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Uncle Rake's Comment
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Shortly after my solo career began, I contacted my fleet manager to let him know I would take any load. I told him I would take repetitive loads, or the loads no one else wanted. I said these things because of all I learned here on this site about working hard, not complaining, and not refusing any loads. So when I found myself in Newark, New Jersey (after about 3 weeks of solo experience), about to traverse the course below, I realized my predicament related directly to the TT education I had received.

So if you are new to the site, let this be a lesson to you.

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Fleet Manager:

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.
Pete B.'s Comment
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I don’t see any predicament there, I see a wide-open lane right down the middle!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hay Kearsey, can you legally split lanes in Joisey?!?!?

I know in Cali, you can. Used to be able to in Florida; been gone from since 1999... dunno.

Holy WOW!

Glad to HEAR from you, anywho!

~ Anne ~

KH's Comment
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I look at that and think "at least I know I'm not somewhere I shouldn't be taking a truck".

RealDiehl's Comment
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Are you at Wakefern by any chance? That place is a zoo. I do not like going there. You could spend 24 hrs or more parked on the side of that street.

So far as refusing loads, I unfortunately have no choice in the matter. I go to Newark whenever they send me there☹

Uncle Rake's Comment
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Yes sir, Wakefern was the place. As difficult as I thought it was, I think I'd take it every day over where I am now, at Philly Cheese Steak Inc in Philadelphia. Seems I drove by every LaSalle old-house-turned-into-student-housing in town to get here. Lots of streets designed for subcompact cars, not trucks. But as far as I know, I didn't hit anything (yet).

Uncle Rake's Comment
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Oh yeah, and before I could get to the tiny streets, I had to do U-turns (the legal kind) on Roosevelt Blvd, just to get into lanes where I could actually turn onto the tiny streets. The lanes where you can turn are separated from the primary lanes by a median, and I'm talking about traffic going the same direction. (I'm sure this makes sense to those who've seen it.)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jammer a's Comment
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Uh yeah except New Jersey and New York bud every other load is greatsmile.gif

Shortly after my solo career began, I contacted my fleet manager to let him know I would take any load. I told him I would take repetitive loads, or the loads no one else wanted. I said these things because of all I learned here on this site about working hard, not complaining, and not refusing any loads. So when I found myself in Newark, New Jersey (after about 3 weeks of solo experience), about to traverse the course below, I realized my predicament related directly to the TT education I had received.

So if you are new to the site, let this be a lesson to you.

smile.gif

0203954001613335836.jpg

Fleet Manager:

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.
Delco Dave's Comment
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I feel ya. I live in the western Philly suburbs, the Roosevelt Blvd is about 15 mins from me. Its a nightmare in a car let alone a semi. The cut overs through the medians are accident central. Also beware, there are red light and speeding cameras everywhere

Here’s a map view for those not familiar with the road

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Been there a few times...liked it none. To be honest New Jersey is my least favorite state to go to.

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