I’ve Had A Set Back

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Dennis L's Comment
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Rotten egg hydrogen sulfide gas should have gotten Hazmat pay.

Fortunately I didn’t have anything particularly large or heavy on my truck. No refrigerator or 100 lb tarps and chains that require two good arms.

I thought Prime tanker division mostly in north eastern region.

I finally get the arm splint and tape wrap removed tomorrow. Will switch to an adjustable orthotic brace as part of physical therapy to gradually increase arm extension.

Will be glad to get rid of the tight tape wrap. Very uncomfortable

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

Chief Brody's Comment
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I thought Prime tanker division mostly in north eastern region.

Food grade is mostly northeast.

Inedible is mostly midwest. I'm on a 34-hour reset in Spencer Iowa.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I have not had a setback rather I have moved on to a new adventure in the Prime tanker division.

I know that I had posted at one time that if I got nothing but tarping metal day loads I would quit. Well after a string of tarping metal loads I decided I would move from flatbed to tanker.

I had just got done cleaning my truck out and it was a pain. I couldn't imagine doing it with one bad arm, which is why I offered my help.

Had Dennis taken me up on my offer I would have insisted that he call me Dr Kimball.

PJ

We have food grade and also an inedible division which in my research I've realized that you need a PhD in food science to understand what's food grade, non food grade, and inedible.

I'm on the inedible side which is digest and eggs.

The load I just delivered Saturday night I actually picked up at the tank wash in East St Louis where I first met you.

My interesting adventures in truck driving continues. In my first week I had a load of eggs that had been rejected by the receiver and needed to be delivered to a farm 25 miles away.

The eggs had been sitting in the tank for over 30 days. I didn't have to pump it off but the farmers that did pump it off had to hold their breath anytime their head passed over the dome lid.

Major Kudos on your new adventures, Chief Brody! You've been missed 'round these parts. Tom doesn't miss the 'tank life' as much as I do; it's all I knew, really. It's a specialty, for sure. Keep us posted; maybe start a thread, with photos! (We all know you're quite the shutterbug, Chief!)

On a final note, with your 'egg products' or seemingly so, DON'T BE THIS GUY:

Some 'Egg Cetera?' ... NJ Truck Stop, Tanker Fun!

I miss the smell of asphalt, honestly! (Just not the pervasive STAINS, everywhere!)

Be safe, y'all. Hope you get well soon, Mr. Dennis; and keep us in the loop, ALSO!

~ Anne ~

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PJ's Comment
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Dennis that is great news. Best wishes and prayers your recovery goes well and rapid.

Chief that is a throwback moment. At least you knew where that tank wash was at, lol.

Maybe we will cross paths again. We seem to have several customers coming up that way. I’m at the Love’s in Marion IL getting tires replaced on their crap trailer. Delivering in chicago/lower wi in the morning.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Rotten egg hydrogen sulfide gas should have gotten Hazmat pay.

Fortunately I didn’t have anything particularly large or heavy on my truck. No refrigerator or 100 lb tarps and chains that require two good arms.

I thought Prime tanker division mostly in north eastern region.

I finally get the arm splint and tape wrap removed tomorrow. Will switch to an adjustable orthotic brace as part of physical therapy to gradually increase arm extension.

Will be glad to get rid of the tight tape wrap. Very uncomfortable

Dennis;

It's 'TOMORROW!' How's the arm doing, good sir?!?

Hope all is getting better for you; good-luck-2.gif

~ Anne ~

ps: That article I posted about the 'rotten egg smell' from some odd chemical, I dry heaved just READING it, omigosh! Yeah, I'd be wary of pulling some off putting tanks like that, too! Sure not a way to make friends, nor influence people; LoL!

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

Dennis L's Comment
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My arm is tender and sore. Getting used to the brace.

Dennis L's Comment
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Time for an update. It’s been 5 weeks tomorrow since my surgery. This week the swelling is finally going down which is reducing the dull ache and pains.

My surgeon is planning to start me on physical therapy after I see him next on September 19th. I’m working on gradually extending my arm to stretch the tendon per doctor direction. . It is very tight.

Due to lack of use my right arm muscles have atrophied. Will need to rebuild the strength and range of motion. Still painful to rotate my wrist, which I need to be able to do to drive effectively.

He told me to expect 2-3 months from surgery to get released for work, so hopefully during October to early November.

I’m starting to make payments to Prime for a balance that I owe on the interest free loan that I accrued during my CDL training. I was making payroll deductions of $25 weekly to payoff $1,000. I have $475 to go.

Prime will allow me to resume my original contract to drive 12 months for them to payoff the $4,375 cost of my CDL training when I rehire with them. I had completed 4 months when my injury occurred.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Sounds like you're slowly plugging along and getting back to 100%. Good to hear your updates and still praying you a complete recovery, Dennis.

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Dennis L's Comment
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Thanks PackRat, prayers are appreciated

Old School's Comment
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Hang in there Dennis. I feel your pain. I went through some similar medical frustration when I first started trucking. Get yourself healthy and you can jump right back in.

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