Running with JCT

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  1. Camaro355

    Camaro355 Medium Load Member

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    #### glad you made it thru there safely. Hope your miles turns around and you get almost yo many to handle.
     
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  3. Sharpp

    Sharpp Medium Load Member

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    Tough trip, Turbojet! Speaking from the trucking side, chaining up a Freightliner has to be easier than chaining a CRJ-700!
     
  4. Trafficcontrolxl

    Trafficcontrolxl Medium Load Member

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    In theory most of our freight is western but we do run 48. In my 7 years here, I have had whole years never east of the Mississippi except for the trip to Florida to visit family.
     
  5. Trafficcontrolxl

    Trafficcontrolxl Medium Load Member

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    You have my number, I have been known to talk more than a few through an easy step by step process of chaining. Or catch me somewhere relatively warm and I will do it with you if you are unfamiliar with the process.
     
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  6. MJensen

    MJensen Light Load Member

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    Is it completely possible to stay west of MIssouri and still make money?
     
  7. Turbojet

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    Thanks for the condolences, everyone, I appreciate it very much. I'm sure things will improve with my next trip out- should be spring by then, right?

    Thanks for the offer, Terry, I might just take you up on it.

    Oh yes, Sharpp, it was tough chaining up those CRJ-700's; you wouldn't believe what it took to get my First Officers to lay there under the landing gear with the darn things, waiting for me to bring the thrust up enough to roll them onto the tires... lol!
     
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  8. BRShirk

    BRShirk Light Load Member

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    I would've loved to have seen that! Especially with a butter bar right out of OCS.

    I had the pleasure to serve under a few officers that started out enlisted.
     
  9. Trafficcontrolxl

    Trafficcontrolxl Medium Load Member

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    We are a 48 state carrier and as such you will find life much more simple and profitable to be willing to run 48. You are not likely to be invited here if you state up front that you don't go east of missiouri and will make few friends in dispatch or planning if you get here and then "Refuse" to go into any certain region.
     
  10. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Interesting. I had load that was supposed to go to Hermiston last week, but when I got to our yard in Boise, the station manager swapped me for a relay going to Union City, CA. She said I would "be saved" from having to chain over Cabbage.

    What she failed to tell me was that I was not saved from having to chain - twice - over Donner Pass!
     
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  11. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    It's MUCH easier if you learn the Fly-By Aviation Chaining Technique. It is challenging and requires a skilled hand at the controls and willing F/O. Or unwilling.
     
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