How I Poisoned A Terminal Rat

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Diver Driver's Comment
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"Shrimp" is the new "crow".

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PackRat's Comment
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You did that on purpose! You're going to get sued!rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Old School's Comment
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she had "worked at 12 different companies"? No matter the profession, that would immediately set off an alarm in my mind

Don, this is a common fallacy that the "rats" like to spread about. It says they are extremely valuable because they have a CDL. They think they are leveraging their career opportunities by constantly moving around and grabbing up sign on bonuses.

There are much more effective ways to Maximize Your Income As A Trucker.

Any driver shortage you hear about has nothing to do with entry level drivers. Some of these companies are bringing in as many as 150 new drivers per week. Where the shortage lies is in the good solid people who can make a difference in the company's bottom line. Those are the drivers who become valuable, simply because they are an unusually hard to find asset.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Man, when you hear people like her talking to new drivers you can almost see the money they're going to lose by following her example falling out of their pockets onto the ground. You just think, "My God these people are going to make a complete mess of their careers now." It's sad and frustrating for sure.

What a crazy story though!

Well you hate to see that someone is being fed something that's going to hurt them, whether it's someone else's horrible advice or shrimp.......

When I saw the title to the thread I knew it was going to be interesting, but I didn't expect it to be literal!!!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OC's Comment
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But did she pay you for the egg rolls??

Marty G.'s Comment
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Thats was an interesting post there Old School, i have received similar advice just talking to Drivers of all types at the TAs and the Loves around here in San Antonio not many drivers gave me this type of advice, but the few that did really seemed to be arrogant, like the lady you speak of. Seems like it can kill a newbie drivers career before it even starts by giving putting them on the wrong mindset..

Pete B.'s Comment
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You’re a better man than I, Old School. I probably wouldn’t have ordered her the egg rolls, pretending to forget to add them to the order. I’ve found my fuse is incredibly short with people who are always seeking the easy route, preying upon the benevolence of others. I commend you for your efforts, even if you almost killed her!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah, I'd have definitely wanted to feed her more egg rolls lol.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I thwarted the efforts of some terminal rats yesterday. i met a couple of our forum members who just arrived at the terminal. they believed some of the BS and i explained the real deal

so Joe and chris....if you are reading this...HI! hahha

Terminal:

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.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Clicked on the title thinking "poisoned a terminal rat" was a metaphor for shutting down a half-assed argument. Imagine my surprise in discovering you literally poisoned someone! Ye gods.

FWIW, it's kind of her own damn fault. People with food allergies, especially severe ones that could result in hospitalization, should really order their own food. It's just common sense.

Now, pass me those shrimp egg rolls and some Thai peanut sauce.

Terminal:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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