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Old School's Comment
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That all sounds good and normal Andrey. This lifestyle is something of a shock for most new drivers. It is exhausting at first. We completely understand your lack of free time to post updates. Keep it up and you will be on your way to being solo. Congratulations sir!

Andrey's Comment
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It is exhausting at first.

Thank you. Frankly, I would not call pulling a van with no-touch loads exhausting. It is so easy that I eat maybe three times less then usually :-) The most difficult thing for me now is paperwork and HOS.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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It is so easy that I eat maybe three times less then usually :-)

rofl-3.gif Well said!

Caldwell's Comment
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Following....

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Congrats!! It tends to be a whirlwind in the beginning. You will be solo before you know it, and that reality on the first dispatch sets in. Keep up the good work!!

Andrey's Comment
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Thanks everybody for kind words! My trainer works on an 11/3 schedule, and today was his time to go home. And I also had only a few hours left on my 70 clock, so Roehl put me in a hotel in Brunswick, OH just a few miles away from our drop yard. We are supposed to hit the road early Saturday. The one thing I will definitely not be missing in a hotel at night is a reefer , parked right next to our truck :-)

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks everybody for kind words! My trainer works on an 11/3 schedule, and today was his time to go home. And I also had only a few hours left on my 70 clock, so Roehl put me in a hotel in Brunswick, OH just a few miles away from our drop yard. We are supposed to hit the road early Saturday. The one thing I will definitely not be missing in a hotel at night is a reefer , parked right next to our truck :-)

Hope you enjoyed that little hotel 'break,' Andrey! Last bathtub you'll see for awhile, haha!

Excited to hear how it goes, 'on the road again!'

~ Anne ~

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Andrey's Comment
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Last bathtub you'll see for awhile, haha!

Good for me, then, I don't care about bathtubs, I am a shower person :-)

Andrey's Comment
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Here I am, stuck in a snow storm on I-70 some 30 mi from Indianapolis, but very luckily stuck - right at a huge Love's with tons of parking. We had some bad loads earlier this week, all in PA, lots of miscommunication, one load was overweigh 800 lbs, so we had to drive 16 mi back and wasted quite a few hours waiting and arguing. Now I know a few things about lumper check :-) At the end of the second day we picked up a relay load at our drop yard in Bensalem, PA, spend a night there, and shortly after midnight left for Indiana. There was no way for me to drive 700 miles on my clock, so my trainer took the wheel for the first 4 hours. We almost made it to the delivery, but the the storm hit. Delivery time was changed from 1615 to 0900 of tomorrow, so I have plenty of time to kill now :-) Yes, and Roehl has put some shower credits on my Love's card, so to tell the truth, I cannot even think of what else one can wish for... Life is good, but it is even better in a warm truck!

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Here I am, stuck in a snow storm on I-70 some 30 mi from Indianapolis, but very luckily stuck - right at a huge Love's with tons of parking. We had some bad loads earlier this week, all in PA, lots of miscommunication, one load was overweigh 800 lbs, so we had to drive 16 mi back and wasted quite a few hours waiting and arguing. Now I know a few things about lumper check :-) At the end of the second day we picked up a relay load at our drop yard in Bensalem, PA, spend a night there, and shortly after midnight left for Indiana. There was no way for me to drive 700 miles on my clock, so my trainer took the wheel for the first 4 hours. We almost made it to the delivery, but the the storm hit. Delivery time was changed from 1615 to 0900 of tomorrow, so I have plenty of time to kill now :-) Yes, and Roehl has put some shower credits on my Love's card, so to tell the truth, I cannot even think of what else one can wish for... Life is good, but it is even better in a warm truck!

That's really awesome of them to DO that for ya!! Shower credits, heck yeah!!!

Did you get 'unstuck/unbanned?' Yeah, this storm (Properly named 'URI' was / is a bugger.) < More in 2 days! Smh.

Get any 'travel' done today?!?

I wish you safe & well; will check tomorrow, then!

~ Anne

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