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Correction, the original destination was Olive Branch, MS; not Mount Olive. Not that it really matters now anyway.

Grrrrrrrrr

Dennis L's Comment
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We are loaded at 19:30 finishing paperwork.

I’m going to drive to receiver location now and park there until appointment time. This way we have time to deal with an unexpected events in route.

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I started driving at 18:44 CDT (finished loading at 18:30 CDT) and arrived at Loc 90 receiver at 22:33 CDT.

207 miles in 3h 54m (53 mph avg cruising at 60 mph). The first hour was heavy rain, then intermittent. Makes for nice nighttime driving (ha ha).

Checked in with Security Guard, instructed where to park for the night. The Yard Dog will come tell us when ready with a door for us. Our appointment isn’t until 12:00 CDT on 04/12/22; so could be +/-13 hours to wait.

I notified Dispatch that we arrived to location and also called the shipper’s security command center that we had arrived. I have to call them again when we break the seal.

Since we are here so early, maybe they will take pity on us to get unloaded early.

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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.

Dennis L's Comment
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It’s 23:45 CDT. The Yard Dog comes by to tell they want us in Door 23. He will spot the trailer for me because it is a blindside back only.

I gladly accepted his offer and dropped the trailer, then got back under it to wait to be told when to break the seal and bump the dock.

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04/12/22

I had laid down at 01:00 CDT. At 02:45 CDT I was awakened by knocking on my door.

To my great pleasure I was told that it was time to break the seal and start unloading.

There was a trailer parked next to me, so I had to pull forward far enough to be able to swing my trailer doors open.

Thankfully Robert’s Abloy lock chose not to fight me this time and came off easily.

Bumped the dock at 02:55 CDT and unload in progress.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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04/12/22 continues

Got the green dock light at 03:32 CDT. Was handed my BOLs.

Pulled out of the dock and parked to close up trailer and complete paperwork.

Depart receiver location macro submitted at 03:53 CDT.

Currently not dispatched, so used PC to find parking at nearby Love’s or Sheetz, both ~2 miles away. Love’s was full, so ended up at Sheetz parked at 04:39 CDT.

My 10-hr break reset should be over by 09:16 CDT (use of PC to locate parking post customer instead of Driving preserved my break).

Now we sit here until a new pre-plan load assignment comes in. At least we are finished ~7.5 hours ahead of the scheduled appointment time.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dennis L's Comment
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Our next load assignment came in about 07:00 CDT.

We do a D&H at 01 Loc shipper about 13 miles away in Columbus with appointment time of 18:30 EDT on 04/12/22. The 90 Loc receiver is a Live Unload in St Paul, MN at 14:00 CDT on 04/13/22. There is overnight parking at both locations.

Total miles is 717.

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.

Dennis L's Comment
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Arrived at our new 01 Loc at 09:21 CDT. Dropped our empty. Checked in at Shipping and our loaded trailer is ready to go now. Yahoo!

Hooked up and ready to roll at 10:15 CDT. with Robert driving.

I guess this has all worked out okay in the end.

Time for me to go to sleep.

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04/12/22 continues

Robert arrived at our scheduled fuel stop at a Pilot in Gary, IN at ~16:35 CDT.

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Rolling again at 17:22 CDT.

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