Fuel Card Rewards

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Old School's Comment
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Haha!

Yeah other drivers in the TV lounge never ask me if I'm riding with my Dad in his big rig - like they do you!

Don't let it bother you - the same things used to happen to Brett when he started out his career.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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the same things used to happen to Brett when he started out his career.

Oh man, all the time. And I had really long hair on top of that. Yeah, pretty much everyone I came across had something to say about something the first five years or so. I thought it was great. I didn't resemble your stereotypical trucker in any way and I was half everyone's age so it's not like I could really hide from people.

But it was really fun. It was never a problem. I was making a killin, in my view, and I was certainly living the grandest adventure imaginable. I didn't have a house or a car or anything after a short time. I just lived in the truck and travelled around and had a blast.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I love me some fuel rewards. As mentioned above, they accumulate quickly and can be used for all sorts of goodies. A lot of the fast food places attached to truck stops will also let you redeem rewards to buy food, and most places will also let you redeem them for a shower if you happen to be out of credits. You can also sign up to do occasional online surveys with Love's and PFJ (and maybe others, not sure) for extra points.

Points, points, points, gimme dem points!

Taxman's Comment
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Oh man, all the time. And I had really long hair on top of that. Yeah, pretty much everyone I came across had something to say about something the first five years or so. I thought it was great.

So you never really felt like this about it?

Well, you walk into a restaurant, strung-out from the road... And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shaking off the cold... You pretend it doesn't bother you but you just want to explode...

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can... All the same old clichés: "Is that a woman or a man?"... And you always seem outnumbered, you don't dare make a stand...

Tastebuds's Comment
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My company sends me to Loves, Pilot, TA, and even circle K/AMBest so i have showers and points on them all. I've bought jackets, headsets, and my GOS with my points. They add up quickly

GOSh, that's nice of them!

Brian M.'s Comment
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I choose where I want to fuel. 95% of the time I go where the QC tells me, but I've found sometimes there's cheaper fuel (with fuel tax) elsewhere. Points accumulate like wildfire on a team truck so we only use one card and split them.

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.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Pilot/ flying j are my favorite since I get 5 points per gallon.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Oh man, all the time. And I had really long hair on top of that. Yeah, pretty much everyone I came across had something to say about something the first five years or so. I thought it was great.

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So you never really felt like this about it?

Well, you walk into a restaurant, strung-out from the road... And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shaking off the cold... You pretend it doesn't bother you but you just want to explode...

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can... All the same old clichés: "Is that a woman or a man?"... And you always seem outnumbered, you don't dare make a stand...

Taxman, one of the first things you learn in trucking is not to care about other people's thoughts. Its snowing and you are doing 50mph with your hazards on and they fly by you at 75mph blaring their air horn. Five minutes later you see that same truck Jack knifed in a ditch.

Or you back into a door slowly and GOAL twice while drivers around you point, laugh, and yell insults.

No, I don't care what a bunch of people I have never met care about me. Now...if they want to pay my car payment, sure. I'll care about them, but out here...no. I'll never see them again. They can think anything they want about me while they sit and eat the food I delivered last night lol

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Oh man, all the time. And I had really long hair on top of that. Yeah, pretty much everyone I came across had something to say about something the first five years or so. I thought it was great.

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So you never really felt like this about it?

Well, you walk into a restaurant, strung-out from the road... And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shaking off the cold... You pretend it doesn't bother you but you just want to explode...

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can... All the same old clichés: "Is that a woman or a man?"... And you always seem outnumbered, you don't dare make a stand...

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Taxman, one of the first things you learn in trucking is not to care about other people's thoughts. Its snowing and you are doing 50mph with your hazards on and they fly by you at 75mph blaring their air horn. Five minutes later you see that same truck Jack knifed in a ditch.

Or you back into a door slowly and GOAL twice while drivers around you point, laugh, and yell insults.

No, I don't care what a bunch of people I have never met care about me. Now...if they want to pay my car payment, sure. I'll care about them, but out here...no. I'll never see them again. They can think anything they want about me while they sit and eat the food I delivered last night lol

Rainy,...just a thought,... does the name Bob Seger ring a bell? "Turn the Page". Great song...one of his best (IMO).

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Vendingdude's Comment
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Just to pile on here. My company's fuel card works only for TA/Petro. Inside near the fuel desk at these locations is a kiosk where you sign up to receive their UltraOne card. It asks for birthday, but not your ID. You have to be 18 to have any kind of CDL anyway.

You receive a hard card in the mail shortly. Swipe it at same time when swiping company card for fuel. A dollar of company money spent earns you a penny. In only a few months I earned enough points to buy a windbreaker, some doodads and food. Free stuff!!!

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.
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