiring. So job security is great. We never have slow freight. They get villianized for hiring rookies but a lot of experienced people don’t want the hassle. Failure rate in the account seems to be about the same for experienced vs non experienced drivers as it is a different style of trucking. When summer comes people quit in droves .

I plan on sticking around for as long as my wife doesn’t mind me being on the road. I actually kind of like it. I still get frustrated from time to time but think I have found my groove. Physically it has gotten easier and I have learned how to problem solve most of the issues I have. The backing can be hard but it’s not impossible. Just can’t be in a rush. Most of the issues/pickles I have faced have came from being in a rush and failure to plan my trip properly.

My advice to anyone coming on the account. Take your time... stick with it. It’s hard at first physically but gets easier and easier. Or maybe you just go numb...lmao

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Papa Pig's Comment
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I open this thread after every new post of yours, fingers crossed, hoping you've come to your senses with that DG life.

Always disappointed!

confused.gif

Great job!

Thanks Ratpack ......I think..lol

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Jammer a's Comment
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Good read as always papa be safe out there

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I do get to bump a dock from time to time! Dg markets. It’s a little tight to the wall but anything is better than unloading with the lift gate . Also bumped at the dc last night cause I was 1500 lbs over. When that happens at dg you need to exaggerate. I told them I was 2000 over. Good thing I did this because when i rescaled I was at 33960 on my tandems lol.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Chief Brody's Comment
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Papa Pig

I think of you everytime I pass a Dollar General store. Almost every store I see has no room in the parking lot to maneuver so it appears drivers have to back in from the street most of which are two lane roads. So, my hat off to you.

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