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Bill M.'s Comment
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Thanks.

Nice! Another new(ish) driver who has excelled in trucking. Congratulations driver!

BK's Comment
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I was prepared to welcome you to the joys of fatherhood. Damn misleading subject lines...

PP, that’s funny, I like it, good one! rofl-3.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations! Keep the shiny side up!

Bill M.'s Comment
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See what I did there? Twice, even. rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif

I was prepared to welcome you to the joys of fatherhood. Damn misleading subject lines...

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Hi Sandman. It's doable. I'm not in any poaition to give anyone advice. But I will say that I believe patience, consistency, and adaptability have been key for me in accomplishing the goals I've set for myself.

Best wishes to you on your solo journey.

That's amazing to read Bill, congratulations! I'm in my second week solo and have a long ways to go as I try to get where you are.

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.
Bill M.'s Comment
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Thanks Man!

Bill, it’s always nice to get a good report like yours.

I think of all the items you mentioned, No. 3 is the best, your record of highly safe driving. Keep it up!

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Hi Sandman. It's doable. I'm not in any poaition to give anyone advice. But I will say that I believe patience, consistency, and adaptability have been key for me in accomplishing the goals I've set for myself.

Best wishes to you on your solo journey.

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That's amazing to read Bill, congratulations! I'm in my second week solo and have a long ways to go as I try to get where you are.

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You are a solid driver who obviously cares about doing things the right way. I would disagree that you are not in a position to give anyone advice. Caveat: We both lack sufficient experience to give advice for every circumstance. Where we do have applicable experience, our input can be of solid value to someone thinking of making a go of trucking or even someone just starting out trying to figure a situation out.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Caveat: We both lack sufficient experience to give advice for every circumstance

The best thing a relatively new driver can do is share their experiences, more so than advice, exactly as Bill has done. Every new driver entering the industry wants to know what it will be like once they begin their trucking career. You newer guys sharing those experiences is extremely helpful.

The advice side of the equation can then come from the more experienced drivers.

Bill, you're killin' it! Excellent work! Earning your dispatcher's trust is huge. Those drivers who earn their trust are the ones who keep rolling and make those big paychecks.

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Caveat: We both lack sufficient experience to give advice for every circumstance

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The best thing a relatively new driver can do is share their experiences, more so than advice, exactly as Bill has done. Every new driver entering the industry wants to know what it will be like once they begin their trucking career. You newer guys sharing those experiences is extremely helpful.

The advice side of the equation can then come from the more experienced drivers.

Bill, you're killin' it! Excellent work! Earning your dispatcher's trust is huge. Those drivers who earn their trust are the ones who keep rolling and make those big paychecks.

You put into better terms what I had rattling in my brain. Thank you, Brett.

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.
Bill M.'s Comment
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Thanks, Brett.

Every single day is a new learning experience. I can be driving the same route I've been on a dozen times already and I will notice or learn something new. I agree, knowing that my dispatcher has that much confidence and trust in me is a big deal. There were many times when I didn't think I could pull something off and he would say "you got this." He had far more confidence in me than I myself had. I'm pretty confident now, but not overconfident. And, yes, they keep my wheels rolling! 👍

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Caveat: We both lack sufficient experience to give advice for every circumstance

double-quotes-end.png

The best thing a relatively new driver can do is share their experiences, more so than advice, exactly as Bill has done. Every new driver entering the industry wants to know what it will be like once they begin their trucking career. You newer guys sharing those experiences is extremely helpful.

The advice side of the equation can then come from the more experienced drivers.

Bill, you're killin' it! Excellent work! Earning your dispatcher's trust is huge. Those drivers who earn their trust are the ones who keep rolling and make those big paychecks.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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