Game: You First Felt Like A Real Trucker When....

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Sarge435's Comment
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When I learned how to pump fuel.. we don't pump gas i n NJ

Hey rainy. Sent you an email asking about Prime. Thanks.

Hey Sarge, we need you to ask your questions here in the forum. You have no idea how many folks will benefit from the exchange. We have disabled the private message feature.

Sorry guys (old school). I emailed rainy because I'm go to orientation with the same freight company she is with and that's why I decided to ask her a question about their policies. I meant no offense to anyone but some conversations I still wish to keep private (i.e. not on a forum or message board). It really isn't a big deal just a medical question. Probably just being paranoid. I'm sure by now with this administration you can probably google my medical history now. rofl-3.gif

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Hillzy's Comment
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I had to dig wayyyyyy down in the forum to pull this one back. I was enjoying everyones comments on this so I brought it back to life.

I'd have to say my moment was when I go into the local gas station/truck stop, my first visit is to the truck accessories counter. Looking at all those chrome pieces makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Parrothead66's Comment
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My first job was with a drilling company and we were working Warrensburg MO and one of our day cab Macks broke down so they sent me back to Texas to get another one. I'd only been on the job a few weeks and when I got to the shop to pick up the other truck it was loaded up on a lowboy hooked up to an 18 spd long nose Pete, complete with flames painted on the hood.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Errol V.'s Comment
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... when you drive in a parking lot in your own 4-wheeler car. You drive along the left side of the lane, looking for a driver-side slot you can back into.

JakeBreak's Comment
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... when you drive in a parking lot in your own 4-wheeler car. You drive along the left side of the lane, looking for a driver-side slot you can back into.

I do this all the time it drives the wife crazy lol. That's why I'm not allowed to drive when I go home

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Guess I feel more and more like a real trucker every day hahah. Had to grab a load from another driver who told me to wait until the last minute to leave cause the customer won't allow deliver until 30 min before Appt time.

I wanted to pat him on the shoulder and say in Yoda's voice "must run load asap, early will be, park nearby I will young jedi".

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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After I got home from 3 months otr and I couldn't drive my car right because it felt too small.

This. Very much this.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Cwc's Comment
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When I seen the look of fear in the oncoming drivers face cause I'm in his lane in my Jeep making a right turn. And I do that normally once each hometime. I also float the gears in said Jeep and the ex's car.

My brother sent me a meme that said " you can't call yourself a trucker till you've hit a bum with a Pxxx bottle" It's a bit nasty but still funny and it was the first thing I thought of when I seen this post.

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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When I seen the look of fear in the oncoming drivers face cause I'm in his lane in my Jeep making a right turn. And I do that normally once each hometime. I also float the gears in said Jeep and the ex's car.

When I was in CDL school I thought it would be a good idea to drive my car around taking wide turns like I would in a truck, to get used to thinking that way. Then one day I was taking a wide right turn when someone surprised me by passing me on the right (and why not, I was way over in the left lane). After that I thought it wasn't such a good idea.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

The Breeze's Comment
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I felt like a trucker when I had a four wheeler going South bound in a North Bound lane on US 15 in MD. I was passing a truck and he came around a curve, I thought I was hallucinating. I panicked , locked them up and held it as straight as I could, he passed between me and the gaurd rail. I was chain smoking the rest of the way to final after that lol. You see some crazy stuff out here.

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