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Pat M.'s Comment
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Welcome back... BTW someone stole the deck off your trailer....wtf.gif Maybe you already caught it on your post trip...rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

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Maybe it's late but you lost me.. lol

LOL ... In the photo you have a container trailer or what ever they call them... No deck.... LOL

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Welcome back... BTW someone stole the deck off your trailer....wtf.gif Maybe you already caught it on your post trip...rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

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Maybe it's late but you lost me.. lol

He is referring to the chassis for hauling containers. I used to do that in Oakland. It was in the ports for the big boats.

It sort of does look like a flatbed missing the decking.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome back Kip! Always awesome to hear how things are going out there.

Everyone has quite a few ups and downs that first year in trucking but you sound like you had a bit more than your share even. Sorry to hear about the divorce. But hey, you live now and you look forward, right? Because every day is a new opportunity and another blessing. It's a miracle that we're even alive to experience it. So don't waste any time or energy dwelling on negatives when you should be planning on the road ahead being awesome! Life is way too short for that.

And besides, you're driving an American Big Rig! Can you believe that? It's one of the coolest things in the world you can do. 95% of the world's population will never even see one in person but you're cruising the highways doing it for real.

Even after all those years I never got over that thought, "Wow, I'm driving a real American Big Rig! How cool is that???" dancing-banana.gif

I was on the US Xpress Dollar Tree account for a year. That was ridiculous. I mean, I'm partly to blame because we were on paper logbooks and I ran really hard. Unnecessarily hard really. But hey, it's in my blood. If you tell me the more I work the more I'll make then I'm gonna work until I can't work anymore! I made $62k that year and got home every weekend but that was an unsustainable pace and I knew it. That job wasn't a long term plan. That was just a unique opportunity and I wanted to give it a shot. I'm thrilled I did it for a year but I wouldn't do it again.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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