Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

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Papa Pig's Comment
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I’m alive and kicking Packrat. Just been kinda busy. It’s getting hot down here and I am having to recondition myself to get used to the trailer being hot again.

Normally I get to my first stop the night before and beg the manager to come in early if possible. That way I can be done with the physical stuff before it gets too warm. This week my DC got behind with loads so that prevented me from parking at my stores the night before (if it happens at the beginning of the week it snowballs) which meant I had to leave in the morning, drive to my stores and finish unloading in the hottest part of the day. Drive back, then repeat. Did over 2200 miles this week. Not bad for having to unload your own stuff..had to take a few bird baths instead of showers though , due to time. But that’s how it is sometimes ...🤷🏻‍♂️

Papa Pig's Comment
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Whomever had the bright idea to put a dollar general in downtown Helen Ga can kiss my you know what! (It’s tighter than it looks) lol 0830700001620091875.jpg

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Auggie69's Comment
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Whomever had the bright idea to put a dollar general in downtown Helen Ga can kiss my you know what! (It’s tighter than it looks) lol 0830700001620091875.jpg

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Make sure you get your bumper sticker that says "I've been to Helen back".

Papa Pig's Comment
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This store kinda sucked. Northern Alabama. Good people but it was a little tight. Aggravated by the fact that their was a laundromat across the narrow street that you can’t pull forward too and straighten out. This one took awhile and had to GOAL a few times. 0015608001621135213.jpg

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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WOW! "a little tight" more than a bit of understatement. Well Done!!!

Papa Pig's Comment
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Something kind of cool happened at work. As a lot of y’all know I am no longer hauling to dollar general and currently work as a cdl instructor with troops into transportation. Some of the students found out what I used to do and were asking me questions. One young man knew quite a bit about the job. And told me that he had been on this site reading about this “guy who detailed his hole experience” i asked him his name and I was thinking he was talking about Larry or someone currently on the job. He said no and i found out he was talking about. “Papa pig “ and did I know him. That’s when I had the obi wan moment lol.

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Tbh It had slipped my mind how much I had written and totally over my head that any students would read this crap lol. Good luck young man and may the road treat you well!!

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PJ's Comment
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Very cool… I think Brett see’s the amount of traffic on the site. It’s a pretty high volume I believe!!

Stay safe with those students sir!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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This store kinda sucked. Northern Alabama. Good people but it was a little tight. Aggravated by the fact that their was a laundromat across the narrow street that you can’t pull forward too and straighten out. This one took awhile and had to GOAL a few times. 0015608001621135213.jpg

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And this is why I am done with trucking before I ever find myself with a company on a Dollar anything account.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Something kind of cool happened at work. As a lot of y’all know I am no longer hauling to dollar general and currently work as a cdl instructor with troops into transportation. Some of the students found out what I used to do and were asking me questions. One young man knew quite a bit about the job. And told me that he had been on this site reading about this “guy who detailed his hole experience” i asked him his name and I was thinking he was talking about Larry or someone currently on the job. He said no and i found out he was talking about. “Papa pig “ and did I know him. That’s when I had the obi wan moment lol.

0167196001660535565.jpg

Tbh It had slipped my mind how much I had written and totally over my head that any students would read this crap lol. Good luck young man and may the road treat you well!!

0982128001660535668.jpg

Such a cool experience to share here, bringing it full circle.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Papa Pig's Comment
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Something kind of cool happened at work. As a lot of y’all know I am no longer hauling to dollar general and currently work as a cdl instructor with troops into transportation. Some of the students found out what I used to do and were asking me questions. One young man knew quite a bit about the job. And told me that he had been on this site reading about this “guy who detailed his hole experience” i asked him his name and I was thinking he was talking about Larry or someone currently on the job. He said no and i found out he was talking about. “Papa pig “ and did I know him. That’s when I had the obi wan moment lol.

0167196001660535565.jpg

Tbh It had slipped my mind how much I had written and totally over my head that any students would read this crap lol. Good luck young man and may the road treat you well!!

0982128001660535668.jpg

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Such a cool experience to share here, bringing it full circle.

Thanks Ryan I thought so too. I hope he does well.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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