Stevens Transport Training

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Gordon C.'s Comment
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I was reading about various terrains that the student driver will encounter during the OTR portion of training. The one that caught my eye was "back into a dock in the northeast region of the United States." That struck me as odd. Is there a difference elsewhere or is this something unique to Stevens? confused.gif Just curious.


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.

Old School's Comment
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Gordan, I don't really backup to a dock very often because I pull a flat bed, but I've seen enough of those receivers in the northeast to know that most of them were put in place before we had 53 foot trailers. Some of them can be very intimidating for a new driver.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kevin B.'s Comment
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If you can drive in the north east you can drive anywhere! especially above Pennsylvania... there is a heavier concentration of motorists, we all know about New Yorkers (city), Massachusettes people are known to be M*******s, and New England is generally snobbier than the rest of the country. I dont want to stereotype I'm sure there are plenty of nice people just the same, its just a different driving experience then anywhere else. Trust me when I say this, I live near Philly and grew up about 3 miles from I-95, about 20 miles from I-76 about 5 miles from I-476 and the amount of traffic on these roads is insane. As a matter of fact going from Washington D.C. to Maine is a pain in the arse! I guess what your company is trying to do is to see if you can handle it, Like a stress test if you will.

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