Long Time No See

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Bud A.'s Comment
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Hey all, just dropping in to say hello. (I can't refuse a personal request from Momcat! I don't know how I even rate that honor, frankly.)

I think the last time I was here, I had a local gig hauling utility poles on step decks. Since then, I spent a year and a half at Quality Carriers pulling chemical tanks OTR , and then when freight dried up for a little too long, I moved over to Crete.

I've been on the dedicated Walmart account out of Cheyenne for about a year and a half. This has been my first experience pulling boxes, mostly reefer but some dry. I think if I had known how easy it was, I would have done it sooner. I'll admit that coming back empty in the wind in Wyoming sucks sometimes, but other than that, it's great. Mountains and snow aren't really that bad once you get some experience, and chaining is pretty easy compared to strapping and tarping a load in bad weather, or putting on a chemical suit in Houston in August. And anyway, I've only had to chain a handful of times in the last two winters. It pays good, I never leave the mountain time zone (by far my favorite time zone), and I can get home at least once a week if I want to. The only large cities I go to are Denver and Albuquerque. In short, I love it.

I'll have to look around a little to find out what everyone is up to. Anyway, hello to everyone, and especially those of you who don't know me and so don't have any bad memories.

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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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Bud, it's great to hear from you! I'm glad to see you're still in the game! There's a lot of old timers still here who will remember you, but there's a lot of new folks too. Thanks for popping in! You are always welcome in our conversations - feel free to participate if you like!

Old School's Comment
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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention, that's a beautiful "Jack-a-lope" there in your avatar. I haven't seen one with that coloring in a long time.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention, that's a beautiful "Jack-a-lope" there in your avatar. I haven't seen one with that coloring in a long time.

Hey Old School! Nice to hear from you!

Yes, that is a rare specimen. I have some other pictures of rare jackalopes that I might share, if I can find them.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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The Jackalope is rarely seen in daylight.

Great to hear from you.

Bud A.'s Comment
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The Jackalope is rarely seen in daylight.

Great to hear from you.

You too! I always look for your name when I see a CFI truck btw.

All, my laundry's about done and then I'm getting in the bunk for a midnight load. I generally don't get out the laptop except on my 34s, so it may be a few days or longer before I get back on, but I'll check back in when I do.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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The cat draggin' in the mouse... again! (or meese?!?!?) LoL~!!

Glad to see you back in here, Bud. Stick around; we are friendly folk, HERE, as u know!

~ Anne ~ (aka: yep, Momcat!)

Hey all, just dropping in to say hello. (I can't refuse a personal request from Momcat! I don't know how I even rate that honor, frankly.)

I think the last time I was here, I had a local gig hauling utility poles on step decks. Since then, I spent a year and a half at Quality Carriers pulling chemical tanks OTR , and then when freight dried up for a little too long, I moved over to Crete.

I've been on the dedicated Walmart account out of Cheyenne for about a year and a half. This has been my first experience pulling boxes, mostly reefer but some dry. I think if I had known how easy it was, I would have done it sooner. I'll admit that coming back empty in the wind in Wyoming sucks sometimes, but other than that, it's great. Mountains and snow aren't really that bad once you get some experience, and chaining is pretty easy compared to strapping and tarping a load in bad weather, or putting on a chemical suit in Houston in August. And anyway, I've only had to chain a handful of times in the last two winters. It pays good, I never leave the mountain time zone (by far my favorite time zone), and I can get home at least once a week if I want to. The only large cities I go to are Denver and Albuquerque. In short, I love it.

I'll have to look around a little to find out what everyone is up to. Anyway, hello to everyone, and especially those of you who don't know me and so don't have any bad memories.

smile.gif

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Hey Bud, good to hear from you. Sorry to hear things at QC didn’t work out for you. We did go through a rough patch back in late 19 for sure. Don’t be a stranger sir!!

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