Profile For Deborah T.

Deborah T.'s Info

  • Location:

  • Driving Status:

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

Deborah T.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

View Topic:

Just hauled the most important load of my career!


I finally captured Old School. He was helpless on I44 and had no where to detour around me.

Since I only had 555 miles to do today I really do have some time on my hands and opted to have a short breakfast with the man.

We meet at the TA about 7 miles from the terminal and have breakfast. It was nice to finally meet the guy!

Then I get a call from my DM. He said security went to him because they're wondering why I'm not driving. Seriously...

I told him and he said I need to get down the road right now. My DM is great, but he's just a puppet in this situation.

I'm a liar if I say that I didn't get really ****ed off at this. It cut our breakfast in half, I wasn't even able to finish my plate!

Whatever. I'm angry.

I drive down the road and 4 hours later I need to use the restroom really badly! I can't hold it until the next truck stop. So I quickly stop at a rest area and run inside. This takes me a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds. I timed it.

5 miles down the road I get a message from my DM. Security says you stopped at a rest area, why did you stop?

Umm, why the hell do you think!?

I told them it took a minute and said "they can rest easy".

At this point I completely lose my cool. If I was at home there would be a hole in the wall. Us Russians are temperamental people.

I'm about to call security and tell them to shove something up their ass. But instead I call Guy DeCou to tell him the situation and ask advice from a neutral party. Next I call my wife and rant. Afterwards I call Pat (PJ) and rant to him and ask for his opinion.

I overlooked the fact that that ****head woke me up and told me to work when I had no hours, woke up a driver who is sleeping. Imagine if I had gotten into an accident and I told the investigators my story? That would make the news just like the Walmart accident. Security is ridiculous and honestly I'm thinking about talking to Safety about them.

I drove the rest of the way and luckily I didn't get any more crap from anyone. I've never been so ticked off before in trucking.

I convinced my delivery to take me early so I got that garbage out of my trailer this morning. Done. I hate being micromanaged.

I'm done with it, I can now add that load to my resume when I look for a local job in a few months.

Prime is a great company, this is not a company bashing thread. But every company has bad apples and this is my story of the biggest load I ever hauled.

I do feel proud though. At just 22 years old I've hauled hundreds of loads, survived two winters, and now I can finally say I hauled a load that's worth more than I'll ever have in the bank. I wish they can give me a small cut of that money though so I can buy a Prius.

It was great to finally meet you Old School! I am lucky!! IMG_5444_zps607d0c97.jpg

Daniel, It sounds like you did a great job!!! You should be proud of yourself, it does not matter if you are 22 or any age - in my book you did a fantastic job in keeping your head and not losing your cool. Your journey was a bit nerve racking to say the least, however, the level of patience & professionalism that you exhibited is a testament to great maturity at ANY age!!! Good luck & God Bless in all your travel's, Debbie :)

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More