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Mark .'s Comment
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If you find a walmart parking lot that is good to stay at, what do you do if you wake up at 3am, Walmart is closed, and need to use the restroom.?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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If you find a walmart parking lot that is good to stay at, what do you do if you wake up at 3am, Walmart is closed, and need to use the restroom.?

The same thing you would do if you were at a shipper/ receiver and had to go and they were closed.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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If you find a walmart parking lot that is good to stay at, what do you do if you wake up at 3am, Walmart is closed, and need to use the restroom.?

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The same thing you would do if you were at a shipper/ receiver and had to go and they were closed.

Talk about ambiguous.

Dave

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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If you find a walmart parking lot that is good to stay at, what do you do if you wake up at 3am, Walmart is closed, and need to use the restroom.?

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The same thing you would do if you were at a shipper/ receiver and had to go and they were closed.

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Talk about ambiguous.

Dave

OK I will say it straight out....you pee in a bottle if you have to or you crap in a trash can/bag in your truck and throw it a way whenever you can and DO NOT throw either on the ground outside your truck.

Now I know people will say "I could never do that" but I will tell you that you have not drive a truck either. If you drive long enough you will do what you have to do because you have no choice.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Starcar's Comment
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Guyjax is right...if you don't have a porta potty in your truck, you improvise. Its a natural fact that when mother nature calls, you WILL answer. We had a porta potty, cuz we teamed, and did west coast turn arounds. But for most, they don't have this option. BUT....irregardless of what you do...DO NOT THROW WHATEVER YOU END UP WITH IN ANY OTHER PLACE BUT A GARBAGE RECEPTICAL>.....I know truckers who are so all over this kind of behavior that if they don't confront you right then, will call your company, or a cop...and then you will really have trouble. Why would they do this ?? Because the places to park other than truck stops are slowly going away....because some truckers are filthy slobs, who throw their trash on the ground, rather than walk a few feet to the garbage can.

So whatever you do....show some class, driver.....just show some class...

PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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If you find a walmart parking lot that is good to stay at, what do you do if you wake up at 3am, Walmart is closed, and need to use the restroom.?

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The same thing you would do if you were at a shipper/ receiver and had to go and they were closed.

Or as I like to think of it, what would you do if you traveled across several states, got to your MOTHER's house, she was out, the door was locked, and you didn't have a key? Would you crap in her yard? wtf-2.gif

Not just no, but HELL NO!

Like Starcar says, show some class.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I admit that I had to crap in a garbage can once or twice. It might suck, but the alternative just doesn't look right. ALSO, DON'T throw the bottle out the window, once your done filling it up. It doesn't look right.

Dave

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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Just like Brett's Blog. A Look In the Mirror.

It is about time that truckers everywhere started getting pride in themselves. Not just the ones that are members here at TT.

No, that is not false praise. From all the comments, statements, and how everyone here acts like a professional, I can tell everyone here takes pride in themselves and what they do. If there were more truckers on the road like the members here, there wouldn't be the problem that there is.

Not only has Walmart gotten to the point of not allowing trucks to park. I have been in a few states where they have stopped allowing overnight or long time parking in rest areas.

I forget which state it was, but I noticed a rest area I pulled into that had put up signs, and you could tell they were new.

2 hour parking limit in the rest area.wtf.gif

I asked an attendant when it started. They both told me, it was something new. The attendants state wide requested it because of all the trash they were having to pickup from the lot that truckers left behind.

I asked them if it was always truckers. And they both guessed it was about 98% of the time it was truckers. Not very often did they have any campers stay overnight.

Set an example everywhere you go. No, you can't wear a 3 piece suit to work in. It is not that kind of job. But as, I think it was juyjax said, he wares nice shirts all the time.

Nothing wrong with clean bluejeans. A nice button up shirt or a polo. And absolutely, don't look like you haven't showered in a month. YUCK. shocked.png

As I said in another post. You start dressing like a professional. Feeling like a professional. And acting like a professional. People will treat you like a professional.

Let me put it another way. If you were a shipper and you had to ship something that was very expensive and you needed someone you could trust to get it there safe. You have no idea what their driving record is, but you have the choice of 2 different drivers.

One is dressed nice. Clean cut. Nice personality. And open to you and hearing what you want.

OR,

You have a driver that is in shorts or dirty, greasy bluejeans that haven't been washed in 2 or 3 weeks. Dirty hair. Not shaved in a few days. Cussing. Attitude of "who cares". Shoes untied.

Don't cringe. I have seen those kind out there and I am sure you have too.

Which one would you hire to take your load?

I'm just sayin'.....

Keep it safe out there. Joe S

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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After posting the "Walmart" reply and rereading it, I started laughing.

I am getting ready to start my school training for 3 weeks then on the road with a trainer.

With my luck, I will get a driver for my trainer that I just talked about. Take a bath every 2 weeks, if they need it or not. rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

I just keep telling myself, this is only for 6 weeks. Maybe even less.

Maybe I will learn to meditate. rofl-3.gif

Keep it safe out there. Joe S

Mistelle's Comment
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Lol! This is a neat thread.

My uncle used to keep a plastic coffee can with lid in the back of the truck for emergencies. Now I know what sort of emergencies he was talking about!

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