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Greg M.'s Comment
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Re: Your exempted (or non?) intrastate.... I know you are running part time USPS . . . but if that ever becomes 'lacking' for what you need, please feel free to either email me for #'s, or just 'look into' FAB Express. They've been REALLY good to my guy (and Don on here, who started with CFI) for quite some time.

Thanks Anne. I've gotten kind of spoiled. I don't want to work too much and I expect to get paid a lot when I do. The mail gig is on call. I've told them they can call me whenever they like, expect me to say no but I might say yes. Last week I worked for them Thur, Fri, Sat and Sunday so my friend there could have off to go the the Dirt Track stock car races in Florence, KY. Three trips each day back and worth from Sharonville, Oh to Dayton, Oh. About 80 miles each trip, took less than 8 hours and was paid $300/day.

Regular part time job is 3 days week hauling cardboard to various places NE of Cincinnati then picking up a backhaul of paper rolls from the Greif mill in Massilon, Ohio.

I am thinking about taking off from both jobs for a few months to work harvest season for the farm I worked for last year because it was a lot of fun. Last year I drove under farm exemption but now that I have a valid intrastate cdl again I can do more for them.

Speaking of FAB ask your husband if he knows where these pictures were taken.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Re: Your exempted (or non?) intrastate.... I know you are running part time USPS . . . but if that ever becomes 'lacking' for what you need, please feel free to either email me for #'s, or just 'look into' FAB Express. They've been REALLY good to my guy (and Don on here, who started with CFI) for quite some time.

Thanks Anne. I've gotten kind of spoiled. I don't want to work too much and I expect to get paid a lot when I do. The mail gig is on call. I've told them they can call me whenever they like, expect me to say no but I might say yes. Last week I worked for them Thur, Fri, Sat and Sunday so my friend there could have off to go the the Dirt Track stock car races in Florence, KY. Three trips each day back and worth from Sharonville, Oh to Dayton, Oh. About 80 miles each trip, took less than 8 hours and was paid $300/day.

Regular part time job is 3 days week hauling cardboard to various places NE of Cincinnati then picking up a backhaul of paper rolls from the Greif mill in Massilon, Ohio.

I am thinking about taking off from both jobs for a few months to work harvest season for the farm I worked for last year because it was a lot of fun. Last year I drove under farm exemption but now that I have a valid intrastate cdl again I can do more for them.

Speaking of FAB ask your husband if he knows where these pictures were taken.

0904148001629575246.jpg

0215233001629575333.jpg

Greg;

Hahaha! He's right here, looking with me.. Karate / DoJo place? 21st and Bart? (Jump street?) Box company that he hauls to, in Newark. Might be an Int'l Paper/Mt. Vernon.

Newark? Sound correct?? NEWARK!! We used to deliver asphalt off 13 .. in NEWARK!

You should text him when you are in the area!! Email me for # ... lol ~! His truck # atm is 1212 ... and then back to 2010 when radiator is fixed.

He says the lane goes all the way down across the train tracks, and you stop across the tracks to get your ppwk. He parks his empties way out back.

Brandie, sorry to hijack!

~ Anne & Tom! ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Brandie W.'s Comment
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Re: Your exempted (or non?) intrastate.... I know you are running part time USPS . . . but if that ever becomes 'lacking' for what you need, please feel free to either email me for #'s, or just 'look into' FAB Express. They've been REALLY good to my guy (and Don on here, who started with CFI) for quite some time.

Thanks Anne. I've gotten kind of spoiled. I don't want to work too much and I expect to get paid a lot when I do. The mail gig is on call. I've told them they can call me whenever they like, expect me to say no but I might say yes. Last week I worked for them Thur, Fri, Sat and Sunday so my friend there could have off to go the the Dirt Track stock car races in Florence, KY. Three trips each day back and worth from Sharonville, Oh to Dayton, Oh. About 80 miles each trip, took less than 8 hours and was paid $300/day.

Regular part time job is 3 days week hauling cardboard to various places NE of Cincinnati then picking up a backhaul of paper rolls from the Greif mill in Massilon, Ohio.

I am thinking about taking off from both jobs for a few months to work harvest season for the farm I worked for last year because it was a lot of fun. Last year I drove under farm exemption but now that I have a valid intrastate cdl again I can do more for them.

Speaking of FAB ask your husband if he knows where these pictures were taken.

0904148001629575246.jpg

0215233001629575333.jpg

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Greg;

Hahaha! He's right here, looking with me.. Karate / DoJo place? 21st and Bart? (Jump street?) Box company that he hauls to, in Newark. Might be an Int'l Paper/Mt. Vernon.

Newark? Sound correct?? NEWARK!! We used to deliver asphalt off 13 .. in NEWARK!

You should text him when you are in the area!! Email me for # ... lol ~! His truck # atm is 1212 ... and then back to 2010 when radiator is fixed.

He says the lane goes all the way down across the train tracks, and you stop across the tracks to get your ppwk. He parks his empties way out back.

Brandie, sorry to hijack!

~ Anne & Tom! ~

All good! Used to live in that half of the state.. my daughter was actually born in Mansfield.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Newark? Sound correct?? NEWARK!! We used to deliver asphalt off 13 .. in NEWARK!

Ding, ding, ding we have a winner. PCA in Newark, I would have given extra credit for adding Door #1. First time there I had to go down that narrow lane on top of the tracks through the extremely crowded back lot come back around the building and then pull up that alley way and back across traffic to drop in door one. Even with a day cab you are blocking 3/4 of the road. Office lady's comment was "People are used to it."

Was there a month or so ago on a Sunday doing a drop and hook when they were closed. You have to go in through the exit and I had to move 2 FAB trailers in order to get to my empty.

I have also seen FAB trailers at Buckeye on Long Ave in Wooster and I think Skybox in Mansfield.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brandie W.'s Comment
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Skybox... heh

In my early 20's.. I used to work right down the road from there at Newman Technologies.

Feels like a lifetime ago.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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CDL School Truths to Consider

Check out that video.

1.) Local schools give minimum background, DMV , DOT physical requirements. Companies may require way way more and not hire you.

2.) Going to school while working/family distracts from your learning... You may be exhausted after a long day and struggle more.

3.) If you don't find a job early on (less than 90 days), some companies (including prime) could require you to school again.

4) if you can't pass in CDL school, Companies such as Prime may now reject you and not consider you until you get your CDL

5.) CDL schools may require additional money for extra help or testing if you fail.

6) companies like prime will pay you less and make you go through more training once if you come in with a CDL

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Brandie W.'s Comment
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So.. talked with a recruiter from Prime today.. been told to get my permit then call back and she'll get me scheduled.

So I guess you can say that I'm a Prime Candidate.

YEAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

:D

Old School's Comment
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Great news - glad to hear it!

Turtle's Comment
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Great news. Good luck!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Newark? Sound correct?? NEWARK!! We used to deliver asphalt off 13 .. in NEWARK!

Ding, ding, ding we have a winner. PCA in Newark, I would have given extra credit for adding Door #1. First time there I had to go down that narrow lane on top of the tracks through the extremely crowded back lot come back around the building and then pull up that alley way and back across traffic to drop in door one. Even with a day cab you are blocking 3/4 of the road. Office lady's comment was "People are used to it."

Was there a month or so ago on a Sunday doing a drop and hook when they were closed. You have to go in through the exit and I had to move 2 FAB trailers in order to get to my empty.

I have also seen FAB trailers at Buckeye on Long Ave in Wooster and I think Skybox in Mansfield.

Skybox... heh

In my early 20's.. I used to work right down the road from there at Newman Technologies.

Feels like a lifetime ago.

Husband was born @ Mansfield General / Med Central~!!

Brandie...what'sup? My daughter started at NEWMAN TECH.. her first job; on a cross career thingie... wow! Now, she's a machinist/CNC lathe runner, at PR Machinery (IN MANSFIELD!) and in the USAF reserves. (No grandkids, tho.... sheesh..)

Greg M .. .WHAT'S YOUR TRUCK ### >>>?? Heading there tmrw! Meet you on the tracks??

~ Anne & Tom !! ~

Best wishes, O/P and all..

PS: TAMMIE.. what's up?????

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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