Approaching My 1 Year Mark

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ChrisEMT's Comment
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Hello All, I know its been a while since I've posted with updates, so here it goes... I have been with Werner for almost a year, with only 2 minor hiccups, and have been doing well.... I went from a 2011 Pro star with 500k+ on the odometer to a brand new KW T680 with 81 miles on the odometer over the July 4th weekend, and have been on a dedicated account that gets me home just about every weekend, and I average about 2200 - 2500 miles a week. I have also been to Canada about 9 or 10 times, and am enjoying it....

I have even been helpful to drivers that are newer than I when I see they are having issues with backing or where there might be issues getting in/out or around places.

The main thing I am not looking forward to is the winter and all the wonderful weather that goes along with it up hear in the northeast....

So if anyone sees a black Werner KW T680 #63643 at a rest stop, feel free to stop by and say hi as long as the curtains are open....

Woody's Comment
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Hey Chris, good to see you posting. I've recently come back to the forum and it's great seeing those of us that started around the same time and how they are progressing.

Glad to hear things are going well. And I gotta say I'm extremely jealous of your ride!



Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ButtonUp's Comment
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Glad to hear things are going well. And I gotta say I'm extremely jealous of your ride!



They gave me a 660, but I wish it was a 680, I like to be able to look out the window and see my trailer when I'm setting up. It has taken some getting used to... STILL taking some getting used to...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey very cool hearing from ya and glad things are going well at Werner! Sounds like a pretty solid gig you have for yourself. I think regional work where you're home on weekends is kinda the sweet spot in trucking. You can get about the same miles as the OTR drivers but you're home every weekend for a little bit of a home life.



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.


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.

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