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PackRat's Comment
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Glad you got that CB setup all finished. Definitely a big difference.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Fairmont, Novelis? Not a fan. Same scenario- go to K&T, we'll call you (in couple of hours.)

Chris L's Comment
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So about 2:00 P.M. Yesterday I get a call from my FM and he told me that the crain at mill will not be operational until sometime after 7:00 P.M. So my FM and the FM of the OTR Flatbed division were debating weather I would take the coil load up to yard in Alquippa and swap out for an empty flat bed and head down to Captina WV and pick up my load of dry wall. At that time the decision had not been made yet so I stood by. No more than 10 minutes after I had talked with my FM I got a call from the security guard at the mill and he told me that the craim was repaired and that I should head down to get unloaded.. So I called my FM back and told him that the crain was operational and I was heading down to get unloaded. I was back on the road by 4:30 P.M. heading to pick up my next load. I arrived at the plant a little past 7:00 PM. Dropped my empty trailer and headed over to the shipping office to get my BOL and find my Pre-Loaded trailer. Found the trailer hooked up and secured the tarp and got back on the road by 9:00 P.M. I'm currently sitting at a rest stop on I79 42 miles from I90 I did the split sleeper option so I'm sitting here for three hours then I'll continue on and get back to Syracuse and make my scheduled delivery time and then close out the week. Next week it will be back to my regular run.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fm:

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So about 2:00 P.M. Yesterday I get a call from my FM and he told me that the crain at mill will not be operational until sometime after 7:00 P.M. So my FM and the FM of the OTR Flatbed division were debating weather I would take the coil load up to yard in Alquippa and swap out for an empty flat bed and head down to Captina WV and pick up my load of dry wall. At that time the decision had not been made yet so I stood by. No more than 10 minutes after I had talked with my FM I got a call from the security guard at the mill and he told me that the craim was repaired and that I should head down to get unloaded.. So I called my FM back and told him that the crain was operational and I was heading down to get unloaded. I was back on the road by 4:30 P.M. heading to pick up my next load. I arrived at the plant a little past 7:00 PM. Dropped my empty trailer and headed over to the shipping office to get my BOL and find my Pre-Loaded trailer. Found the trailer hooked up and secured the tarp and got back on the road by 9:00 P.M. I'm currently sitting at a rest stop on I79 42 miles from I90 I did the split sleeper option so I'm sitting here for three hours then I'll continue on and get back to Syracuse and make my scheduled delivery time and then close out the week. Next week it will be back to my regular run.

Wow, glad to hear, Chris! What a harrowing time... for sure.

I often read, and don't speak much.. (well yeah, okay.. not true..) but for what I know not about.

Happy this is FINALLY working OUT for you!

Any chance you could help Old School out, about the 'split' sleeper, that is confusing people with the new HOS? Here's the thread, if you have time...thanks!

New HOS Rules . . . for a site wide update!

My guy just got home; he's local / regional , so .. not much here. Thinking this few days' episode would help immensely!

Thanks~

~ Anne ~

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Fm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris L's Comment
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Just walked into the door about 10 minutes ago. It was a long day. As I posted earlier I was shut down at a rest stop on I79 42 miles south of Erie Pennsylvania. My plan at that time was to shut down for 3 hours and satisfy my "Split Sleeper" requirements. Since I was delayed unloading at the Mill in Fairmount WV I was able to get 7 hours and 6 minutes in before I got the call to head to the Mill and unload. Well I completed the 3 hour break and I only gained 43 minutes back on my HOS Clock (When I stopped I had 2 hours and 47 minutes of HOS after the 3 hour shut down my HOS Clock showed 3 hours and 30 minutes not enough time to get to Syracuse so I had to do a full 10 hour reset. So I could not move until 11:30 A.M. I would not make it to the receivers by 2:00 P.M. So the delivery was rescheduled for Monday one of the local guys will take it over. Even though I miss that appointment I was able to get my Middletown load preloaded so I will be able to spend a little more time with my Sweetie on Sunday. Hopefully she will feel better right now she is battling a stomach bug.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donna M.'s Comment
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Just walked into the door about 10 minutes ago. It was a long day. As I posted earlier I was shut down at a rest stop on I79 42 miles south of Erie Pennsylvania. My plan at that time was to shut down for 3 hours and satisfy my "Split Sleeper" requirements. Since I was delayed unloading at the Mill in Fairmount WV I was able to get 7 hours and 6 minutes in before I got the call to head to the Mill and unload. Well I completed the 3 hour break and I only gained 43 minutes back on my HOS Clock (When I stopped I had 2 hours and 47 minutes of HOS after the 3 hour shut down my HOS Clock showed 3 hours and 30 minutes not enough time to get to Syracuse so I had to do a full 10 hour reset. So I could not move until 11:30 A.M. I would not make it to the receivers by 2:00 P.M. So the delivery was rescheduled for Monday one of the local guys will take it over. Even though I miss that appointment I was able to get my Middletown load preloaded so I will be able to spend a little more time with my Sweetie on Sunday. Hopefully she will feel better right now she is battling a stomach bug.

Did u take the 7 hours and 6 minutes in the sleeper? Must be in the sleeper, not off duty, no pc, no yard movement.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris L's Comment
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Donna M wrote:

Did u take the 7 hours and 6 minutes in the sleeper? Must be in the sleeper, not off duty, no pc, no yard movement.

I put put myself into "Sleeper" when I initially shut down. I managed to get 7 hours and 6 minutes before I got the call to back down to unload. When I left the Pilot I had 10 hours and 10 minutes of Drive time and 12 hours and 45 minutes HOS. When I shut down at the Rest stop on I79 I put myself in "Sleeper" again for the three hours When the three hours passed my HOS adjusted to 3 hours and 30 minutes. From where I was I need approximately 4 1/2 hours to make it to the receiver in Syracuse. Since I was already in "Sleeper" I didn't change my status I shut down at 01:30 A.M and I completed the full 10 hour re-set by 11:30 A.M..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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