Happy New Year 2023

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PackRat's Comment
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Almost that time again! What were your highs and lows from 2022? What would you have done differently? What goals, wishes, and expectations do you see for yourself in 2023?

Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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Happy New Year Pack Rat!

Applying at Roehl Transport in late February and if accepted, starting end of March. After training, joining Midwest Regional Van Fleet (home about 48 hours on weekends). 2023 GOALS ENTERING THE INDUSTRY:

1) Be a diligent, respectful, and coachable student driver this spring and learn ALL that I can in training and from my trainer for the 3 weeks I am on the road with him/her.

2) Don't hit anything and get home safely to my family every week.

3) Take the challenges and trials of living on the road with its highs and lows in stride.

4) Advance my skills throughout the year BUT always work at a pace that is safe.

5) Not even projecting earnings. Enough to keep the lights on with ZERO preventable accidents on the road as after my 120k miles are done to pay for my training next fall, I'd like the option to look at Barr-Nunn in late 2024 for 21/7 rotation "jet set" OTR fleet.

6) To be a respectful contributor to the TT forum and help foster the success of others.

7) To support my wife and daughter as much as possible during home time.

Best of blessings, health, and success to all in 2023!!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Sandman J's Comment
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Happy New Year Packrat!

Studying, training, earning my CDL , and being handed the keys to my own solo truck yesterday topped off my 2022! I hope to have a safe first year and be able to contribute more on here as I gain experience.

What about you?

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I lost 45 pounds since September. Dropped from a size 22 to a size 14. I can fit into 12, but too tight to wear in public. Will keep working on weight loss

Made the most money this year while creating a home.

I have a crush on a guy and goal... Get him this year 😂

Davy A.'s Comment
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Been a good year. Continue on being a safe, productive driver who's easy to work with. Zero safety score, no accidents and incidents. Really been concentrated on just doing the best I can and being professional.

Will stay with Knight. They've been great to me and I Continue to thrive there. I may look into a dedicated opportunity with them.

Banks's Comment
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High would be going linehaul and getting an assigned truck without having to slip seat. She's at 821k miles. I also became a driver mentor for new drivers. It's frustrating and rewarding at the same time.

The only low I can thing of, is the lack of freight and the uncertainty that comes from it. It's out of my control, but a low nonetheless.

In 2023, I expect freight levels to continue to decline. When FedEx resumes their training program, I plan on applying for an instructor position. I like knowing that the lessons I've learned have helped others and I want to continue to pay the opportunity given to be, forward.

Happy New Year, PackRat and the trucking truth family.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chief Brody's Comment
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I lost 45 pounds since September. Dropped from a size 22 to a size 14. I can fit into 12, but too tight to wear in public. Will keep working on weight loss

Made the most money this year while creating a home.

I have a crush on a guy and goal... Get him this year 😂

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BK's Comment
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I lost 45 pounds since September. Dropped from a size 22 to a size 14. I can fit into 12, but too tight to wear in public. Will keep working on weight loss

Made the most money this year while creating a home.

I have a crush on a guy and goal... Get him this year 😂

Isn’t PackRat already married? Lol

G-Town's Comment
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He’s back…

okay, now that is funny!

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I lost 45 pounds since September. Dropped from a size 22 to a size 14. I can fit into 12, but too tight to wear in public. Will keep working on weight loss

Made the most money this year while creating a home.

I have a crush on a guy and goal... Get him this year 😂

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Isn’t PackRat already married? Lol

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Kearsey! That’s fantastic.

I lost 45 pounds since September. Dropped from a size 22 to a size 14. I can fit into 12, but too tight to wear in public. Will keep working on weight loss

Made the most money this year while creating a home.

I have a crush on a guy and goal... Get him this year 😂

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