Really Rough Day... :,(

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I know there is no off topic on this forum. I know this might not be a welcomed post...and Brett can remove it if you feel like it's inappropriate.

This morning I woke up at 5:10am as I usually do 3 days a week, to go to work. I walked in the shower. Got out. Checked the time on my phone...5:35am, as I was towel drying myself, naked as a worm. In the corner of my eye, I saw movement. Looked towards the window...saw a shadow of what appeared to be human form (head). It was ghostly, as I couldn't see any features/details because of the fog from the shower. As my brain was trying to process new information about a foreign shape in my window, he moved to the other corner of the window and ducked down. I reached for the blinds and pulled them up as fast as I could, pulled up the window and found myself facing that scum who lives on the corner of my street. I screamed obscenities as he ran away. My daughter saw him run. I even woke a neighbor's young daughter. He's been peeping at neighbors windows for years, but he's hard to catch. They collected "sample" of suspicious drippings under the window, not fresh from this morning, which could indicate he's been there before. Charges were pressed against him. No trespass order was served (pretty useless anyway). The feelings inside, of being violated. I feel rage, anger, worries......for my daughters. He was probably hoping to catch one of them....not me. He goes after all the school age girls on social media. He's aggressive and getting more balsy.

To make matters worse....when I was warning my neighbors, my next one neighbor scolded me when I told her my plan of going to truckin school. She was a school bus driver. She said she has her CDL A. She told me something along the lines of "whatever company hires you, they will send you OTR , you won't be home for your daughter, when she needs you the most. These are crucial years as a teenager and you'll be gone most of the time, not able to protect her. Besides, good luck making a living wage because OTR is very inconsistent and you never know if you'll be able to pay for your bills. No one will hire you local out of school."

So that was a nail she knock down in my heart. What a f*ck*ng miserable day this was. I'm still shaking.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Typo...."naked as a worm" is what I meant to type....

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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Don't let it get you down. Guy's like that need an appointment with a baseball bat. Get yourself one of these:

Tasco 3MP Night Vision Trail Camera, Black

Kieran L.'s Comment
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That sucks and I hope he gets what's coming to him. Also, don't listen to that school bus driver about having to go OTR. You don't HAVE to do that at all. Remember, the trucking industry in general is woefully short on drivers, so the companies want all the drivers they can get. They may prefer OTR drivers (because they need more of them) and might try to talk you into it, but if you stick to your guns I've no doubt you can land a regional or even a local job right out of trucking school. Plenty of others here have.

Keep your head up. This was a bad day, everyone has bad days. Things will get better. :)

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I hope so.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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What a bummer. My personal response to people sneaking around my house is some very close friends of mine that go by .45

There are 14 of them in my Para 14.45 and they run really fast.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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What a bummer. My personal response to people sneaking around my house is some very close friends of mine that go by .45

There are 14 of them in my Para 14.45 and they run really fast.

Unfortunately, I'd go to jail if I was to shoot someone trespassing on my property and doing what he did yesterday.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Put a bear trap under the window so the pos steps in it if he ever tried that crap again

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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My daughter told me about a bear trap. Problem is, criminals like him have more rights than their victims! He'd have the audacity to sue me, I'm sure, and he'd probably win!!

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Anchorman's Comment
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My daughter told me about a bear trap. Problem is, criminals like him have more rights than their victims! He'd have the audacity to sue me, I'm sure, and he'd probably win!!

It sounds like a simple security light might help deter the criminal since he likes to lurk in the dark and shadows.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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