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Rhino's Comment
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Nice. Ya he’s a good teacher for sure I’m learning a lot and fast. And I’m enjoying it. Ya sure wasn’t to bad lol I’ll be linehaul. They just wanna get me some practice before we start on a route with a trainer.

So day 3 update: Today started with pretrip and hooked up to some doubles then trainer drove us over to Las Vegas speedway for me to do some practice turning. After we did a few laps of that we headed over to a warehouse to drop the doubles off. Then we went to the Walmart or dhl actually to pick up 2 trailers we dropped off and back to the first ware house to get a third trailer. So hot sole practice in with triples and dropping and hooking. Longest day so far with 9.5 hours. Getting better with eld to. Trainer said I’m doing great so next week we might start on his run to slc instead of starting it in 2 weeks.

That's how we do it as well.

Glad to hear you like the trainer, that will make a huge difference in what you learn.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Rhyne/Rhino ~

I'm following along, as well!

Wow, sounds like training is coming along marvelously!! Hopefully when your training IS complete (and I know / feel you'll make it!) this can be moved to the diaries section; for all the 'up and comings' that frequent our site, yet may never join. Reddaway is a 'gem' that many folks have forgotten about, myself included! Yay you!!!

I'm happy for you, man!

~ Anne ~

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Rhino's Comment
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Training is great. I’m enjoying it and I’m learning a lot. I can’t wait to get on my own lol hope this info is somewhat helpful to future prospects lol thank u for the support.

Rhyne/Rhino ~

I'm following along, as well!

Wow, sounds like training is coming along marvelously!! Hopefully when your training IS complete (and I know / feel you'll make it!) this can be moved to the diaries section; for all the 'up and comings' that frequent our site, yet may never join. Reddaway is a 'gem' that many folks have forgotten about, myself included! Yay you!!!

I'm happy for you, man!

~ Anne ~

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You guys do triples for local work? That is a new one for me, Illinois doesn't allow triples, Indiana does but only on certain highways and you are not allowed to go very far off the highway with them.

Keep up the good work!

Rhino's Comment
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Nv and I know Utah allows triples if tractor is permitted for it. As for doing it local work I think they do sometimes not sure or if was just for training? But I know some states don’t allow it like Cali. Thank u sir!

You guys do triples for local work? That is a new one for me, Illinois doesn't allow triples, Indiana does but only on certain highways and you are not allowed to go very far off the highway with them.

Keep up the good work!

PackRat's Comment
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It blew my mind, too, when I saw the triples on the normal Interstates out west.

Very cool taking laps at LVMS! What were your lap times?

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Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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Rhino's Comment
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Ya always wondered what it’s like to drive triples lol now I kno. Ya I never been but unfortunately we weren’t on the track just in the business parking lots around it. In the thing I got to say slow!

It blew my mind, too, when I saw the triples on the normal Interstates out west.

Very cool taking laps at LVMS! What were your lap times?

rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

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Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rhino's Comment
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Day 4: today was some of the same as yesterday really. We started out in one truck pulling triples but then we noticed the truck was only permitted for doubles so we had to drop the trailers and get a different truck, this time a manual and the ac sucked lol. We got hooked back up and went on with training. Started a little rough with shifting but got the hang of it. We ended up later on having to drop the triples back at yard because they needed them. So broke them down and took a 48 footer to a warehouse in town and picked up a 53. Brought that back to yard dropped it and post tripped, called it a day. 9.5 hours again. I’ll take it over the first 2 days which were only 7 hours lol.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You out here pulling triples in less than 5 days, have me beat already lol. I had a chance to take our triples run before they ditched it, but wasn't interested because it runs along Lake Michigan and gets a ton of snow in the winter.

Keep up the good work!

Rhino's Comment
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I know I’m actually surprised I’m behind the wheel already especially of triples! Lol oh man ya that sounds scary as hell. I don’t blame you. Thank you bro.

You out here pulling triples in less than 5 days, have me beat already lol. I had a chance to take our triples run before they ditched it, but wasn't interested because it runs along Lake Michigan and gets a ton of snow in the winter.

Keep up the good work!

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