Profile For Chris the stick slinger

Chris the stick slinger's Info

  • Location:
    Lenoir, NC

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    Experienced Driver

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    9 years, 1 month ago

Chris the stick slinger's Bio

42 years old. 5 kids 5 grandkids

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Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Rookie Making Rookie Mistakes.

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I would have risked it because no one will know when that light went bad. Yea the last driver might have reported it but who is to say its not just a short that blew the bulb. Note it on the pretrip and roll out.

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Keep in mind that if someone wants to write you a ticket for having a light out it doesn't matter when it happens. The driver who is driving it at the time gets the ticket.

Thats the risks associated with living on the edge like I do...

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Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Rookie Making Rookie Mistakes.

Grab trailer, drive 100-120 miles to shipper, arrive WAY early and then call about getting the light fixed.

I would have risked it because no one will know when that light went bad. Yea the last driver might have reported it but who is to say its not just a short that blew the bulb. Note it on the pretrip and roll out.

Cancel all that and do what you did if its a rear signal light........

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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What a Jerk some 4-wheelers can be.... but I never saw this before.....

Break checking anyone is a stupid thing to do.

With a camers the driver could have plowed through him and gotten away with it. With you as a witness would have worked too, but hard to say if another driver is going to take 30 minutes out of their day to save you from getting sued for all you have and ever are going to have.

Way to many people are me me me and it's only getting worse.

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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TRUCKERS CLASH WITH REGULATORS

Right now the DAC is run like a credit reporting agency. If you find something false on your DAC the company has 30 days to respond. If they can't prove what they said is true then it gets pulled from the report. But that's not good enough for something as serious as failed drug tests.

To think the feds do anything in a timely fashion is almost ludicrous. Add in oversight AND accountability.... Psssssshhhhh.

You commentary is spot on Brett.

By the way, I'm all for the idea. Alcohol and drugs have no place in professional driving.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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The New Generation of Truckers

Heard two drivers on the cb the other week arguing about "steering wheel holders". One guy easily won when he informed the other how he bet that he had ten years experience his first day on the job. I literally LOLed in my truck.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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A rookie truck driver's first week

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They do have a scale on site so that helps.

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And remember, if you get an overweight ticket that may be just the beginning. Because they'll more than likely do an inspection on the truck while they have you there. It's going to potentially cost you a lot of time and money getting a ticket for being overweight so don't make assumptions or hope for luck. Stop at the truck stop and scale it.

Exactly what happened to me. WAY overweight on my rears and they pulled me in for a level 2 which I failed due to the overweight axels.....

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Share your memorable moments....

Got a pretty funny memory for myself. I always grin when I think of this one.

Had to make a 90 degree right hand turn so I took both lanes. While I am waiting for the light to change a "lady" pulls up in the right lane behind me. I can see her cussing me for having both lanes. Light turns green and she proceeds to try to cut inside of my turn. I stop with her pinned between me and the curb until she backed up. Now she's really mad and cussing.

Get to the next light and she pulls into the center lane along side of me, rolls her window down and starts yelling at me about how I don't own the road. I politely said excuse me and when she opened her mouth again, I blasted her with my air horn.

I only wish I had a video of her jumping in her seat. I bet it scared her so bad she peed herself.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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45/90 sight side angle backing, how do you pros do it?

Robert hit my trick right on the head.

Kicking the tractor around a few degrees means a lot less space you need to start the trailer turning. A very valuable bit of information in small parking lots.

I don't drive my tandems as it is too far away from the rear of the trailer for my liking. I drive the rear of the trailer myself.

Good reply Robert....

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Food coolers?

Rainy, I've had really good success with the Koolatron brand. I tried some of the others, but they seldom had more than a six month life in my experience.

I've had to put 3 fuses in my Coleman in a year. That's all that is wrong with them 90% of the time. For what I paid for it, it is well worth the money.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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What is CWT?

Take it from someone who unloaded roughly 100 trailers in the last year, summertime is BRUTAL..

I deliver to retail and don't have to put up with the general public. Another plus for slinging sticks.....

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