[CRST] 5 Month Mark!

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Joshua C.'s Comment
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Ha ha. I have diamond status at loves too now. Sucks about your blanket

Daniel's Comment
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Ha ha. I have diamond status at loves too now. Sucks about your blanket

It's okay. I have my bomber jacket to use still.

If nothing else: I still have food in my stomach. Can't argue against that!

Daniel's Comment
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On a side note: Fixin' to get my hazmat , and transferred to the dedicated route.

In a 2013 Kenworth with a 170k miles, and a new co driver. Bye bye 25k 2015 Cascadia!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Christy R.'s Comment
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Less food, less I digestion, right?!?!

My recruiter called this morning. I told her I had found a driver with CRST and was still excited to join. Now to afford the DOT exam on my own so I don't get 300 miles from home to find out I don't qualify...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Christy R.'s Comment
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Less food, less I digestion, right?!?!

My recruiter called this morning. I told her I had found a driver with CRST and was still excited to join. Now to afford the DOT exam on my own so I don't get 300 miles from home to find out I don't qualify...

Ugh...INDIGESTION. Auto correct and failure of the pie blonde to notice before clicking send....

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Auto correct and failure of the pie blonde to notice before clicking send....

I always click on "Preview" first, then read it all again!

Update: "Preview" says it looks good, so Submit!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Christy R.'s Comment
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Auto correct and failure of the pie blonde to notice before clicking send....

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I always click on "Preview" first, then read it all again!

Update: "Preview" says it looks good, so Submit!

Thanks, Errol! I'm blaming being uncoffeinated (new word, not a typo!) at the time (won't admit I hadn't noticed the preview feature on my mobile device until you pointed it out...)

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dm:

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.
Stone Cold Cone Killer's Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

Scott O.'s Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

I'm with Crst to and freight is a little slow right now or was and now starting to pick up... last week in 7 or 8 days had 3 34 restarts... one of them couldn't help Cuz a Crst driver hit a traffic control device in Portland and every truck that was in Portland that day got grounded... we been moving since Friday and got two pre loads to Chicago then to New Jersey out of Atlanta

Brett Aquila's Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

Oh it will! Don't you worry. Heck, we're getting into back to school season which blends into the holidays. You'll be running hard before too long. Remember, these trucking companies can't make truck payments turning those kind of wimpy miles. They've gotta get those wheels turning. And every company goes through peaks and valleys with freight from time to time.

Stay in communication with dispatch and be prepared for whatever freight you get. Don't aggravate them in the offices. Don't threaten anyone. Just be "professionally kind and relentless" in the pursuit of more miles. Nobody is happy when those wheels aren't turning. Things will pick up again. They always do.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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