Why I Love Driving A Truck

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RedGator's Comment
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I know yall have seen my post about how hard this job is and probably have thought to yourself "Why is she still out here?". Ive had a rough couple of days. Monday a 4 stop ltl load in NJ followed by a pick in center city Philadelphia and an appt at 9 am Wed. Way too early mornings and long damn days but this morning as the dusk changed to dawn and the purple sky melted into the skyline over Milwaukee it reminded me of why I love this job. Ive seen and experienced incredible thing. The pink sky sunlight peaking up over a snow covered mountain top in Colorado, the clear blue skys that blend down into the tan colored ground in Wyoming, 3am rides into a fully lit up city with minimal traffic where you can actually relish in the beauty. Theres something about driving down a dark highway and looking across the road at a procession of trucks all lit up in yellow and red light and knowing your one of those beautys. Walking across a packed truck stop while all the trucks are sleeping and being surrounded by the essence of them. Or riding behind a truck with aluminum doors and catching the reflection of your own truck and smiling because yes "I drive that big ol thing all by myself". The sense of accomplishment you can gain out here knows no bounds. I reached the pinnacle of Satisfaction last Saturday as I stood up in front of 200 ppl all dressed up in heels, a ****tail dress and all made up and accepted my award from the owner of WEL for "best of the best" Top 50 of over 500 drivers. One of the only female drivers, solo drivers and rookies awarded as the man who told me he didnt think I had what it took to be a driver in oreintation sat on and watched. Awards may not mean much. After all its a framed piece of paper but what I accomplished and proved left me feeling incredible. My journey is far from over and it is by far easy but I love it.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Flatwater 's Comment
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Atta girl!!!

Jopa's Comment
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Awards may not mean much. After all its a framed piece of paper but what I accomplished and proved left me feeling incredible.

Quick, before Old School barges in . . . my hardy and sincere congratulations for a job (obviously) well done . . . awards may not mean much unless you are receiving one from peers who know exactly what it took to get that award. We certainly don't need validation from others as to who we are, but wasn't it wonderful to see and hear all of those people attest to your hard work and accomplishment? I was at an award ceremony once for my daughter and saw her smile though a couple of tears as she got a standing ovation from about 400 of her friends and peers . . . awards aren't much in the grand scheme of things but I'll bet it felt damn good to you standing there, didn't it? Well, you deserved it . . .

Jopa

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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One of the best posts I've read.

RedGator's Comment
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Thank you gentleman:) I get inspired every now and again to grace yall with my wonderful precense and share my thoughts lol

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Great job Nalee. We both started trucking at roughly the same time. Its been fun following you along as we both progress through our careers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RedGator's Comment
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Great job Nalee. We both started trucking at roughly the same time. Its been fun following you along as we both progress through our careers.

Yes sir it has. And thank you:)

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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You just like the sky turning pink in the mornings as the sun comes up.smile.gif

RedGator's Comment
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You just like the sky turning pink in the mornings as the sun comes up.smile.gif

You damn right. All is right with the world when its PINK! !!!!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You just like the sky turning pink in the mornings as the sun comes up.smile.gif

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You damn right. All is right with the world when its PINK! !!!!

Yeah now you just need to get a pink truck like mine. Except mine isn't pink, but its close!

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