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

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Rainy D.'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.

Wow thank God you are alright

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I had a couple of these.moments this week....

When I was driving through KS today and saw a rinky dink truck stop and didn't think twice about pulling in. I used to go to the huge ones with plenty of room

Also in KS I recognizd a town and was like "I remember this intersection. I got lost here before. I'm going the right way now"

Finally, I have done several of the same runs.. So I pulled into the customer knowing exactly where to go and what to do.... While other drivers looked stupid cause it was a confusing place.

Yay me hahah

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Also in KS I recognizd a town and was like "I remember this intersection. I got lost here before. I'm going the right way now"

Yeah, that's a good one for this thread: when someone at a shipper or receiver asks you if you've been there before and you say "I think so. This looks kind of familiar".

BTW, when someone asks me if i've been there before, unless it's a place I go to frequently I say "no" or "yes, but pretend I haven't", because i've found out the hard way that they often don't really need to know if i've been there before, they're just wanting to know if they should repeat any important information, and I usually need a reminder.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

JakeBreak's Comment
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When I had a yard dog come over and tell me he has only seen 3 other road trucks put a trailer in the spot I put it in.

It was a really right spot and they made me put the tandems all the way back at the gate. I found the one open spot and I knew I could get it in there and after I put it in the yard guy came over and told me hes only seen 3 other road trucks put it in that spot. He was going to come over and tell me to drop it and he would put it in for me lol.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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When I realized I related 100% with this guy: https://youtu.be/IH45XIezEpY

(Well, I check out guys, not girls. And I definitely don't pee while driving, but you get the idea.)

Also, for some reason I couldn't get the hyperlink to work. Said the URL wasn't valid. Maybe because I'm on mobile?

Daniel C.'s Comment
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When I drove my car looking for the range selector switch because there are not enough gears.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Also, for some reason I couldn't get the hyperlink to work. Said the URL wasn't valid. Maybe because I'm on mobile?

No, my verification is too strict. I'm going to lighten up the policy to fix that.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Bump

PackRat's Comment
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I remember these topics you started! Glad to see you resurrected them from obscurity.thank-you.gif

Linden R.'s Comment
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Me too. Ahh, how I miss these games.

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