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Daniel B.'s Comment
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So I started driving at 2am for a pickup in Dallas TX. I first went to the Blue Beacon to get my trailer washed out and when I was driving I got stopped by what appeared to be a high homeless man. He asked for changed to buy himself a meal and I more than gladly gave him what I had and could afford. As soon as I start to drive off he walks back to his truck and gets inside. He worked at CRST. I don't know what's going on with that guy. He has a good job, a license but he can't feed himself? Hmm. Moving on...

I arrive early for my shipper in Dallas and take a nap. I pick up the load and drive off. 6 hours into my drive I stop for a bathroom break at a pilot on route. It's a right turn and an easy turn might I add. I mean, it's made for trucks! So the light turns green and I make my turn. There are cars on the street I'm turning on so I made it an extra wide turn to not clip them with my trailer. I proceed with the simple turn and half way through the first car at the light thinks I'm going to hit him.. So he puts it in reverse ASAP and backs up swiftly without even looking and rams his car into the car behind him. I made the turn not even going close to him. My wife saw him and apparently he was on his phone and smoking a cigarette! Triple tasking...

Weird day

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Troubador222's Comment
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That CRST guy was not me, I swear! I get by, by robbing banks in my spare time. (Just kidding)

One problem with CRST is sometimes the new guys end up sitting waiting on a trainer, and are eligible for advances and use those. Then they end up with a zero paycheck when they do get on the road. I have more resources than some of the people I saw come through CRST. Even with that, it is tight sometimes. Thats why I buy a few groceries and try not to eat at the truck stop. I can stay alive on pb&j if I have too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
kayakngal's Comment
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That CRST guy was not me, I swear! I get by, by robbing banks in my spare time. (Just kidding)

One problem with CRST is sometimes the new guys end up sitting waiting on a trainer, and are eligible for advances and use those. Then they end up with a zero paycheck when they do get on the road. I have more resources than some of the people I saw come through CRST. Even with that, it is tight sometimes. Thats why I buy a few groceries and try not to eat at the truck stop. I can stay alive on pb&j if I have too.

What a good point Troubador. Some of those poor truckers are just trying to start a living with nothing and nobody while starting a living on the road. I imagine it's really tough, and scary, for some of them for a long time. Kudos to Daniel for giving what he could. A little is better then nothing. I'll be eating like a bird for awhile too. I guess it has it's advantages and disadvantages like most things.

Daniel - that's funny about the ding dong backing into someone.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
crazy rebel's Comment
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OK let me tell ya this don't feel bad for the homeless looking guys for ya will feel regret later,I've offered a sandwich to one in NY once and his reply was no ty I just want money for beer.and as for drivers most will let ya know they drive truck by allowing ya to see their company logo on their clothing or by lettin ya see what truck they. Get out of.

Now so ya'll newbies don't mess up I see it a lot drivers goin hungry well we are a dying breed but don't be shy there are old schoolers such as I'm told that I am one that will buy ya a meal,shower or whatever ur needs be just get on the radio and ask if someone minds assisting ya with a lil food or what have ya BC ya don't have the cash.ignore the new breeds ya will get an old schooled I'm sure.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Crazy rebel you are a good man

Starcar's Comment
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TSB and I won't give $$$$. We, like Rebel, will buy a meal, set em up with a shower, or like one time, this guy was sick...and looked sick. We were doin' a 34 restart. So we dropped the trailer ( ALWAYS check with the TS before dropping a trailer) and took the guy to the ER. They treated him, gave him some meds, and we took him back to his truck. I guess we are old school, like Rebel. But todays truckers had better get a "brotherly love" for their counterparts. Cuz sooner or later, you're gonna need some help. I truly believe in paying it forward. We do what we can for those around us. And its been paid back to us. Its an old saying, but still holds true in todays world. Back when I was in my teens/20's, I'd stop and change a tire for whoever was broke down. I changed alot of tires,...But ya know what ?? I have NEVER had a flat tire on my 4wheeler....now thats paybacks !!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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TSB and I won't give $$$$. We, like Rebel, will buy a meal, set em up with a shower, or like one time, this guy was sick...and looked sick. We were doin' a 34 restart. So we dropped the trailer ( ALWAYS check with the TS before dropping a trailer) and took the guy to the ER. They treated him, gave him some meds, and we took him back to his truck. I guess we are old school, like Rebel. But todays truckers had better get a "brotherly love" for their counterparts. Cuz sooner or later, you're gonna need some help. I truly believe in paying it forward. We do what we can for those around us. And its been paid back to us. Its an old saying, but still holds true in todays world. Back when I was in my teens/20's, I'd stop and change a tire for whoever was broke down. I changed alot of tires,...But ya know what ?? I have NEVER had a flat tire on my 4wheeler....now thats paybacks !!!

Sorry Starcar I just dont believe you. They did not have cars back when you were in your 20's. I don't believe they had cars back when the dinosaurs were around.rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Guyjax.....you wound me !!! Even tho I learned to drive truck in an old truck with a triple stick....it really DID have rubber tires !!!! I'm a child of the sixties....best time ever to live thru...what little I do remember....shocked.png

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Guyjax.....you wound me !!! Even tho I learned to drive truck in an old truck with a triple stick....it really DID have rubber tires !!!! I'm a child of the sixties....best time ever to live thru...what little I do remember....shocked.png

I was fixin' to say you remember the 60's?confused.gif

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