Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. ExtremeUnction

    ExtremeUnction Road Train Member

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    Played a mean guitar for the Sex Pistols back in the day. Wondered what he was up to these days. I confess that I would have never suspected he'd take up a new career in trucking.
     
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  3. RebelChick

    RebelChick Road Train Member

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    Out of RVA? He’s my (I think, cause I don’t remember his last name) DM. Decent guy-so far.
     
  4. RebelChick

    RebelChick Road Train Member

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    Had a decent couple of weeks, even with windy conditions for quite a bit of the trip. Thanks to JB for the tip on 97 down. I wouldn’t want to do the part from Wenatchee down to I-90 again, but the rest was nice. 2 stop Hill load to WA state. DH down to Santa Fe Springs CA. Load from there to W. Memphis yard. And that’s where the fun began.

    So I get up early this morning to get the load I had on into the yard before the traffic got too bad at the now closed I-40 split. Had to stop 120 miles short Tuesday- no more time.

    Waited about an hour for dispatch. Now, I only have 18 hours on my 70 and supposed to be home Thursday night. What do I get? Supposedly all they had was a live load at Kellogg in Jackson TN for 5:30 pm going to front royal. What time did I get out of there? Midnight. Not getting home on time this time. I could’ve just stayed on the load I had for Villa Rica if I wasn’t going to make it home. Instead, I drop this at Wytheville tomorrow (whenever I get there, because at this point I’m tired AND can’t sleep) and pick up a heavy as #### Gatorade (my absolute favorite - NOT!) load to RVA.
     
  5. Finfn1372

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    I know where doing bh to New Castle out of Richmond now.
     
  6. Finfn1372

    Finfn1372 Road Train Member

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    Hometime tommorrow,sitting at this pasta spot in Coumbia waiting to get loaded,dropping at the Wilson yard,was suppose to pu at 0500 this morning,so I might not get out of here till the morning.
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Guys, no last names of non-public figures please.
     
  8. ExtremeUnction

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    Oof. My condolences. How much detention have you racked up so far?
     
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  9. Finfn1372

    Finfn1372 Road Train Member

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    Got there at 9,and rolled out at 1215.

    Color me shocked,dropped in Wilson,now on hometime till Monday.
     
  10. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    I ran up I-95 a few days ago.
    Beeped and waved as I rolled through RVA
    Just in case any of you fine folks where there.
     
  11. JustCallMeDriver

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    Dang it looks like I actually meet all the qualifications for the 16-hour exception and will use it today.

    I never complain about sleeping in the truck because in shuttle (or short haul or whatever you want to call it) we get a full weekend instead of a 34, and I want this fleet to be successful and have it be my choice if I go back OTR, instead of "turns out the fleet loses money so we're getting rid of it."

    But one of the legal requirements for the 16-hour exception is that you started and ended your previous 5 workdays at the terminal and you end today at your terminal, and this is probably the first time that I actually meet this requirement. And #### it I'm getting home tonight.

    You can also only use it once every 7 days unless you've had a 34 after your previous time using it.
     
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