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Rhino's Comment
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Well it’s not certain yet that I know of but I heard trainer say it sounds Ike I’m fully signed off after this week. Yes triples pays an extra 4 cents a mile.

Ok copy that G thank u. Ya I know they will I know my phone goes haywire so I know a gps will

You must have been really impressive or they are really desperate lol.

I think at OD you need a year before you can do triples, does it pay more? I thinks it is only 2 or 3 more cpm here.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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So they turning you lose this week? Or 1 more week with training wheels?

Rhino's Comment
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I’m off till Monday night. But as far as I know I’m on my own. Tm asked if I was ready and I said yes so pretty sure I am. I’ll find out hopefully tomo to if I’m signed off on triples as well.

So they turning you lose this week? Or 1 more week with training wheels?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So they turning you lose this week? Or 1 more week with training wheels?

I’m off till Monday night. But as far as I know I’m on my own. Tm asked if I was ready and I said yes so pretty sure I am. I’ll find out hopefully tomo to if I’m signed off on triples as well.

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So they turning you lose this week? Or 1 more week with training wheels?

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Dumb question, guys ... and I guess I could Google it, but... quick reply needed... Did USF/Reddaway used to be USF/Holland?!? Backstory? I worked with a trailer mfg. company (Miller Trailers) in 1980 or so... and .. the 'waybills' for our trailers was 'my' job, checking the codes and such..

I remember SO many company names from back in the day.. sometimes an eidetic memory sucks!

Thanks, sorry to derail!!!

RHYNE! MAJOR KUDOS! Hubby says you got bigger Cojones than he does, doing the triples, haha!

~ Anne ~

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Tm asked if I was ready and I said yes so pretty sure I am.

Sounds like you are, but then again I thought that as well until my first week solo. After my first week I was questioning whether or not I should come back the next week lol.

Did USF/Reddaway used to be USF/Holland?!?

Holland is YRC regional carrier in the Midwest, Reddaway is their regional carrier for the west coast. As far as I know Reddaway and Holland have never been related.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Rhino's Comment
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Yes Holland is another subsidiary to yrc which will prob be part of the merge with yellow coming up. I have seen some dollies in our yard with Holland on them. Haha thanks Anne it is a bit frightening sometimes lol but exciting to. Oh man well I hope I’m as ready as I feel. I want to be safe as possible and run as much as I can. I feel pretty good with it all.

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Tm asked if I was ready and I said yes so pretty sure I am.

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Sounds like you are, but then again I thought that as well until my first week solo. After my first week I was questioning whether or not I should come back the next week lol.

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Did USF/Reddaway used to be USF/Holland?!?

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Holland is YRC regional carrier in the Midwest, Reddaway is their regional carrier for the west coast. As far as I know Reddaway and Holland have never been related.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just remember the most important thing is safety, take your time and double check everything. Better to take a few extra minutes than to make mistakes like I did.

First day solo I didn't check rear trailer hight and jumped the 5th wheel. That time spent cranking the rear trailer higher to pull out and then lower to hook is a great time for reflection lol.

Rhino's Comment
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Oh damn that must of sucked lol ya I like to take my time and check everything multiple times. I’m getting a lil faster at hooking up but I make sure everything is right. I try to make that 45 minutes. Lol I always make sure the trailer height is low enough

Just remember the most important thing is safety, take your time and double check everything. Better to take a few extra minutes than to make mistakes like I did.

First day solo I didn't check rear trailer hight and jumped the 5th wheel. That time spent cranking the rear trailer higher to pull out and then lower to hook is a great time for reflection lol.

Rhino's Comment
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So starting solo tonight. Going to Los Angeles at 10 pm. Little nervous lol but excited to

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So starting solo tonight. Going to Los Angeles at 10 pm. Little nervous lol but excited to

SUUUPPPPPERRRRR best wishes, from me & the 'fat guy' in my pic!

How exciting, Rhyne. Don't. Rush. Anything. Call someone if you get in a predicament, don't feel ashamed.

I'll never forget Tom's year pulling doubles. . . it was good, actually; just SO MANY unknowns, and he'd driven OTR prior!

Wishing you well, here from Ohio; hope to hear happy stuff after your shift!!!

~ Anne (&Tom!) ~

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ps: Maybe one of you 'doubles' guys can explain the FedEx set in Grand Canyon, that was pictured in the mudslide...Pintle Hook snapped?!?!? Is that a thing?!?

BE SAFE, Driver!! dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

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