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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If questioning your tact is being critical, than I am guilty as charged.


Oh you're guilty of plenty here lately, hero.

In fact, let's waste no time on getting you started with a whole new string of apologies toward Old School, yet another terrific person with tons of experience and success, both in this industry and far beyond, who has spent countless hours going out of his way to help you with anything you've ever asked for help with, for 18 months now, and you kicked him in the teeth and questioned his genuineness and integrity publicly without even knowing the facts.

Did I mention he's also been silently working through cancer in recent years? Yeah, while he's been helping you. Same guy.

What an appalling lack of gratitude.

Brett, you can stop "being right," now.

You seem to miss that I have said I have a lot of respect for old school. Defending him is admirable, I would too.

You may have been writing this while I had already responded to his post.

Old School, I will apologize again. And I wish you good health.


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett, you can stop "being right," now.

As soon as you'll let me. Stop making me defend what's right.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Brett, you can stop "being right," now.


As soon as you'll let me. Stop making me defend what's right.

confused.gif I have been trying to. Sheesh.

Kevin M.'s Comment
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I try to stay out of the nonsense of some of these people but there are times I can't keep my big mouth shut. Those of you and you know whom Im speaking of. If you would take the time to listen to the very generous advise here you will learn how to be a safe and prductive driver. These wonderful folks here are in the field working the industry. Take head of their of advise and learn. My first time around as an OTR flatbed driver sites like this weren't around. 2500 miles with a trainer final test drive with safety and you were on your own and you either sink or swim. So stop being an argumentive pain in the ..... Get off your tail and go to work. Until you are actually working as a driver you dont know your butt from a hole in the ground.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Apology accepted.

I don't need anyone to like me or my appearance. And although I might come off as a "know it all" one of the main reasons I inject myself in a lot of threads is because when I first came here I was a little intimidated asking questions I thought others would find stupid or that a new or prospective driver should know. Having so.many drivers here who have driven for years and decades sorta made me feel that they had.long forgotten the fear and anxiety one has while starting this career and entering training.

So as a newer driver I tried to put some of my stupid rookie mistakes out there even at the cost of embarrassment to myself in order to prevent someone else from making the same ones. I thought if people read from a much more green, less seasoned driver it might provide some "hey she did it, I can do it" type of encouragement that adds to the incredible wisdom of the veteran drivers.

And Daniel is correct that I don't read the whole post--- I usually skip the part of someone's experience on their profile. To me it doesn't matter if you are considering school or a retired driver, opinions do have value. Had I read the "preparing for school" I might have realized that Daniel might not know how easy it is to spot certain things. I did read his whole post, and despite the tire, the truck was already a safety hazard so the tire was irrelevant---just icing on a cake.

I thank Brett for realizing I mean nothing but to be helpful.

What I didn't know until this thread is that I have a fan club. I'm going to start printing up buttons and handing them out at truck stops lol

"I love Rainy the know it all from Jersey" has a nice ring to it.


desperado's Comment
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Ok I started this with a profile I got locked out the email to and just came back and read the replies. Number one I was so pi**ed off over the shop not red tagging it I wanted to stop at an open scale after I left and get inspected. I had the new inspection sheet that said It passed. I never did come across one. the tire was wore out un evenly. it was a Volvo had needed an update. I do take care of my trucks but the shop incompetents wa what I was pointing out.

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