Six Months Driving LTL. Time To Get LCV Certified!

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DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Hello all! Just wanted to update you all on my driving journey here at OD. Like I mentioned, it will be six months of driving here at OD so I'm able to do a "drive-along" hauling triples with a trainer. I'm scheduled this Thursday and I've been looking forward to it since I started. Aside from the mileage rate raise, it's a real confidence boost as a driver and is something I look forward to be able to do. Any advice from the veterans here om what I should look out for? I've been doing linehaul for the past few months hauling doubles so I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them 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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Too scary for me, so be careful!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Too scary for me, so be careful!

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The triples, or daycab? smile.gif

Good luck with the triples. Seeing how doubles react in snow, ice, and wind is enough to make me prefer a single 53'. Please let us know how it goes and if it becomes a regular thing for you.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Too scary for me, so be careful!

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The triples, or daycab? smile.gif

Good luck with the triples. Seeing how doubles react in snow, ice, and wind is enough to make me prefer a single 53'. Please let us know how it goes and if it becomes a regular thing for you.

BOFF!

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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How are you liking doubles so far?

I've never done triples so can not offer any help there, just remember you have an extra trailer when making a turn.

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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Hello all! Just wanted to update you all on my driving journey here at OD. Like I mentioned, it will be six months of driving here at OD so I'm able to do a "drive-along" hauling triples with a trainer. I'm scheduled this Thursday and I've been looking forward to it since I started. Aside from the mileage rate raise, it's a real confidence boost as a driver and is something I look forward to be able to do. Any advice from the veterans here om what I should look out for? I've been doing linehaul for the past few months hauling doubles so I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Best wishes, stranger! About TIME you stop back in; the triples would be a GREAT TIME to take a pic, and update your avatar! My dude did ONE run on the trios as a favor for FX back the day; never again, says he!

Daniel B., haven't YOU pulled a 3way? G'Town, you with PFG, too? Rhino, with Reddaway, also?

Trying to remember, but I sure am ready to hear YOUR experience!! Pix, please .. ~!

Best to ya, brave one!

~ Anne ~

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Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them 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.

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Learn and study the "crack the whip effect". Also, know when you can and cannot haul triples and where you can and cannot before you begin.

Rhino's Comment
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It seems intimidating but it’s actually really quite easy. Imo. Just take turns a little wider and take your time. In winter if it’s snowing you can’t pull triples. I haven’t had to much of a problem with crack of the whip but if the rear trailer starts to swing just slow it down. I prefer doubles and triples over a 53’ lol

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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How are you liking doubles so far?

I've never done triples so can not offer any help there, just remember you have an extra trailer when making a turn.

Personally I prefer driving doubles now over a 53' trailer. I'm liking the drive because I lucked out and got a regular scheduled run rather than having to go on the wild board. We'll see next year if my run would still be available since I'm pretty low on the seniority right now. Just wanted to get my LCV so I could pick up extra runs on my days off.

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.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Update for you guys. Just got home from my triples run and everything went great! Just need to working on my turns but that comes with practice and repetition. So now just have to forward all the paperwork to corporate to be official.

Thank you guys for the vote of confidence. I will be careful and I will take a pic of my first triples run!

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