New Handle...And A Game.

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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I'd like to personally thank my buddy Old School for the inspiration. LOL

I'd been trying to think of a new handle that was more trucking related but was kind of stumped. This is perfect, although a bit ironic. I pretty much hate going to the terminal. You ever notice how nothing good ever really happens there? LOL

First off, they're full of trucks and or truckers and we're all there for the same reasons.. You're either going in for maintenance or repair or waiting on a load. Either that or your DM has you scheduled for some goofy arsed simulator or safety training. LOL

OK this is mostly satirical but I'd be interested in reading some of your favorite and or least favorite reasons for going to the terminal.

BTW, my other choice was "Beer Bellied Desert Dweller " but I thought that was too busy. LOL!

JJ

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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At our main terminal in Joplin, you have a great chance of them finding something on your truck that needs to be fixed. This could be hours or a few days. My attitude is they are helpping to keep me safe and rolling. If I'm there for several days, not only to I get a reset, but I can usually get my FM to get me some sort of pay. It's amazing what you can get when you ask nicely. Many people sit around there and whine that their truck is in the shop. I ignore them.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
ChickieMonster's Comment
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The best thing about our yards in Little Rock, Laredo, Garland and Hurricane Mills is the cheap or free laundry and showers. Plus at LR and Laredo we have a shuttle bus that will take us to Walmart, the post office, restaurants, the movies on the weekends, or a ton of other places!

Old School's Comment
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Jim, today is the third anniversary of my hire date with Knight Transportation. Occasionally I will get this suspicious little message from my dispatcher on my Zonar that says something like this. "Hey while you are near the Terminal in such and such a town today, I need you to drop in there and see the Safety guy. I can't really tell you why, just stop in there and see him. He has something for you." If I remember correctly, I have received that message ten times in the past three years. That is code language for "You are on the list this month to be random drug tested - go get it done today."

I kind of like "Beer Bellied Desert Dweller," but it might be a bit busy. It also might fit you better. If we ever get to meet each other, maybe I can help you figure out which handle fits you better! smile.gif

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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They must be picking on the guys they know are actually going to pass the randoms. I did three my first year. LOL!

JJ

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Oooops I meant to say I've done three since the first of the year. We still have almost 4 months to go. LOL

JJ

Pete B.'s Comment
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I appreciate our terminals for the complimentary use of washers and dryers, and re-stock of supplies needed to do this job.

I don't like being around them because 9 times out of 10 when at one, it's because I am stuck there doing a 34-hr reset that I don't want or need, but lack of work dictates it.

It's funny you've been considering a handle; I tried for the longest time to come up with a creative handle for myself, not knowing that all along I already had not one, but two handles, and everybody knows them. The first is "Driver" and the other is "Schneider."

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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I tried for the longest time to come up with a creative handle for myself, not knowing that all along I already had not one, but two handles, and everybody knows them. The first is "Driver" and the other is "Schneider."

Haha, that's a good one, Driver!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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By the way Pete, usually a good handle that sticks is not self created, but rather one that you are christened with by others who apply it to you.

Just ask "Gladhand" what I'm talking about - he can tell you all about it. smile.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Old School...as usual, on the same page...

By the way Pete, usually a good handle that sticks is not self created, but rather one that you are christened with by others who apply it to you.

Just ask "Gladhand" what I'm talking about - he can tell you all about it. smile.gif

To your point, I sure as heck didn't come up with "G-Town". Everyone called me that, in several different job scenarios, including truck driving...it just stuck.

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