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G-Town's Comment
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Oh yeah!

HaHa..

Growing up with those Haines and Kibblehouse r-series Macks driving around makes a boy dream of becoming a Trucker :)

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…and the sound.

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There's just something about the color green and Macks that go well together. :)

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Our kind of close quarter maneuvering…

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Running the loader at a job site…

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Wile E.'s Comment
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First truck I drove was a Sidewinder. The pic isn't the truck I drove, but it looks a lot like the one I drove, right down to the color, for the now-defunct St. Joe Paper Co.

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G-Town's Comment
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U-600. Such an odd setup. Mack also made a construction version of this called a DM-600.

Thanks for sharing.

First truck I drove was a Sidewinder. The pic isn't the truck I drove, but it looks a lot like the one I drove, right down to the color, for the now-defunct St. Joe Paper Co.

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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.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Sadly I’m not currently driving a Mack, I’m slip seating an auto 2018 Freightliner Cascadia with one of the day drivers.

Some of our trucks/trailers stay hooked in the doors. All of the other trucks that unhook everyday are shared by the night drivers. All the Macks were spoken for so I picked the newest/cleanest looking Freightliner. We fuel up, top off fluids as needed, grease the 5th wheel and get general maintenance/repairs done at the terminal in Carlisle while we’re there.

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.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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G'Town,

In viewing videos, and extremely grateful; I am too naive to embed!!

Any updates for us here?

Also, a question for ya, G. You've run so many facets and having HAD your LTL time, as well, HOW could this even happen?

I couldn't find the LTL thread to really 'ask' in.. so I figured ask YOU..? Rear Pup Fail

If y'all could guide me to the LTL thread, I'll ask there, too. Just HOW?

Thanks always,

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
G-Town's Comment
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Anne asked what would cause this to happen:

Rear Pup Fail

Could be any number of things;

Brakes on trailing unit not working properly (not checked during PTI)

Trailing unit much heavier than lead unit

Trailing unit loaded unevenly and/or load shifted

Load not secured properly

Too much speed

My guess, a bit too much speed with one other possible cause.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Anne asked what would cause this to happen:

Rear Pup Fail

Could be any number of things;

Brakes on trailing unit not working properly (not checked during PTI)

Trailing unit much heavier than lead unit

Trailing unit loaded unevenly and/or load shifted

Load not secured properly

Too much speed

My guess, a bit too much speed with one other possible cause.

TYSM, G'Boss! (New name; change it, haha!)

I really appreciate it. Awful, how the lil'ole' ladies just were at the wrong place/wrong time.

So, the lead should be the heaviest; I remember that from Tom's FXF/LH days. Man, that was awful. For the most part, carelessness on the driver's part, yes? (Rhetoric question; no need to answer, LoL!) I've never seen that happen, without wind or another factor; looks like a smallish city.

Always learning!

~ Anne ~

ps: (If you want to post in that LTL thread that behooves me, for the LTL guys to see, you may!)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Sadly I’m not currently driving a Mack, I’m slip seating an auto 2018 Freightliner Cascadia with one of the day drivers.

Some of our trucks/trailers stay hooked in the doors. All of the other trucks that unhook everyday are shared by the night drivers. All the Macks were spoken for so I picked the newest/cleanest looking Freightliner. We fuel up, top off fluids as needed, grease the 5th wheel and get general maintenance/repairs done at the terminal in Carlisle while we’re there.

D'Dave;

You haven't checked IN .. in a bit; this was your last post!

Is all still going well??? Are you in a Mack yet ??? Inquiring minds, and all!

Please update; even in your other thread, in diaries; it's been too long!

Hope all is well, good sir.

~ Anne ~

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.

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