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Reaper's Comment
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Thank you brett i appreciate the help. No i dont take anything for aapbergers. It has actually reduced with age so i am actually thinking ill grow out of it. It seems to flare up less and less with age at least for me. Im going reefer so i need to grt tanker endorsement anyways. To be honest things at home are breaking up faster than a space station re entering earths atmosphere. That ill post in a different thread so keep your eyes open for that.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Rick, is it wrong for him to be excited and wanting to have a plan? I understand we don't typically see people waiting so long but he obviously has reasons for it. For some reason you seem to have a problem with him. Instead of offering advice you fire off some snobby response such as one I seen last week(?) "Never heard of Google?". He's stated previously that he may be going out earlier than April if he can get things straightened out and get taxes back. Are you butthurt because you've been hanging around here for a couple years yet can't get a job? Quit taking your own short comings out on an excited young man that is wanting to improve his families life. I know you were hanging around here when I first came here intending to make the leap until I seen the pay. financially it's going to be a while until I can afford the pay cut with 2 young boys at home so I come to live vicariously through drivers currently living my dream, but you don't see me here shooting someone down. I think your better fit for "that other trucking forum".

Reaper- I just wanted to give you a heads up that if you are on medication for your disorder to verify that its not going to prevent you from passing a DOT Physical/getting medical card. With it being a little ways away wouldn't hurt to talk to your doctor about changing your meds if you are indeed on something that isn't allowed. I don't know you, but I'm proud of you as I know a couple people with asperger's define who they are and make others feel bad for them, but it appears your not letting it get in the way of your dreams.

Best of luck :)

Judge not lest ye be judged there, Rob.

I think my contributions here over the last 6 years speak for themselves - nor have I gotten any love notes from Brett or Mods to indicate otherwise. So please take your "think I'm a better fit for that other trucking forum", and, well - anyways...

Nor was I aware that the poster actually had a diagnosed issue (though I had my suspicions), and his confirmation explains much with regards to the tone and frequency of his posting style. Now that I'm aware, I'll take that into consideration also.

Nor am I "all butthurt" (I'm not a liberal/democrat", I don't get "butthurt", I take action when appropriate). The reason I "can't get a job" - has less to do with an inability to get one (or something that disqualifies me) - and more to do with zip code, and the inability to find an cost-effective solution for housing and possessions that doesn't require me to "crash-n-burn" my entire life. Walking away from my 35 year business will require me to do just that. Divest myself of all personal property (at a huge loss on much of it), walk away from 30+ year accounts (that I won't get back once I'm gone) - it's a decision that haunts me - and creates frustration in my life. Maybe this year. And I had an "accountant approved business plan" to go O/O 4 years ago - and it was this board that convinced me it might not be the smartest move.

But despite my personal frustrations...

My suggestion to CHILL OUT still stands - but now, being aware that his asperger's is what colors his view of the world around him, and how he communicates/expresses himself in that world - I will converse with him a little more appropriately.

I can identify with his dysfunctional/non-functional family situation - I was a runaway on the streets of NYC at 13, because of mine. I commend him on his patience/tolerance - my father-in-law would have already been the guest of honor in a 6'-lime-filled-hole by now (don't get any ideas there Reaper).

My comment was tongue-in-cheek - as I can be a little OCD myself. Neither comment was meant to offend, and if it did - I extend my apologies.

Moving right along...

Rick

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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Rob offers his opinion of Rick:

I think your better fit for "that other trucking forum". <

I vehemently disagree Rob.

Admittedly you're an armchair quarterback...and that's okay until you take a shot like you did (above) to someone adding tons of value to this forum.

I have frequently offered "tough love" to Reaper, suggesting he limit his focus to the immediate preparation and not so much on the superficial.

There are specific subjects that I expect Rick will respond to with a provocative and well thought-out reply.

No...I for one do not want his efforts wasted elsewhere. I appreciate his contributions.

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.
Reaper's Comment
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Hey guys, so rick thank you for clarifying your side of it. I really appreciate it. I apologize for any ill toned posts i made if they seemed it. I have some good news on its way soon.

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