Nice Fat 2400 Mile Load And A Challenging Run That I Felt Good About Completing.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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My DM saw it come up and grabbed it for me as soon as he saw it. We both were laughing and said "Yeah, we gotta do this". Should be fun. In the grand scheme of things, its not super important, I technically can make more with 4 or 5 five to six hundred mile runs, but its fun to have a nice big run that looks impressive. My terminal manager said she wanted me to do it as well. I asked her if she could fly me to Denver for my home time and back, as it wouldnt leave me time to get back home after the load. Sounds like she is good with that.

I just finished a load to Emeryville CA, which is essentially Oakland CA. It used to be an industrial area, but its now a trendy outside mall area. Its tight getting in there and traffic can be utterly insane. I grew up in the bay area, driving east bay is a challenge in a car, let alone a truck. It was an obstacle course getting in and out and then having to deal with Monday morning bay area traffic. I breazed through it. Traffic was very sporting. It was fun and exciting. I remember that I did a hot load at a hotel in Los Alamos early on in my solo training miles, OS had said words to the effect that as I went on, I would find more challenges but be able to do them with confidence as I grew.

Driving out of the bay area with the sun coming up, I kind of looked around and it was one of those moments that made me really love this career and reaffirms what he said and why I chose trucking.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
George B.'s Comment
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smile.gif I can relate. Kind of an eerie calm feeling that basically Just puts a smile on ones face!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Nice assignment Davy. How many stops?

Davy A.'s Comment
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Nice assignment Davy. How many stops?

Pick up the load in Los Angeles, drop in Florida.

Pianoman's Comment
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That's a sick run lol. IIRC longest run I ever did was from Oregon to New York, somewhere around 2000 miles. It's been a loooooong time since I did a long run like that

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Davy A.'s Comment
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Pianoman's Comment
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Wow that's one of the longest I've ever seen

George B.'s Comment
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Cant get thru Texas in a friggin shift!

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