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Rhino's Comment
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Thank you for the cheers haha. I will be careful and take my time. I’m not gonna rush anything haha. Sounds kinda creepy doing doubles in Ohio especially in winter lol.

I never heard of one snapping but I’m sure it could happen? Lol that would suck bad.

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

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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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Wishing you the best. Take it slow and easy. GOAL more than might be thought necessary. I thought I was Getting Out and Looking enough, when one very good instructor told me I wasn't surveying the space I needed to back into. Look for nails, screws and other hazards in the space before backing in. Otherwise, be careful and enjoy the journey.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Dang tossing you a LA right off the bat, no easing in lol

Good luck and take your time!

Rhino's Comment
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For sure I always goal and take my time. I had some tricky backing tonight I’ll tell u what man that **** had me thinking lol I had to go against the one way traffic thankfully no one was coming then I had to alley dock a bit and fínese my way into the spot lol. Ya no kidding bob but it wasn’t to bad except I was ****ting bricks on way back cuz time was running out lol I got back with 5 minutes left on my clock lol whew

Dang tossing you a LA right off the bat, no easing in lol

Good luck and take your time!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Good job! Sounds like a typical first day to me, at least you made it home I had to get a hotel on my first day lol.

It all gets easier from here, it took me several months to get comfortable. Before you know it you'll be backing into that spot no problem.

I took a satellite peak at your yards out there and they seem tight.

Rhino's Comment
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Oh damn I was thinking I might have to do same lol Ya it will just take me time to get use to everything and getting better at finding trailers. Ya the los one was hella tight. Fontana not to bad.

Good job! Sounds like a typical first day to me, at least you made it home I had to get a hotel on my first day lol.

It all gets easier from here, it took me several months to get comfortable. Before you know it you'll be backing into that spot no problem.

I took a satellite peak at your yards out there and they seem tight.

Rhino's Comment
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This morning was little hectic. Had trouble finding a good tractor. Switched out between a few. Finally found good one. Hooked my doubles and then dispatch told me to drop one n take 2 empties to orange county 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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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drop one n take 2 empties to orange county lol

You got to pull triples today already, then ?!?!? HolyWOW!

~ Anne ~

Rhino's Comment
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Lol no I dropped a trailer and picked up and empty one so I still pulled doubles

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drop one n take 2 empties to orange county lol

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You got to pull triples today already, then ?!?!? HolyWOW!

~ 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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I thought you did triples too lol.

It's always fun when dispatch changes what you are doing after your hooked. Even extra fun when you dig a trailer out of the snow and then don't need it.

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