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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I know not much about tarping, but sure looks like YOU do !

There really ARE a few good threads up in here, on that subject~

Topics tagged: "Load Securement" .

You may also find a few in "Driver's Responsibilities" and "Hard Lessons Learned" tagged categories, too!

Finally, you know looking up stuff by Old School, Turtle, Chief Brody, just to name a few . . . sure could help.

I never DID get into that part of trucking; hubby pulled concrete lennels / Jersey barriers in the winters when asphalt wouldn't flow, from United Precast. No tarping; and we actually struggled with straps & chains on the 'preloaded/secured' trailers.

I envy you guys, tarps looking better than the presents I put under the tree, haha!

Keep on keeping on, man!

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~ Anne ~

87Wrangler 's Comment
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Hey guys….Still hanging in there and learning each and every day! Kind of have a routine going and refined it about as much as possible.

I have about 4 bags to pull from the truck on the days off, with the stuff out of the fridge as well and about is small as I can get it. Would rather have some things and not need them than need them and not have them. But wish it was less on those tired late days at the end of the week…

It’s already starting to get chilly here and was told only about 4 more weeks until I need to winterize the campers….which means no more running water and another season to learn to deal with. It gets cold back home but nothing like what a lot of you are used too, and only lasts about 3 months, with warm spells here and there within those months.

I have a down jacket, coveralls and mittens so far… Being a plumber I am used to working outside in the elements and any pointers would be great.

Going to look at warm boots this weekend and maybe some kind of head/face covering as well…

Ahhh….and another cool photo

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
87Wrangler 's Comment
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Gtown, Old School, Glenbob, Packrat, Anne and Family……hope you guys are doing well and am praying for the very the very best in all things for you guys.I like to think of you as my cyber trucking family…

Oh…and they are pushing me hard to take a lead position but do not want it even though it’s a little more money…the only reason I would take it is to take some of the pressure off of the few guys that we have that are leads…but really just want to be in charge of me and nothing else for a little will longer….Coasting is nice sometimes….I still work hard mind you just side stepping the extra responsibilities I mean!!! LoL

You guys take care and if I can help just shoot me a message!!

Oh and got my first ticket out of the way as well…nothing bad but didn’t like it was just doing what I was asked to do!!

87Wrangler 's Comment
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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Gtown, Old School, Glenbob, Packrat, Anne and Family……hope you guys are doing well and am praying for the very the very best in all things for you guys.I like to think of you as my cyber trucking family…

Oh…and they are pushing me hard to take a lead position but do not want it even though it’s a little more money…the only reason I would take it is to take some of the pressure off of the few guys that we have that are leads…but really just want to be in charge of me and nothing else for a little will longer….Coasting is nice sometimes….I still work hard mind you just side stepping the extra responsibilities I mean!!! LoL

You guys take care and if I can help just shoot me a message!!

Oh and got my first ticket out of the way as well…nothing bad but didn’t like it was just doing what I was asked to do!!

Hay you!!!! So glad to hear, man~ pix are awesome, too!!! Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, Lead Position....and the added pressure....when you're just getting "comfy" ~ nah, don't rush, 'til YOU are ready, mi mano. I've seen too many folks on TT, make that move too soon. And regret it.

First ticket ... WHAT ?~?

You've got some 'splaining to do, Lucy!!

Glad to hear from ya, man ... stay safe!

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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"Train" when you're still figuring it out? My opinion of companies that even suggest this drops whenever I hear of this. You've not even gone through a winter solo yet?

87Wrangler 's Comment
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No training just a lead on the job sites…where we deliver and off load with a crane…it’s not a big deal but want at least one winter under my belt before I take the added responsibility… here is another cool photo!!

So when you guys roll in after being on the road who is happier to see you? Your wife or your dog?

Be honest!!! LoL

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PackRat's Comment
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My girlfriend.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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No training just a lead on the job sites…where we deliver and off load with a crane…it’s not a big deal but want at least one winter under my belt before I take the added responsibility… here is another cool photo!!

So when you guys roll in after being on the road who is happier to see you? Your wife or your dog?

Be honest!!! LoL

Speaking for Tom, ... the dog (pittie, of course....but i love yours, always wanted one!! ) and the cat . . white tabby girl, Amber! Thanks for sharing, '87 !! Great pix;

~ Anne ~

My girlfriend.

We know, Pack . . . and not just me . . haha!! Then again, you gotta admit; your girl and HER dog !!!!

~ Anne ~

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.
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