Loaner Truck

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Jamie's Comment
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My normal assigned truck is currently in the shop for a B service and some error codes with no estimate time as of yet. So I requested a loaner truck to stay productive.

So say hello to my new loaner truck:

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The only available truck they had was a day cab…

They decided to set me up in a hotel room every night while I’m using this truck. I’m currently planned to run from PA->GA, GA->OH, OH->TN for my home time before getting a return load to PA to get my truck back.

Pretty interesting situation, and I wasn’t expecting a day cab when I requested a loaner truck. But I wanted to stay productive while my truck is down, so I ran with it. Lucky for me a lot of hotels are commonly near truck stops.

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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The Dark Side

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Welcome to the "dark side" smile.gif

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My normal assigned truck is currently in the shop for a B service and some error codes with no estimate time as of yet. So I requested a loaner truck to stay productive.

So say hello to my new loaner truck:

0670267001652422714.jpg

The only available truck they had was a day cab…

They decided to set me up in a hotel room every night while I’m using this truck. I’m currently planned to run from PA->GA, GA->OH, OH->TN for my home time before getting a return load to PA to get my truck back.

Pretty interesting situation, and I wasn’t expecting a day cab when I requested a loaner truck. But I wanted to stay productive while my truck is down, so I ran with it. Lucky for me a lot of hotels are commonly near truck stops.

Awh, if it were only a MACK !! It's all good, we still welcome you!!!!

Anyway, WELCOME !!! !!! You could always swing by our place!! :)

~ Anne & Tom ! ~

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.

Bird-One's Comment
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How short are new(er) trucks right now? I know the parts shortage has definitely effected us.

PackRat's Comment
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How short are new(er) trucks right now? I know the parts shortage has definitely effected us.

No shortage of KWs for us. Every one of the terminals has a minimum of 30 new 2023 blue (retch!) T680s awaiting decals, plates, and a driver to trade in their older trucks.

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. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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How short are new(er) trucks right now? I know the parts shortage has definitely effected us.

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I'm so sorry; just had to!

~ Anne ~

Chris W.'s Comment
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it is unfortunate that it's not a sleeper but hotels are nice!

My normal assigned truck is currently in the shop for a B service and some error codes with no estimate time as of yet. So I requested a loaner truck to stay productive.

So say hello to my new loaner truck:

0670267001652422714.jpg

The only available truck they had was a day cab…

They decided to set me up in a hotel room every night while I’m using this truck. I’m currently planned to run from PA->GA, GA->OH, OH->TN for my home time before getting a return load to PA to get my truck back.

Pretty interesting situation, and I wasn’t expecting a day cab when I requested a loaner truck. But I wanted to stay productive while my truck is down, so I ran with it. Lucky for me a lot of hotels are commonly near truck stops.

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.

Chris W.'s Comment
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if you get to choose which hotel than I recommend checking for free breakfast lol

it is unfortunate that it's not a sleeper but hotels are nice!

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My normal assigned truck is currently in the shop for a B service and some error codes with no estimate time as of yet. So I requested a loaner truck to stay productive.

So say hello to my new loaner truck:

0670267001652422714.jpg

The only available truck they had was a day cab…

They decided to set me up in a hotel room every night while I’m using this truck. I’m currently planned to run from PA->GA, GA->OH, OH->TN for my home time before getting a return load to PA to get my truck back.

Pretty interesting situation, and I wasn’t expecting a day cab when I requested a loaner truck. But I wanted to stay productive while my truck is down, so I ran with it. Lucky for me a lot of hotels are commonly near truck stops.

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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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The Dark Side

Haha! Whenever daycab is mentioned I know PackRat will chime in.

Jamie, when you reach my age you will welcome the time off when your truck is out of service. Until then, I admire your work ethic

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.
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