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Turtle's Comment
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Currently over 3ft of snow has come down since 9pm here at the house. The timing couldn't have more perfect for me, however. I'm off today and tomorrow. Gonna need all that time just to clear my driveway! Y'all be safe out there.

J.D.'s Comment
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Seriously THREE FEET in Upstate NY, TurtleMan?! How many hours did that take? I moved from Upstate a couple years ago... was in touch last night with my Ex- who lives by Lake Ontario near Rochester; she said only a very few INCHES are expected there, but more forecast east of her... Curious where east of there you're getting (un-)buried.......

Anne A. (momcat)'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.

Yep, heard it was 'REAL, FUN,' ... but not 'real fun!' Tom was out in it yesterday; had a run to Vandalia, Ohio (North of Dayton) right off the 70. Glad he made it home; glad for your safety, too!!

Be safe, y'all~!!!

Anne A. (momcat)'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

That was cool, Rick . . . I'm stealing that, LoL~!

Thanks~!

~ Anne ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Oh well only a 4500 mile week V.S. our 6500 mile usuals

Weather Ch apps been more accurate Winds 15 to 20 mph QCom message said 43-55 mph W/ 60+ gusts lol NOT today boss 600 miles to go hope Utahs same as 80s been only saw 2 wrecks

Saia dbles in our side of road ditch 2nd trailer unhooked 1st caved in cab rear taped n sitting

1 cargo container was sitting on shoulder OFF trailer behind tractor guessing he is waiting on a crane to put it back on? How the heck does a cargo container 53'? Come off lock pins n land flat on the ground?? Amazing

PackRat'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

Oregon. East of Cabbage.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Currently over 3ft of snow has come down since 9pm here at the house. The timing couldn't have more perfect for me, however. I'm off today and tomorrow. Gonna need all that time just to clear my driveway!

If that happened here I'd tell my terminal id see them in June or July when it all melts.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TCB'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?

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Oregon. East of Cabbage.

I just missed that one. I had a drop off in Meridian/Boise Sunday and a pick up in La Grande, OR on Monday. I was driving on I-84 W, hoping to park overnight at the Pilot in La Grande for Monday pick up. Things got pretty bad, so I parked at the Pilot in Ontario OR. Not long after that, they ended up shutting down I-84 westbound from just past Ontario to Baker for multiple accidents. I guess someone was looking out for me that day. Were you picking up one of those paper loads?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
CajunWon's Comment
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Oh well only a 4500 mile week V.S. our 6500 mile usuals

A bit OT but: 6,500 miles/week. ?

I have only glanced at HOS rules, but 6500 miles is over 100 hours at highway speeds. If you could post a log of that would certainly be educational.

(today NC DMV notified me their office will be closed next week, so my CLP pushed back another 5 weeks. I scheduled the appointment on Nov 7.)

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Old School's Comment
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CajunWon, he's a team driver. His truck keeps moving all the time. His hours are divided up between two drivers.

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