Profile For Navypoppop

Navypoppop's Info

  • Location:
    Winter Haven, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Navypoppop On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

Navypoppop's Bio

Retired OTR driver w/ 45 years experience, approx. 3 million accident free miles now living in Winter Haven, Fl. Served 2 years in US Navy 1966-1968. Love staying connected with today's drivers, asking about their careers, especially reliving the old days of driving during the 1960-1970's. Very much interested in history of old truck stops- Truckstops of America, Union 76, Travel Ports of America, Pure Truck Stops, etc. Enjoy visiting T/A in Wildwood, Fl. and Petro in Reddick, Fl. with my wife just to have coffee, walk the grounds and visit with today's drivers.

My wife and I have sold our home and everything we do not need and bought a new 5th wheel and Ram 2500 and enjoy travelling the USA during the summer months and stay in Florida for the winter.

email- hhin170583@aol.com

my contact cell # 302-752-6409

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Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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Trailer glad hand snapped off.

Forgot to add that you can see the break occurred at the weakest point where the mounting holes were drilled.

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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Trailer glad hand snapped off.

Bird-One,

It's called cheap Chinese white metal. It looks solid but is garbage and does not withstand the cold for too long.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Trailer glad hand snapped off.

Sure have Don. Where you live and most northern area with the cold winters and road salt used can "rot" the metal on anything. I remember when I lived in NJ

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Glad hand problem

Bruce,

It takes a "real man" to fess up. Don't be embarrassed as I bet a lot of us have done the same thing one or another. The one thing here on TT is you will get many answers to a problem and information for future issues. Have a great day and be safe.

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Do truckers bathe

When I was OTR there was not any reason that I didn't shower daily. Pull into truck stop, fuel truck, park truck, grab clean clothes and personal bag, shower, change clothes, have dinner, return to truck and relax and sleep. It is possible that certain circumstances might prevent the daily shower but always got one ASAP.

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Glad hand problem

Maybe the glad hand was replaced with the wrong glad hand. That is a service hand instead of an emergency hand. I have seen them without the color coded locking tabs but of course they won't line up.

Posted:  6 days, 1 hour ago

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Pulled my last DG load

PapaPig,

I agree with everyone here that your contribution to new drivers is as valuable as any information and training that a new driver could ask for. Your dedication, knowledge and completion of each DG load you had in the most extreme conditions is a tribute to your character and professionalism. I will always be a dedicated follower of your posts.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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How has trucking effected your health?

I drove for 44 years both local and OTR. I am 72, 6'1", 205lbs., need to wear glasses and have hearing aids. Caused by trucking I would say no but maybe it helped to contribute to the glasses and hearing aids. When I started driving back in 1969 few trucks had A/C so the windows and vent wing windows would be wide open in summer and everything came in and hit you in the face and ears. A lot of trucks had straight exhaust so the noise level was very high which didn't help either. Driving mostly nights put a big strain on the eyes and could have contributed to wearing glasses. I always ate truck stop food while on the road but usually maintained a regimen of exercise and avoided a lot of snacks.

I feel that your genes and family history might play a lot in what happens later in life just as much as driving does. Any working career has it's downfalls on your health like sitting at a desk, computer work, construction or working outside in all kinds of weather. I still do not have the best diet, get doctor visits every 6 months, eye exams yearly and hearing tests annually. Everything you do is a "crap shoot" but trying to take care of your health is a way to be the best you can.

My wife and I have been married 42 years, we both weigh the same as we did in high school, travel in our 5th wheel RV, walk twice daily, swim whenever the weather allows, watch the junk food and are aging gracefully. The 6 month doctor check-ups show the lab results all in the normal range which can be luck or just good genes. Bottom line is trucking does not make you unhealthy unless you have some underlying conditions that contribute to a problem.

PS-I also smoked for over 30 years, quit cold turkey and have been a non-smoker for over 25 years and do not regret it either.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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First year solo. Knight Flatbed

Chief Brody,

By the looks of that rubber bungee your nice rolled strap won't be for long. Just kidding because your neatness is to be appreciated. Just get some new bungees.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Good bye Western Express, Hello Randys Contracting and Melton Truck Lines

Thank you G-Town for closing the book on Victor. He is trolling on way too many posts and always the same trolling BS.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Running Doubles

G-Town,

As good a driver and mentor as you are the doubles will become just like anything else you do. When I hired on with Conway Southern Express back in 1990 I had no experience with doubles at all and after a short time you learn the differences in hauling them and it becomes second nature. Yes they require a little extra work to hook a set, they do "wiggle" and always remember to keep the heavier box as the lead. I am really enjoying this phase of your career and I lived in Seaford, De. for many years and switched to Conway Central there which is now XPO and I love Southern Delaware. Keep strong and safe.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Trucking Companies 2022

Anne,

Is it "Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers? My AM brain says I got it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Happy Holidays and Update

Happy Holidays to you Kearsey,

If anyone deserves a break it's you. You have shown your strength through all that you have gone through and have always continued to offer the best advice and guidance to anyone that asks for it. May you continue to be a shining star here on TT.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! Happy Holidays everyone!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Happy Birthday, Anne

Happy birthday Anne!

With all your wit, charm and warm advice you will never age. You are too special and appreciated. Merry Christmas to one of Santa's best elfs.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Pulled my last DG load

Papa Pig, I wish you all the success you so rightly deserve. Your posts have shown your true character and dedication to perfection so all drivers could learn some skills in delivering difficult stores. I hope your next company learns to appreciate a great driver that you are. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Oh PS. I didn't recognize you with the new avatar and can't say I like it but I don't have to. Good luck driver.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Merry Christmas To Everyone

I know it's a bit early but I want to extend the very merriest wishes to everyone here on TT as I am boarding a big bird and heading to California, Md. with my bride of 42 years to spend the holiday with my daughter and son-in-law and then on to our son and daughter-in-law in Hattiesburg, Ms. until after New Year. No computer or cell phone for me just quality time with our children. I hope everyone stays safe and happy. Merry Christmas y'all.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Old School Where are you?

Thanks for the reply Old School. I can understand that. I will be honored to meet you as you are an inspiration to anyone who has benefited from your advice and wisdom. Safe travels and health to you.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My New Gig

G-Town,

Glad to see you back. I hope you enjoy it in Lewes. I lived in Seaford for many years and loved every day and the state in general. I drove for the old Conway before XPO and the doubles experience became second nature. We only moved to Florida after retiring to be in a warmer climate. Enjoy your new gig and the state.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Old School Where are you?

Old School,

Where are you in Florida? I am a long time follower of your posts and support of your responses to fellow drivers here on TT. I have met a few of the TT drivers in my travels around USA while 5th wheeling in the RV and being as you are showing 17 miles from me here in Winter Haven I would be honored to do a meet and greet with you if at all possible. Please reply either here on TT or better yet send me an email or text as in my profile page. I hope we can do a meet before you fly away. Be safe and keep recovering your health.

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