A Slight Change For Me Starting Soon.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Needing to be home more, I will soon be starting on a dedicated route. This will not be for a single customer but more of a dedicated lane. I don't know the details yet. Just that it will be about 2500 to 2700 miles per week and have me home every weekend.

I'm currently on a load to Laredo, then they have to get me to Joplin, so they can switch out my PeopleNet to the Omnitracks. Then they'll get me home to start my dedicated runs.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Needing to be home more, I will soon be starting on a dedicated route. This will not be for a single customer but more of a dedicated lane. I don't know the details yet. Just that it will be about 2500 to 2700 miles per week and have me home every weekend.

I'm currently on a load to Laredo, then they have to get me to Joplin, so they can switch out my PeopleNet to the Omnitracks. Then they'll get me home to start my dedicated runs.

Congrats & KUDOS, my friend! This is why WE, as a camaraderie & a unit, being Trucking Truth, ALWAYS recommend looking WITHIN your OWN company before walking (with)out.

Jamie (as you may have seen!) is diligently doing the same.

Good for YOU, man.

~ Anne ~

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Scott, good luck and I applaud you for adjusting your life for family reasons

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I now have my Omnitracks in the truck. Today was day one with it. Love it so far.

I should be home Friday to start my dedicated on Monday. I still don't know the details on that.

The worst part is losing my FM.

I got to see several friends in Joplin. I will miss the terminals.

I will update this as it goes.

Come to CFI do a year of quality driving and many options can open up to you.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Fm:

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I will be home today. Already have my load for Monday. Start out with over 1000 miles. Pickup in SC and take it to IL.

I love the Omnitracks. I can see so much more info. Preplans now have all the info. Name, address, load notes, windows. I can see all of my clocks while driving. 70, 14, 11 and 8.

And they gave me a top secret assignment for when I'm home.

Loving it.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What’s the top secret assignment?Nobody here will tell anyone else. Honest!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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What’s the top secret assignment?Nobody here will tell anyone else. Honest!

I will update it when I know the answer for sure.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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What’s the top secret assignment?Nobody here will tell anyone else. Honest!

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I will update it when I know the answer for sure.

I wanna know, too!! LoLoL . . .

Enjoy your hometime, Scott. You need it. You deserve it.

~ Anne ~

Rob T.'s Comment
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Glad to hear Scott. Hope it works out for you like you're anticipating.

Scott M's Comment
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Big Scott. I thought you were a trainer or training to be a CFI trainer. Are you going to be a trainer on this new dedicated route?

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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