Celebrating 1 Year Total In Trucking This Week

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Congrats man!

Moe's Comment
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Logged in today to the kind words on this thread, thank you everyone who took time to comment and congratulate. It has been a challenging road, but a one worth persevering on.

In answer to the two questions:

Packrat - my next goals honestly are just to work with marten for as long as I can and get good road and seat time. I’ve thought about hazmat in the future but right now I need more seat time and experience. Not only that but I need to get this move sorted out, my finances wuth Marten will make that piece of things easier, moving is not cheap!

Mr Harvey - I arrive in at our Mira Loma (same thing) terminal tommorrow afternoonish or early evening after delivery. I need to see where the next load takes me. Don’t thing I’ll be able to meet up. Most drivers only do an overnight there unless dispatch has them helping out with local deliveries. My next load will be routing me back up to the Pacific NW so I can start hometime next week and I typically run SEATAC the few days before going home, a lotta loads up there behind due to driver shortage.

Thanks again y’all keep trucking and moving forward! Speaking of which the 10 is done (a bit over I admit due to a restless night but I’m refreshed now) and I gotta pretrip and get moving!

Moe

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

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.
Old School's Comment
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A big congratulations from me Moe! dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif

I love seeing these success stories. Getting this career started is not easy. Keeping it going isn't easy either. So far you've managed through the most difficult parts.

Keep on trucking brutha!

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