Technical Advisor Whereabouts

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Pete B.'s Comment
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I haven't seen anything from Rick in a very long time... checked his last few comments looking for clues. Is he/are you ok?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Sorry for the scare there guys.

Had a somewhat minor health issue to resolve. Then I got super-busy with my IT business projects (and other personal projects/obsessions).

For folks who know me a little better - I was suffering from pretty decent burnout/depression for quite awhile. Found the cause, worked it out (or in the process of working out). Getting better, my mind is working right (or right-er), and I'm no longer spending days (months), parked in my cave, in front of my computer or TV.

Funny thing is - a number of folks have my phone number & personal email contact info - kinda surprised my disappearance didn't cause a few phone calls to be made. The concern over my absence was brought to my attention by a long time lurker here

At any rate - I am OK. I was just advised to spend more time outside of my cave, moving around - and less time parked in front of my computer.

Life is about balance, and I'm trying to find mine - which will include my continued participation here in TT. For folks that have been here as long as I have (the few), I've been known to drop out of sight for extended periods of time, then jump back in.

As a "technical advisor", I'm aware that my participation was large contribution here, along with the other long-time members/mods. No disrepect was meant to the board for "getting promoted", then bugging out. The huge amount of time I spent on the board up until recently, was due to the fact that I had a lot of time on my hands. My time is being occupied by other things, so I've pulled back (or out, for the moment it appears). But I still love this place, and the industry (even if I can't get myself out there with y'all on the road).

Still working some stuff out here - so we'll see what the future brings.

Again - balance - I'm still trying to find some...

Regards to all...

Rick

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.

Pianoman's Comment
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Pete beat me to it! Been wondering what happened to you. Glad you're doing all right and are dealing with your health issues.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the response; I selfishly admit I miss the depth and effort of each of your posts. Glad to hear you are working things out; good luck finding the balance you seek. Your personal happiness and health are paramount.

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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I was wondering the same thing. Glad all is well.

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