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Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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I have an important announcement, I now have a truck issued to me, a 2013 White Freightliner, and I leave on my first load alone tomorrow! Woop Woop!!!!!! Want to know a little secret, I am scared sh**less! Dang I am a truck driver, who would have thunk it lol!

Old School's Comment
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Hey Special K, where are you taking off from tomorrow, I want to make sure I'm not on the road anywhere near you! rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

Just Kidding! Man that's some exciting news, Congratulations! This definitely calls for some of those dancing dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif bananas dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Kathy, I have to admit, that from the start I knew you were gonna have a tough time, and I was on the fence about whether you would make it or not....Well I'm glad to say, that you proved me so very wrong !!! CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW,ALL YOUR OWN, Shiny truck !!! Now get out there and put what you have learned to work for you.....And you know that if anything comes up, you can hollar at us here, or call have my number !!! And I guess you getting your own truck calls for another bag of if you head out this way, give me a day or 2, and I'll make you some of my jerky....Its better than my


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.
Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Whatever challenges come your way, I hope that they are NOT anything that you can't handle. Best of luck on your own.


Brett Aquila's Comment
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That is just awesome!!! Congrats!! dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

I always get a kick out of following along as people get their trucking careers going. Each stage is bigger and scarier than the ones before, and each accomplishment gets bigger and bigger. Going solo for the first time is always the scariest stage of all. You can expect to wind up in a lot of tough spots where you're not going to know what the heck to do. But don't sweat it - it's all just temporary. The golden rule is simply "don't hit anything". The rest is just trivial details that will someday make for a great story.

So take your time, enjoy yourself, and expect some ups and downs. But you'll get through it all just fine and you'll find that you're going to enjoy it more and more as time goes on and you get better.

Congrats again! Really awesome news! smile.gif


Operating While Intoxicated

Steve B.'s Comment
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So by now you've gotten you're 1st load w/ your NEW truck - WAY TO GO!!!

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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Thanks everyone, just finishing up my very first solo run! Hope to head home for a few days this coming week. If any of you are on Facebook add me as a friend, I have posted lots of pics on there! Just search for Kathy Kincer! Man what an adventure this has been and will continue to be!

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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woman truck driver standing next to red Peterbilt truckwoman truck driver in the cab behind the wheel

Couple of photos of Kathy and her rig..

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Kathy, did you lease? I've never before seen a company driver receive a Peterbilt truck.

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