Profile For Navypoppop

Navypoppop's Info

  • Location:
    Winter Haven, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Navypoppop On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 2 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. We bought a park model mobile home for the winter stay in Fl. and give the 5th wheel a rest and a little more room to stretch out.


my contact cell # 302-752-6409

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Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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A whole different type of training. Fueling Trains

Hi Scott,

Glad to hear that you are doing well at the new job. It makes a big difference when the management makes the working conditions for its employees comfortable and enjoyable. Good luck and thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Posted:  5 days, 17 hours ago

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Turned in my truck today...

Good luck Big Scott. I didn't see that one coming after all your positive comments on CFI over the years. I'll keep in touch with you. It sounds interesting and don't be a stranger here on TT.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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NaeNae had every right to feel uneasy and her privacy being invaded. She didn't ask for any help and the guy just should have asked if she needed any before just proceeding.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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I definitely am old school when it comes chivalry and respect for women. I was raised to say M'am, open doors, pull out chairs and put women on pedestals. I have raised my son to do the same.

I would not have touched the landing gear without being asked for assistance. It seems like some people are too sensitive when help is offered and someday when help is needed they might not find someone to help.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Worst city to drive a truck in?

Where do you begin as most cities are a pain in the azz. Here are some of the cities that I have driven in.

1- Philadelphia, Pa.- Large city, tight streets, rush hour. 2- New York, NY- Heavy traffic, crazy drivers, tolls! 3- Chicago, Il.- Traffic and low underpass clearances. 4- Atlanta, Ga.- Just trying to get around the city on I-285 is next to impossible. 5- Boston, Ma.- Like most NE cities very tight streets, low bridge clearances, traffic. 6- Nashville, Tn.- Highway nightmare with I-65, I-40 and I-24 cluster and always under construction. 7- Los Angeles, Ca.- What can be said about the never ending traffic congestion.

Sorry to be so lengthy but I'm sure there are so many more but I'll let someone else have at it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Preparing to go to trucking school!

For me it was simple, my Dad drove a semi. From as far back as I can remember I rode in a B model Mack and watched him shift those twin tyranny sticks and watched the world go by.

As those years passed I got my first driving experience at 16 and that sealed my dream of driving. Move forward and I made a 43 year 3 million safe driving career happen.

I retired in 2011 but still like to be around trucks and talk with the drivers and visit the truck stops. And my son has followed me into driving too.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Never Say Never

PJ, I wish you all the good luck that you surely deserve. I know first hand that after my 43 year and 3 million mile career you miss the driving but not the hassles. My wife and I have totally enjoyed the 12 years since I retired and traveling in the 5th wheel.

You deserve the rest and I hope that you and the Mrs. enjoy your new adventures. Good luck my friend and do not be a stranger here.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Parking questions

Usually speaking almost any truck stop would be full at 8pm. Detroit and any large cities do not have the best reputation for your safety so use your gut feeling. Good luck.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Preparing to go to trucking school!

You came to the right site for the best information. Almost every driver on here will recommend that you go with a company training program because you will have a job when you complete the course.

Ask any questions about what your needs are like OTR, regional or local. Dry van, reefer or flatbed if you have a preference. Also if you go with a company training program be sure to commit to 1 year there so you owe them nothing.

Also be sure that you are drug free at least for the last 6 months because urine and hair samples will be taken andyou do not want to be failed before you get started. Good luck.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Smoked weed 5 months ago can I get cdl

I can't believe the number of people who ask the questions here about when it will be safe to have a clean hair or urine test because they have used some form of illegal drugs.

If you have used some form of illegal drug then wait a year before you try and test clean. Are you sure that you are drug freefor good or just fooling yourself?

Drug use of any kind just doesn't work in this industry.

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