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MSgt C.'s Comment
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Tuesday continued. Finished up a little after 1000. All in just a little over 4 hours over 2 days at dmv just to turn in paperwork and pay a fee. I love it when a plan comes together. Tomorrow I should get accommodations confirmation. Thursday is rental car and speaking with head of recruiting. Friday is one last check with my recruiter before I head to SLC on Sunday.

Mission accomplished! See you on the black top.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Sir! I like it when a man knows how to hang on and "git er done."

MSgt C.'s Comment
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Congratulations Sir! I like it when a man knows how to hang on and "git er done."

Thank you! Appreciate your input!

PackRat's Comment
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Gotta love the DMV....Not!

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.

MSgt C.'s Comment
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Gotta love the DMV....Not!

For a fair accounting, once I got in front of the DMV Clerk, she was extremely helpful, very thorough and made sure (this time) that everything was correct. She also gave me a bunch of advice to keep me legal when allowing my company or a 3rd party doctor submit my new MEC next time. The DMV at the best times can be a pain, but the unnecessary pain that the government has piled on in the name of Covid-19... well... this is a trucking forum and not Twitter or Facebook. So, I had good service once and only when I got to the clerk. Bless her!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

MSgt C.'s Comment
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So let me share my lesson from the DMV IRT 3rd party submission of your MEC. In my state there is a number to call 48 hours after the doctor or if your company submits your MEC. I was told by the DMV clerk to call and not only check if your are current but to verify your new date. That way you make sure the clerk is looking at your new MEC. If you call and ask if you're current and you have remaining time on your old MEC and that's is far as it gets. You could be looking at a fine for for being non-current. The Clerk also told me you can fax your own, but the same follow up is going to save your bacon.

Now here's the scary part. She told me they get lots of faxes per day and "a bunch get lost" due to power problems, tech glitches, you name it. She said, and I quote, "I would only turn in my MEC in person if I was you. That way you get a receipt and that is proof to the DOT agent you did it right." So guess what else is going in my pile of documents I'll be keeping on me while driving? Yup, my receipt from the DMV that I updated my MEC.

Hopefully this helps someone out.

Today's Wednesday and I got my lodging confirmation via email. Tomorrow I speak with head of recruiting and get my rental confirmation. They're supposed to take an 1 1/2 of my hair for my drug test. I've had a high and tight for 26years. I wonder how that will play out. Lol

I'm getting excited to get started.

See you on the black top!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I have always kept the medical receipt and my card and the long form with me on the trucks. I store it in the permits binder.

MSgt C.'s Comment
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I have always kept the medical receipt and my card and the long form with me on the trucks. I store it in the permits binder.

That sounds like a solid plan. I'll have to adapt my military SHTF-bag to a trucker SHTF-bag.

Rob D.'s Comment
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I have always kept the medical receipt and my card and the long form with me on the trucks. I store it in the permits binder.

Ditto!

MSgt C.'s Comment
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Spoke with the head of recruitment today. A quick conversation mostly centered around my rental car. Going to even cover my fuel costs! Not much else except a rehash of what to do and when to do it as far as showing up Monday. I'll get one more check from the company tomorrow before COB. Unless something pops up there shouldn't be much. I'll catch you all up on Monday.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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