Holy Cow! This Ain't A Sleeper It's A Ballroom!

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Jessica A-M's Comment
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"Mayflower PLUS"

Take the stress out of moving. We'll transport you and your furnitue.


Pat M.'s Comment
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These guys usually only go from warehouse to warehouse and not to the residence. I am willing to bet that there is more than one household on most of those trailers.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracey D.'s Comment
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So, is that a company truck? Or owner/operator? I'd love for my boyfriend to drive one of those! Getting tired of sharing a twin size bed and peeing in a coffee can.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bleemus's Comment
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That is owner operator. No company in their right mind would put up with the poor mpg and reduced freight capacity I bet.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Lawrence H.'s Comment
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There called livelabs. And most drivers that drive those don't own a home. They are driving it.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I remember several years ago watching some History Channel show or another (might have been Modern Marvels, but I wouldn't swear to it) that showed off the inside of one of those. They're not just huge, but they're set up (or at least can be) like top of the line RV interiors. At the time, which was admittedly many years before I began seriously considering trucking as a career, I thought to myself that that was the kind of sleeper I'd want. Now, after having driven a truck for several years, and having to maneuver one in extremely tight quarters, I wouldn't take one of those unless I had an ironclad guarantee that my loads were all DC to DC (or similar) with ample room to turn and back, and my routes would never involve old highways running through little turdsplat towns where the "highway" is a 2 lane road with 73 90-degree turns. Sure, those mega-sleepers are spacious and luxurious, and have nifty amenities like showers and toilets, but if it's a choice between convenience and functionality, I'll take functionality any day of the week, and twice on Sundays.


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.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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