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Administration sent a message checking in with me cause I haven't been on in a while.
Well, my job has got me pretty busy. I drive expediting. It g as me running everywhere. Michigan to Georgia ,new Hampshire to California, north Dakota to Texas.
The a month ago I was able to take my son to the range and let loose on a few hundred rounds of 22's. He enjoyed it immensely . Even got him out squirrel hunting a few times.
Can't wait to see the family. ....it's been 3 weeks out. I should be home tomorrow afternoon.
 

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You've been missed, my friend! It's good to hear from you. Thanks for your dedication to your job. Without y'all doing what you do, our life would not be as it is. I just hate you have to sacrifice family time to do it. Keep in touch and be safe. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Good to see you on here again. Glad everything is OK and you're still kicking. Stay in touch when you can.
 

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Glad to hear from you, I gave up the open road for a regional/local flatbed gig ...watch them 4-wheelers
 

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I don't drive a big truck like my big brother. Lol
But a sprinter van. I got the job back in March. First real job in ....to many years to mention.
Yes, being away is not the greatest, but having a job to Earn your own money, to support your family is rewarding.
Not to mention. ..my son likes me getting him key rings from various states for his growing collection.
 

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I drove 18 wheeler for about 10 years off and on till I finally got out of it all together. I feel for you in the time away from home. I am about to give up my CDL next expiration date. LOL I keep having dreams where I get the truck stuck or lost. Then I am on foot and lost and don't even know where I left the truck. I think I am being told don't even think about driving truck again.
What is a sprinter van and what kind of freight do you deliver in it? Sounds more like hot shot delivery but nationwide.
 

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Good to know there's so many other truckers on here. I bounced around a little from over the road to mostly midwest, to local Home Depot delivery, and am now driving for a FedEx ground contractor. I really like this gig! Home every day, make pretty good money, no touch, all drop and hook, and when I do back in to a dock, I don't even have to get out to open the doors, they're roll up's. Boss man keeps the equipment up real good and it's mostly less than 5 year old Volvo's. Mostly I run from Erie to Pittsburgh, but this month is always crazy. Yesterday I went to Rochester NY.
 

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I drove 18 wheeler for about 10 years off and on till I finally got out of it all together. I feel for you in the time away from home. I am about to give up my CDL next expiration date. LOL I keep having dreams where I get the truck stuck or lost. Then I am on foot and lost and don't even know where I left the truck. I think I am being told don't even think about driving truck again.
What is a sprinter van and what kind of freight do you deliver in it? Sounds more like hot shot delivery but nationwide.

Yes , I've heard the term hot shot. I'm new at this, so still learning the terminology. Lol.
I haul up to 5 skids of freight. Mostly no more than 2 or 3. Mostly automotive/semi manufacturing goods. And then some cool things like a locomotive turbo, intercooler ,a big box to Opryland, peanut auger, and the heaviest load was a 0.28 pound (1/4 pound) envelope ...delivered 700 miles. Lmbo
I have my crockpot, cast iron skillet and a camp stove for cooking when I need a good meal. :D
 

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I don't know how you would get 5 skids in that little van. Must be little skids. The way the post office is going downhill you might be delivering a lot of letters and small packages before long.
I wonder if I could find a job like this and maybe only run one trip a week for something to do and make a few bucks? My age not to many want to hire me anymore. LOL that doesn't break my heart though. I think you got a good trucking job. Don't have to mess much with DOT regulations like with an 18 wheeler.
 
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