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Victor C. II's Comment
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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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What’s happening Victor?

So I graduated on the 1 and wawas flown out to Pittsburg, PA to get my rig but then snow, ice was not nice, so I said the hotel will suffice till Monday and ta da I got my first load. Tcall to Connecticut. Dont know if I want to do that again haha. Tight as an acute angle. Sheesh. Then my second load which is an untarped load is lumber from Petersborough, New Hamshire. 48000 lbs almost. Pictures are coming...

Yeah, hun! Enough with the pix & selfies, haha!!!

WE WANT UPDATES, MAN!!!!

Wish you well,

~ Anne ~ (and ALL of TT!)

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Then an update you shall get lol. Where shall I start? Oh I know. So after I went home the first time around with trailer 32167, I went back out for about a week but within that span of a week, I got my first ever workers compensation worthy injury. Uggghhhh. Oldschool and Packrat and our moderators that have done flatbead please tell me if this is a normal way to injury oneself. The novel goes "So I was workin at a SAPA Extrusions plant and course they have way to many restrictions on what a flatbedder can do with their load. They want you to wear like all your Personal Protection Equipment plus a long sleeve shirt and that shirt gets real hot and top it off with I had already had a real stressful day because I got a stomach virus or took way too much vitamin C and so in and out of the bathroom and was real hard on my body before I even got there. I believe they must have changed SAPA Extrusions to Hydro Extrusions either way I shall continue on the matter; So I got up at 6 and did not even get to sleep other than for like a half hour around 3:30am and then really started around 5:45am because I did not really know what I was doing at this particular shipper and the tarps I did not really know how to use their machine and no one was there around 9 that knew what they were doing with the machine. So I basically roughed it out and also I carried the tarps instead of rolled them to where I needed so I am thinking that may have stressed my shoulder a bit much. I was up practically 24 hours and to top that off I could not go anywhere till my 10 was up unless I went 4 miles per hour.

Well around 7am, I get a knock on the door and I go to get up and my shoulder just pops and what I gathered got back into place. It is much too sore sometimes to lift horizontally level with my neck. I have beem addressing the circumstance with utmost caution or at least I try to."

I gather this may have just been my stupidity or nubishness to this. Anyhow, I am on Meltons light duty. Nice thing is I can keep my rig. Im not happy about this injury. Painful.

However I did get a complementary phone ring from Mrs. Angie Buchanan because I made a thoughtful message about getting some customers that I noticed we were not servicing and I am eager to find out if we have gained some more good business. They were construction equipment, farm equipment, and industrial equipment. We serviced just a few of what I suggested. I am very business minded. She even said I could call her just to talk about business ideas when I desire. Thats exciting!

Prayerfully gonna do better. Prayerfully.

Sincerely yours, Victor J. Canfield II

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

G-Town's Comment
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How’s it going Victor.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Hey Gtown! So its been 3 weeks and its going to be another week before I get possibly released from light duty after my shoulder injury. They want to do a mri and today because there was two gentlmen both Airforce veterans needing to go to Cincinnati, Ohio I had to reschedule. Now its on the 29th at 745 8am. I have been recovering truck from garages and dealerships. Thats about all. Been in many hotels. I spent a night in a Park Inn built in the 1970s as a luxury hotel. I had a jacuzzi and man it was different and nice. How are you all?

How’s it going Victor.

G-Town's Comment
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Victor is this a workman’s comp injury? Sounds like it should be. Odd that they are doing an MRI 3 weeks after it happened.

I have a partially torn rotator cuff; a hold over from decades of playing baseball... I know all too well what you are dealing with.

Best wishes for a full recovery.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thanks Gtown. Yeah it is weird. Now they pushed it out for the 29th I tthink. All because of two truckers needing to go to the airport and a recovery truck and they could've gotten a uber but good thing I did not since now they needed my insurance because workers comp was approved with a claim cause its from Oklahoma. Sigh. But I am enjoying watching Shipping Wars, Oscars and going to a Catholic Church and learning their worship style.

Victor is this a workman’s comp injury? Sounds like it should be. Odd that they are doing an MRI 3 weeks after it happened.

I have a partially torn rotator cuff; a hold over from decades of playing baseball... I know all too well what you are dealing with.

Best wishes for a full recovery.

Victor C. II's Comment
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So just an update, I had to be flown out to Tulsa, Oklahoma to get my mri that I then found out was not necessary and then I got my truck which was a T680 that had just been overhauled and detailed. I got my FIRST step deck load and then started to plan my route and finish taking care of things necessary for flatbed with my new truck. I get going and the place where I selected to get my fuel was suppost to be down my route. Found out it took me to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and then back towards Virginia where I was suppost to be going in the first place 🤨. I ended up stopping at Chateau, Oklahoma and spending the night which was 126 miles away from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I get a qaulcomm message, Victor call Russell (Russell Robertson) at that time I was getting a new bluetooth set. Gonna have to return it though. So then I see I have two messages and the second one is Victor bring the load back there's something wrong with it.

So I thought that a bit weird but ok. So I do my pretrip and get up the road. I get to the terminal and go through the check point to make sure the truck is in good working order and do all my duties as is required in that situation and I take the load drop it cause they said they would get me another one; then I get another message saying go see Russell. Ok. So I take the truck to door 8 at the garage for some repairs. I go into the main building to see Russell and I am told he is running behind so I get lunch.

Russell gets back and I go to see him and he says have a seat I'll be with you shortly and I asked if this was a good or bad thing and he says bad. And in my mind I am like ????. So he gets things done calls me in and we go to this room. He basically said that because I turned in a trailer that I had switched the lines on BY ACCIDENT mind you but genuinely thought there was a problem; it did cost a few days in a hotel I originally paid for but they reimbursed me and the van that I thought had a wheel bearing going bad and then found out whoops nope and then the accidental mishap going the wrong direction that it had added up and he was gonna give me the option of resigning or being let go. Now I had told him during the meeting that I would definitely improve and that it was just an mishap, but he insisted it was not up for debate. So I chose to resign. But Russell the caring man that he is, suggested me over to where a lot and I mean a lot of former Meltonators go after Melton is Paul Transportation Inc. It is not even two blocks away from Melton. Lot of good friends with Russell is there too! Also they helped me understand why he did what he did and I am genuinely excited to work with these amazing people.

Im sad about the story ending with Melton maybe temporarily but I have learned so much from Paul Transportation and so its actually gone to my benefit!

Hope this is a good update. Ill make a diary for Paul Transportation here today sometime.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
George B.'s Comment
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Wow! Best of luck. Go Paul Transportation!good-luck.gif

Victor C. II's Comment
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I know right! But another door yyet opened! So they had to send me home because my recruiter misunderstood that I needed to go on campus for my first semester at Liberty and it just was not going to be a good fit.

Made a couple calls and Payne Transportation said they are willing to take me on even with the school coming up!

Wow! Best of luck. Go Paul Transportation!good-luck.gif

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