I Gotta Know, Current Drivers That Were Prior US Navy????

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Jerry Escondido's Comment
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OK, on this day, Thanksgiving, I think we can set aside all the BS, Confusion, Complaining, Blah, Blah, Blah associated with driving.

This is a great time to give thanks.

First and foremost, Mom and Dad. Without them, No Me. Without their guidance, I don't grow up with the values and morals that guide my life.

Second, I give thanks to heaven above for allowing me the good fortune to LIVE IN THE USAb>, the Greatest Country on earthb>. And I can say this with some degree of authority. Thanks, to the US Navy, I visited more than 15 foreign countries, including Texas. Yes, Texas. I've been there 7or8 times. Each time I felt like I was in another country. And my ancestors are from Austin & Midland, Texas. NONE OF THOSE PLACES I HAVE VISITED HAVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE WE ENJOY HERE IN THE USA Time to give thanks to all those, past and present, who have provided the very freedom we enjoy today. Thanks to men like George Washington, John Paul Jones, Admiral Farragut, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, and AUDIE L. MURPHY. Now I want to give credit to my favorite Branch of the US Armed Forces. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY (OK Marine, Army, Air Force, and you to, Coast Guard{or as we called them,"the six feet fleet"}, you guy to) I want you to post: When you were in, What was your Rating, MOS, ? Where did you serve. Squids please, Ships you served on. Don't every forget, the USA Armed Forces are the most powerful forces on Planet Earth!!! Brett, Thanks Again for this great Forum, Jerry Escondido

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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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jonathan C.'s Comment
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Aviation Anti Submarine warfare operator / Rescue swimmer, HS-15 Redlions on board the USS Forrestal CV-59, 1984-1987

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Jerry Escondido's Comment
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Aviation Anti Submarine warfare operator / Rescue swimmer, HS-15 Redlions on board the USS Forrestal CV-59, 1984-1987

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Awesome, were you on board when the Forrestal had that tragic fire? You probably have some serious stories, being a rescue swimmer. I'm surprised that no one else has chimed in. Oh well, it is Thanksgiving. Thanks for responding.

Scott O.'s Comment
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My dad was a cwo3 and always called the coast guard puddle pirates lol

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Electronics Technician, E-5, 2001-2005, served on the USS Alabama (SSBN 731, based in Bangor, WA) as a Reactor Technician, as well as 6 months TAD as a Farsi linguist based in Bahrain and serving on multiple ships in the gulf, (primarily Coast Guard units)

Jerry Escondido's Comment
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Electronics Technician, E-5, 2001-2005, served on the USS Alabama (SSBN 731, based in Bangor, WA) as a Reactor Technician, as well as 6 months TAD as a Farsi linguist based in Bahrain and serving on multiple ships in the gulf, (primarily Coast Guard units)

Coool, You must have some hair raising stories. Now about that Submarine duty, you are braver than me. I could never serve on board a ship "designed to sink". Great to hear from you, thanks for the post. Jerry

Chris H.'s Comment
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Thumbs up for the the Chesty Puller shout out. :)

US Marines 1982-1988 Spent a week on the USS Dubuque in 1985? Playing war games steaming from Okinawa to S. Korea.

1stBn, 4thMar 29 Palms, CA - HQBn 3rdMarDiv Okinawa, JA - PPAC RTR Parris Island

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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.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Thumbs up for the the Chesty Puller shout out. :)

US Marines 1982-1988 Spent a week on the USS Dubuque in 1985? Playing war games steaming from Okinawa to S. Korea.

1stBn, 4thMar 29 Palms, CA - HQBn 3rdMarDiv Okinawa, JA - PPAC RTR Parris Island

According to your picture, I would assume you were about 65-70 years old when you left for boot camp?

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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.
Chris H.'s Comment
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Ha! That's my hero. Dugout ****, The Salmon River Caveman of Idaho. He died in 2010 at the age of 94. He got out of the Army(to stay on topic) after WWII, moved to Idaho and lived in a cave he dug out of the mountainside. He made more caves and rented them out for 10 bucks a month. Interesting guy. BLM filled in the caves after he died.

Chris H.'s Comment
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Ugh. the **** is the nickname for a person named Richard.

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