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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Refresh my old memory: who are you driving for? Your Bio is blank.

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Dutch Maid out of Willard, Ohio. Anne directed me to them.

Super happy with the company.

And congrats from ME, as well, Optical~!! I'm glad you are happy! Quite a family group over there, they are...yet big enough to be TCO.

My other half is on his way 'over yonder' right now, with boxes for Pepperidge Farms, next door. YOU THERE atm?!?!?

~ Anne ~

Optical's Comment
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Refresh my old memory: who are you driving for? Your Bio is blank.

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Dutch Maid out of Willard, Ohio. Anne directed me to them.

Super happy with the company.

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And congrats from ME, as well, Optical~!! I'm glad you are happy! Quite a family group over there, they are...yet big enough to be TCO.

My other half is on his way 'over yonder' right now, with boxes for Pepperidge Farms, next door. YOU THERE atm?!?!?

~ Anne ~

No...I won't do those cookie loads...I'm fat...hahaha rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif.

I'm down in Columbus with my first solo load. Getting unloaded tomorrow then home time until Sunday afternoon.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Refresh my old memory: who are you driving for? Your Bio is blank.

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Dutch Maid out of Willard, Ohio. Anne directed me to them.

Super happy with the company.

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And congrats from ME, as well, Optical~!! I'm glad you are happy! Quite a family group over there, they are...yet big enough to be TCO.

My other half is on his way 'over yonder' right now, with boxes for Pepperidge Farms, next door. YOU THERE atm?!?!?

~ Anne ~

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No...I won't do those cookie loads...I'm fat...hahaha rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif.

I'm down in Columbus with my first solo load. Getting unloaded tomorrow then home time until Sunday afternoon.

LoL.. he just brought the BOXES for Y'ALL to fill, haha!!

Enjoy your hometime, man.

Super happy for ya! Wow, to the YAY on your 1st solo . . . omigosh.. pix if u can!! Even if just for you. . . .

(ps: If you ever DO meet up at Pep Farms .. you with product, he with boxes, I prefer Milanos.. << JUST SAYING!)

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Carry on, man. Cool stuff. We are a stone's throw away, if you ever need anything on the 'now.' Info in my profile.

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~ (And Tom! Tell Luc Hiya for him . . . again!)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Optical's Comment
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Backed into my first dock solo....little nerve wracking....but didn't hit anything.

I was staged to the left of second PAM trailer from the right.

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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Continued wishes of success!

I do the 224 / Willard jaunt w/Tom, on occasion; keep a lookout for truck #2028 . . . enjoy hometime! (SAVE me the Milanos~)

~ Anne ~

Keith A.'s Comment
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Backed into my first dock solo....little nerve wracking....but didn't hit anything.

I was staged to the left of second PAM trailer from the right.

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Keep the shiny side up, and keep the shiny side shiny. That's all you gotta do in this gig. Good job man.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Congratulations! Looking forward to your adventures

Optical's Comment
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Momma Anne told me to come update this thing...lol.

So far, everything is going well. Haven't hit anything yet....not TOO hard anyway. Settled on a nice little flexible schedule that works really well for being so new on the road. I try to run 3am-3pm....depending on the load and the appointment times.

Currently I'm learning, by experience, about running recaps. It's nice in that you stay busy and aren't sitting for too long...but right now I'm on a load that I don't know if I'll be able to make in the hours I have. I should've taken a 34...but I'm stubborn and wanted to run recaps. I head home for a good chunk of home time next week, so trying to stay busy until then.

Backing is starting to click together now. I can really notice how I'm seeing it all differently. It's not something you can really TEACH...but everyone has change their own perception in how they see the effects and machinations of backing up a trailer in their own time. You can be TOLD what to look for, or how things work...but until you really change your preception...it'll be a struggle. So, I'm happy about that....I'm not a pro by any means, but I have gotten to the point where when I screw up a back...I know almost immediately WHERE I screwed up and I file it away for analysis at a later point. I also know almost immediately how to fix the situation now. Instead of stopping and sitting there trying to work through it in my head like I used to.

P.S. Anne and Tom, Luke said hi. I ended up giving him a ride home one night. He moved to Ohio, so he drove his truck to the yard and rode with me on a load close to his house.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Momma Anne told me to come update this thing...lol.

So far, everything is going well. Haven't hit anything yet....not TOO hard anyway. Settled on a nice little flexible schedule that works really well for being so new on the road. I try to run 3am-3pm....depending on the load and the appointment times.

Currently I'm learning, by experience, about running recaps. It's nice in that you stay busy and aren't sitting for too long...but right now I'm on a load that I don't know if I'll be able to make in the hours I have. I should've taken a 34...but I'm stubborn and wanted to run recaps. I head home for a good chunk of home time next week, so trying to stay busy until then.

Backing is starting to click together now. I can really notice how I'm seeing it all differently. It's not something you can really TEACH...but everyone has change their own perception in how they see the effects and machinations of backing up a trailer in their own time. You can be TOLD what to look for, or how things work...but until you really change your preception...it'll be a struggle. So, I'm happy about that....I'm not a pro by any means, but I have gotten to the point where when I screw up a back...I know almost immediately WHERE I screwed up and I file it away for analysis at a later point. I also know almost immediately how to fix the situation now. Instead of stopping and sitting there trying to work through it in my head like I used to.

P.S. Anne and Tom, Luke said hi. I ended up giving him a ride home one night. He moved to Ohio, so he drove his truck to the yard and rode with me on a load close to his house.

Wow, Optical !!! Actually, sounds great !!!! I'm so happy for you; really am. Glad to hear Dutch Maid is taking good care of you (and Luc!) That's so cool that he shouted out a 'howdy.' Yeah, Tom was pretty instrumental in helping him get in and on with them; they kept in touch for a long while, and still text occasionally. Nice guy, huh?

How awesome! Keep us updated; post pix if/when you can! (Email is in my profile if you'd prefer; just wanna know!)

Best continued wishes, man!

~ Anne ~

Jammer a's Comment
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So, I finished up with my on-the-road trainer on Sunday. Got into a temporary truck on the yard and stayed in that while getting tested to go solo. Got MY truck on Tuesday, and officially soloed out yesterday. Got all of my stuff moved into my truck and am now waiting on a load to take home for a couple days of home time.

So, it's official...I've been upgraded to my own truck and am on my 90day starting probation.

Super excited!

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