Passage Of Time

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Drew D.'s Comment
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Is it just me, or does time seem to fly faster in trucking than any other job you have had? Like I cannot believe it has already been a year since I enrolled in CDL school and early April is when I started this company. But man, I feel like I should try not to blink!

Thoughts?

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.
FR8 M4N's Comment
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I've only started driving with a trainer a few weeks ago. I was talking with my wife last week, while on the road, and she asks me if it feels like it's going fast or slow? Definitely fast! At that time it was a Thursday and I'm like, where did the week go!? Keeping the wheels turning makes the days go by quickly. It was like that for me when driving the garbage truck routes; the days just fly by in the big truck.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I think it's because we work in the future. We get a load and we deliver it 3, 4, 5 days later and we have to plan those future days to make sure we deliver on time. If you have a good dispatcher , they will give you another load before you deliver the one you are under. If it continues that way, a whole year is gone....plus as you get older time flies by. 😝

Laura

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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As Laura said, having back up loads in que makes time go by faster it seems. Team or when solo, my DM's always had me/us 2-3 loads in line after the last. Luckily,sometimes, not always, we got those next loads, and weren't taken off of them.....Hated when planning, or a relief DM would unassign us/me from ANY load, which didn't happen too much lol

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Thoughts?

Well, today (while on home time) I happened to run into a woman I graduated truck driving school with. We both went to different mega-carriers and have both moved on from there. That start was right at eight years ago. Hard to believe.

While it often seems time flies, time away from family can (for me) make two weeks feel like much longer.

All that being said, I'm eternally grateful for this site. Here's where my truck driving career began and, thanks to OLD SCHOOL and others, I've been able to achieve success and maintain my perseverance. :)

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