Surprise In The Mail

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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As many know CRST, had some prior drivers, file a class action lawsuit a few years back. Well,I was not expecting anything to come out of the recent settlement on those.

Figured "maybe" $50 lol, well, since I was employed with em during the time frame, I got a whopping $980 check in the mail Monday,

WOW shocker hahaha but I' wont cry over it woop woop in the bank it went....

Still off duty, at home, working on my stuff...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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As many know CRST, had some prior drivers, file a class action lawsuit a few years back. Well,I was not expecting anything to come out of the recent settlement on those.

Figured "maybe" $50 lol, well, since I was employed with em during the time frame, I got a whopping $980 check in the mail Monday,

WOW shocker hahaha but I' wont cry over it woop woop in the bank it went....

Still off duty, at home, working on my stuff...

Always a 'welcome' surprise, eh??

Any idea if/when you are going back 'on duty?'

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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No Anne, not really, am taking this free time to do stuff around here....Haven't decided yet if and when I will get back in a truck, even if it's someplace else SOLO lol.

Team driving was ok, but when I am on sleeper berth usually get cat naps while my Co drives. The roads out there are pretty harsh all over, repairs they made , actually made road worse etc. I always say "Dang who signed off on this road fix? they made it worse than it was" lol Job security I guess.

Besides I got a good size stack of cash tucked away to not worry much. Being single with no debt or bills (just $660 spot rent n cell bill) makes it easy to stack them Hundies hahaha

Might look into regional or local, seen couple outfits run 4 western states, AZ,NV,UT,CAL And my plan was to probably quit on Sept 9, 2021 exactly 2 years after starting this gig (my mom's birthday)

Filing for my Soc Sec ,,being born Dec 1st, that month is the waiting period, to get first check in Jan 2022. Then its pack light, hop a plane back to the Philippines, retired and with my GF , and probably get married at some point. dancing-banana.gif

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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WooHoo, gotta love FREE money!!! When I was at the U.S. Postal Service our union file a class action grievance over temporary workers, I got a check for almost $17,000. I was happy as a pig in excrement. We all were, all the clerks in the P&DC got a check based on how long you worked during the grieved period. I, like you have minimal bills and putting money away and investing. Enjoy life and an early congratulations on the impending marriage and retirement!!

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

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

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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No Anne, not really, am taking this free time to do stuff around here....Haven't decided yet if and when I will get back in a truck, even if it's someplace else SOLO lol.

Team driving was ok, but when I am on sleeper berth usually get cat naps while my Co drives. The roads out there are pretty harsh all over, repairs they made , actually made road worse etc. I always say "Dang who signed off on this road fix? they made it worse than it was" lol Job security I guess.

Besides I got a good size stack of cash tucked away to not worry much. Being single with no debt or bills (just $660 spot rent n cell bill) makes it easy to stack them Hundies hahaha

Might look into regional or local, seen couple outfits run 4 western states, AZ,NV,UT,CAL And my plan was to probably quit on Sept 9, 2021 exactly 2 years after starting this gig (my mom's birthday)

Filing for my Soc Sec ,,being born Dec 1st, that month is the waiting period, to get first check in Jan 2022. Then its pack light, hop a plane back to the Philippines, retired and with my GF , and probably get married at some point. dancing-banana.gif

I hear ya, man. Sounds like Ohio, re: the roads... The 'fixes' are more of a detriment!!!

I know, it's a dang good feeling, palming those Benjies. Trucking has OUR homestead paid off, too (just not the last kiddo, haha!)

Might be just FUN to go do the regional/local/dedicated for a skoshe..... tho?? SOLO, too!!! What about finishing up the year w/Gardner? Would that be an option? Just thinking out loud here.

Keep us in the loop, man. You're such an awesome dude... imho! The laughs....the legends... hahaha!!!! :)

CONGRATS on the upcoming nuptials, too!!!

~ Anne ~

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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