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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just to make a long story endless, I set a personal miles record today. 652 miles, beating my previous best by 5 miles. I still had 30 minutes on my clock, but I was at my planned parking area so I didn’t want to press my luck.

I would have hit 700 but I got caught up in a big traffic stoppage due to a rolled over truck on I40 in Arkansas. Cost me about 1 hour.

Altogether, there were 4 trucks off the road today that I passed in Arkansas. Good day for the heavy duty wreckers. And probably 4 drivers checking to see if McDonalds is still hiring.

You are entering into LAURA territory, haha! @IDMtnGal .... you've got a 'contester!'

Good for you, my BK!!!

~ Anne ~

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. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Several things I learned today:

Appointment time is extremely critical.

Get “ahead” of the load, schedule wise. Better to hurry and wait than to be late.

Get the required temperature determined before leaving the shipper. If there is any discrepancy between the BOL and the shipper , contact your fleet manager before leaving the shipper. Document everything, leave a paper trail.

A ruined load could cost the company about 6 figures in damages.

Success is a team effort between the driver and the company. As it should be.

Not all top executives wear suits and toes.

To all you experienced reefer drivers: helpful advice?

Bumping, wondering, and hoping all is WELL, BK!!!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

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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.

Fleet Manager:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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You are entering into LAURA territory, haha! @IDMtnGal .... you've got a 'contester!'

Good for you, my BK!!!

~ Anne ~

Bruce has a ways to catch up with me. My personal best was a couple months ago on a good weather, slow traffic day going across WY and NE. I did 762 in 10 hours 47 minutes. I usually do between 725 to 745 going across UT, WY and NE. Can't do those miles back east, although I generally get 675 or so back there. Then again, I have a 75 mph truck.

Laura

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.
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