Well It's Official I'm Crossing Over To Flat Bed

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Chris L's Comment
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As of today I have accepted a position with the Flat Bed division in our company. Moving over from Dry Van. It's a dedicated account hauling metal coil from Oswego NY to Middleburg NY. I'll start working working with my new trainer on Sunday Juy 26th. I'm looking forward to the challenge....Onward to a new adventure!!!!

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Congrats and welcome to the nuthouse.

Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gif that's awesome Chris! Any word how long you'll be with your trainer? Will this switch allow you to get home more frequently?

Old School's Comment
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Welcome to the dark side... keep those chains tight - coils can be dangerous.

My prediction: You are going to love it once you get the hang of things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Oswego is great! Bit of a small town to wander through and then bam giant factory.

Glad you gave in to the dark side

Turtle's Comment
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Have fun Chris! Be careful with those coils coming out of Novellis Oswego. Some are huge.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Chris, will you be pulling one of those custom trailers built for coils? Will you be permitted for overweight loads?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris L's Comment
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Rob T wrote:

dancing-dog.gif that's awesome Chris! Any word how long you'll be with your trainer? Will this switch allow you to get home more frequently?

The plan right now is OJT I'll still be driving my own Tractor and getting my own loads. So no "In cab" with a trainer I'll basically be following him from. Shipper to consignee. The run schedule is working from Sunday to Thursday. So it's going to be pretty much running coil down and either deadhead back for another coil or get a back haul of sheet rock. I'm not sure of the type of trailer I will have the company has trailers manufactured by Revolution? Currently I'm shut down at B&G in Hurlock Maryland for a morning delivery. I will have more information by the end of the week.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Don't forget the skateboard helmet lol

congrats sounds interesting hauling coils

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Chris L.,

Is B & G still a rat's nest? I worked for them years ago when they had their warehouse across the border in Seaford, De. It was a decent job, good people to work with, home most nights and every weekend and the equipment was good too. They moved their warehousing north to Breningsville, Pa. up near Nazareth, Pa. The Hurlock, Md. plant was old and dirty and hard to believe that they manufactured food there. Thanks for bringing back memories.

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