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Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Truck Stop Follies and Assorted Stupidity

Ryan B. said:

It's possible that the driver is able to read, was fully paying attention, saw the sign, and made the choice to proceed. "How," you ask? The driver doesn't know the height of the truck.

The responsible driver in your scenario would stop and ask themselves what would happen if the vehicle they didn't know the height of turned out to be too tall. You're trying to make an excuse where none exists.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking for job that go from VA to Alaska or Canada?

David W., check out the size of the doubles he's pulling up there too:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Comments/User-5333/Page-1/

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking for job that go from VA to Alaska or Canada?

Fairchild, Lynden, and Kivi Brothers are companies with runs to Alaska that were mentioned on here before, not sure if they would have them now.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

ps: Next time you see him, ask him (or if you can?) explain his screen name; thanks!

Onsdag is Wednesday in the Scandanavian languages, the day of the Norse god Odin.

a day for kicking back with a long drinking horn of mead, chilling with ravens and wolves, well-deserved after Tirsdag's pillaging and plundering

Posted:  4 months ago

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Creepiest experience ever

If you're the driver and not the guy on the road it's a reverse 309.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

so, really when would be a better time?

When you have a business plan.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Diesel shortage especially out east

This had some interesting explanations for why it's happening worse in that region:

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/why-the-northeast-is-quietly-running-out-of-diesel

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

Second, I was at a school, I was not working for the company therefore it was not part of any employment history. So when I am asked, "have you ever failed a drug screen from previous employment" I can honestly answer no. It was not on my DAC report nor was it on my Clearinghouse.

If you're lucky, TMC won't report the failed drug test, but if for some reason they really don't eventually report it, it won't be because of the above.

https://www.hireright.com/transportation/solutions/verifications/dac-report-employment-history-file

The DAC report provides information on the period of service, equipment operated, loads hauled, driver status and experience, reason for leaving, rehire eligibility, number of accidents with accident detail, drug and alcohol histories including pre-employment test results, and truck driving school performance records.

Unfortunately if you really were clean, there's always the chance they'll get around to adding it to your DAC report, at which point your company will probably terminate you, for failing the test and for not disclosing it. I've read on here that it's happened like that before to people.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking at different companies

I had a look at Knight but it doesn't look like they accept applications from my area based on the information here.

Many of the company profiles are probably out-of-date, so it'd be good to talk with recruiters about details like that. I checked here on Hirschbach after reading about them on Freightwaves; the profile says they have 700 trucks and require one-year experience, but now they have 2000 drivers and their own in-house paid CDL training. Their website says they pay during orientation and training as well, so search for them too, in threads here people said they're great.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

If it turns out that I cannot prove my innocence, well, I will just have to stick with companies who do urine tests

My impression from what I've read here on the forum is CRE will put your positive test on your DAC report so other companies will find it, regardless if it was non-DOT or if it was pre-employment.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

https://www.pittsburghfamilylawfirm.com/forced-take-drug-test-family-court/ A Pennsylvania judge can order you, the other parent, or both of you to submit to a urine, blood, nail, or follicle test. Each of these tests is performed differently and can detect alcohol or an illegal substance in your system for a different duration of time. A hair follicle test provides the longest history of drug use.
https://mymodernlaw.com/drug-testing-arizona-family-court/ However, courts may order a party to complete a hair follicle test. The urine sample provides results based on up to three days of drug or alcohol use. The hair follicle test can provide results from up to 90 days.
https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/court-of-criminal-appeals/2019/pd-0711-17-0.html The State presented evidence that the other children in Appellant’s care at the time of C.F.’sdeath also received doses of the drug. The parents of each child testified that their children were inthe care of Appellant, that they submitted hair samples for testing, and that after theyreceived thehair follicle test results, theystopped supporting and contacting Appellant. The State’s medicalexpert provided the actual results of the testing, which showed that each child had diphenhydraminein their hair samples that correlated with the time that theywere at Appellant’s daycare.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

Hair follicle tests aren't used in legal proceedings.

Source?

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

How so? I thought that hair follicle tests were for the exacting reason, to put a 'time stamp' on the drug use. (ie: if the client has been using over a period of time, even up to (and past) a year.) It would go back farther than three weeks, no?

The new test would also go back more than three weeks, but how would you know the drug use that showed up last time wasn't at the very end of how far back it could go? Three weeks later, the hair sample might no longer show drug use, but that couldn't rule out the possibility that it really was there last time.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

It has been 3 weeks now since I was discharged from CR England.

Even if your new test comes back negative, too much time has passed for it to have any power of suggesting the previous one may have been inaccurate. If you are being honest, you've unfortunately waited too long to do anything about it.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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C.R. England Nightmare Experience (True Story, Need Help! Nondrug User Tested Positive!)

So unless she slips and tells me that she was desperate to keep me, so she tried low dosing me to get me hooked or something like that

From how it sounds, she's able to keep her drug use from interfering with her job as a nurse in a hospital, so she's probably not stupid enough to waste her drugs giving you an addiction you wouldn't know about so that you somehow magically wouldn't leave her.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Far West Texas O/O Researching Pro-2A Carriers / Brokers

Aerosmith wrote a song about this....

Todd's got a gun....

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Anxiety medications

Have you considered 'somatic experiencing' therapy for your anxiety? My ex-wife is a therapist who started practicing behaviorial therapy, but nowadays finds somatic experiencing to be much more effective for something like anxiety. Cognitive behaviorial therapy, by focusing on working with thoughts, is very "cortical", but anxiety is much more of a "subcortical" process that can be better accessed using a somatic approach.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Now that the Soviets have invaded Ukraine...

It is not possible to protect Donetsk and Lugansk staying within its borders.

In 2014, Moscow used Russian troops to clear Crimea of the Ukrainian military and government, and eight years later its people have been completely 'protected' from any form of security threat from Ukraine. Why would that be impossible in Donetsk and Luhansk?

There is no point in repeating this propaganda cliché. Crimea was not annexed. People of Crimea had a vote and decided to be part of Russia, just as they used to be in the past.

It's important to put events in the right order.

First, Putin: "I said to my colleagues: we must start working on returning Crimea to Russia," then, a Russian military invasion of Crimea, then a new government installed by Russia, then a referendum organized and conducted by Russia, and then a 97% vote in favor of joining Russia.

US and Britain were investing resources trying to limit Soviet influence in Western Europe after the victory.

This may be because Hitler and Stalin had formed secret agreements giving Russia the 'right' to use its military to invade and keep Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, eastern Poland, and most of Lithuania. Russia held staged elections in eastern Poland to make their annexation appear legitimate. The Lithuanian, Estonian, and Latvian governments were replaced with Soviet administrations who held elections for representatives to immediately request to join Russia. Russia violated the protocol with Germany by taking more territory than they agreed on. After the war, Russia didn't return these countries. I'm not surprised Europe was concerned about this.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Now that the Soviets have invaded Ukraine...

Are you sure you have enough information about life in Donetsk and Lugansk republics to make such claims?

If Russia were intervening purely out of an interest in protecting the separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk and enforcing their claim of independence, the invasion would have been concentrated on Donetsk and Luhansk, and not the entire nation.

The reality is there is zero difference between why this is happening to all of Ukraine now and why Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Putin, in his own words then: "When we were parting, I said to my colleagues: we must start working on returning Crimea to Russia."

Putin, in his own words now: "Modern Ukraine was entirely created by Bolshevik, Communist Russia. This process started practically right after the 1917 revolution, and Lenin and his associates did it in a way that was extremely harsh on Russia — by separating, severing what is historically Russian land. And today the “grateful progeny” has overturned monuments to Lenin in Ukraine. They call it de-communization. You want de-communization? Very well, this suits us just fine. But why stop halfway? We are ready to show what real de-communizations would mean for Ukraine. "

Posted:  7 months ago

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Now that the Soviets have invaded Ukraine...

The natural tribal instinct is strong in some folks. Orange man bad, Putin bad, Russia bad. Right.

Do you accuse everyone expressing a different viewpoint than your own of acting out of tribalism, or is there something in particular in what I said that made you suggest I'm acting out of tribalism?

You seemed to have forgotten Obama Biden's coup in 2014, where we we spent billions of dollars in destabilizing a functional constitutional republic in Ukraine

I seem to remember seeing hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians exercising their human right to protest against their government and then leading a revolution when their government turned against them. I also never misconstrued the $5 billion the United States spent in Ukraine during the twenty years between its independence in 1991 and 2013 to have been spent by Obama and Biden in 2014 to orchestrate the revolution.

ultimately placing snipers in their capital, killing hundreds

Who told you the identities of the shooters?

Let's also not forget about Burisima while we are at it. Biden and company have been pushing this for a long time.

Hunter Biden getting paid to sit on the board of a Ukranian natural gas company is evidence of what being pushed by them? Are you saying they pushed Russia to invade?

While war is tragic, I'm not going to buy the "we're at war with Eurasia. We've always been at war with them" narrative that Orwell so aptly described.

No one is saying we are at war. Russia is committing an unprovoked act of war against Ukraine. Nothing you've said justifies what Russia is doing to the Ukrainian people.

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