Game: Any Funny Trucking Dreams/nightmares Lately?

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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I had a dream recently where my FM came with me.for a ride along to evaluate me. I got to a customer and went inside leaving the door unlocked and the keys in the ignition. When I came out, the truck was gone!

I called Prime security to report the incident and they said "you realize you are fired right? Not only did you lose the freight and equipment but you got your FM abducted!"

When I woke I messaged this dream to my FM and told him he is NOT invited onto my truck EVER!

So who is next? What crazy dreams have you had?

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.
Lunchbox's Comment
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I had my CDL test today, and all weekend long I was dreaming of pre-trips and Backing Maneuvers. I must have parallel parked a truck about 1000 times... Needless to say I passed today and got my Class A!!

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I pulled in to a receiver and parked (not docked). Before I got out, the truck started going backwards, I could not stop it. Straight back for miles.

As we started, I realized we still are on the RIGHT side, and I was "wrong-way traffic"! Since I did ace my offset parking test, I did get over the center line safely, but besides that I could not control the truck - no stopping, no turns, no speed control.

Finally it stopped on its own. And I woke up.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I had my CDL test today, and all weekend long I was dreaming of pre-trips and Backing Maneuvers. I must have parallel parked a truck about 1000 times... Needless to say I passed today and got my Class A!!

YAY!!!!

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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.
BQ 's Comment
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I pulled in to a receiver and parked (not docked). Before I got out, the truck started going backwards, I could not stop it. Straight back for miles.

As we started, I realized we still are on the RIGHT side, and I was "wrong-way traffic"! Since I did ace my offset parking test, I did get over the center line safely, but besides that I could not control the truck - no stopping, no turns, no speed control.

Finally it stopped on its own. And I woke up.

If you couldn't turn, how were you able to do an offset backing maneuver to get into correct lane? Apparently your dream/nightmare had a glitch..

Daniel B.'s Comment
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About 3 weeks ago I delivered 87 Octane Regular Gasoline and Diesel to a large grocery store that has their own gas station. I delivered the Diesel and then delivered the Gas. Approximately 15 minutes later dispatch calls me in a panic and asks me what I delivered so I told them. Their computer said I was supposed to delivery 87 Octane Regular Gasoline and 91 Octane Premium Gasoline, and they checked the inventory on the site and saw that their Diesel/87 Regular tanks had increased but not their 91 Premium so they thought I may have crossed dumped. When I told them it was clear that the delivery was made correctly and nothing was contaminated - just a simple mistype on their computer.

I got home and went to bed and woke up after I had a nightmare that I contamined the Diesel tank with Gasoline and my mistake trashed a bunch of diesel engines when the customers filled up later that day.

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Cwc's Comment
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You know when your stopped and the truck next to you takes off but you think your moving?

I was at a shipper early and was told it would be awhile till they got to me so I hoped into the back for a little shut eye.

I'm sitting in the drivers seat and I have the aforementioned "I'm stopped the other guys moving" feeling only the truck is shaking... I'm in an accident... it happens again. (When the forklift hits the dock plate on the way out I presume.)

I normally don't dream or remember them anyway but that one stuck with me.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I was in a deep sleep when my FM called me. he never calls unless its important. i jumped up "OMG! You are calling cause im.late and one of.those bum drivers you need to harass!" then i jumped up realizing i was parked Bobtail at a Sapp Bros. "wait, i dont even have a load. i need more sleep. screw the load."

So my FM laughs and tells me another driver had been knocking on my door to give me his trailer. well....HELLO. you had to call me to wake me. doesn't that tell you i need sleep lol

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave Reid's Comment
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I seldom dream (that I know of) and if I do I forget it within moments of awakening. Nightmare type dreams are very rare. But, I had one this week that I do partially remember....it was awful. Someone or something had apparently broken into my sidebox or bored in from underneath somehow and they were feeling my body through the mattress. I woke up, scared...got prepared for battle and started looking around for my attacker/robber/whatever. Eventually, I woke up enough to realize that the mattress was on metal and no way could it all be real. Fortunately, I got back to sleep without further incident...

PackRat's Comment
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The scariest one I've EVER had was a while back, and I can only recall a few bits of it. There was this real assertive chick from somewhere up north, like New Jersey or somewhere like that. She drove for Prime and had a co-driver with hair everywhere. I remember that part clearly. And she had a dungeon!

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