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Victor C. II's Comment
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Why do you not promote OS to 'Super Moderator' when he's clearly the next TruckerMike?

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Cuz there's no such thing as Super Moderator.

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As good as TruckerMike was, Old School is even better because he not only has more trucking experience but he has 30 years of business experience and he's a family man. So Old School has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is both incredibly deep and wide.

I guess I could update his title if you guys think I should. We wouldn't use "Super" though. It would have to be a more professional title.

I say it would be an incredible honor to do for Old School! Yes please do!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Why do you not promote OS to 'Super Moderator' when he's clearly the next TruckerMike?

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Cuz there's no such thing as Super Moderator.

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As good as TruckerMike was, Old School is even better because he not only has more trucking experience but he has 30 years of business experience and he's a family man. So Old School has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is both incredibly deep and wide.

I guess I could update his title if you guys think I should. We wouldn't use "Super" though. It would have to be a more professional title.

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I say it would be an incredible honor to do for Old School! Yes please do!

Agreed. Obviously he won't want to blow his own trumpet or advertise his greatness. The man is humble. But this would be an awesome act of recognition and thankfulness.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Brett - do you still do this? Very cool idea! =)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett - do you still do this? Very cool idea! =)

I completely forgot this existed. Sure. Ask me anything.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I completely forgot this existed. Sure. Ask me anything.

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What stories have you heard (good / bad / otherwise) of people meeting their significant others while on the road?

G-Town's Comment
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I completely forgot this existed. Sure. Ask me anything.

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What stories have you heard (good / bad / otherwise) of people meeting their significant others while on the road?

We have our resident TT authority on that...one click away:

Are Over The Road Relationships Possible?

Over The Road:

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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What stories have you heard (good / bad / otherwise) of people meeting their significant others while on the road?

It's interesting because every person and every situation is a little different. I know I've heard from a lot of people that they'll meet up with their family at the truck stop if they're passing by the house but don't have time to stay for long, and they really enjoy the heck out of that. But then you have to say goodbye to them again. For some people that can almost be more difficult than not seeing them at all. You don't get nearly enough time together, and then they're gone again.

I know a ton of people will take their significant other with them for a couple of weeks maybe once or twice a year when they can make it happen and that's always fantastic because the person at home gets to have an amazingly cool vacation and really understand what it's like to live life on the road. So that's a cool thing.

I haven't heard anything outrageous though.

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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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What stories have you heard (good / bad / otherwise) of people meeting their significant others while on the road?

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It's interesting because every person and every situation is a little different. I know I've heard from a lot of people that they'll meet up with their family at the truck stop if they're passing by the house but don't have time to stay for long, and they really enjoy the heck out of that. But then you have to say goodbye to them again. For some people that can almost be more difficult than not seeing them at all. You don't get nearly enough time together, and then they're gone again.

I know a ton of people will take their significant other with them for a couple of weeks maybe once or twice a year when they can make it happen and that's always fantastic because the person at home gets to have an amazingly cool vacation and really understand what it's like to live life on the road. So that's a cool thing.

I haven't heard anything outrageous though.

=) I meant actually meeting someone on the road who then becomes their SO. Have you heard of it happening? Just curious how the single folks do it. G-Town, I will add that to my "must read" list! Thanks guys.

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.

Old School's Comment
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JoAnne, I know both Rainy and Susan have found their S.O. in a trucker they met. I'm sure they'll have something to say about this subject when they get the chance.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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JoAnne, I know both Rainy and Susan have found their S.O. in a trucker they met. I'm sure they'll have something to say about this subject when they get the chance.

Thanks, Old School!

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