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RealDiehl's Comment
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With speed restrictions of 45mph on many interstates in the Northeast, a record number of Prime trucks actually received speeding tickets over the past 2 days.

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*the above statement is not true

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Old School's Comment
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That's funny!

Those weather related restrictions used to really bother me. In the Northeast they would sometimes have these restrictions against pulling empty trailers. It made sense, but yet it didn't make sense. As a flatbed driver I would go somewhere up there like Connecticut and unload. Then there I was stuck with an empty trailer to pull to my next customer, who had a pre-loaded trailer waiting on me. Typically my back-haul load would be from Cressona, PA. That's about a four and a half hour drive. Honest confession... I didn't always obey the rules. It was obvious my flatbed trailer was empty, but nobody ever stopped me. I always told my DM what I was doing, and he was always proud of me for keeping things moving.

I'm a rebel, I know, and you guys can scold me if you like. I just never could abide that empty trailer rule. I couldn't see myself sitting there waiting a day or two on the weather when I had a perfectly good back-haul load waiting on me, and I had another load waiting on me down in Louisiana at my dedicated customer's plant. I always drove in a situation like that with extreme caution, and never had any difficulties. I just never could understand why a state would expect me to bring them their much needed goods in severe winter weather, and then not allow me to move once I had delivered their goods to them. I've got to take this empty trailer somewhere so I can deliver someone else's goods!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Impossible, Prime Inc trucks are incapable of speeding.... or running the speed limit on the highway.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Old School...the outlaw trucker! Sounds like a great movie title. That's pretty much what we got going on up here; no empty trailers allowed.

Impossible, Prime Inc trucks are incapable of speeding.... or running the speed limit on the highway.

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Delco Dave's Comment
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Empty dry van or reefers makes sense cause its a sail, but a flat bed????? Hows the wind gonna catch a flat bed and move it? I would roll as well.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Old School...the outlaw trucker! Sounds like a great movie title. That's pretty much what we got going on up here; no empty trailers allowed.

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Impossible, Prime Inc trucks are incapable of speeding.... or running the speed limit on the highway.

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See this trailer rolling out?!? HAIL NO, it's not empty.. has about a ton of snow on top, for weight purposes, haha!

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PackRat's Comment
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I "Just Say No" to northeast driving.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Empty dry van or reefers makes sense cause its a sail, but a flat bed????? Hows the wind gonna catch a flat bed and move it? I would roll as well.

I dont think it's just a wind issue, Dave. An empty trailer has less force pushing the tires against the ground. Like the rear end on a mustang. A heavier load means the tires are less likely to slip.

I "Just Say No" to northeast driving.

I spoke to my Governor. You have an open invitation to visit New Jersey anytime you want.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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I didn't think Ned listened to the peasants?

RealDiehl's Comment
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I didn't think Ned listened to the peasants?

I name-dropped Kearsey🤫🤫🤫

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