My Prime TNT Progress Updates

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Dennis L's Comment
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Robert didn’t arrive to our 01 Loc customer until almost 01:00 CDT on 04/16/22.

He was delayed because had to divert to Van Buren, AR to get a trailer washout.

I got up and helped with the D&H of the trailers. We were ready to depart at 02:00 with me driving with a full 70 clock available following a 34- reset.

It took me 1h 48m to get to I-30E from De Queen, AR. It was slow going. Cruising at Interstate speed now all the way to our 90 Loc.

I’ve stopped for my 30 mins break at 06:05 CDT at Hazen, AR on I-40E.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dennis L's Comment
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I finished driving 490 miles in 9h 6m (~54 mph avg). Parked to switch drivers since 11:40 CDT a little ways west of Nashville.

Song lyric quote of the day:

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” Kris Kristofferson, “Me and Bobby McGee@

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04/16/22 continues

Robert started driving at 12:40 CDT.

Our next load pre-plan came in early. It is a same day pickup and delivery on 04/17/22. The 01 Loc D&H is in Cincinnati (15 miles) at 10:00 EDT. The 90 Loc D&H is in Wintersville, OH (239 miles) up to 23:59 EDT. Total miles are 254.

My TNT miles update: Wk 6 (in progress) = 759 (04/13 dispatched) Total = 22,162 (04/15 completed) Wk 6 load 913 miles (04/15 dispatched) Total 🟰 23,075 (04/17 complete) Wk 6 load 254 miles (04/17 same day) Total 🟰 23,329 miles (04/17 complete)

At least this same day job is D&H at both ends. I hope we are given something more substantial after this to start Sunday night or early Monday.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Dennis L's Comment
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04/16/22 wrap

Robert is parking at 19:05 CDT at a truck stop about 19 miles from our customer.

I will need to get up at 03:00 CDT to be driving by 03:30 CDT to arrive at the security gate checkpoint by 04:00 CDT (one hour before our appointment time of 05:00 CDT).

Dennis L's Comment
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04/17/22 I got up at 02:40 CDT.

Started driving at 03:24 CDT. Drove 20 miles to Loc 90 customer in 32 mins.

Arrived Kroger’s security gate at 03:56 CDT (04:56 EDT).

Checked in with Receiving. Appointment time was 05:00 CDT (06:00 EDT).

Docked at 04:21 CDT (05:21 EDT)

Red dock light at 05:02 CDT (06:02 EDT). Start unloading.

Green dock light at 06:03 CDT (07:03 EDT). Finished unloading.

Paperwork ready at 07:24 CDT (08:24 EDT).

Submit Depart Loc 90 receiver macro at 07:53 CDT (08:53EDT).

Return to Flying J at Lebanon, OH (20 miles) at 08:41 CDT for reefer fuel and blow out trailer for next customer D&H. Only truck stop in area.

Depart for next Loc 01 shipper in Cincinnati at 09:26 CDT (10:30 EDT).

Arrived at 10:15 CDT. Completed our D&H to pick up a load of canned fruit juices.

Depart at 10:14 CDT for our Loc 90 Walmart DC receiver in Wintersville, OH for a D&H. This load has a delivery time up to 23:59 EDT tonight, so we stopped at 14:21 CDT at a Love’s about 80 miles from customer to switch drivers and take showers.

I drove 222 miles today in 4H 48m (46.25 mph avg). The average speed seems low, but there was a lot of side street driving to customers plus an accident on I-70E had traffic slowed down.

Robert driving now from 13:45 CDT to complete the D&H in Wintersville.

Our next load pre-plan came in. This is a nice one. Our Loc 10 shipper is in Reynoldsburg, OH (126 miles empty) for a D&H. It is going to a Loc 90 receiver in Portland, OR (2,383 miles loaded) for a live unload(?).

The Loc 01 pickup appointment time is 18:00 EDT on 04/18/22. This is our second load from this shipper location (and third overall). It has parking on site, so Robert will drive there tonight to wait. It is very possible that the loaded trailer will be ready early. That has been our experience.

The Loc 90 delivery appointment is at 09:00 PDT on 04/21/22. We will likely arrive Wednesday night. Will have to work with dispatch and Sales for an early delivery or possible D&H.

Total dispatch miles will be 2,509.

This will bring my TNT total to 25,838 on 04/21/22. One more week after that should nearly do it.

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Dennis L's Comment
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Ps correction- I departed our new Loc 01 at 11:14 CDT (not 10:14 CDT).

Dennis L's Comment
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04/17/22 continues and wrap

A favorite song lyric for Easter Sunday:

“Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson, 1972

Why me Lord? What have I ever done To deserve even one Of the pleasure I've known?

Tell me, Lord What did I ever do That was worth lovin' you For the kindness you've shown?

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Try me, Lord If you think there's a way I can try to repay All I've taken from you

Maybe, Lord I can show someone else What I've been through myself On my way back to you

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I've needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I've needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Jesus My soul's in your hands

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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04/17/22 continues and wrap

A favorite song lyric for Easter Sunday:

“Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson, 1972

Why me Lord? What have I ever done To deserve even one Of the pleasure I've known?

Tell me, Lord What did I ever do That was worth lovin' you For the kindness you've shown?

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Try me, Lord If you think there's a way I can try to repay All I've taken from you

Maybe, Lord I can show someone else What I've been through myself On my way back to you

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I've needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Lord help me, Jesus I've wasted it so Help me, Jesus I know what I am

But now that I know That I've needed you so Help me, Jesus My soul's in your hands

Jesus My soul's in your hands

Excellent find, good sir. 'Jesus was a Capricorn' album. Why Me?

Thank you for sharing; We hope you & yours had a BLESSED Easter, as well!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: On the flip side (song wise...) the song 'Why Not Me?' came to my song brain, too!

Dennis L's Comment
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04/18/22

Robert parked last night at a TA in Hebron, OH after getting a trailer washout.

He told me that I might like to eat here in the morning before we go on to our customer in Reynoldsburg. Our trailer may not be ready until 18:00 EDT anyway (unless we get lucky again).

I woke up at 08:00 EDT after a good sleep in a stationary truck. It is raining here and some snowy weather to NE.

Robert made a good choice to stay here for the night. This TA has a Bob Evans restaurant open for breakfast. It even offers banana nut bread. My Mom used to make great banana nut bread (wiping a tear away as I remember it).

Dennis L's Comment
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On the road with Robert driving at 10:10 EDT for our Loc 01 customer to park there while waiting for our loaded trailer.

Robert was up cleaning the truck while I was having breakfast. Looks a lot better. I do help to brush off the floor, dust, put out trash, clean windows, etc. This time he mopped the floors.

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