Old School Appreciation Thread

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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you newbies out there don't realize yet how much effort it takes to keep up the "normal" aspects of life once you've signed on to this "Truckin' Life" and folks like Old School (and Daniel the Kid) are making great EXTRA efforts in communicating as much as they do on TT . . . it's not an easy thing to do . . .

That the truth in a big way. On the road, most of the time you're so tired at the end of the day your head hits the pillow and you can't bear the struggle of even getting under the blankets. For everyone that's out there on the road working hard every day and still finding the time to come in here and give so much help to new drivers....it's impossible to thank everyone enough for that. It's a huge blessing to all the new drivers coming into the industry.

David's Comment
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There are only a handful of us Experienced drivers out here that actually make the time to get on and post and help. Takes a lot of work i can tell you that much.

The Dude's Comment
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It's like Christmas morning when I get an Old School post on a thread I make. Wish I could flatbed with him for a day, or buy him a beer. Hell, I'd pick up his whole tab!

Chiefmac's Comment
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Not much I can say that hasn't or won't be said; therefore, thank you Old School from the bottom of my heart for your advice and inspiration.

I also want to tip my hat again to all of you; I would not be as prepared for my graduation without your help!

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Where do I start?

When I first came to this site all I knew about trucking came from the little research I did, which means, I knew less than nothing. Just about everything I thought I knew had to be unlearned and replaced with the right information... The truth.

Old School was (still is) a huge help to me, along with everyone else who chimed in, on my posts when I was begging like a lost puppy for help. He always lays things out in ways that are very helpful and not demeaning. That is refreshing, especially in this industry. A gentleman to say the least.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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This is without a doubt, the best website for trucking period. It starts at the top with those like Old School, Brett, Red, Heavy, David, Daniel, Jopa and so many others who take the extra time out of their day to give informed responses to the questions so many of us have and thank you all so much for that. It's not an easy lifestyle as so many have pointed out and definitely not for everyone but one of the many things I love about this site is the positive reinforcement.

I come from the auto paint and restoration industry primarily and still give tech advice on a couple other websites and have always tried to be positive yet honest in my responses. The fact that everyone here gives the straightforward answers is one of the many reasons I stay on here, reading and learning as much as I can. Once again, thank you all and Three Cheers for Old School !!!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Great Answer!

Okay, let me say I sincerely thank each of you for your kind words, but I think Daniel is just trying to embarrass me. Not in an unkind way, more like you would tease or joke with a friend in an affectionate way. He, more so than most of you, knows I don't like being in any type of spotlight - don't need it, and sure don't desire it.

I think Brett summed up my feelings about Trucking Truth very well when he said this:

Although TruckingTruth has become a gigantic website full of awesome information, it's this forum that really brings it all to life for me. I enjoy the people that come through here immensely. And to see everyone helping each other out is incredibly exciting to me.

This is why I stay around, and enjoy participating in this forum. It is like the heart of the website. The information here at the web site is very valuable, but the interaction among the drivers here with the new inquirers as they help them to get focused on what is important as they start their careers is very rewarding to me. I love watching the others develop in their understanding about the career, and I enjoy telling my stories and giving insight where I can because there is just such an overwhelming amount of misinformation out there. It makes it so hard for someone who is just getting started with their research to build a decent foundation for their success. This is truly the only place I have found that provides such positive reinforcement of the good old American values that it takes to break into a demanding but rewarding blue collar field that is severely misunderstood by about 90% of the people who first attempt it. I believe we are making a difference in prospective truck drivers, and if we are, then we are making a difference in the future of our own careers.

I look forward to being a part of this for many more years to come. Again, my sincere thanks to all of you.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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but I think Daniel is just trying to embarrass me. Not in an unkind way, more like you would tease or joke with a friend in an affectionate way. He, more so than most of you, knows I don't like being in any type of spotlight - don't need it, and sure don't desire it.

Embarrass you? No sir! You've been a part of our community for many years and you deserve some spotlight. Like it or not, you deserve it man.

Your advice has always been incredible, and as a unified group, we want to sincerely thank you.

I have no ulterior motive here sir. If I wanted to embarrass anyone then there's much better ways to do it.

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RedGator's Comment
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Old School is truly awesome! Its funny at one time when I was a weeee wittle ol rookie and struggling tremendously to the point where I didnt know if I could do this OS's words kept me going. He always believed I had the ability to be great even when I did not. You ROCK OSdancing-banana.gif

D-Wash's Comment
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Old School is the Real Deal & A Blessing!!!! Keep doing what you do Sir because we All Appreciate you!!!!

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