A Month Of Trucking With Daniel B.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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UPDATE

Just got that phone call I've been hoping for. I've been accepted into a driving position for DHE (Dependable Highway Express). Orientation, driving test has been scheduled for February 1st.

I will be home every other day. I will also have weekends off but have the option to work Saturday for extra money. They pay a minimum salary of 170$ per day or .35cpm whichever is greater. My minimum guaranteed salary will be 1,020$ per week. I will be hauling a dry van and my primary route will be Sacramrnto, CA to Fontana, CA with a run to WA and UT here and there. So no more ice road trucking for me!

Man, I feel great. Two years of hard work just paid off. My wife is ecstatic.

Remember folks, what you do now will have a huge impact on you in the future. Safety first, and as long as you don't hit anything you did alright!

As for me, I'm going to go celebrate!! Thank God!

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Sean's Comment
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Congratulations Daniel! Happy for you man!

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Jopa's Comment
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The sad moment when you get home and rush to the computer, but no new post :(.

Hey, give him a minute, he'll think of something . . . of course since his WIFE is actually writing this thread, it may take a few more minutes

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Jopa

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Jopa's Comment
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UPDATE

Just got that phone call I've been hoping for. I've been accepted into a driving position for DHE (Dependable Highway Express). Orientation, driving test has been scheduled for February 1st.

I will be home every other day. I will also have weekends off but have the option to work Saturday for extra money. They pay a minimum salary of 170$ per day or .35cpm whichever is greater. My minimum guaranteed salary will be 1,020$ per week. I will be hauling a dry van and my primary route will be Sacramrnto, CA to Fontana, CA with a run to WA and UT here and there. So no more ice road trucking for me!

Man, I feel great. Two years of hard work just paid off. My wife is ecstatic.

Remember folks, what you do now will have a huge impact on you in the future. Safety first, and as long as you don't hit anything you did alright!

As for me, I'm going to go celebrate!! Thank God!

ooooo, all that California SUNSHINE . . . isn't it great to be from "Calli?" (Never heard my home state called that until I got on TT) . . . Congrats Daniel, you deserve it! Talk to you soon . . .

Jopa

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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The sad moment when you get home and rush to the computer, but no new post :(.

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Hey, give him a minute, he'll think of something . . . of course since his WIFE is actually writing this thread, it may take a few more minutes

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Jopa

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False! My wife is a blonde, if she wrote this thread it would be incomprehensible.

Mikki 's Comment
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Congrats! So happy for you!smile.gif

Jopa's Comment
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False! My wife is a blonde, if she wrote this thread it would be incomprehensible.

So, you wanna hear my favorite blond joke? OK, you talked me into it . . .

Two blonds, one on either side of a small lake; the first blond yells across the lake to the second blond, "How do you get to the other side?" The second blond yells back, "You're ALREADY ON the other side . . . "

Get it?rofl-3.gifembarrassed.gif

Jopa

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Sean's Comment
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That's why blondes are more fun! Just a personal observation/preference.. Nobody likes a know it all hahaha!

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Bud A.'s Comment
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Congrats Daniel!

Sandman's Comment
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UPDATE

Just got that phone call I've been hoping for. I've been accepted into a driving position for DHE (Dependable Highway Express). Orientation, driving test has been scheduled for February 1st.

I will be home every other day. I will also have weekends off but have the option to work Saturday for extra money. They pay a minimum salary of 170$ per day or .35cpm whichever is greater. My minimum guaranteed salary will be 1,020$ per week. I will be hauling a dry van and my primary route will be Sacramrnto, CA to Fontana, CA with a run to WA and UT here and there. So no more ice road trucking for me!

Man, I feel great. Two years of hard work just paid off. My wife is ecstatic.

Remember folks, what you do now will have a huge impact on you in the future. Safety first, and as long as you don't hit anything you did alright!

As for me, I'm going to go celebrate!! Thank God!

Congratulations Daniel. Hoped I would have been able to run in to you working at prime. Thanks for your threads. I feel they have really prepared me a lot for what I will see otr. Your pretrip thread is a great learning tool.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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