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Old School's Comment
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So glad to hear things are going well. I know Jeremy. You'll learn a lot while with him. I left out of Delhi tonight with a four stop load that ends in Wausau, Wisconsin.

TwoSides11's Comment
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I'm glad they found a flatbed driver for you to train with. You will soon skyrocket past me with knowledge and I will be asking you for advice lol. Those Conestoga trailers are nice and easy but you will need training with those tarps. Seems like you have a good trainer to understand that and request loads that need to be tarped for your next run.

Hope all goes well and I'm sure it will. Good luck, be safe and get plenty of rest as you already know this work can wear you out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Glenbob's Comment
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Had a great 2wks with my trainer. Logged right at 4,400 miles behind the wheel in 8 days. Set to take test at the terminal on Monday. Hopefully, truck assignment at the same time. Still a little concerned about tarping loads. Not from a doing it point but the physical aspect of lifting above shoulder high. I’ve had a bad right should for a number of years related to my military service. I can handle shoulder high just not above. Worst comes to worst I guess there is always dry van. Any way I’ll cross that bridge if it becomes a issue.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Had a great 2wks with my trainer. Logged right at 4,400 miles behind the wheel in 8 days. Set to take test at the terminal on Monday. Hopefully, truck assignment at the same time. Still a little concerned about tarping loads. Not from a doing it point but the physical aspect of lifting above shoulder high. I’ve had a bad right should for a number of years related to my military service. I can handle shoulder high just not above. Worst comes to worst I guess there is always dry van. Any way I’ll cross that bridge if it becomes a issue.

How DID that test go, GlenBob?!? I'm betting you nailed it!!

Any pix of the truck ?!?

I tore my rotator cuff about 6 months ago, and believe it or not, it's STILL on the mend. I can LIFT stuff, just don't have full ROM. Hope that all worked out for ya, man!

Let us know~

~ Anne ~

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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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Glenbob's Comment
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I’ve been busy since getting off the truck with the trainer. Monday was spent at the terminal largely waiting and more waiting. Finally had road test and two backing evolutions which were uneventful. One between cones one between trailers. Finally truck assignment. Let me say up front I did not expect a new truck. However, neither did I expect the first two on the list. Ended up with a late 18/19 Volvo 347k. After my first 1k since assigned I’ve come to the conclusion we both have a little age and wear. But overall I’m happy with it. For you Knight guys 522803. On the funny side first scale house stop. Guy ask what a you hauling, me aluminum green light comes on as I roll away I hit the window button and nothing happens. It’s only 46 degrees outside and 65 mph doesn’t get any warmer. Find a safe place to pull over and for what seemed like 30 minutes I pull up on it nothing. I sit and ponder what next it’s 1am. I walk around the truck taking in the fresh cool air. Debate myself about what I can block the hole with. Climb back into the cab slam the door and the damn window slowly very slowly creeps up. So far today it’s worked every time. A little over 500 miles today ready to call it a day. Will try and post tomorrow’s adventures when I stop for the day.

Anne, those shoulder surgeries are a bear sometimes. My Dr has been reminding me I’m not getting any younger. Something about taking longer to heal. Lol. Take it easy they are brutal if have to redo. My neighbor fell on his about 3wks after surgery. I saw what he had to go through.

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Lol about the Volvo. I just don't get along with everything but the drivetrain on the Helga's. The loaner I had did that with the window too. I'd let your DM know, pretty important to have it functional. Congrats on passing.

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.
Glenbob's Comment
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Completed my first load yesterday 11:30ish logged 618 on the odometer before shutting down for the evening. Needless to say I didn’t have any trouble going to sleep. Bad part was an hour and half from sleeping in my own bed. Head back to Delhi for a load to South FL that changed 3 times. Now I’m doing a reset in beautiful Delhi. Lol. Long story but short version shipper is short handed.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Glenbob!

Glad to see you out on your own now. Keep the big picture in mind - there will be challenging times ahead. Don't let the little problems convince you they are big problems. Trucking has issues we all deal with. Learn to make things happen in your favor out here - that will see you through a lot of things this business throws at you.

Glenbob's Comment
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Sorry for the slack in posting. I’ve been out a couple of weeks nursing a shoulder. Then we had some family life stuff crop up. Dr gave the all clear last Friday the 25th. Hit the road today a 3 stop journey. I’ve had to switch over to dry van. Enjoyed the flatbed just not physically able at this point in life. Everyone take care and I’ll try and improve on posting.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Sorry for the slack in posting. I’ve been out a couple of weeks nursing a shoulder. Then we had some family life stuff crop up. Dr gave the all clear last Friday the 25th. Hit the road today a 3 stop journey. I’ve had to switch over to dry van. Enjoyed the flatbed just not physically able at this point in life. Everyone take care and I’ll try and improve on posting.

Glenbob, we missed you & were wondering; glad you are back in the saddle!

Flatbed sure isn't for everyone; you are fortunate to have started with a company that has both, for sure!

Hope that shoulder doesn't haunt you too long; I'm still nursing a torn rotator cuff from last year; G'Town has mentioned his, from 10 years ago, still crops up. Yeah, flatbed probably wouldn't be feasible after that, sadly. No shame in Dry Van , mi mano!

Hope you post more, as you can!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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