Do Any Of You Get Up This Way?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett!!!

Check your account, I think you have been hacked!!! Some clown is sending out play date requests under your name.

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It is an abrupt about face I must admit.

However, if you want to do some kind of email interview type thing I'm game. As a truck driver who is also a member of the LGBT community, I probably have a perspective and insight that would be somewhat unique, and might even be helpful to someone else looking into this industry.

That is indeed interesting! That has us talking behind the scenes here and there are actually a lot of people who have specific questions about trucking, including women (who only comprise about 6% of truckers), people of all races and nationalities, Christians, gun owners, LGBT, and many others. It would be a great idea to get some information like that up for people.

I've even been pondering the idea of doing phone interviews for the podcast but I can't get past the audio quality issue. I'm kind of a stickler for that, though I realize every podcast does it and people understand the situation.

Dm:

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.
Turtle's Comment
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I live within a couple of hours from you, about 20 mins east of exit 17 of the Adirondack Northway. Amazingly beautiful country up there. The wife and I often go for motorcycle rides up near you.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I live within a couple of hours from you, about 20 mins east of exit 17 of the Adirondack Northway. Amazingly beautiful country up there. The wife and I often go for motorcycle rides up near you.

Oh very cool! Yeah, it really is amazing up here. I came out this way because we don't have real mountains in the Eastern part of the state.

If you ever want to stop in and say hi just let me know.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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That will be a great article to write. in my industry people still find it incredulous that there is s huge lgbt in trucking. An article about that will be a great. Not even LGBT people realize that there is a big community in trucking. I am not LGBT myself but I do support every community.

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Brett!!!

Check your account, I think you have been hacked!!! Some clown is sending out play date requests under your name.

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rofl-3.gif

It is an abrupt about face I must admit.

double-quotes-start.png

However, if you want to do some kind of email interview type thing I'm game. As a truck driver who is also a member of the LGBT community, I probably have a perspective and insight that would be somewhat unique, and might even be helpful to someone else looking into this industry.

double-quotes-end.png

That is indeed interesting! That has us talking behind the scenes here and there are actually a lot of people who have specific questions about trucking, including women (who only comprise about 6% of truckers), people of all races and nationalities, Christians, gun owners, LGBT, and many others. It would be a great idea to get some information like that up for people.

I've even been pondering the idea of doing phone interviews for the podcast but I can't get past the audio quality issue. I'm kind of a stickler for that, though I realize every podcast does it and people understand the situation.

Dm:

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.
Buttercup's Comment
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I'm 10 minutes from Peru and moved out of that district a year ago. I went to Peru Elementary school. haha. If you need anything, feel free to contact me!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm 10 minutes from Peru and moved out of that district a year ago. I went to Peru Elementary school. haha. If you need anything, feel free to contact me!

Oh that's crazy, ain't it! I was in Plattsburgh yesterday. And the day before, for that matter. You don't do any hiking or fishing or climbing or kayaking or any of that, do ya? Or know someone that's into it? That's the stuff I came up here for, like most people I'd guess.

I'm headin to see Pirates of the Caribbean at the Regal Champlain Centre Stadium 8 on Friday. National opening day for it. Bought tickets online last night. I've never been to a movie on opening day so I thought I'd show up and see if I can beat all the twelve year olds to the good seats. I'm a short Italian dude so most of em are probably bigger than I am, but I'm all heart! I'm confident I can hold my own, and my soda and popcorn at the same time.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I do recall many years ago going near your old place near Buffalo, NY but you showed no interest in meeting up at all.

Then, OS makes a post not long after saying he will be near you and you actually seemed to be super excited, I even remember you saying you'll clear your schedule for him.

So count me on that "screw you dude" crowd.. You missed your chance!

(Serious, but polite tone)

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Guzinta's Comment
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Hey Brett, I'm in the neighborhood just across the pond. I just sent you email. It's very cool that you are in the area! Cheers!

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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We've had some disagreements and I've ticked you off a couple times but it doesn't mean I don't have respect for you and what you've done putting together a great website. I'd gladly buy lunch and chill for a few but under one condition, you have to bring the furbaby too because pets can never get enough attention

Diver Driver's Comment
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This is almost like...uh mmmm Charlie's Angels.

But let's just call it "Brett's Drivers." For obvious reasons.

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