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Chris W.'s Comment
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It's been a bit since I posted because I was waiting to update that I got my endorsement then after I did I wanted to wait until I got my first trip. I got my endorsement a few days ago. This isn't really carrying doubles yet tho. After getting the endorsement my first load was a 53ft and now I got 1 pup. 1 28ft trailer. Haven't ever carried such a small trailer. Heading to Seattle. Overnighting now but leaving in the afternoon so time for bed. Good night everyone

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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It's been a bit since I posted because I was waiting to update that I got my endorsement then after I did I wanted to wait until I got my first trip. I got my endorsement a few days ago. This isn't really carrying doubles yet tho. After getting the endorsement my first load was a 53ft and now I got 1 pup. 1 28ft trailer. Haven't ever carried such a small trailer. Heading to Seattle. Overnighting now but leaving in the afternoon so time for bed. Good night everyone

Still UPS ?? Man, those 28's seem harder to back! Are you picking up another pup & dolly somewhere?

I'm just trying to understand the logistics in this.

~ Anne ~

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P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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