Another Driver With A New Gig

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G-Town's Comment
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Good luck RD. I’ve been through my share of this in the last 6 months…

Hope it works out. Safe travels.

BK's Comment
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I’ve wondered what the origin of the name “Barr-Nunn” was. RD, maybe you can find out and post that info.

G-Town's Comment
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I too was curious of this… haven’t come up with anything.

I’ve wondered what the origin of the name “Barr-Nunn” was. RD, maybe you can find out and post that info.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Anne,

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The link to the position in our area: Barr Nunn Weekend Job. Is this like what you do?

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I assume you entered your zip code to see what they offered in your area. Looks like they may not have the shift plus load pay available there. This is what comes up in my zip code: (sorry I'm not as tech savvy when it comes to adding a clickable link🙁 Don't have the time right now to figure it out)

https://barr-nunntruckingjobs.com/driving-jobs-results.asp

This is what I chose:

https://barr-nunntruckingjobs.com/northeast-regional-truck-driving-job.asp

Real, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time for the thorough reply. Yep, I did it by zip code. Nope, that option you have sure isn't available in our area. Honestly, there are more than a FEW differences between those two. Different terminals probably has an effect, as well.

Here's a dedicated from CMH to EWR that doesn't look 'too' bad, but NJ ... eek! Columbus, OH to Dayton, NJ

Even the regional north option (regular weekends off) from our zip code does not have that offer. Hmmm... it's still enticing. The benefits and incentives are generous, I must agree. They obviously have a 'hire back' (RTD) program, good to know.

Appreciate the photos! Simple & sweet; all the needed amenities, too. Your F/L looks roomy from the photos, fridge and inverter already; nice! Yep, sure HAVE seen y'all around the area. We actually LOVE the lanes you run.

I'll be following, good sir. Appreciate your time.

~ Anne ~

ps: That 5th wheel set up is interesting. I've never seen nor heard of THAT one. Looking forward to sharing w/Tom & asking. Thanks again!

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I too was curious of this… haven’t come up with anything.

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I’ve wondered what the origin of the name “Barr-Nunn” was. RD, maybe you can find out and post that info.

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Apparently, it's a town in Wyoming; still doesn't explain any correlation. I've fallen flat, too.

Bar Nunn, WY, roots

Currently still independently operates under the Swift/Knight umbrella, per se ~

Classic A to Z, part 6

Parts 1 through 5, and 7 onward, are available at the top of this link, by request/click. This IS some cool stuff.

G'Town, if you and I were to meet for lunch. . . would they allow you 5 or 6 hours; or even a 34? You are so passionate about history in and of and behind trucks, trucking, etc!!

You're a walking Geet'la'Pedia, haha!! Saying this in love, good sir. (G'TownPedia worksTOO!!)

dancing-dog.gif ~ Anne ~ dancing-dog.gif

ps: RealDiehl . . . updates?

RealDiehl's Comment
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ps: RealDiehl . . . updates?

Thanks for asking! Nothing much to report really. We seem to do a lot of loads going from distribution centers to LTL places like FedEx, UPS, etc. Some are classified as "direct transit" which means they want you to go straight from the shipper to the receiver without any stops. These are usually either extremely time-sensitive or high value loads. It's not difficult so far. I've yet to get a direct transit load over 150 miles.

Getting home to start my weekend has not been an issue. I send a home time request before I start my week and when I finish my week I send in my projected time of availability to let them know when I want to begin the next week. I choose to start on the midnight between Sunday and Monday and end my week at noon on Friday. If I want to make more money I can stay out another day if I want to.

If I find out the origin of the company name I will let you know.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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

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.

Delco Dave's Comment
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We seem to do a lot of loads going from distribution centers to LTL places

I’ve been looking for you!!! Theres been a Barr-Nunn truck at our main ABF terminal in Carlisle almost every night around midnight-1am the past 2 weeks. Hopefully we’ll cross paths at some point

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.

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
RealDiehl's Comment
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Hey, Dave! I haven't been to ABF yet. I've been to the Saia terminal there though.

If I get a load to ABF I will let you know.

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.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Good for you Real-Diehl.

Coupling technique, interesting. This is the system I developed over the last couple of months, but we don't have teflon-coated plates on our trucks. I think it makes for an easier transition to coupling and is less wear and tear on the fifth-wheel plate. The only danger I see is high-hooking if you're not focused on the task at hand. I've had several spotters tell me they prefer we drop trailers with the landing gear about 1/2 off the ground.

Look forward to hearing more as you gain experience with Barr-Nunn.

Forgot to mention... The company uses a teflon-coated skid plate. No 5th wheel grease required. Because of this they require a specific technique when hooking and unhooking from trailers.

1) back up to trailer until the front of the trailer is even with the rear drive tires. 2) dump air bags to lower suspension 3) back up until front drive tires are even with front edge if trailer. 4) fill air bags to raise suspension 5) back up to latch the king pin

They don't want the edge of the trailer banging and scraping the top of the 5th wheel too much bc it damages the teflon coating.

When unhooking they want us to lower landing gear until it hovers 1/2 an inch above the ground, use the king pin release inside the cab, pull forward slightly, lower the air bags, then pull out. Again to minimize the scraping of the 5th wheel on the apron.

Also, the 5th wheel has a bolt on its front edge (see photo). If the bolt is flush with the 5th wheel, the jaws are latched around the king pin (I still look around the back to make sure though)

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