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Meper's Comment
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I must say, even though I have no intention of doing flatbed ( I believe I am at least one year older than Old School and I don't like doing strenuous work in cold/freezing weather), I have learned an awful lot about flat bedding from reading your posts Old School. With that said, I will always tip my hat to you. Thanks Old School for your expertise and insight.

Meper

Mr. Smith's Comment
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I like his picture.

Bud A.'s Comment
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I'm late to this party, but Old School has been probably the biggest influence on getting me started and keeping me going since I began down this path. And I definitely know that I wouldn't have had the courage to try flatbedding if it weren't for him. Thanks for all your help!

Phil C.'s Comment
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Old School has been very helpful to me, and I always look forward to reading his posts here.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I was looking for something else, but came across this... and am very happy to have found it. After a year and 11mos., it deserves additional recognition, I believe. While the High Road Training Program and Brett's book have been invaluable in preparing me for CDL school and the trucking lifestyle, reading Old School's blog Life As A Road Warrior, beginning with his very first post in 2013, has taught me trucking lessons as well as life lessons that I hope to follow and live up to during my trucking career and beyond. His contributions to and passion for this industry are immeasurable; most people speak of hoping to change or influence one life or one person with their gifts... as he does so often in his job, Old School has exceeded this standard by a wide margin. I am happy to know him. Brett, many thanks to you for providing this forum and website through which newcomers to the trucking lifestyle like myself have an opportunity to learn from you, Old School, and the other moderators and contributors.

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  • 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.
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Victor C. II's Comment
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I too have been heavily influenced by Old School, I remember when I first came to this site, after being told about it by one of my instructors at CDS Tractor Trailer training that I had signed up for a free membership; I came on to the site and the first thread I read, was directly from Old School and it was about managing your time on the road. I can remember just being absolutely amazed about how wise Old School was and how he taught through his own life lessons. Everything that I have ever read from Old School, whether on my threads or on other threads has always been my favorites; not only because of his wise counsel but because of his ability to make the lessons he taught and is still teaching so informative and well spoken.

Old School you have really been the one other than my Uncle Bob, to impact my decision to go flat-bedder, and I think the only ones other than you would be Pat M. and Bud! I thank you from the bottom of my heart, not only because of that but because you have shown me ways to think about companies and how to decide on one. Which I have, which Lord willing I will be going to TMC Transportation! Not only that but you have really advise me in how to think of how I can benefit my company and not just be a couch potato, truck stop trucker and actually do a good job and how to become a top tier driver! You Old School are very much appreciated! It has been the pleasure of my life being on this website and just getting to know all of you moderators who know all about trucking especially you and Brett!

I wish you all the best in your travels and your family affairs and that your desires may be fulfilled! God bless you and have amazing travels! Meanwhile I will say 10-4 truckers!

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