Game: Lies Other Trucking Sites Told Me

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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The great thing about this site is the obvious.. It gives truthful and realistic info. I thought it would be interesting to new people to see the lies you found on other sites about trucking or your company and how your experience differed.

Biggest trucking lie I saw on a female trucker YouTube video that made men sound like a bunch of rapists. She actually said "never even look in a mans direction or he'll think he just got an invitation to spend the night in your truck." I even saw postings of various women getting raped by trainers and getting fired for reporting it.

As a sweet, flirtatious woman with a twist of attitude I can tell you that is total crap. MOST of the men on the road are nice, friendly, helpful and a touch lonely so would talk to a walking tree if nearby. It's not about sex or predatory behavior. Yes some make proposals but a "no thank you" usually does the job.

Not saying women don't get raped on the road....they get raped in their homes also. I'm saying its not some mass epidemic to fear and men are courteous and kind. The road is no more dangerous for a woman than a man....and is no more dangerous than it is at home. I actually feel safer in my truck in a lot of ways...I can demolish a person or SUV if need be hahaha.

I found many of those posts utterly offensive and sexist... Not to mention hypocritical.

So to you women thinking about trucking...come on out. There's a ton more of us out here than I expected.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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The great thing about this site is the obvious.. It gives truthful and realistic info. I thought it would be interesting to new people to see the lies you found on other sites about trucking or your company and how your experience differed.

Biggest trucking lie I saw on a female trucker YouTube video that made men sound like a bunch of rapists. She actually said "never even look in a mans direction or he'll think he just got an invitation to spend the night in your truck." I even saw postings of various women getting raped by trainers and getting fired for reporting it.

As a sweet, flirtatious woman with a twist of attitude I can tell you that is total crap. MOST of the men on the road are nice, friendly, helpful and a touch lonely so would talk to a walking tree if nearby. It's not about sex or predatory behavior. Yes some make proposals but a "no thank you" usually does the job.

Not saying women don't get raped on the road....they get raped in their homes also. I'm saying its not some mass epidemic to fear and men are courteous and kind. The road is no more dangerous for a woman than a man....and is no more dangerous than it is at home. I actually feel safer in my truck in a lot of ways...I can demolish a person or SUV if need be hahaha.

I found many of those posts utterly offensive and sexist... Not to mention hypocritical.

So to you women thinking about trucking...come on out. There's a ton more of us out here than I expected.

I'm honestly surprised I don't see more women out here. This isn't like the oil field or many other blue collar jobs, which require a lot of manual labor. Which is partly why I do it haha.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auntie Am's Comment
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I can demolish a person or SUV if need be hahaha.

Sounds like my kind of perspective! lol and I understand what you mean. As someone preparing for school I've read A TON of horror stories. I think it has only gotten worse nowadays. Everyone is so skiddish of their neighbors/acquaintances that they trust no one or would even give them a chance to prove themselves. In all reality, sure things can happen and you should always be aware of your surroundings truck driving or not, but most people are out there to do their dang job. It reminds me of those "strong manly men" who say things like "if you're gay it's fine, but don't hit on me!" sorry dude you might think your some hot sh*t but you probably aren't their type. Which brings me back to some of the females who post those things. I think some of the women are the type that think they are some hot piece of booty and ANY look or sigh of breath in their general direction makes them think that someone is trying to put the moves on them. As a female myself.... it annoys the holy living bejeebus out of me the way some females act nowadays and I am sure I tend to annoy a few too lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I annoy but in don't care....and if I find a.manly man in the mean time...GREAT! He's not married or gay...yay.

Another thread asked about whether companies force you to lease. This is something I've heard as well. Lots of drivers on the road tekk.me prime forces leasing. That is a bold face lie. Company and lease ops have different dispatchers so if I leased my FM would loose my truck and lits of $$$$

Dispatcher:

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.

Fm:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Cwc's Comment
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Yes some make proposals but a "no thank you" usually does the job.

Anyone believe Jersey just let it go at no thanks? I call BS!rofl-3.gif

Reaper's Comment
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Instead of leasing, new drivers should just buy a used truck for 30k, cheaper and you own your own truck.

Translation: instead of leasing, new drivers should bankrupt themselves buying a truck with no backup cash that has been beaten and abused for years so theres a good chance stuff ahould go wrong.

Also just plain leasing for rookies.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yes some make proposals but a "no thank you" usually does the job.

Anyone believe Jersey just let it go at no thanks? I call BS!rofl-3.gif

Alright...I told the one guy he drives.an auto and I drive manual... Making.me.more.of a man than him so he couldn't please me.

Lynn H.'s Comment
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For reasons not related to thinking I'm too sexy, I was very, very worried about the safety issue for ladies. I saw some of those videos when I first started researching this, and it bummed me out. Luckily I know that with internet research one must gather from many sources and then decide. Common sense tells me its no more dangerous than it is for a man, so there. I'm looking forward to it. This is a wonderful forum. I especially like Rainy's down smart, down to earth, and positive posts.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I especially like Rainy's down smart, down to earth, and positive posts.

Omg....I'm stunned people pay attention to what I say! Thank you.

And no Tractor Man...I didn't pay her to type that.

(Shhh..Lynn...the PayPal was sent)

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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I will never advise a new driver to buy a truck. Work for a company first just like Jersey does and get at least 2 years under the belt before you decide if you want to become an o/o or run on your own. The insurance rate on new drivers is vicious. Go drive for the big boys first and make sure you keep your CDL clean

Instead of leasing, new drivers should just buy a used truck for 30k, cheaper and you own your own truck.

Translation: instead of leasing, new drivers should bankrupt themselves buying a truck with no backup cash that has been beaten and abused for years so theres a good chance stuff ahould go wrong.

Also just plain leasing for rookies.

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.
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