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Papa Pig's Comment
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Well, it’s been a long week . Will be a great paycheck but was well earned. Had my first stop refuse the load yesterday. After waiting to see what dispatch wanted me to do they asked if I would work through it and deliver the rest of the load for an extra 300 dollars. Not to mention if I didn’t I would lose 200 dollars if I just brought the freight back….. so I accepted. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I had to take off about 10 rolltainers to get to the next stores freight. ( that’s about 8,000 lbs) then load it back up. I was looking forward to today and getting home /relaxing in my recliner . Then my wife called and informed me both of my kids tested positive with covid…..I just recovered from pneumonia and don’t know if my lungs are healed enough to risk exposure , plus in good conscience I can’t be exposed and come back to work then deliver to people every day so I decided to stay out this weekend. I’m not an otr driver , regional is my bag. A week in the truck is long enough for me!! Lol. So here I am, got a hotel next to 2 steakhouses. Time to take a 34 full of dead cow and beer.

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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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Good for you! I always enjoy taking a break on the road. There are those weeks where you just feel you deserve a nice break. Enjoy yourself!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Best wishes for your family to recover quickly. I would stay away in your weaked, healing status, too.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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That is a tough week especially with the kids getting Covid. I hope they have mild symptoms. Good plan to deal with all this, gotta keep the breadwinner healthy.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Auggie69's Comment
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Well, it’s been a long week . Will be a great paycheck but was well earned. Had my first stop refuse the load yesterday. After waiting to see what dispatch wanted me to do they asked if I would work through it and deliver the rest of the load for an extra 300 dollars. Not to mention if I didn’t I would lose 200 dollars if I just brought the freight back….. so I accepted. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I had to take off about 10 rolltainers to get to the next stores freight. ( that’s about 8,000 lbs) then load it back up. I was looking forward to today and getting home /relaxing in my recliner . Then my wife called and informed me both of my kids tested positive with covid…..I just recovered from pneumonia and don’t know if my lungs are healed enough to risk exposure , plus in good conscience I can’t be exposed and come back to work then deliver to people every day so I decided to stay out this weekend. I’m not an otr driver , regional is my bag. A week in the truck is long enough for me!! Lol. So here I am, got a hotel next to 2 steakhouses. Time to take a 34 full of dead cow and beer.

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Good job! Why did they refuse the load? My limited experience with dollar stores tells me they had no room for your freight. They have told me that before trying to deliver a single skid!

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.

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.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Hmmmmm. Dead cow and Beer.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Sure hope the fam feels better soon, man!

That's really noble & humble of you, in many ways.

You DESERVE that beer & steak, sir !!!!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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