New Chapter In My Life

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations! Sounds like it will be a good gig for you.

OD is selling some gently used day cabs if you change your mind and want to give Mr. Packrat a job.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PackRat's Comment
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OD is selling some gently used day cabs if you change your mind and want to give Mr. Packrat a job.

There is no lane, freight, benefits or amount of money to make that happen. Ever.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PJ's Comment
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Thanks Bobcat, I appreciate the heads up, lol.

I could have pictured senior chief driving a white volvo.

I drove it on several loads and I was amazed at how stupid and shallow some people are. The bling and chrome are just that. I was treated very differently depending which truck I was in. I always wore the same clothes and conducted business the same way. Same driver just different trucks.

In the end, the brand of truck makes little difference. Does the person operating it make things happen is the true question. I do what I do based on good business practices, for the most part, lol.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Congratulations PJ. The older we get, the more we value quality time at home. Even if the pay is slightly less, you'll win. Success isn't measured by how much money you make or how many miles you log. Good luck!

You are so right Turtle. I'm looking to go with another company and was talking with a friend that said I could do better money wise. Yeah, probably, but home time is more important...esp relying on a friend to help me with my land that's up for sale and getting the house and land ready for sale.

Laura

Sid V.'s Comment
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Congrats PJ,

If you ever have any questions let me know. That's very exciting news. It will be very rewarding to look yourself up on the safer website and see your name attached to a carrier.

Just a word of advice. Work hard. Be reliable. Have integrity, ethics, and your word mean something. Good luck and have fun with it.

PJ's Comment
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Yes indeed sid, i’m good at the moment unless you have a hook at the Ga commerical lic division. They are taking forever… Just opened the mail and my new ifta stickers are here…. Seriously they issued my ifta faster than my base plate… Gov’t at it’s finiest.. Just got my preemployment drug tests back also. Studying hard paid off. Now to input that in the clearinghouse. Last hurdle before they mark me active, I think at least. Dot #is 3867141.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Sid V.'s Comment
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One thing i will caution you on is you will have a new entrant audit at around 3-6 months. You will need to submit 7 day logs and all the legal proof, so be prepared.

Your authority will become active once your insurance agent submits that portion to the feds.

The ifta sticker doesn't really mean anything. Make sure you have the actual license piece of paper that came with it. That's what you're going to have to show if you get inspected.

Don't worry. You'll be rolling in no 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.

PJ's Comment
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They have had the insurance coverage from Progressive for 2 weeks. We had to get the drug clearinghouse and boc-3 entered. We just got the drug test results for both of us and will enter today. That should make me active according to everything.

My insurance agent is actually a retired capt from ga dot and has been a big help.

The ifta license came with the decals. I’m just waiting now on the ga base plate.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

PJ's Comment
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I already know about the new entrant audit. I’m not concerned. I run the same no matter who is looking over my shoulder.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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OD is selling some gently used day cabs if you change your mind and want to give Mr. Packrat a job.

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There is no lane, freight, benefits or amount of money to make that happen. Ever.

I wish you the very best with your new gig. You are somewhat uniquely represented on TT, so I find that interesting.

Pack Rat, quit angling for a new job. I offered to team drive with you and you referred me to CRST. LOL

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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