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    San Jacinto Mountains, CA

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    1 year, 2 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Nope. That is not my opinion, G-Town. I didn't write anything like that. Counting on you to be fair.

My opinion is that unsubstantiated statements - opinions or otherwise - can be problematic in functional communication or in higher-purposed "like minded", "meeting of the minds" comprehension.

My opinion is that it does not necessarily enhance concrete, fact and reference-based points and material to include unsubstantiated opinions. That is my own - unsubstantiated - opinion!

Why doesn't that fly?

Rob, after reading much on here that frankly doesn't go over well with me, I picked your post to effectively disagree with something. This wasn't entirely an arbitrary choice. From my view, I'm not picking on you or attacking you. Can only ask you to trust this was not my intention.

Two things I'm not going to explain:

1. which statement Rob made that I consider "invective"

2. why I picked Rob's post to make a point of disagreement that could have been made elsewhere, and in doing so it was for reasons quite opposite to picking on or attacking Rob

Does anybody understand why I'm making a deliberate choice not to explain?

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.

Rob wrote:

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If the general consensus is that my posts don't contribute to the forum or that they are too offensive, I will stop posting. I'm sure that once I'm out there driving, I wont' have as much free time to post on the forum, so it won't be a major loss to me.

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That is not the general consensus Rob. One person's opinion.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Gap in Resume

OK, guys, I know there's no answer as concrete as one I receive from the primary source - any potential employer - but since I won't be making recruiter inquiries until approx a 30 day window ahead of commitment time, I'd like to query your collective wisdom regarding "resume gaps": I took early retirement from teaching which includes a pension income, if this renders legitimacy.

How is "retirement" viewed? I've accomplished objectives during this time including family visits, dealing with a deceased parent's estate, a bunch of volunteer commitments, developing new skills which can be documented. Any of those - excepting the length of family time overseas - might have been accomplished while I was employed but there was never time enough. What else is retirement for?

I get it about evidencing that one hasn't been delinquent. Are there trucking entities that look on this as equivalent or an acceptable alternative to paid employment?

Teaching was a second career that spanned a decade. I don't know how far back an employer might search but there's more before that to demonstrate reliability, etc.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Rob, do you think your idea would be enhanced without invective? I do.

Unsubstantiated opinions have a place - it's called free speech or written expression.

I believe they undermine credibility when mixed with other ideas. Not just your post below. Many here of late.

I've just stopped reading many posts after the first line or two. Free choice of listening or reading.

You may have heard the U.S. Interstate System referred to as the Eisenhower Interstate System. One would think that it is because Eisenhower was President when the interstate system was envisioned and planned, which is true to a certain extent. But Eisenhower championed the interstate system because of his experience as an Army General in Europe. Specifically, the Autobahn. His experience with transportation logistics, from a military strategy standpoint, influenced his role in promoting the interstate system. The full name of the U.S. Interstate System is the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and DEFENSE Highways. In addition to facilitation of traffic during peacetime, Eisenhower considered the U.S. Interstate System as an integral part of a military strategy in the time of war.

Original Intent and Purpose of the Interstate System

So what does this have to do with truck parking? As everyone is aware, lack of adequate parking is a major problem for drivers. But it also represents the same type of “bottleneck” from a transportation logistics standpoint that the U.S. Interstate System sought to alleviate.

As you are also aware, the narrative with regard to the Coronavirus has referred to this crisis as a time of war. And people have become very aware of the importance of transportation logistics. With the current focus on transportation logistics, IMO, this would be a great time to develop a narrative for expansion of available truck parking. Both Trump and the Democrats have already floated a proposal for infrastructure funding as the next phase of the Coronavirus crisis. While much of the focus has been on rebuilding the current interstate system as it is, among other things, interjection of trucking parking could easily become part of the narrative and any infrastructure plan, if promoted properly. From a transportation logistics standpoint, because truck parking is already a significant bottleneck during normal freight volumes, it will get only worse during a crisis when more trucks fill the interstate. No matter how efficient your supply chain and interstate systems are, your freight volume capacity will be limited by its weakest link—truck parking. So developing a narrative of how important truck parking is with regard to crisis transportation logistics, would help solve the already long standing problem in trucking.

I already have a soundbite for Governor Cuomo. “You decide the people who die, because a truck hauling ventilators has no place to park!”

While I’m not a big fan of politics, let alone sensational politics, you get my point.

I have other ideas as to some specific solutions in addition to simply building more truck parking, but I would like to hear other thoughts on the topic and my perspective first.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Praying for all you guys working during the Corona.

Prayers from here for your family, for you, and for all, Moe.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

Accurate summaries derive from verifiable, concrete facts.

"Accuracy" pertains to the pool of underlying facts; selectivity in choice of facts in making any case inevitably introduces bias.

Math may be the purest science but statistics can be bent almost any which way and thus, lie.

I wish it were more of a goal here to eliminate bias instead of amplifying it, but, heck, free speech, right?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Marc Lee, please feel free to post clouds in panoramas or otherwise, any ol' time.....

Lancaster, PA Truck Stop

Panorama... make sure to view it all!

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

Results SHOUT.

I don't have a link at my fingertips but when I read yesterday of a CA official pointing to the example of New Rochelle, NY, as "a shining ray of hope" - it caught my attention.

I searched and found stories about the "flattened curve" in this city just north of NYC, where the first cluster of covid cases in the region appeared and which implemented a mile-radius quarantine / isolation area. Within approx. 2 weeks, graphics eye-poppingly demonstrate an incredible drop in new cases in New Ro while cases in the surrounding towns and in NYC exploded.

Aside from press reports I get boots on the ground reports. I lived there for many years and some of my kids still do.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

It seemed you were kinda low profile then, Packrat. That explains, for me, and I'm glad you're feeling better.

There's been reports in Italy, from doctors, who treated seniors with "a strange pneumonia" in Nov/Dec.

In the early days of January I had a hard, rapid onset of gut symptoms that left me unable to answer my door, worst was about 18 hrs., fatigued for several weeks following, extremely minor respiratory affect. It didn't seem to align with the "flu" - 2 strains this season in Socal - and as of yet, I can't reliably match my symptoms to any flu or to covid-19.

I may have had the virus, starting on the 21st through the 26th. I didn't get tested, but I definitely had something out of the ordinary for me. Lots of the same symptoms, but I've been okay for the past 24 hours.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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The "Boogey Man" Virus

inside a NYC ER now

My niece sent me this link. She's a night RN in this emergency room. She says, quite simply, they're overwhelmed.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Magical!

Winter's last (?) punch in upstate NY

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Specially good, this one!

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Posted:  2 months ago

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

.... I already have some hobbies that I can do on the road.

Sounds good. I hope you'll get called up soon for training.

This afternoon I got requested to report, as a volunteer with the county EMD, starting tomorrow for 3 days of assisting with "receiving supplies". No further details yet as to what that entails.

Posted:  2 months ago

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

I'm hanging. Don't really have much else to do after I clean every room in the house.

Hey, Rob, any potential interest in ham radio on your part? It could translate into handy skills down the road on eleven meters and more. smile.gif

Posted:  2 months ago

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Starsky Robotics calls it quits

rofl-3.gif actually....... I was!

Hutch is gonna be mad.....oh c'mon, you know you were thinking it!!

Posted:  2 months ago

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

Tremendous post, Marc. The fruit of your labor is an uplifting far beyond; Godspeed to you, too!

Drove over 2,500 mi. in 8 days. Longest day 529 in about 6 hrs. straight. Longest drive time about 10.5 hrs.. Toughest was mountains at night in downpour. Backing continues to improve.......

Posted:  2 months ago

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Goose’s Swift Journey into Trucking

Hey Ubergoose, welcome to Trucking Truth! Awesome that you'll do a Swift diary. All that detail in your first post is great. And that light-hearted attitude is a good tonic, right about now.....good-luck.gif Wishing you the best in this new chapter of your driving life!

Posted:  2 months ago

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What does a quarantine due to coronavirus mean for truckers?

When I was a kid I rode around with my 2 brothers in the back seat of my parents' Ford while they smoked up a storm with the windows tightly shut.

There is thought to be a correlation to the asthmatic history I had while living in that household.

So, with that in mind, I wondering about the idea regarding where rights of one begin and end vs. another.

On another note: it's very easy to criticize (lots of interesting and thoughtful criticism in multiple threads here, last few days). How about solutions or alternatives along with dissection of what's wrong?

I know these are simplistic, classic, maybe cliche type ponderings on my part but I'm left unsatisfied with some of what I read due to these fundamental deficits.

Directing this broadly, to be clear, not to any particular post or poster here.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Kindness Towards Truckers

Yes, every so often the public is reminded of the importance of truckers and they give us a different finger than they normally would.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Just to say thanks!!!

To Wesley, our OP, wishing you the best in navigating conditions to get to driver training. I'm several months behind your concrete steps but keeping my planning fluid at this point. I join with you as well with appreciation of our hard-toiling trucking community. Your expression was eloquent! thank-you-2.gif

This social experiment is crazy, but truck drivers may have a few short weeks where they are appreciated appropriately. Take it while you can, it will be as short lived as this moment of national panic.

Old School, me senses a bumper-sticker opp for some entrepreneur out there! smile.gif

Posted:  2 months ago

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I'm Hearing Voices!

I'm happy and relieved to know I may have a few more years left in me to keep chasing that white line.

So good to know you feel that way and that spirit is contagious! thank-you-2.gif

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