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Rhino's Comment
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Thanks. Oh ya gonna take me some time for sure. What I usually do is pull an all nighter then once I’m dead tired I sleep during the day. That’s how I did it when I was in night club. So will get back in hang of it in due time.

Keep up the good work!

It took me awhile to get accustomed to nights, for me I basically had to scrafice a weekend and force myself to sleep when I needed and to be awake when I need. I really felt it the 2nd and 3rd week.

After a few weeks, months or years you might be able to stay up longer.

Rhino's Comment
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Finished up yesterday went to beaver and back to Vegas. Did a meet and swapped triples. Was a long day but a good one. So now I’m off till Tuesday night where I go with another guy to get use to nights. I’ve been signed off already but just have to do this one week in nights then I’m on my own.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Finished up yesterday went to beaver and back to Vegas. Did a meet and swapped triples. Was a long day but a good one. So now I’m off till Tuesday night where I go with another guy to get use to nights. I’ve been signed off already but just have to do this one week in nights then I’m on my own.

Wow, Rhyne !!

Sure is happening quickly, eh?

My guy has always preferred nights; it's kinda tricky planning things on the weekends, but... we're just kinda used to it & no worse for wear. Hope you get your sleep figured out before you go!!

One week, and you are set free, pulling triples?!?!? I just asked Tom.. and he's never done it, either. Dollies & pintle hooks with doubles was fun enough, for him...hahaha!! (You may be our 'firster' up in here, LoL!)

Wish you the best, man! Enjoy your off time~

~ Anne ~

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.

Rhino's Comment
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Yes it is happening very fast lol the trainer said he didn’t think I’d catch on this fast. Ya I don’t mind nights much either as long as I’m rested. Not as much traffic lol ima pull an all nighter monday and sleep all day Tuesday till that night.

Ya one week and I’m all free and figuring it all out on my own lol not to worried but only thing that worries me most is being able to find the terminals without burning to much time. Ya it’s not as hard as ya think lol least this time a year. Waiting for winter 😣. But trainer said once I’m on my own I’ll be pulling doubles for a year then I can move to triples. Company policy for new people. Lol

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Finished up yesterday went to beaver and back to Vegas. Did a meet and swapped triples. Was a long day but a good one. So now I’m off till Tuesday night where I go with another guy to get use to nights. I’ve been signed off already but just have to do this one week in nights then I’m on my own.

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Wow, Rhyne !!

Sure is happening quickly, eh?

My guy has always preferred nights; it's kinda tricky planning things on the weekends, but... we're just kinda used to it & no worse for wear. Hope you get your sleep figured out before you go!!

One week, and you are set free, pulling triples?!?!? I just asked Tom.. and he's never done it, either. Dollies & pintle hooks with doubles was fun enough, for him...hahaha!! (You may be our 'firster' up in here, LoL!)

Wish you the best, man! Enjoy your off time~

~ Anne ~

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.

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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OD out there really goofed up by passing on you and waiting for someone with experience. I've been very impressed you took triples with no problems, doubles should be a bit easier!

Do they give you guys directions? We get them on the computer with every dispatch.

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.

Rhino's Comment
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They sure did. Not really a time to be picky lol thanks. Ya doubles shouldn’t be a problem. If I can handle triples doubles shouldn’t be bad. Kinda wish I didn’t have to wait a year to pull trips lol. Ya they gave me a few papers with directions to some terminals. But if I go somewhere I don’t have directions to I just call dispatch to get the address

OD out there really goofed up by passing on you and waiting for someone with experience. I've been very impressed you took triples with no problems, doubles should be a bit easier!

Do they give you guys directions? We get them on the computer with every dispatch.

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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Once you get going solo, you can save all the addresses on your own GPS. That's what I do for all the different Walmarts and Sam's Clubs that I deliver to.

Rhino's Comment
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Ya for sure. Can I get a trucker gps on my phone or do I need to get an actual truck gps

Once you get going solo, you can save all the addresses on your own GPS. That's what I do for all the different Walmarts and Sam's Clubs that I deliver to.

Bird-One's Comment
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No definitely get an actual gps in my opinion.

Ya for sure. Can I get a trucker gps on my phone or do I need to get an actual truck gps

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Once you get going solo, you can save all the addresses on your own GPS. That's what I do for all the different Walmarts and Sam's Clubs that I deliver to.

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Rhino's Comment
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Copy that

No definitely get an actual gps in my opinion.

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Ya for sure. Can I get a trucker gps on my phone or do I need to get an actual truck gps

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Once you get going solo, you can save all the addresses on your own GPS. That's what I do for all the different Walmarts and Sam's Clubs that I deliver to.

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