Profile For Bobcat_Bob

Bobcat_Bob's Info

  • Location:
    Joliet, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Bobcat_Bob's Bio

Running linehaul for Old Dominion Freight Line for 4 years.

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Posted:  4 days, 19 hours ago

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Two Month's Experience Reflections

Nice update, glad you are getting the hang of it

Now I'm in Illinois

Welcome home, we missed you.

Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Force of habit

honking the horn before backing into a parking space OR taking an embarrasingly wider than necessary turn. In your personal vehicle. Been called on it haha!

I've done those too, honked the horn before backing into or out of a spot at the store and got some weird looks from people.

Same with the wide turns my dad will look back and say "are you dragging a set with us".

Storming right now so no fishing till this afternoon at best :( luckily we still have a couple days to go.

Posted:  5 days, 11 hours ago

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Force of habit

he lets you drive the BOAT, hopefully you'll LOSE that behaviour in the waterways, hahaha

I paid for it so he better let me drive lol. It's been 16 years since we had a boat and I figured it was time, then gas hit $5.30 by home.

I reach to push in the knobs when I get in my car.

I've done that. Also tried to step on the clutch.

What are ya fishing for?

Fish..... jk bass mostly maybe crappie.

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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Force of habit

I'm on a 5ish day fishing trip with my father, was driving pulling the boat in the left lane saw the sign for a scale and started to move over for it. Also I was planted in the right lane behind of a bunch of trucks and my dad asked I plan on following them all day or can we pass them. I'm just so used to hanging out in the right lane it became 2nd nature.

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

It worked too, they didn't catch me!

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Truck crash yesterday on I 465 near Indianapolis

Luckily this happened on east side of Indy, I take 465 on the west side every day. It was still backed up when I went by at noonish.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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First time for everything.

Which tire went?

I blew a dolly.tire once and since we use super singles it made it very interesting.

Posted:  1 week ago

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2022 Operation Road Check

Bobcat Bob avoids the inspectors

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"They've never been on this route!"

With all the rain I drove through today it felt like that!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Can I sue?

Well OP says the truck was parked by the other driver in a wet spot and was thus stuck when they went to move it. ie night shift parked in mud and it was stuck in the AM.

He still tried to move it, should have noticed it was a bad spot beforehand.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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2022 Operation Road Check

I'm going on a vacation at the end of the week I thought it was going to work out and I would miss all the fun. Unfortunately it looks like I'm going to be able to participate!!

Im off for 2 of the days smile.gif. Strangely enough I've had my CDL going on 5 years and have not had the "pleasure" of being inspected....yet....

I haven't either really, I pulled into the scale on I-65 a month ago and they came out and looked at my lights and inspection sticker but that has been it.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

I mean this in the nicest possible way, but instead of losing your money buying a truck on a whim. Send me your down payment and I'll buy something cool with it and send you pictures of myself enjoying it.

You will lose your butt so fast it will make your head spin. Now is about the worst possible time to buy a truck.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Truck

I have a 2019 Freightliner with 453k miles right now, personally I like Freightliners the most other than making it an automatic I wouldn't change much.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Diesel shortage especially out east

Don't want this to turn into a ugly political debate, but multiple places are reporting a upcoming diesel shortage especially for out east. Possibly even some rationing

Which will lead to even higher prices on everything.

Diesel shortage

Diesel inventories tightend again

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Loaner Truck

Welcome to the "dark side" smile.gif

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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New chapter in my life

Congratulations! Sounds like it will be a good gig for you.

OD is selling some gently used day cabs if you change your mind and want to give Mr. Packrat a job.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Atlanta and I are in an abusive relationship.

Hopefully it will improve for you soon, that gets to be very annoying.

Fort Wayne IN used to be like that for me, nothing but stupid mechanical problems.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Truck wash

That's a nice looking rig you got there.

ps: I collect hood ornaments & radiator grille logos, from said make and/or model.... just fyi! ;)

ABF has some nice looking Mack's, next time I walk past one I'll grab you one and maybe the whole radiator as well 😉

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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People who spam the CB

Fired up the cb and he is STILL going at it. I don’t get it. Is he a driver? Is he broadcasting from his moms Basement. It does get frustrating for sure.

I think he is in his mom's basement he signal is always the same when I pass by Alsip on my way to the Chicago terminal.

Now he has "someone else" chime in and say to check out this guy's YouTube channel.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

Anyone else notice this?

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