Lil'Red Ridinghood's Journey Into The Forest Of Trucking

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Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Some questions, as I like to have everything lined out ahead of time. dancing-dog.gif It's just how I roll.

Equipment: --That I will need way-way later, but want to know the "what" now.

  • CB Radio: --Which radios are good? I don't need a CB that cooks me dinner & can be heard from space, just a good, solid brand.
  • GPS Units, which ones are good? Again--I just want a good, solid unit. FYI: I will NOT be trip-planning with it. I got my RandMcNally trucker's atlas with laminated pages and dry-erase markers. I do want one though.
  • Dashcam, which ones are good? I know most carriers have one, but I would like to have my own.
  • Trucker's Microwave? Which ones are good? --In case the truck I am assigned does not have one.

Pretty sure there's going to be lots of other things as well, flashlights, seat-covers, coveralls / Carhartt, clothes, cooking utensils & so forth. I'm going to be scouring the forum, and ask about whatever I cannot find. I know there are some "to bring" lists in here.

Thanks a bunch everyone! smile.gif

Lil'Red

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.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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One more question, as I am in private school.

As this is against recommended practice, should I delay starting my diary until I hire on with an employer? Also, if I was to do a school diary and I list the school's name, would that be against the board rules, i.e. advertising?

Thank you all so so much!

Lil'Red.

BK's Comment
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Number one most essential piece of equipment: A deluxe backscratcher. Don’t leave home without.

CB radio: Do you even need one? You might want to save it for last, if you decide to get one.

You didn’t mention it, but you should get a really good Bluetooth headset. Blue Parrot?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Number one most essential piece of equipment: A deluxe backscratcher. Don’t leave home without.

CB radio: Do you even need one? You might want to save it for last, if you decide to get one.

You didn’t mention it, but you should get a really good Bluetooth headset. Blue Parrot?

The back scratcher: (Tom files his on the grinder, sharpish!) Thumbs UP~!! Parrot .. Blue tooth.. indeed. We've been through MANY and, sure wanna see YOURS! In your TRUCK!

Please, Mr. BK ... 'This is how we DO It .....

  • Click 'PHOTO' when you open a new reply ...
  • Blue box says: "Upload A New Photo"
  • Click that button, it will browse your phone or PC or tablet ... search it, select it.
  • "Please Enter a Caption of ... less.... " do so. WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT!!
  • CLICK GO. You will see a thumbnail to the right.
  • ERGO, PIC!

Always 'trying' to help, Mr. BK!

~ Anne ~

ps: Nina!!! Knowing a tad bit'o'code ... hehehe!!

pps: Saved photo courtesy of IDMtnGal (Ms. Laura) ... credits always!

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Thank you so much Bruce. :)

Back scratcher is a good idea lol.

And luckily, I have a Blue Parrot headset already.

Number one most essential piece of equipment: A deluxe backscratcher. Don’t leave home without.

CB radio: Do you even need one? You might want to save it for last, if you decide to get one.

You didn’t mention it, but you should get a really good Bluetooth headset. Blue Parrot?

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Code is always good to know, thanks Anne! :)

Also thanks for the picture of the apps, those will be good to have for sure.

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Number one most essential piece of equipment: A deluxe backscratcher. Don’t leave home without.

CB radio: Do you even need one? You might want to save it for last, if you decide to get one.

You didn’t mention it, but you should get a really good Bluetooth headset. Blue Parrot?

double-quotes-end.png

The back scratcher: (Tom files his on the grinder, sharpish!) Thumbs UP~!! Parrot .. Blue tooth.. indeed. We've been through MANY and, sure wanna see YOURS! In your TRUCK!

Please, Mr. BK ... 'This is how we DO It .....

  • Click 'PHOTO' when you open a new reply ...
  • Blue box says: "Upload A New Photo"
  • Click that button, it will browse your phone or PC or tablet ... search it, select it.
  • "Please Enter a Caption of ... less.... " do so. WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT!!
  • CLICK GO. You will see a thumbnail to the right.
  • ERGO, PIC!

Always 'trying' to help, Mr. BK!

~ Anne ~

ps: Nina!!! Knowing a tad bit'o'code ... hehehe!!

pps: Saved photo courtesy of IDMtnGal (Ms. Laura) ... credits always!

0804560001647402013.jpg

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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One more question: I am doing affidavits for time not covered by W-2's.

Are there templates kicking around online somewhere? I have no clue what I should ask people to write, which format, what it must include etc.

Have been hired off resume since the 90's, and in the 90's & before, either a simple application or just walk in the door & get hired.

Got no problem with app, accounting for time, describing experience, listing references etc. etc. Those affidavits are my only complete unknown.

I have scoured the internet, and found nothing, so my search words are probably off.

Thank you much. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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One more question, as I am in private school.

As this is against recommended practice, should I delay starting my diary until I hire on with an employer? Also, if I was to do a school diary and I list the school's name, would that be against the board rules, i.e. advertising?

Thank you all so so much!

Lil'Red.

Hay, Lil'Red; In reply to this (which I missed earlier, sorry!) That's totally up to you. As you'll see IN the diary section, there's at least one active TT member, currently DOING an in school diary. We'd love one that's company specific, later, too!!!

One more question: I am doing affidavits for time not covered by W-2's.

Are there templates kicking around online somewhere? I have no clue what I should ask people to write, which format, what it must include etc.

Have been hired off resume since the 90's, and in the 90's & before, either a simple application or just walk in the door & get hired.

Got no problem with app, accounting for time, describing experience, listing references etc. etc. Those affidavits are my only complete unknown.

I have scoured the internet, and found nothing, so my search words are probably off.

Thank you much. :)

I did some browsing on this for ya, too; here's what I came up with: Employment Gap Affidavit

That was the search terms I actually used, in the hyperlink.

Hope this helps, girl!!

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Thanks Anne. :) For some reason I had not found that one... I see they will help you with it, so that is great news! Better I would think than using a template word doc from the web & amending it. :)

Appreciate it!

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One more question, as I am in private school.

As this is against recommended practice, should I delay starting my diary until I hire on with an employer? Also, if I was to do a school diary and I list the school's name, would that be against the board rules, i.e. advertising?

Thank you all so so much!

Lil'Red.

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Hay, Lil'Red; In reply to this (which I missed earlier, sorry!) That's totally up to you. As you'll see IN the diary section, there's at least one active TT member, currently DOING an in school diary. We'd love one that's company specific, later, too!!!

double-quotes-start.png

One more question: I am doing affidavits for time not covered by W-2's.

Are there templates kicking around online somewhere? I have no clue what I should ask people to write, which format, what it must include etc.

Have been hired off resume since the 90's, and in the 90's & before, either a simple application or just walk in the door & get hired.

Got no problem with app, accounting for time, describing experience, listing references etc. etc. Those affidavits are my only complete unknown.

I have scoured the internet, and found nothing, so my search words are probably off.

Thank you much. :)

double-quotes-end.png

I did some browsing on this for ya, too; here's what I came up with: Employment Gap Affidavit

That was the search terms I actually used, in the hyperlink.

Hope this helps, girl!!

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Hay, Lil'Red; In reply to this (which I missed earlier, sorry!) That's totally up to you. As you'll see IN the diary section, there's at least one active TT member, currently DOING an in school diary. We'd love one that's company specific, later, too!!!

He is doing a private school diary? --If so, I'll totally do that. I think folks can benefit from learning about the school's program & features while researching. I'll follow his suit in listing or leaving out the name.

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