Developing Preferences For Warm Weather

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Love the reference to country boy can survive.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thats insane that they were still jumping in. I wonder how many got frosbite and dismemberment?!😨

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OMG. I’ll stop my wimpy whining.

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Haha!!! Yeah, you gotta really enjoy the cold up here. The winds come down out of Canada, down through Montana and don’t stop until they hit Chicago. Even pulling grain hoppers gets to be a challenge at times because although all we do is roll the tarp open and closed, it doesn’t want to cooperate at those temps. The open deck guys wind up leaving out with folded sheets of frozen tarps because rolling them is an absolute pain. There’s a city up northwest of Duluth that does their polar bear challenge on New Year’s Day. A few years back, the wind chill was -65 when they had it and those crazy fools were still out there diving right in.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Love the reference to country boy can survive.

Always!!! :) All TIME favorite! :) Thanks!

Yes, I can skin a buck & run a trot line, too! Tom's taught me a LOT. Love this life.

Toby Keith's rendition when Hank Jr. fell ... still makes me emotional! A Country Boy CAN Survive! Ajax Mountain.

Saw Blake Shelton do it LIVE at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, circa 2008/09 ! Pretty dang good; Bocephus Jr. is the best, tho!!!

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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^^^^^^ Davy,^^^^^^

See why Ohio is a 'happy medium?!?'

*wink wink!*

~ Anne ~

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Last week working in my orchard here in California I was cold and sniffling, foggy cold weather chills my bones more than some of the dry cold weather I've experienced when I visited some colder areas a couple of times. Today I had to take off my cap and jacket and was still getting hot with a flannel shirt one, should have been in a t-shirt. I hope we've got more days like this later this week. My sister and I were both talking how, for us, at least, we've become more sensitive to cold as we got older. Our son Michael often has his bedroom window open while we have the heater running. A month bag he ended home time without taking a jacket and realized that was a mistake when he got back to Utah, LOL.

Banks's Comment
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We're running Monday's linehaul today to stay ahead of the snow storm on its way. I was supposed to run a meet at Fredericksburg, VA. Got cancelled due to lack of freight and I'm not complaining.

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I'm going to take the day to update my overnight bag (for just in case) and watch movies with the family.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
PackRat's Comment
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Yeah, but was that the high or the low temp? Personally if it's not any lower than -10, I'm okay with the weather. I would rather be cold than hot.

Banks's Comment
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Yeah, but was that the high or the low temp? Personally if it's not any lower than -10, I'm okay with the weather. I would rather be cold than hot.

3 is the warmest it's going to be today, feels like -10. It'll go lower as the day goes on and tomorrow the snow fun begins. 12-15 inches, but it's usually more due to elevation.

Davy A.'s Comment
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The storm that's coming in will bring snow all the way down to Alabama and even Louisiana. It's a pretty rare event.

So far, my DM is doing a good job if keeping me south. Loads have had a lot of time on them but better than not running at all or worse yet, wrecking. We've had a lot of accidents in the last few weeks, particularly in the north and west.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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3 is the warmest it's going to be today, feels like -10. It'll go lower as the day goes on and tomorrow the snow fun begins. 12-15 inches, but it's usually more due to elevation.

FedEx drivers are afraid of a little snow.... rofl-2.gif

We are getting lucky and the storm missed us. I think I would call off until May if we got that much.

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