Not much. You? Trucking Is as Trucking Does.

by Pappy

209, I counted.

That's how many applications I have filled out for trucking companies.

Of those only 4 trucking companies have even made an attempt to send me some type of response.

32 of these Apps. will exceed the 90 day limit in 2 days, so to keep them fresh I will have to send those trucking companies another reminder about me.

It seems so much easier in this day of E-mail and fax etc.etc.etc.

But... I stop an wonder at the trucking companies who hire without even looking at a person. If I owned my own truckin' outfit, I would want to meet, in person, the person I'm about to give BIG RIG responsibility to. I would want to look at the personal hygiene of anyone who wishes to be in my employment. After all, if a person doesn't give a damn about keepin' one's own ass washed, then how can I be assured they will keep my tractor trailer in good workin' order? I have been around long enough to see that if a person don't care about keeping themselves clean, they sure as hell ain't gonna care about your property. I'm shootin' straight from the hip here folks. I ain't even gotta pull out my pistol to hit this nerve.

Truck. Trucking. Tractor. Rig. Big Rig. CDL SCHOOLs hmm i forgot where i was going.

Anyways just lettin' yall know I'm still alive. God help me.

In case yall was wonderin' "What's up wit' Pappy"?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
by Brett Aquila

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