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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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LOL Thanks Cheerleader Annie, it's on Dec 1st so will be out on it no biggee just another day on thee calendar...

You have a good holidays woman, family time....I don't plan to over eat lol my diets working for me, down 30+ only 20 lbs to go hahaha 215lbs is my goal, weight of my 30's hahaha

Gobble Gobble , well EVERYONE have good Holidays too !

Thanks again, man. We kinda 'took it easy' on the food consumption here, also. (But for the teens, haha!)

Wishing you the best, starting tomorrow, Steve O !!!

PLEASE let usn's know . . . and be 'ON TIME!' my friend ~!!

~ Anne ~

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Pianoman's Comment
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Lol I was casually reading this and then you said Home Depot and I looked out the window at the Home Depot I’m sitting at and..well what do ya know it’s a Legend trailer sitting in the dock at the Elko, NV Home Depot!

Best of luck to ya, hope it goes well!

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, day 1 in'da books, 1 to go. Took me 1 hour n 50 minutes, 7:50 am just in time!! to get there (32 miles) traffic was nightmare, even on back roads(hwy 138) to the I-15 at scales, on ramp. Done early 2:30 pm not 5 pm. Have a short drive test, and then a 45 deg park test, in the yard. See a few brand new trucks,just waiting for a butt in the seat

Get my assigned truck, meet my DM , get my 1st load papers, head home, toss stuff in truck and go from there.....Speedy process for sure.

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.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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Well, day 1 in'da books, 1 to go. Took me 1 hour n 50 minutes, 7:50 am just in time!! to get there (32 miles) traffic was nightmare, even on back roads(hwy 138) to the I-15 at scales, on ramp. Done early 2:30 pm not 5 pm. Have a short drive test, and then a 45 deg park test, in the yard. See a few brand new trucks,just waiting for a butt in the seat

Get my assigned truck, meet my DM , get my 1st load papers, head home, toss stuff in truck and go from there.....Speedy process for sure.

Sounds like you transitioning well. Happy for you, Stevo.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ok well, yesterday, final day, 5 of us, 1 girl from Oregon, 2 local guys, 2 of us OTR , other OTR guy is from Colorado. So, get to the 90 deg park test the girl goes first, and unfortunately she fails, almost hitting a parked truck, jack knifing too hard. She had mentioned in "class" she came from CRE, 6 months exp, and she didn't have much backing training.

It sucks, so the 4 of us seen where she messed up and adjust accordingly, and pass. Yard is kinda tightly packed. Then time rush we all 5 pile into the truck for a little road testing, and all pass. I got a fist bump from the guy doing this testing, saying "Ohh we got a pro driver here" hahaha I told him no dude am far from being perfect.

Anyway's I got me a BRAND NEW '22 FL tractor all nice and purty shiny red, with 2637 miles on the clock. They even have some items in the side compartments, 2 ratchet straps a pair of dikes, gloves, seals, and a few other things. I noticed all trucks (but mine) have push brooms behind the cabs, will get mine before I leave the terminal.

Sadly, i had to return home after because of course my pee test was the only 1 not coming back yet, the clinic where it was done was wayyyy busy Monday, so expected might be a tad later to come in. So at home waiting to be called back down to get my truck and get things moving. Recruiter called to check in, and just minutes ago, my new DM called as well. So hopefully today I will get called once the results are back. My ex co driver that drives there now had told me before his results also was late coming back for a couple days.

Eh so being home, I got to eat some of my birthday cake my buddies wife made for me after all lol...... I will be dedicated Home Depot acct, Cali-Tex/Ok, enough of that "Running Wild" all over the country stuff

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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.

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.

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ok well, yesterday, final day, 5 of us, 1 girl from Oregon, 2 local guys, 2 of us OTR , other OTR guy is from Colorado. So, get to the 90 deg park test the girl goes first, and unfortunately she fails, almost hitting a parked truck, jack knifing too hard. She had mentioned in "class" she came from CRE, 6 months exp, and she didn't have much backing training.

It sucks, so the 4 of us seen where she messed up and adjust accordingly, and pass. Yard is kinda tightly packed. Then time rush we all 5 pile into the truck for a little road testing, and all pass. I got a fist bump from the guy doing this testing, saying "Ohh we got a pro driver here" hahaha I told him no dude am far from being perfect.

Anyway's I got me a BRAND NEW '22 FL tractor all nice and purty shiny red, with 2637 miles on the clock. They even have some items in the side compartments, 2 ratchet straps a pair of dikes, gloves, seals, and a few other things. I noticed all trucks (but mine) have push brooms behind the cabs, will get mine before I leave the terminal.

Sadly, i had to return home after because of course my pee test was the only 1 not coming back yet, the clinic where it was done was wayyyy busy Monday, so expected might be a tad later to come in. So at home waiting to be called back down to get my truck and get things moving. Recruiter called to check in, and just minutes ago, my new DM called as well. So hopefully today I will get called once the results are back. My ex co driver that drives there now had told me before his results also was late coming back for a couple days.

Eh so being home, I got to eat some of my birthday cake my buddies wife made for me after all lol...... I will be dedicated Home Depot acct, Cali-Tex/Ok, enough of that "Running Wild" all over the country stuff

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SteveO ~

Cool ya got to enjoy your b'day at HOME, man!!

Did you eat too much cake to let us know... the 'next' page/chapter ?!?!??! (hahaha!!)

(I finally got 'out' of the house...on your b'day . . . for more 'arm'er' stuff . LoL. Not 'armour' .. hahaha!!)

Hope all is well, man!

Ttys,

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah Annie the lady called me bout 3:30pm thought she was funny. Said my test came back, but "dirty" for meth!

I was like the @$-&+;?$& you say meth??? She started rolling in laughter on the phone.

All good headed to Muldrow Ok lol population....3,500 in my BRAND spanking new 2022 red FL...start mileage was 2,637. So today at 3,465, 679 miles to deliver. Then backhaul to Irvine CA to Albertson DC, with all of a whopping 8,700 lb load....Already got my Orientation $$ 250.

Laters back to finish today's shift n rest in 5 hours peace

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Yeah Annie the lady called me bout 3:30pm thought she was funny. Said my test came back, but "dirty" for meth!

I was like the @$-&+;?$& you say meth??? She started rolling in laughter on the phone.

All good headed to Muldrow Ok lol population....3,500 in my BRAND spanking new 2022 red FL...start mileage was 2,637. So today at 3,465, 679 miles to deliver. Then backhaul to Irvine CA to Albertson DC, with all of a whopping 8,700 lb load....Already got my Orientation $$ 250.

Laters back to finish today's shift n rest in 5 hours peace

ROFLMAO!!!!!

Glad you got a lady with a sense of humor, hahahaha! I'd have been in cardiac, myself, Lol!

Gotta LOVE the small towns, Stevo. Enjoy! Maybe stop & grab something 'unique' there?!? (Legally of course!)

Pretty sure pix of the new truck are kind of 'deserved' here, don'tcha think ?!?!? ;)

Good deal on the $'s man! Already looking like a great move.

Best TO ya!

~ Anne ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, here I am in Tonopah, Az. taking my 34 reset. Target load to Midlothian, TX. Been there numerous times with CRST in the past. Have yet to see/do a Home Depot load, but it's all good whatever loads are fine by me. Truck had 2,673 miles when I got it last week, now sittin at 5,997 just under 3,500 miles for the week . I'm Just getting used to using McLeod app and their way of doing things, kind of easier than last job.

My first drop in Muldrow OK, kinda cool, parked for the night at a casino right next door. So went in to check it out, grab me a nice dinner, and play a bit. Sadly, they didn't have video keno machines, so I found n sat at the bandstand bar tabletop poker machines. Plopped in a $100, ended up cashing out over $750, hittin 4 oak's, Ace's finally hit as well, so out the door I went. Figured I got overpaid for my 10 hour nap lol.....

So far haven't been micro managed hahaha did have small hiccup had me take a load of rice to Sam's Club DC, in Ontario, Ca. Well, this loads been sitting at our drop lot around the block from the terminal since Nov. 22nd. I had only 13 hrs on my 70. Got in from Oklahoma about 5pm Tuesday,a day early for load was under, so had me drop at that drop yard.

So I didn't have drive time to make Sam's club in 5 pm traffic, get live unloaded etc. So slept in drop lot, 7 am my DM calls asks why? lol explained it to him, said go ahead to Sam's (no appt) Well they turned me away, I knew I would waste my time, since they are strict on appt's, but so be it.

He wasn't very happy @ first but got over it (sounds kinda young) Let's move forward, so, an hour later he says to go ahead and take it back to the drop yard.....(was going to be my empty for Target pick up.) So he sends me to another place for an empty (noted location for future ref to empties)

So far liking this spankin new rig, except some of this damn front speed sensor, but bout got it figured out to get around it adjusting my cruise speed....Funny at 72 mph don't seem am burning more miles as I did at CRST, with 67 max speed hahaha Nice having front curtains to close and all the cabinet space/fridge to myself. And the black velour deluxe mattress ain't bad either.....

I did rip a hole in my red air line at the yard U-turning, to drop trailer. Seems it hit the a/c dryer on the back of the cab to the APU unit, was nothing else to hit, and I wasn't jack knifed either. So BT'd to shop around the corner got new set of air lines and electric cord. 15 footer not 12 ft like original. Mechanic said they been getting a lot of heat from the I-15 Cajon Pass weigh station on these air lines, so they change to 15 footers and a 2nd spring....Damn felt like a rookie lol

ANNIE: When I feel like getting around to looking like a camera toting tourist and snap a pic of this rig, I shall HAHAHA I don't like lookin like some dork doin' that kinda stuff, so soon as the opportunity arrives, I will deary ;) Time close this novel, sorry kinda long lol

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.

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.

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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Well, here I am in Tonopah, Az. taking my 34 reset. Target load to Midlothian, TX. Been there numerous times with CRST in the past. Have yet to see/do a Home Depot load, but it's all good whatever loads are fine by me. Truck had 2,673 miles when I got it last week, now sittin at 5,997 just under 3,500 miles for the week . I'm Just getting used to using McLeod app and their way of doing things, kind of easier than last job.

My first drop in Muldrow OK, kinda cool, parked for the night at a casino right next door. So went in to check it out, grab me a nice dinner, and play a bit. Sadly, they didn't have video keno machines, so I found n sat at the bandstand bar tabletop poker machines. Plopped in a $100, ended up cashing out over $750, hittin 4 oak's, Ace's finally hit as well, so out the door I went. Figured I got overpaid for my 10 hour nap lol.....

So far haven't been micro managed hahaha did have small hiccup had me take a load of rice to Sam's Club DC, in Ontario, Ca. Well, this loads been sitting at our drop lot around the block from the terminal since Nov. 22nd. I had only 13 hrs on my 70. Got in from Oklahoma about 5pm Tuesday,a day early for load was under, so had me drop at that drop yard.

So I didn't have drive time to make Sam's club in 5 pm traffic, get live unloaded etc. So slept in drop lot, 7 am my DM calls asks why? lol explained it to him, said go ahead to Sam's (no appt) Well they turned me away, I knew I would waste my time, since they are strict on appt's, but so be it.

He wasn't very happy @ first but got over it (sounds kinda young) Let's move forward, so, an hour later he says to go ahead and take it back to the drop yard.....(was going to be my empty for Target pick up.) So he sends me to another place for an empty (noted location for future ref to empties)

So far liking this spankin new rig, except some of this damn front speed sensor, but bout got it figured out to get around it adjusting my cruise speed....Funny at 72 mph don't seem am burning more miles as I did at CRST, with 67 max speed hahaha Nice having front curtains to close and all the cabinet space/fridge to myself. And the black velour deluxe mattress ain't bad either.....

I did rip a hole in my red air line at the yard U-turning, to drop trailer. Seems it hit the a/c dryer on the back of the cab to the APU unit, was nothing else to hit, and I wasn't jack knifed either. So BT'd to shop around the corner got new set of air lines and electric cord. 15 footer not 12 ft like original. Mechanic said they been getting a lot of heat from the I-15 Cajon Pass weigh station on these air lines, so they change to 15 footers and a 2nd spring....Damn felt like a rookie lol

ANNIE: When I feel like getting around to looking like a camera toting tourist and snap a pic of this rig, I shall HAHAHA I don't like lookin like some dork doin' that kinda stuff, so soon as the opportunity arrives, I will deary ;) Time close this novel, sorry kinda long lol

SteveO ,,, LoL ~ GREAT UPDATE!!!

Hahahaha!!!! You're a riot. I LOVE your diatribes, man! Be EASY on that 72, bud! It's a 'privilege' ... remember this.

Raking coins on the offtime; NICE! (Souvenir for the missus?!?) I'm not a 'gambler' per se, but 'hey' ... I'm not opposed, either!

LoL..."feeling like a rookie again," smdh! It's all in a day's work....Tom did that a few whiles ago, haha!

YEPPERS, Mr. 'tourist' / pro driver; I'm still awaiting the pix man!!!!! Thanks for REMEMBERING me, Deary . . back!

TTYS, stay SAFE! Pix.... in the soon, I hope!

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

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.

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