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o after having an overdraft at the end of last week, I've gotten two HUGE paychecks in two days that correspond to the two weeks I was on the road prior to my home time. So at the moment, my checking account feels like it's swimming in cash. For a few days anyway. Ever since buying the house, Welf and I have been a bit cash strapped, but it appears we're out of the woods now and things will be back on track.

Don is progressing nicely, though I've discovered that he doesn't retain things very quickly, even with daily repetition. This may make things a little more challenging than I initially thought, but I don't anticipate it being a serious problem. He's not like... Jason slow or anything.

I have a couple of dirty little secrets that I'll be sharing with everyone in the coming weeks.

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... and what I forgot to clarify is that with the 40 break its the 32+8. The only time that it's a straight 32 and generally 11 - 14 runs are during the months of July - September for obvious reasons, and occasionally during Feb - March due to everyone spending their money at tax time.

The one major important thing about the OM account is that the load has to be on time( + or - 1 hour), even for the second or third. Its kinda like JIT but on a dedicated with a solo. And the backhauls are generally for Pepsi, Coke, Anheiser or Ocean Spray, and they don't like to reschedule at all in addition to wanting the trailer washed out prior to loading.

And one other major change about Vegas. They are going to kingpin locks here. The OM account does not give out empties. Due to OM wanting the best of the best trailers those are hard to find and due to the dollar value I think they ordered about 200 kingpin locks as of last word. If a dispatcher tells a driver to pick up an empty in Vegas, and they try to pick up one on the ramp, expect that driver, if they are found, to be pinned in via the Ottawas. Additionally if a driver tries to pick one up from the yard, security won't let them out. I wish that was noted in the QComm..... it would save alot of headaches for everyone.

But if a driver wants to live in Vegas, call driver placement!

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