Profile For Grumpy Old Man

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    Grand Island, NY

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    Experienced Driver

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    4 years ago

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Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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HO Wolding will be Bison USA

Wow. Another Wolding driver!!!

What is your truck number?

I’m in 2292

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I really hope you guys get to hang onto the blue trucks, love seeing them at paper places we go to. That awful turd brown has to be depressing.

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The good news is, we're not getting the "Gold" trucks that Bison runs in Canada. Bad news, we're getting white trucks so unfortunately, the blue will be going away in the coming years, They're just now getting rid of the last of the old-style Cascadias from 2017 and early 2018 so I think we'll be seeing the blue trucks for at least the next 3 to 4 years

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Fuel pump failure

My truck was repaired while I ran the first truck out to WI. Took an Uber from the airport to my truck, took it home and parked it. Uber to the second truck, took it to WI, then flew home last night.

Delay after delay both flights. Got home 3:30 this morning, after 23 hours awake.

Back out on the road tomorrow.

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And flight has been delayed 4 times. As was last weeks. The whole ordeal has been FUBARed through no fault of mine or Wolding. Just Murphy’s Law.

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So my truck is repaired and I’m on the plane back to Buffalo after dropping off the second abandoned truck.

First time in a Volvo and first time on paper logs and no Qualcomm.

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...AND .... FIRST TIME with no COFFEE ?!?!? They sure threw a LOT at ya, haha! Testing your sense & sensibility?!?

Just kidding, man. Geesh... fly safe, and drive safer! What a tale to tell, for futures, I'd bet!

~ Anne ~

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You ever get everything squared away, Grumpy o/m ? How about YOU, BK ... what's YOUR latest '20 ????

~ Anne ~ confused.gif confused.gif

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fuel pump failure

And flight has been delayed 4 times. As was last weeks. The whole ordeal has been FUBARed through no fault of mine or Wolding. Just Murphy’s Law.

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So my truck is repaired and I’m on the plane back to Buffalo after dropping off the second abandoned truck.

First time in a Volvo and first time on paper logs and no Qualcomm.

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...AND .... FIRST TIME with no COFFEE ?!?!? They sure threw a LOT at ya, haha! Testing your sense & sensibility?!?

Just kidding, man. Geesh... fly safe, and drive safer! What a tale to tell, for futures, I'd bet!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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So you Want to run local???

Looks a lot like C&S wholesale in Assonet, MA. Same cluster*#%k

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fuel pump failure

So my truck is repaired and I’m on the plane back to Buffalo after dropping off the second abandoned truck.

First time in a Volvo and first time on paper logs and no Qualcomm.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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New Truck Stop In The Northeast

Were you a Sopranos fan? Every time I go there the scene where the two gay mobsters are making Johnny Cakes pops in my head.

“I love you, Johnny Cakes”. Lol

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Who do you drive for? We probably cross paths a lot.

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I drive for Barr-Nunn. I'm NE regional so I tend to be up in Massachusetts and Connecticut a lot. Since I spend so much time in the NE I drive nights as much as possible.

Definitely have stayed at the place in Chicopee. If I remember correctly it's a Pride truck stop located on or near a road with a unique name: Johnny Cake Hollow road. That is a hard name to forget.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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New Truck Stop In The Northeast

You are correct. And Wilton is one of my favorite places to stop.

RealDiehl, Isn't The Pride Truck Stop actually on Burnett Rd. and Johnny Cake Hollow Rd is across from The Fifties Diner? I used to also run New England weekly and either stayed at The Pride or The Wilton Truck Stop in Gansevoort, NY. Both are class act truck stops in my opinion with excellent restaurants.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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New Truck Stop In The Northeast

Yeah that’s the place.

And we’ll never run into each other, I’m solar powered. Lol

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Who do you drive for? We probably cross paths a lot.

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I drive for Barr-Nunn. I'm NE regional so I tend to be up in Massachusetts and Connecticut a lot. Since I spend so much time in the NE I drive nights as much as possible.

Definitely have stayed at the place in Chicopee. If I remember correctly it's a Pride truck stop located on or near a road with a unique name: Johnny Cake Hollow road. That is a hard name to forget.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Not a trucker......

Let’s try that link again. In case it doesn’t work,

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/when-one-these-individuals-has-second-job-interstate-motor-carrier-and

Second job

Actually they have a specific FF/EMT etc example, though they treat truck driving as the second job, I’m sure it would apply equally if truck driving was the primary job.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Not a trucker......

Actually they have a specific FF/EMT etc example, though they treat truck driving as the second job, I’m sure it would apply equally if truck driving was the primary job.

FMCSA

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Not a trucker......

My interpretation of the rules may be incorrect, but if I’m not mistaken if you work a second job that would be considered on duty time, even though it is not got your company.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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New Truck Stop In The Northeast

Who do you drive for? We probably cross paths a lot.

I didn’t know they have free spots now.

I parked in Sturbridge once, never again. Double the trucks for available spots.

For the paid parking you have fuel customers driving behind you while backing in. If I have to stay in MA, which I avoid like the plague, I’ll pay to park in Chicopee since it’s not my money anyway. Lol

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But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

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The TA is now free to stay at as long as you can find a spot that is not reserved. I've had to stay there many times. Often having to pay for a reserved spot in the early afternoon. The only other nearby option is the Pilot in Sturbridge. That place fills up even earlier.

I got here (Loves) at around 1400 and there were only about 10 trucks parked. It's pretty much full now however.

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Snap some pix, from within!

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I took advantage of a lull in the rain to Snap a couple photos. Top photo is looking toward the pumps and the store beyond. Second is looking towards the back. It's a long walk if you have to park down at the back end.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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ODW Warehouse Melrose Park IL

Lol

Usually you show up early and sit for hours, and pay exorbitant lumper fees for the privilege

Wouldn't it be great if just 10% of our stops were doing this?

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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ODW Warehouse Melrose Park IL

I was amazed at the speed and attitude of this place.

I was 2 hours late, through no fault of my own, and they immediately put me in a door without a word, and unloaded me in 30 minutes, from check in to check out. 18 pallets of salt.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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New Truck Stop In The Northeast

I go through there a few times a year but never had to spend the night.

But good luck getting a spot at the loves. That TA charges $20 (a year ago) so the loves will fill up fast. Especially with only 56 spots

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Loves open now in Willington, CT! I-84, Ex 71.

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Hey, RD;

I read that, too. Not a huge one, but much needed, I'm sure. Betting the T/A Petro isn't happy, though.

First Loves in CT Open!

Will you be frequenting? Wonder if Grumpy goes through there. It's awesome they have dog park, too. I know, many try to accommodate companions. Even RV parking, for what it's worth.

~ Anne ~

ps: Snap some pix, from within!

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Fuel pump failure

Lol

Anne I can’t take a cooler because I’m flying back to Buffalo and grabbing the second truck.

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Interestingly enough, I’m currently waiting on a tow for my fuel pump.

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Grumpy, just how big is that fuel pump? Lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Fuel pump failure

So while I’m waiting for my fuel pump to be replaced, I’ll be shuttling trucks back to Wisconsin from Buffalo. One Wolding, one Britton Transport. I’ve never driven a Volvo, this should be interesting.

It’s going to suck not having food or coffee though. Lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Slow down

This guy learned a lesson on flying through the truck stop parking lot. Petro Perrysburg.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Red classic

Wait, Freightliners have suspension? I thought the axles were just bolted directly to the frame.

The freightliners are ok seat wise, but cause me great pain in the way the suspension handles large bumps.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need help finishing CDL - just road test portion in NY

I think this is why my first trainer had such a problem with me.

I paid $3500 for my CDL, plus about $1000 in hotel room, and he paid $13000 at NTTS.

He failed twice and finally passed with a bunch of points deducted, and I passed first time, no points, and the instructor asked if I had ever held a CDL before, and insinuated he thought I was a plant to make sure he was doing his job.

I don’t think too much of NTTS.

My school was small, but every minute I spent in the truck, I was driving, never shared with anyone.

Did you ever test again can I ask what school you went to also NTTS here in Buffalo has a terrible pass rate for the actual cdl exam. Some people are on the 4th or 5th times I go for my first time on 8/5.

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West Seneca course.

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