Big News! Off-Topic But I Kind Of Grew Up Here (been On TT Since I Was 20) So I Must Tell!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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So since I have been here for such a long time I feel I need to tell you guys my great news!

After almost 9 years of being married, me and my wife are finally expecting our first child!

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After sooo many years of no success I sort of just gave up on the idea of being a father. My life for the past 5 years since I got out of OTR and into local has basically been just working, woodturning (my addiction hobby), serving my church, and whatever else a not-so-adventerous-anymore man in his mid 20's does.

So indeed, what a surprise! I took yesterday off so we can get the gender reveal done and the results are in...

Its a boy!

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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.

Jamie's Comment
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Congratulations!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif congrats! We had a similar struggle getting started but the next 2 just kinda happened. I'd say good job but you had the easy part rofl-1.gif

When is the little guy set to arrive?

Old School's Comment
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Wow - Congratulations!

You and Olga will make great parents. I'm really happy for you guys. Now I have another reason to beg my dispatcher for a California load. I'll just tell him I've got a grandson in Sacramento - I need to go see him.

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Dispatcher:

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.
Banks's Comment
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Congratulations Daniel. I'm really happy for you and I'm excited to hear about this new adventure smile.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

PJ's Comment
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Congrats my friend!!!!! That is awesome news. We are very happy for you and Olga...dancing-banana.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Thanks Jamie!

Haha Old School please do come. Always a pleasure to meet the legend. We need advice. Our linehaul dispatcher has 8 kids and I asked him for advice this morning and he said "just wing it". I'm sure you can do better!

Rob, I get the feeling that that's how it will go from here onwards. No one ever warned me it would be this difficult to get the first one though. He's set to arrive End of January 2021.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dispatcher:

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Wow, congratulations! Life as you know it is about to change. Enjoy itdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

Big T's Comment
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Congratulations Daniel. "Just wing it" is probably the best parenting advice I ever heard lol. You will also find that a lot of people without kids are like some of the newbies that come through here. Somehow they became experts without having any experience beyond what their dad, uncle, friend did.

Thanks Jamie!

Haha Old School please do come. Always a pleasure to meet the legend. We need advice. Our linehaul dispatcher has 8 kids and I asked him for advice this morning and he said "just wing it". I'm sure you can do better!

Rob, I get the feeling that that's how it will go from here onwards. No one ever warned me it would be this difficult to get the first one though. He's set to arrive End of January 2021.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dispatcher:

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations! dancing.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gif

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