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PackRat's Comment
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You should have been with me Sunday. I chained up twice.

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You should have been with me Sunday. I chained up twice.

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Ugh? Colorado or Donners?

Rick

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Last winter Philadelphia got a total of a third of an inch of snow. Not even a half inch total all winter. Right now they are supposed to get 8 to 12 inches depending on to whom you listen.

Be safe all. That one looks nasty and few truck stops in Northeast.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Did I say I HATE NEB....WY Area lol I-80 in winter PERIOD

Well first we got red flagged and had to shut down in Ogalalla Neb ice/snow?? Roads were clear as crystal dunno what weather the DMs were looking at ? Slept n hung out there 12 dang hours (pony express prkwy T.A.

I started out on the all clear, until reaching Cheyanne 60+ wind warning and we only have 15k in the box lol Vic's Secret hmmmm

How many lingerie outfits does that take? Haha....So I slowly made ut to the Loves off exit 310....Showered shaved n fed works for me.

Now how long we gunna be stuck here?? 912 miles to Reno drop... Ain't makin no money at this rate startin to get frustrating lol stop n go rinse & repeat

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.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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I know fort pit tunnels out of Pittsburgh are closed with a rig stuck on the hill. Stay safe out there, not sure if I'm happy or scared to be starting my training this time of year.

When I pass my permit on Friday I'll be putting in my two weeks and heading to Pittsford to start my training with Prime

Cobalt Cyborg's Comment
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Kearsey, you said you violated to get parked... remember, you get a couple extra hours for that, for inclement weather, nuclear attacks, that sort of thing... :)

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Kearsey, you said you violated to get parked... remember, you get a couple extra hours for that, for inclement weather, nuclear attacks, that sort of thing... :)

No....not for predicted weather... It is for unforeseen events... Unless that changed this year?

Banks's Comment
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I got sent to Rochester, NY on Tuesday. On 490, I hit a patch of ice and lost traction pulling 2 trailers with 20K lbs on each one bringing me to 76k or 77k in total. I started to roll backwards and I hit the brakes. Fortunately for me, there was an accident right in front of me so police were already on the scene. They blocked the lane behind me so I could let the truck roll back and try to gain traction. I let it roll back some and when I tried to go back up the wheels started spinning and I popped my drive shaft. I had to get towed 10 miles to the Rochester hub.

Today were shut down and it's looking like 12 inches of snow outside of my door and it's still coming down. Works for me, lots of miles for me in the upcoming days.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Stay Safe Y'all... 0102807001608209962.jpg

It's UGLY in a bunch of places today.

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Rick

PJ's Comment
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We shutdown in Oh on 70 10 miles from the In line because it was horrible. Parked it and let didpatch know and then after 5 hours it was good to go again. They were happy to reschedule our delivery for this morning. The unloader this morning said he was live tracking us and knew the weather issue. Was a very nice man.

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