A Driver Compliment

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Doug K.'s Comment
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Just a quick note. I had the opportunity to ferry a fellow company driver to another terminal to pick up a loaner truck. Some idiot from our company had totally misjudged a turn and took out the front of his 2012 Volvo. Yikes! Any way, I picked him up at our home terminal and we took off. I asked him if he knew that he was riding with a driver with just a years experience. He looked at me totally shocked and said it didn't show. Wow!

As we were tooling down the road we had good conversation and I enjoyed his company(no team thoughts. I am a SOLO driver and that is all) All of a sudden he got real quiet. I paid little attention as I was driving in the mountains at night and it takes all of you attention to do that safely. A while later he stirred and said that he had taken a nap. Oh my. Another driver napping while riding. He told me that he was completely comfortable doing that as he felt I was a good and safe driver and trusted me.

Well my ego just got a real boost. I found out he had been on the road for ten years and didn't go to sleep with just any driver. I guess I must be doing something right to have deserved the ultimate compliment from another driver.

Be safe and enjoy the drive


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.


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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome! If he was comfortable enough to take a nap then he certainly trusted you. Very cool!


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