Trucking Nightmares?

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Do any of you dream you are late?

I'm on a really tight load. This is my last break and I deliver tomorrow morning. Twice I woke up thinking I was late. Couldn't go back to sleep so figured I would fill out the trip sheet and PO requests for scales and tolls. I just realized my Appt is 2 hours LATER than I thought. Hahah. Guess I can sleep in peace now. ;)

Am I the only nut that has trucki ng nightmares?

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.

Mario V.'s Comment
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If you are late once or twice they wont fire or even hit you bro specially being a rookie, my nightmare would be crashing or injuring someone

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.

Kevin H.'s Comment
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I don't remember dreaming anything about trucking, but there have been a few times when I woke up and grabbed my phone in a panic because I had no idea what time it was. I usually don't set an alarm unless I have to be up very early or I know it's going to be hard to wake up.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Most people have trucking dreams, especially in the beginning when you're new and so much is on your mind all the time.

The funniest thing I saw regarding that was a driver who nosed into a parking spot when he was obviously exhausted because he fell asleep with his head on the steering wheel and his truck idling. When he woke up and saw the back end of a trailer two feet from the nose of his truck he thought he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was about to plow into another truck.

He grabbed the steering wheel and starting sawing on it, grabbed the shifter and started slamming it around causing the gears to grind like crazy, and started pumping the brake hard and fast. Those gears were grinding, the air brakes were hissing, and the whole cab of the truck was rocking because he was jamming on everything in such a panic. After about 5 seconds of that he realized nothing was happening and stopped. He was sitting there silent and still, utterly baffled for a moment.

Then this guy slowly turned toward his head in my direction where myself and the driver parked next to me happened to be watching the whole thing. This guy's hair was sticking out wildly in all directions, his eyes were as wide as dinner plates, and his mouth was hanging wide open. He looked like a zombie and had no idea what was happening.

I'm telling ya, the other driver that had witnessed it and I were laughing so hard I thought we were going to need an ambulance. We were just dying. The tears were flowing, I had stomach cramps, and I couldn't breathe! It was utterly hysterical. To this very moment I die laughing every time I think about it. I'm pretty sure that dude needed counseling after that episode. One of the funniest things I ever saw!

rofl-3.gif

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Most people have trucking dreams, especially in the beginning when you're new and so much is on your mind all the time.

The funniest thing I saw regarding that was a driver who nosed into a parking spot when he was obviously exhausted because he fell asleep with his head on the steering wheel and his truck idling. When he woke up and saw the back end of a trailer two feet from the nose of his truck he thought he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was about to plow into another truck.

He grabbed the steering wheel and starting sawing on it, grabbed the shifter and started slamming it around causing the gears to grind like crazy, and started pumping the brake hard and fast. Those gears were grinding, the air brakes were hissing, and the whole cab of the truck was rocking because he was jamming on everything in such a panic. After about 5 seconds of that he realized nothing was happening and stopped. He was sitting there silent and still, utterly baffled for a moment.

Then this guy slowly turned toward his head in my direction where myself and the driver parked next to me happened to be watching the whole thing. This guy's hair was sticking out wildly in all directions, his eyes were as wide as dinner plates, and his mouth was hanging wide open. He looked like a zombie and had no idea what was happening.

I'm telling ya, the other driver that had witnessed it and I were laughing so hard I thought we were going to need an ambulance. We were just dying. The tears were flowing, I had stomach cramps, and I couldn't breathe! It was utterly hysterical. To this very moment I die laughing every time I think about it. I'm pretty sure that dude needing counseling after that episode. One of the funniest things I ever saw!

rofl-3.gif

I pulled into a rest stop and put my head on wheel for a bit and when I woke the truck next to me was pulling away and I thought I was moving hahahha I totally understand

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Danny G.'s Comment
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Most people have trucking dreams, especially in the beginning when you're new and so much is on your mind all the time.

The funniest thing I saw regarding that was a driver who nosed into a parking spot when he was obviously exhausted because he fell asleep with his head on the steering wheel and his truck idling. When he woke up and saw the back end of a trailer two feet from the nose of his truck he thought he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was about to plow into another truck.

He grabbed the steering wheel and starting sawing on it, grabbed the shifter and started slamming it around causing the gears to grind like crazy, and started pumping the brake hard and fast. Those gears were grinding, the air brakes were hissing, and the whole cab of the truck was rocking because he was jamming on everything in such a panic. After about 5 seconds of that he realized nothing was happening and stopped. He was sitting there silent and still, utterly baffled for a moment.

Then this guy slowly turned toward his head in my direction where myself and the driver parked next to me happened to be watching the whole thing. This guy's hair was sticking out wildly in all directions, his eyes were as wide as dinner plates, and his mouth was hanging wide open. He looked like a zombie and had no idea what was happening.

I'm telling ya, the other driver that had witnessed it and I were laughing so hard I thought we were going to need an ambulance. We were just dying. The tears were flowing, I had stomach cramps, and I couldn't breathe! It was utterly hysterical. To this very moment I die laughing every time I think about it. I'm pretty sure that dude needing counseling after that episode. One of the funniest things I ever saw!

rofl-3.gif

This just cracked me up rofl-2.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif Thanks for sharing... laughter is the best medicine.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Cwc's Comment
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One of my old codrivers used to pull off and nap for his 30 without an alarm clock. The first time I woke him up and told him he was going to make us late. The second time I woke him by yelling something to the effect of "WE'RE GOING TO DIE!!" And he snapped to and grabbed the wheel yanking left and right and stomped on the brakes... I didn't stop laughing for awhile... He never napped without an alarm again.

Robert45 P.'s Comment
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Most people have trucking dreams, especially in the beginning when you're new and so much is on your mind all the time.

The funniest thing I saw regarding that was a driver who nosed into a parking spot when he was obviously exhausted because he fell asleep with his head on the steering wheel and his truck idling. When he woke up and saw the back end of a trailer two feet from the nose of his truck he thought he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was about to plow into another truck.

He grabbed the steering wheel and starting sawing on it, grabbed the shifter and started slamming it around causing the gears to grind like crazy, and started pumping the brake hard and fast. Those gears were grinding, the air brakes were hissing, and the whole cab of the truck was rocking because he was jamming on everything in such a panic. After about 5 seconds of that he realized nothing was happening and stopped. He was sitting there silent and still, utterly baffled for a moment.

Then this guy slowly turned toward his head in my direction where myself and the driver parked next to me happened to be watching the whole thing. This guy's hair was sticking out wildly in all directions, his eyes were as wide as dinner plates, and his mouth was hanging wide open. He looked like a zombie and had no idea what was happening.

I'm telling ya, the other driver that had witnessed it and I were laughing so hard I thought we were going to need an ambulance. We were just dying. The tears were flowing, I had stomach cramps, and I couldn't breathe! It was utterly hysterical. To this very moment I die laughing every time I think about it. I'm pretty sure that dude needing counseling after that episode. One of the funniest things I ever saw!

rofl-3.gif

rofl-2.gif Haha Lol!! Thanks for sharing...

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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One of my old codrivers used to pull off and nap for his 30 without an alarm clock. The first time I woke him up and told him he was going to make us late. The second time I woke him by yelling something to the effect of "WE'RE GOING TO DIE!!" And he snapped to and grabbed the wheel yanking left and right and stomped on the brakes... I didn't stop laughing for awhile... He never napped without an alarm again.

Omg.... I would have made sure you died for real lol

G-Town's Comment
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In the beginning of my rookie year frequently dreamt I forgot my truck number and was wondering through rows and rows of cookie cutter Cascadia Condos looking for my truck,...in only my boxer shorts. I think this is a holdover anxiety dream form the "forgetting the locker number" in Junior High School. That too was in my underwear, hopelessly wondering through the halls looking for my locker. Some things never change.

Second to the "forgetting" dream is the locking my keys in the truck cab dream while fueling at a busy truck stop. That actually happened to me twice during my first couple of weeks on the Walmart account; once behind a store in Northeast Philadelphia and once on the TA fuel pad in Bloomsburg PA off of I-80. I keep a spare key in my pocket now...I may learn slow, but I learn good.

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.

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