About Them Terminal Rats Ive Read So Much About

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Moe's Comment
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I'm confused.... I havent seen any.....

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Then again, I am hardly ever chillin' at the terminal....because I have no time to just be chillin at the terminal....am I doing something wrong?

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Ive been getting good miles and hardly ever there........

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I had one the other day and it wasn't even at the terminal. It was a hot shot at my shipper the other day. He had got there just at lunchtime and I had to listen to him complain that they went to lunch, complain about how he couldn't deliver to to the receiver if he had to wait to get loaded, and then tell me all the money he's making.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Moe's Comment
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You hear alotta BS in this industry, just keep it forward and go with the flow.

Bed time

Night

I had one the other day and it wasn't even at the terminal. It was a hot shot at my shipper the other day. He had got there just at lunchtime and I had to listen to him complain that they went to lunch, complain about how he couldn't deliver to to the receiver if he had to wait to get loaded, and then tell me all the money he's making.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Just like other company lease-op' drivers, who try and brag how much they are making.....I tell em "Sure buddy, show us your tax returns" lol

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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For those new to the industry and not in the 'know' ....

Terminal Rats are miserable drivers who tend to hang around in groups at trucking terminals and truck stops complaining the day away. The problem is that their conspiracy theories and embellished tales of mistreatment and abuse are poisoning the minds of incoming drivers.

Without further adieu .... follow along with Brett :

Terminal Rats (take the CAKE!) (New peeps...PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT!)

~ Anne ~

ps: They are also at truck stops!!!

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^^^^ REALLY GOOD STUFF ^^^^

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zach 's Comment
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I've yet to meet one, but I keep to myself. I do my best to stay away from other driver's

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