I 40 NM & TX Still A Mess!

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Pit stop @ Loves in Gallup NM been nice weather since Sacramento !! dancing.gifdancing.gifthank-you.gif

Jammer a's Comment
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Came thru there last night on my way back from Mississippi goin to Fontana it was all good

Gunna be on the 40 headed to Arkansas....Fed Ex Grd load outta Sacramento....Whatta new pain with FXs new system....paperless BOLs to your cell lol

They might wanna train linehaul to be lil more proficient ar it !! Spent over 3 hours waiting for right stuff to leave today.

I delivered XPO 8 am , chased down an empty at west sac's fed ex ,,,since XPO only had loaded CRST trailers lol

Anyhoo hopin I-40s better , but beats the other load to Mich !!

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ be careful ๐Ÿ˜†

Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Haven't been on here in a while. But that storm was a hot mess. From Oklahoma City to Amarillo. No power. Thank God I fueled before I got to OKC. Stopped 4 times just to get something to drink. Power was out everywhere. So it was water I had in the truck. Always have food and drink with you. Seriously, I was headed West, 20 miles West of Amarillo I saw a backup of thousands of trucks...NEVER have I seen a sight like that. And I drive I-80 in Wyoming a lot.

Matt M.'s Comment
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By the way, good God the storage situation in these 2021 freightliners is awful. We don't even have space for all the stuff from our 2018. Not sure what we are going to do, glad I don't have to live out of the truck otr style anymore.

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Really? The 2021's have less storage? I thought they were the same as the 2018-2020's. I haven't been inside a 2021 yet. I'm curious...What did they change?

Sorry, missed this.

In the sleeper the "pantry" cabinet is smaller, with open space on top. No more fridge cabinet, just open space to place a fridge. There is a microwave cabinet. More open space, less cabinet space.

Much smaller closet. Small storage cabinet on top of closet, again with open space on top. Pull out drawer no longer has storage, it's just a flat desk that pulls out. No more open storage area next to lower bunk for glasses, phone, etc...

Pull down ladder underneath top bunk because there's nowhere to step up anymore. Honestly the ladder is a pain in the ass.

The front is the worst. Very small side cabinet above each seat that I constantly hit my head on. Where the lower netted area was in front of each seat is a cabinet with door. The above area is really shallow width and oddly shaped, and not reachable while seated (and I'm 6'4"). No glove box. Door pockets are much smaller. There's no area in the dash to store things like pens, fuel cards, etc...so it all goes in the "glove box" that's in front of you above your head, so you just reach around till you feel what you need.

Whatever engineer designed this obviously never spent any time in a truck. I'm sure we will get used to it, but I don't like it at all. Wife is driving right now but if I think about it I'll snap a couple of photos tomorrow. Have to go to dealer on my day off because bay 21 set my speed as 58/58 :/. Last truck was 65/65, don't know what's going on at Prime lol (I am a company driver).

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Sounds like the same description as my current 20181/2 Cascadia.

I had to cut back from 1500 lbs of extra gear to only 1300 lbs. I still manage enough food and water for a month, clothes for six weeks, two fridges, one freezer, one cooler, microwave, etc.

Jammer a's Comment
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Off topic but do you have anything on proper qaulcom usage lol Iโ€™m kinda struggling with it?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ be careful ๐Ÿ˜†

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Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Off topic but do you have anything on proper qaulcom usage lol Iโ€™m kinda struggling with it?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

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Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ be careful ๐Ÿ˜†

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Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

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Would make for a GREAT new topic, @Jammer ...... @CincyBeerHawk has some questions on the QC, as well.. in training with Home Run, here in Ohio! START A DANG THREAD, or I will! Seems like I'm the only one ON here today (besides you, LoL! Fb is in my profile if you wanna dm , haha!)

ps: (Can you tell, I work from home atm?!?!?) ;) LoL!

pps: Weather on i40 has 'healed,' methinks~! Storms coming in....from the 'cane trying to form in FL.

Re: CincyBeerHawk QC issues...Check his last page:

CBH and the QC / load tab

Wish I knew, also.

~ Anne ~

Dm:

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Iโ€™ll start a great on qaulcom when I understand qaulcom lol Iโ€™m in need of a cheat **** lol

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Off topic but do you have anything on proper qaulcom usage lol Iโ€™m kinda struggling with it?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

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Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ be careful ๐Ÿ˜†

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Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

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Would make for a GREAT new topic, @Jammer ...... @CincyBeerHawk has some questions on the QC, as well.. in training with Home Run, here in Ohio! START A DANG THREAD, or I will! Seems like I'm the only one ON here today (besides you, LoL! Fb is in my profile if you wanna dm , haha!)

ps: (Can you tell, I work from home atm?!?!?) ;) LoL!

pps: Weather on i40 has 'healed,' methinks~! Storms coming in....from the 'cane trying to form in FL.

Re: CincyBeerHawk QC issues...Check his last page:

CBH and the QC / load tab

Wish I knew, also.

~ Anne ~

Dm:

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Iโ€™ll start a great on qaulcom when I understand qaulcom lol Iโ€™m in need of a cheat **** lol

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Off topic but do you have anything on proper qaulcom usage lol Iโ€™m kinda struggling with it?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

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Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ be careful ๐Ÿ˜†

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Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

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Would make for a GREAT new topic, @Jammer ...... @CincyBeerHawk has some questions on the QC, as well.. in training with Home Run, here in Ohio! START A DANG THREAD, or I will! Seems like I'm the only one ON here today (besides you, LoL! Fb is in my profile if you wanna dm , haha!)

ps: (Can you tell, I work from home atm?!?!?) ;) LoL!

pps: Weather on i40 has 'healed,' methinks~! Storms coming in....from the 'cane trying to form in FL.

Re: CincyBeerHawk QC issues...Check his last page:

CBH and the QC / load tab

Wish I knew, also.

~ Anne ~

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Bet you'd GET a Cheat 'SHEET' (NOT $hiz) upon starting a thread! Did you READ Cincy's last post? He didn't even know the 'load' tab existed . . and tbh, I don't (didn't) either!

Giving you ONE more day, man! Then.. just ... DO IT ~!! (iF i WERE TO steal the Nike logo .. they'd find me... and 'silence' me, hahaha!) ;)

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~ Anne ~

Dm:

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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