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PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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I should have prefacde the above post with .... So, with all the talk and chatter, I decided to go actually watch the video ..... here are my thoughts.....

Joshua K.'s Comment
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I guess that guy just wants to keep people out of the industry who are not tough enough to handle it. I won't lie I wouldn't want some rookie who thought this life was glamorous lose it behind the wheel of a 60000 pound rig because the air conditioner can't get it down to 65' degrees lol

HeavyHauler's Comment
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I guess that guy just wants to keep people out of the industry who are not tough enough to handle it. I won't lie I wouldn't want some rookie who thought this life was glamorous lose it behind the wheel of a 60000 pound rig because the air conditioner can't get it down to 65' degrees lol

I'm happy with an A/C system period. Here in Oklahoma (as I'm sure you all know) its gets hotter than two rabbits congressing in a wool sock in the middle of July.rofl-2.gif

Joshua K.'s Comment
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I guess that guy just wants to keep people out of the industry who are not tough enough to handle it. I won't lie I wouldn't want some rookie who thought this life was glamorous lose it behind the wheel of a 60000 pound rig because the air conditioner can't get it down to 65' degrees lol

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I'm happy with an A/C system period. Here in Oklahoma (as I'm sure you all know) its gets hotter than two rabbits congressing in a wool sock in the middle of July.rofl-2.gif

haha I went to Fort sill, OK for OSUT training for the Army Any A/c is good a/c there lol

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm glad you guys aren't seeing it as negatively-biased as I am. I guess I'm just really into people who are enthusiastic and ready to work hard, prove themselves, and face big challenges in their lives. I'm not big on the approach "Well, here's 73 things that suck about doing it but it ain't all bad I guess." That doesn't exactly get my motor revved up.

My favorite was Tom Hanks in "A League Of Their Own" when his star player quits because baseball "just got too hard" and Tom replies:

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The "hard" is what makes it great.

I love that line! I love that attitude. That's why I loved trucking so much. I loved the adventure and the constant challenges. I loved that you had to work your *ss off 7 days a week to help keep your company alive and keep this economy moving. I loved that you never knew what was coming each moment of your life. It could be anything.

A lot of what he said was true. But it wasn't just what he said. It's that foreboding tone. "You better watch out because trucking is going to beat you up and wear you down. The companies don't care about you. You'll give up your whole life. You'll miss everything. Cry, cry, cry. Oh, and by the way I like trucking.

I mean, seriously. What about the million things you get as a truck that you'll never find in any other job or lifestyle? Where's the "but here's the good part" at the end of all his crying? I tried pushing through that video but 8 minutes into it he didn't have the first good thing to say. I guess after 15 years of being on the road and listening to crybabies day in and day out I have very little tolerance for it. Actually, just the way I was raised and the type of person I am leaves me with very little tolerance for complainers.

Now someone go find us a video where someone has 15 minutes of good things to say about trucking!

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PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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Now someone go find us a video where someone has 15 minutes of good things to say about trucking!

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Well, it's not a youtube video, but I found this AWESOME site where nearly EVERYBODY talks about the benefits of trucking.

Here is theWeb addy ...

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HeavyHauler's Comment
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I was in the Marines, and a LEO after that. I understand hard work and fact that there are days you absolutely hate your job, and other days you cant imagine doing anything else. I was brought up on a ranch so I understand hard work and appreciation of what you have. I hope this makes sense.

Joshua K.'s Comment
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Hey Brett if you have time to post here go take a lookie at my Topic :P

haha, but in all seriousness life is what you make of it. I have been shot twice, me and my Buddy LT. Jacobs got hit by an IED and thrown 35 feet in a concrete wall. There are alot of negative things in life. I worked at a manufacturing plant once it was 105 degrees working with no air flow it sucked.

I guess what I am trying to say is it doesn't matter what your doing there is always going to be a downside if you choose to see it that way.

The reason I want to go OTR is simple. I came home from iraq 5 and half years ago on medical leave. I got in my old stang and just drove. I didn't follow any maps I just drove where ever i felt like. I came over a hill and I got to see the sun kissing the mountains. that made this big guy pull over and cry I know its stupid but that made me happy to be alive. I started looking for a job 2 weeks ago I remembered that feeling yesterday and now it's simple for me, I have 1 goal. I want to see all the things I am missing by staying in one place. I want to know whats over that next hill. I am not worried about pay or hassles lol that's just another challenge for me. I realize that some people don't have the strength of character to handle these issues, but for me I just want to chase that sunset again.

**** I got long winded again XD

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

HeavyHauler's Comment
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Hey Brett if you have time to post here go take a lookie at my Topic :P

haha, but in all seriousness life is what you make of it. I have been shot twice, me and my Buddy LT. Jacobs got hit by an IED and thrown 35 feet in a concrete wall. There are alot of negative things in life. I worked at a manufacturing plant once it was 105 degrees working with no air flow it sucked.

I guess what I am trying to say is it doesn't matter what your doing there is always going to be a downside if you choose to see it that way.

The reason I want to go OTR is simple. I came home from iraq 5 and half years ago on medical leave. I got in my old stang and just drove. I didn't follow any maps I just drove where ever i felt like. I came over a hill and I got to see the sun kissing the mountains. that made this big guy pull over and cry I know its stupid but that made me happy to be alive. I started looking for a job 2 weeks ago I remembered that feeling yesterday and now it's simple for me, I have 1 goal. I want to see all the things I am missing by staying in one place. I want to know whats over that next hill. I am not worried about pay or hassles lol that's just another challenge for me. I realize that some people don't have the strength of character to handle these issues, but for me I just want to chase that sunset again.

**** I got long winded again XD

I got home 5 yrs ago after 4 tour in Iraq with the 1st Marines 3rd LAR. I have a 98 GT that I got in 2000. I drove from 29 Palms to Charleston SC to see my best friends parents and to give them his "letter". Hardest thing I ever did. While on my journey. I found myself again. I made peace with my life and the decisions I was forced to make. Do I still have hidden scars? Of course, what combat vet doesn't? But this time I took allowed me to connect with myself and my beliefs. And its because of this that I don't take anything for granted and ALWAYS try to see the good in every situation.

Out of curiosity. What year mustang do you have?

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Joshua K.'s Comment
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03 3.8l Twin turbo GT conversion Tremec 5 spd 9 bolt rear Midnight blue God I miss that car.

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