So You Want To Run Local???

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PackRat's Comment
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I'm at a circus this morning myself. "GEODIS" in Grand Prarie, Texas. Bring 25 trucks in the gate at the opening, put them in a lot designed for 5, then have them try to back into the docks through the obstacle course.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Anne.. in that Cassie crying video... I had her laughing so hard she was crying and peeing her pants. On 4 different occasions now she laughed so hard.... Once she had to park the truck cause she was driving and crying

It's been fun

She's a sweetheart, I bet. I envy your job, m'lady!!!! Y'all have too much fun~!

~ Anne ~

Richard F.'s Comment
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Looks like a typical Tuesday in Toronto lol

Pianoman's Comment
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That looks terrible lol. I'm local now but I've gotten spoiled doing cement powder. Most places are wide open and easy as hell

This is actually one of the tighter places because we have to do a little blindside to get in the spot and even then it’s easy

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And getting loaded is just pulling onto a scale and stopping under the spout 0907946001659833483.jpg

Have fun with that tight reefer stuff lol and nice job navigating that mess

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Davy A.'s Comment
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I have absolutely zero interest in local. PcA In Denver is like that. It's hard to even get a trailer out. Even in a day cab. Two of our million mile guys ended up with incidents there. It's the local hub for Denver, old warehouse in town, just not enough room and too busy. Add to the fact that most of it blind side only.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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That looks terrible lol. I'm local now but I've gotten spoiled doing cement powder. Most places are wide open and easy as hell

This is actually one of the tighter places because we have to do a little blindside to get in the spot and even then it’s easy

0199475001659833322.jpg

And getting loaded is just pulling onto a scale and stopping under the spout 0907946001659833483.jpg

Have fun with that tight reefer stuff lol and nice job navigating that mess

Whoa, DANG....Paul !!! What a sweet set up... Western Star & all; major impressed!

Even Tom smiled . . . a lot! (He had an 'off' day yesterday; ..nothing on 'him,' tho. It's in a thread. He's okay.)

Good to see you stop in!! I'm still enamored, haha!! You know me. . . yep! I'm all about the love within the 'Pride in the Ride!' We rarely SEE Western Stars out our way. That's a beaut!

I've gotta ask: Do you mount the catwalk, and supervise the product load into the dome? Does this powder just load straight in, or does it 'Three Spot Drop' like KO'41 ???? Tom used to haul that for K & D Transport. I bet G'Town knows what that product is, haha! It's actually 'dust' that comes out of the hopper(s) at a steel mill, such as AK Steel, here in Mansfield.

It's about TIME, Paul! Stay safe, man.

~ Anne ~ (& Tom ... ) ~

I have absolutely zero interest in local. PcA In Denver is like that. It's hard to even get a trailer out. Even in a day cab. Two of our million mile guys ended up with incidents there. It's the local hub for Denver, old warehouse in town, just not enough room and too busy. Add to the fact that most of it blind side only.

I hear you!! Kearsey's videos were a 'hail naugh' moment for many, haha! Local in Ohio, however... can be almost a 200 mile radius; go figure!!! All's well that ends well. Driving to ORD (Chicago O'Hare Airport) in a 4 wheeler a few months back was enough. I drove, Tom rode.

I swear, sometimes Tom driving in the cities; he'd still be sitting there, waiting to be 'let in' kindly by some poor bloke, haha!

Seriously, Davy ... though... those 2mil miler guys should be able to 'opt out' of that area, to protect their prestige. That's just a 'me' thought, however!

I sure hope things are looking up (or at least evenly) for you, good sir. Stay safe, stay awesome.

~ 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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Haha thanks Anne! We run some good equipment here, all Western Stars and Peterbilt. This one looks older than it is..still has less than 200k on the odometer. Although, we do have some brand new Western star daycabs and I don't like them. They're identical to the new freightliners in the cab and we're already having prohlems with some of them. The one I drove yesterday is already having intermittent transmission failure... At only 26k miles. Nuts.

Lol anyways no I am in either the cab or the office depending on location while getting loaded. And it just goes straight in, usually a 10 minute load time or less

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