Comments By Guzinta

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Posted:  8 years ago

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Me and My Big Mouth! (How to start a fight at a terminal)

I suppose it's really difficult to help someone when they have their head so firmly planted in their butt! OS, you are, for sure, a "super trucker" for your attempt to help this (not so) rare specimen. Good for you for not giving up on people!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Clearance Clarence!

Glad you're doing better.

Had some hernia repairs myself 6 weeks ago. Dealing with a complication that may require another surgery. Never ends it seems.

Rick

Hey Rick. Sorry to hear you're still dealing with the complications. I hope it all clears up for you soon and you can get back out on the road. Be as proactive as you can about your care. If you have any doubts about your doctor, by all means get a second opinion. Good luck to you...

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Clearance Clarence!

What's ur vector Victor?

Sorry couldn't resist. Glad you are well ;)

Thanks Rainy. No apology necessary!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Clearance Clarence!

Sounds great Guzinta! Glad your health is back in order and that things are going well for you. And a big congrats on the one year of safe driving. That's always a really big accomplishment for anyone, I don't care who you are. Something to be very proud of for sure!

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Thanks Brett. It feels so good to feel good again. Prolonged pain can wear a guy down. Also, I do feel good about the one year milestone, but must not let my guard down. We all know the dangers of this occupation and it just takes a constant vigilance. Even with that, bad things can get you.

It's so good to have this site to come to and get a good dose of positive feedback and reality. Thank you and all the moderators for speaking the truth and not sugar coating! It's alway harder to tell someone what they need to hear vs what they want to hear. Cheers!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Clearance Clarence!

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For the last 5 1/2 weeks I've been out for a medical issue and then a nasty infection that I received on the operating table. It's been a bit of a tough road, but today I got clearance to go back to work. I can't wait.

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How often has anyone ever heard someone say that about what they do for a living? That pretty much says it all.

Glad ur back up and got thru it Guzinta. Drive and smile baby, drive and just let 'em see that big ol' smile.

Thanks FloridaBuckeye. Ya know, once you've dealt with all the not so fun aspects of the job and the obstacles that can get in your way and you finally get on the road, at least for me, it's just such a great feeling. how can you not smile!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Backing is getting better!!! Yay

When I first went solo, I struggled with backing.....a lot! One of the businesses I go to quite often, the dock workers would see me coming and gather around to watch. Me thinks they were taking bets for how long or how many pull ups it would take me to hit the dock, lol. wtf-2.gif

I took some real ribbing. I deserved it....I really sucked!! The good part of this, though, was that I had the presence of mind not to hit anything. After a few weeks I got much better. I still take my time, don't rush, and GOAL when necessary. You have to learn to laugh at yourself. Either that or you'll cry!!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Cash or credit

I was driving to Dallas and back yesterday and I had this question. Why a lower price for fuel when pay by cash? I'm guessing it's because of merchant services fees (I worked for a bank once). Does this mean cash as in a debit card, or as in actual greenbacks?

I was in traffic coming back. I slowed down to allow a rig to merge onto the highway. He stuck his hand out the window and waved. It's the small things.

Some places will treat a debit card like cash. Credit card companies hit the fuel station folks with a 2% - 4% transaction fee. Some fuel stations offer a break for cash based on not having to pay that fee.

Nice job on giving the other truck space to get in. Karma goes a long way! Happy trails...

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Police Escort

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Never, never, never rely entirely on the GPS route. This is especially true when you are off the beaten path of Interstates and major state highways or require re-routing as a result of an unexpected detour.

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When G-Town every says never, never, never about something.....to me that means copy and paste, then never do it..ever.

Even the Rand McNally Trucker GPS will try to send you down roads that an 18 wheeler has absolutely no business being on. There is no substitute for well done trip plan. Pick the brains of other drivers, dispatch, and if all else fails, call the business you are headed to. I'm glad Diver Driver got out unscathed. Kudos to the men in blue!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Clearance Clarence!

For the last 5 1/2 weeks I've been out for a medical issue and then a nasty infection that I received on the operating table. It's been a bit of a tough road, but today I got clearance to go back to work. I can't wait. I thank my lucky stars for the opportunity, and try to stay humble in my driving responsibilities. I lucked out being offered a mostly local occasionally regional gig when I started driving. I get home 99.9% every night. I have sooo much respect for all of you OTR guys and gals. You have one of the toughest jobs out there. I've been at it for just over one year, accident free. Again, I remind myself, stay humble. I love this job, at age of 62. Best office ever! Thanks Brett for this site and all the good people here! I don't post a lot, but I try to offer help and encouragement when I can. I just changed from rookie to experienced, but I try to keep that rookie mindset and be extra cautious. Cheers to all and happy trucking!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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This afternoon on the fuel lane

I was walking over to the Love's building and I saw a bird fly up and grab onto the grill of a Kenworth.

I thought, "What would a bird want to do that for? With all those people around?

Then I saw why. "What a grand buffet for an insect eating bird! All you can eat!"

Hahaha! Like the free buffet in Vegas lol! rofl-3.gif

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