Profile For Grumpy Old Man

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    Grand Island, NY

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    Experienced Driver

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    1 year, 11 months ago

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Kids and air horns

I had two adults and a kid today.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Is 700 miles a day possible

I’m governed at 63, 65 with cruise control. It is certainly possible. I was 4 miles short because my trip was done, but I had time left if I needed it

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Well what a great ending to my day... not.

Fifth wheel grease is the worst! Don't get it on your clothes or in your hair.

Better days tomorrow.

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I swear it jumps on you when you get close.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Automatic vs. manual tansmissions?

I love the auto.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Planned protest 80/94

I was headed through there and would have hit right around 4.

Company routed me around the upper end of Lake Michigan and over the Mackinac bridge.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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You dropped something

I saw one on a flatbed without a single visible means of securement.

Posted:  2 months ago

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How's Everyone Doing? How is Freight? Not Many Posts Lately

I wish I could get a furlough! I’ve got a lot of stuff at home that needs taken care of.

I finally took off the rest of this week, I’ll be back on the road Saturday. Otherwise I have been running like crazy.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

That was not my thought at all, nor did I ever write that I was calling you a liar. Maybe you need to re-read the posts a few more times?

Sorry you got your feelings hurt over nothing.

My feelings weren’t hurt, but I’m not sure what else you could have meant by this.

“It was this strange, yet no photos? Yeah sure.”

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

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You know you are in the sticks when they say we have to move this cow carcass off the dock before you back in.

It had been there so long it was picked clean. Looked like something you would see in the desert in a western movie. I grew up on a farm and didn’t realize what I was looking at. Though yo be fair it wasn’t something I expected to see in a loading dock.

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It was this strange, yet no photos? Yeah sure.

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I was in my truck backing in. He pulled up beside me with a skid steer.

Yes, this did happen.

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Red is where the cow was, green is where I had to pull out to let him go get the cow. Couldn’t get a picture from there.

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Oh, yeah. I see it now in that satelite view. Love that Google Earth.

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Whatever Packrat.

No idea why you would call me a liar over something so stupid. Believe what you want.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

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You know you are in the sticks when they say we have to move this cow carcass off the dock before you back in.

It had been there so long it was picked clean. Looked like something you would see in the desert in a western movie. I grew up on a farm and didn’t realize what I was looking at. Though yo be fair it wasn’t something I expected to see in a loading dock.

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It was this strange, yet no photos? Yeah sure.

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I was in my truck backing in. He pulled up beside me with a skid steer.

Yes, this did happen.

Red is where the cow was, green is where I had to pull out to let him go get the cow. Couldn’t get a picture from there.

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

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You know you are in the sticks when they say we have to move this cow carcass off the dock before you back in.

It had been there so long it was picked clean. Looked like something you would see in the desert in a western movie. I grew up on a farm and didn’t realize what I was looking at. Though yo be fair it wasn’t something I expected to see in a loading dock.

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It was this strange, yet no photos? Yeah sure.

I was in my truck backing in. He pulled up beside me with a skid steer.

Yes, this did happen.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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You know you are in the sticks when...

You know you are in the sticks when they say we have to move this cow carcass off the dock before you back in.

It had been there so long it was picked clean. Looked like something you would see in the desert in a western movie. I grew up on a farm and didn’t realize what I was looking at. Though yo be fair it wasn’t something I expected to see in a loading dock.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Need help with main battery kill switch

If it has the Optimized Idle, I'd be using that feature. No dead batteries or spoiled food.

If the company allows it, definitely.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trailer brake

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So how do you test your trailer brakes without it?

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Trailer brake set (red knob out), release tractor brake (yellow knob in), then do a couple tug tests.

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The trailer ("Trolley" or "hand") brake lever controls the trailer's service brakes. The red "Trailer Air Supply" valve runs the trailer's spring/parking brakes. So the basic tug test only checks the trailer parking brakes.

Here's a question from the CDL General Knowledge test bank:

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Q. When should you use the hand valve to park a combination vehicle?
    a. To park at loading docks.
    b. To park on a grade.
    c. To park for less than two hours.
    d, Never.

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The correct answer: "d." I tell students in class the best use for that lever is, as noted, a place to hang your sunglasses.

Yes, my question was how to test the service brakes on the trailer with no trolley brake.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Need help with main battery kill switch

I would kill it if you are going to be away for more than 24 hours. It won’t hurt, and can only help

Posted:  3 months ago

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Trailer brake

So how do you test your trailer brakes without it?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

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I'm going through the same thing now. The trainer gets angry at the slightest thing. I've had securement equipment snatched from my hand (it was not a safety issue), been cursed at for taking too long to back inside a building (first time I attempted it), cursed at for going left when I was told to go left, told to get the **** out of the way because I was confused about a securement and I was taking too long because the trainer wanted to get done faster, etc. PITA. Almost lost my military bearing a few times.

We are due to leave out again Monday at 0200 for a short run. I'm asking for a new trainer Monday once we return to the terminal.

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Dean I’ve read both of your posts about your trainer. Your situation is not the same as Grumpy’s...his trainer was clearly unsafe. Yours may be an ass, but you’ve yet to document any unsafe behavior.

I already suggested to elevate your communication with him. Please read this article Rainy wrote a while back:

How to Survive CDL Training

Yes. The only thing he was teaching me was things that were clearly wrong, and unsafe.

If he were just an A-hole, I would have sucked it up.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

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I strive for high standards in interpersonal communication. Before this thread or others builds on assumptions to any unspoken meanings on my part, kindly point out where I've failed.

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By not sticking to your own supposed high standards. If you have something to say, grow a set and say it.

I ask again. Where is the invective here that so bothers you?

My guess would be the part about Cuomo, Trump, and Democrats

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Jeremy... how are you?

Glad you are feeling better

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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This a Marc"The 100k miles Champ" Lee Fan Club By Cornelius. A

Glad to hear you are doing well Mark

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