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Drop and Hook

As a Professional Over The Road Truck Driver I get paid 'By The Mile'. That basically means that I get paid when my truck is moving and don't get paid when my truck is not moving. This is simply the way the industry is. It can be very frustrating sitting at a customer and waiting for two or three (or more) hours while they load or unload my trailer. That is why I believe that all 'road' drivers should 'Drop & Hook'. I bring in a loaded trailer, 'Drop' it in a dock door, then 'Hook' to another trailer that they have already unloaded. Then they can unload my trailer at their convenience. And when that trailer is empty another driver will come in and 'drop' another loaded trailer and 'hook' up to the trailer I dropped. Doing this gets me in and out of the customer in about half an hour or so.

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