The More I Drive, The More I Love Night Driving.

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I use the Weigh My Truck app. I already have too many pieces of paper to keep track of 不

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Another reason I scale every load is it's 52 free points at Love's on my rewards card. Free money for me that I can buy something with some day.

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As far as I know PackRat doesn't use the app....he doesn't use any trucking apps. But don't let him kid you, the points are nice but he does it for the cards that are stuck on page two 不

Laura

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Refresh my memory, R.D. ~ Did Rainy train you @ Prime for starters? Sounds like the 'dungeon' factor, to me!!

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LOL! Unfortunately she did not. When I left USX for Prime I did opt to go out with a trainer for an abbreviated training period. Just so I could learn the Prime way of doing things. Kearsey was kind enough to offer to let me team with her for...... I think it was going to be for like 10,000 miles. Just as I was finishing orientation, Kearsey's truck decided to go kaput. She ended up stuck in Springfield. I got a different trainer, and Kearsey ended up getting a new truck. She definitely came out the winner in that situation.

I wish I could have learned from the best. I'd have gained many invaluable things after training with her: Knowledge, confidence, experience...and maybe a slight case of PTSD after a few weeks in the infamous dungeon不不不.

Don't tell her this, but my main reason for wanting to train with Kearsey was to meet Goofball the cat.

Awwh, darn! You were SO close, to the kittykat AND the dungeon, hahaha! Watch, her spidey senses will peak and she'll be here to comment, too ~ LoL !

Would've been so much fun to see her Y/T videos, training you, tho ... we (well, y'all !) missed an epic opportunity. :(

~ Anne ~

ps: Throwing in a vote for night driving, when it's my turn.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Suicide Jockey's Comment
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Otr I always preferred driving nights for the reasons already mentioned. Now that I'm local I still choose to drive nights. No lines of trucks at the loading racks to wait in. No traffic clogging up the roads. And no cars & customers in my way when I get to the store.

*Loading wait times are faster or nil.

*Travel is faster

*Unloading is faster due to having the place to myself.

Plus!

*I'm not working in the NC hot sun

* They pay me 10% more to work nights! (And another 25% on weekends), when there is no rush hour to contend with!)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Otr I always preferred driving nights for the reasons already mentioned. Now that I'm local I still choose to drive nights. No lines of trucks at the loading racks to wait in. No traffic clogging up the roads. And no cars & customers in my way when I get to the store.

*Loading wait times are faster or nil.

*Travel is faster

*Unloading is faster due to having the place to myself.

Plus!

*I'm not working in the NC hot sun

* They pay me 10% more to work nights! (And another 25% on weekends), when there is no rush hour to contend with!)

Yep, FAB does, too! Shift Differential, per se.

Hay, you tanker yanker . . . I've asked all the others, hehe....

Thoughts on: Crossett, KAG (Kenan,) K'Ltd., Quality Carriers? Groen d y k e doesn't hire here.

Just looking at opening that door, once again... (well, the hubby is!) ~ and ... NIGHTS!

Holler with any yay or nay; none are fuel. Petroleum products mostly, still some HZ.

Thanks! Good to see you stop in, too~

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Pianoman's Comment
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My favorite trucking schedule I ever had was when I was working for American Furniture Warehouse and Id start around 1 or 2 and be done around noon or 1. Half of my shift was in the dark and then Id get my second wind when the sun came up. I also loved watching the sunrise in the mountains夸ust beautiful.

Im pretty much a day driver now since I do local concrete and most places dont start receiving til around 6 am but I typically can get away with starting around 2-3 am so Im done by 3 or 4 usually

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