1 YR Review Of Werner DG Dedicated

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Papa Pig's Comment
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I appreciate all the responses guys. I just try to share the bad and the good.

I think you can be injured on this account with overuse injuries so you definitely have to be smart about how you go about unloading. When I first started I tried the “brute force and ignorance” technique but that could be too tiring and lead to a bunch of injuries. Now I try to work smarter not harder. I’m sure flatbed could be the same way. High risk of injury. I will say it keeps away a few other health problems. I had been riding a desk with the army “put out to pasture “ before I retired and had packed on a bunch of weight. I am naturally a bigger dude but 270 was too much. Now I stay at 235-240 (no matter what I eat) which is a good weight.

I’m thinking about doing a tips and techniques video which may help newer guys out but don’t know if I want to commit.

They keep asking me to train but I don’t feel comfortable with that yet. 1. IMO a guy with a year doesn’t need to be training anyone. 2. I trained ppl for over 20 hrs of my mil career and like just being responsible for me 3. I like my space and privacy 🤷🏻‍♂️

I won’t lie though I do like being “the guy” that is known to be dependable and is trusted to get the load there no matter what. A few months ago I think it was MR. curmudgeon (sorry if I’m mistaken) that posted something on my diary about “riding for the brand” and I believe in that concept wholeheartedly!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job overcoming the odds! Are you thinking DG is a long term thing for you?

Papa Pig's Comment
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Great job overcoming the odds! Are you thinking DG is a long term thing for you?

Rob. I plan on sticking with it for the next year , maybe 2. I eventually want to be with a home daily ltl . Maybe p&d. I don’t mind being out all week but my wife is not a fan. Either way I probably want to do some type of touch freight. Even if it’s just tailgating with a pallet Jack. AAA Cooper and southeastern freight are pretty big in my area. Just driving for 11 hrs isn’t for me. So we shall see. I do plan on sticking with it until the nearest to Perfect opportunity presents itself.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Great job overcoming the odds! Are you thinking DG is a long term thing for you?

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Rob. I plan on sticking with it for the next year , maybe 2. I eventually want to be with a home daily ltl . Maybe p&d. I don’t mind being out all week but my wife is not a fan. Either way I probably want to do some type of touch freight. Even if it’s just tailgating with a pallet Jack. AAA Cooper and southeastern freight are pretty big in my area. Just driving for 11 hrs isn’t for me. So we shall see. I do plan on sticking with it until the nearest to Perfect opportunity presents itself.

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Great job overcoming the odds! Are you thinking DG is a long term thing for you?

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Rob. I plan on sticking with it for the next year , maybe 2. I eventually want to be with a home daily ltl . Maybe p&d. I don’t mind being out all week but my wife is not a fan. Either way I probably want to do some type of touch freight. Even if it’s just tailgating with a pallet Jack. AAA Cooper and southeastern freight are pretty big in my area. Just driving for 11 hrs isn’t for me. So we shall see. I do plan on sticking with it until the nearest to Perfect opportunity presents itself.

Ray, I just had my other half read this whole thread w/ me.. and here's his comment.... F'N WOW. 20 years behind him, and not NEAR your #'s.. Yeah he's old and all that, and content where he is, we do alright, you just amazed him with all the above. His final statement was "i wish I was 30 again!"

Just had to share that.

Amazing, and KUDOS.

YOU TOO, ROB T.

Y'all are killing it. I'm proud of ya's!!

~ Anne ~

ps: Tom never DID want to get into any 'specialty' niches... but tanks. That ended. Stay blessed!

pps: For future readers in days/years to come, these are 2 amazing 'touch freight' guys, right here!!!!!

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Thanks Anne. I wish I was 30 again as well lol. I’ll be 43 next week! I’ll try and make a new video sometime in the future

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks Anne. I wish I was 30 again as well lol. I’ll be 43 next week! I’ll try and make a new video sometime in the future

Well, HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, Ray !!!! (43 is still young to us 50 plus'ers!)

Please, if you will, post a video link here for all to see. (I'm subscribed, LoL!)

Thanks again for sharing, as always ~

You (and Rob T.) are the EXCEPTIONS... y'all ROCK IT!

~ Anne ~

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PJ's Comment
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Congrats sir!!! You have set a high bar. You have learned well. At 43 your still young and barely older than my oldest daughter, lol.

Stay safe and injury free.

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