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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Need a name that tune category. -"Calling all my demons now to let me go, I need something give me something wonderful" This is lyrics from one of my favorite songs. Check it out! Love and Hate by Michael Kiawanuka.

I will DEFINITELY look it up!

Tom just done w/ food & shower, & going to bed...I cleaned his truck~~~!!!!! Yep, me & the kiddo. Always do, as we can. Re: the song,.might not get to until 'our' morning, but....... yes, new thread!! YOU!

So, your song reminded me of .... "I need a sign, to let me know you're here... All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere."

I'll listen to yours; and you mine!! Kinda 'criss crossed,' haha!

If you could add MORE to your diary, and how things came to a full & total 'close' .... and anything you are willing to share, thereafter . . . we are here. Especially me!

How are things going, re: getting back into the industry??????? If you aren't going to 'drive' anymore..... what about Dispatch? Hostler jobs? We have those a'plenty in Ohio, but they pay 17 or 18 an hour... still requires a CDL. Just thinking out loud...(as I talk... sorry!)

Thanks, Chris.

~ Anne ~

ps: I will look that up tomorrow..(well later, today!) This is my 'odd' schedule...I don't meld with the world all the time, haha!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I'll look it up too, Anne, I dig old Phill Collins. I ran til 3:30 am. So I'll do it tomorrow..

After all is said and done, I will walk before they make me run.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I'll look it up too, Anne, I dig old Phill Collins. I ran til 3:30 am. So I'll do it tomorrow..

After all is said and done, I will walk before they make me run.

APROPOS~!!!

Good ole' RolltheStones. . . . great one, Davy. (That's what i called'em as a youngster, haha!)

~ Anne ~

Kandyman's Comment
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I am sure I can dig up a few more memories. I have re-entered the restaurant business. Which I excel at and loathe at the same time. Yesterday I was prescribed prednisone for a spur on my ankle. I went out w wife and friends for drinks. Ended up going into a rage and getting jumped. Today I lick my wounds. Restaurant crowd. I despise the business and what its becoming. I am determined to get into logistics side of trucking. I want to dispatch and load plan. I have inquired and researched. I am limited at the moment to the state of Va for time being. Merry Christmas to everyone here. Momcat- "lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto, lived all over this town"dancing.gif

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I am sure I can dig up a few more memories. I have re-entered the restaurant business. Which I excel at and loathe at the same time. Yesterday I was prescribed prednisone for a spur on my ankle. I went out w wife and friends for drinks. Ended up going into a rage and getting jumped. Today I lick my wounds. Restaurant crowd. I despise the business and what its becoming. I am determined to get into logistics side of trucking. I want to dispatch and load plan. I have inquired and researched. I am limited at the moment to the state of Va for time being. Merry Christmas to everyone here. Momcat- "lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto, lived all over this town"dancing.gif

Chris;

Sometimes you & I just ARE . . . 'Talking Heads!' (Sorry about your 'outing' incident. Tis' why I stay home anymore.) Sure can't remember song name; but HEAR it, lyrically in my head, haha! Thanks!

I, as well, am looking into logistics this coming new year. If I can't get DOT clearance with my Rotator Cuff/ Scapular injury; that's my 2nd choice.

My legs won't support me in the restaurant industry any longer; 34 years took a helluva toll. Still have carpal tunnel, too. I'd had varicose vein issues that healed (almost totally) naturally. They'd come back with a vengeance!

Good to see you back;

Talk to ya SOON, and best of luck in ALL you do.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well, Chris K. !

"Approaching a time that is classic, I hear that maiden's call! Approaching a time that is drastic.... Standing with their backs to the wall.

(We do what we GOTTA do, you and I !!!)

~ Anne ~

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ps: From the other thread, Chris K.;

" Now jonny lee walker was a card mechanic, had a hand for trouble and an eye for cash."

TRUDY prefers Johnny Walker (red OR black) over Jack and Charlie Daniels. :) Gotta LOVE that Trudy! :)

Right?

Too bad I don't still drink, haha!

~ Anne ~

Kandyman's Comment
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I had to search the lyrics. Nice one. Been years since I listened to that song. "When you think about death do you lose your breath or do you keep your cool? Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope do you think he's a fool? Well I have seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days"

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I had to search the lyrics. Nice one. Been years since I listened to that song. "When you think about death do you lose your breath or do you keep your cool? Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope do you think he's a fool? Well I have seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days"

The SABB. This one choked me up, actually. Remember, I just lost my neighbor (my B.i.L.'s roomate/female) on 12/12 ... or maybe you DON'T know the story. They texted me; she was gone. I called Tom and he was somehow home within 15 minutes, before the EMT's. He used to be a nurse, too.... for a small speck of time. She was past revival, sadly. GOOD ONE, tho, man. "After Forever."

I've got another one for ya, in uno momento (hahaha!) por favor!

For now; got to thinking about THIS; as a possible para/CDL career for YOU!!! (And maybe ME, if this darn shoulder doesn't heal. I'm NOT having surgery!)

Check THIS out!!!!!!!! Pilot / Escort ~ Transport America

NEW train of thought, perhaps?!?! ^^^^

This one's easy:

"Should've been dead on a Sunday Morning, banging MY head. No time for mourning, ain't GOT no time."

Best to ya always, CK~

~ Anne ~

ps: You & I have similarities & parallels.

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kandyman's Comment
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Back when creed was cool! Wont have to guess this one, but I use the lyrics in some way on a daily basis. "Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery, make me a poster of an

Kandyman's Comment
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Make me a poster of an old rodeo, just give me one thing I can hold onto. To believe in this living is a hard way to go. John Prine

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