A Strong Case For Much Better Needed Trucker Security And The Laxing Of Gun Laws Nationwide.

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Todd Holmes's Comment
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I'm considering a career but admittedly I do have a lot of reservations (no pun intended*) about driving a truck but I have not yet made a final decision to rule it it out for good. This big-rig business seems to have a myriad of risks involved. I have to study all the risks in detail to make an my building with a bomb or a jetliner. informed decision. Yes, I could even work as a government paper pusher and a terrorist could possibly attack my office building with a bomb or a jetliner.

* The article I posted earlier was about a driver brutally attacked in his sleeper on or near an Indian reservation in the vicinity of Fort Hall, Idaho.

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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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Why do people call things they disagree with on a discussion board "trolling"?

It has nothing to do with disagreeing, rather your constant posts on why you shouldn't drive a truck.

There is probably a forum somewhere on the internet on that very subject, maybe you should check there, instead of working so hard here to become the laughingstock of this one?

G-Town's Comment
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Todd your agenda doesn’t align with the goals and objectives of this forum. You are neither entertaining or relevant. The subject of your incessantly annoying and distracting posts are only important to you. I asked you before to move on...you ignored the request. Please take your crusade elsewhere, it’s not welcome here.

Grumpy, Raptor, Will, Brian etc., please don’t reply to him anymore. He’ll go away...thanks. Eventually Brett will block him if he persists.

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Todd Holmes's Comment
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Trolling

Todd your agenda doesn’t align with the goals and objectives of this forum. You are neither entertaining or relevant. The subject of your incessantly annoying and distracting posts are only important to you. I asked you before to move on...you ignored the request. Please take your crusade elsewhere, it’s not welcome here.

Grumpy, Raptor, Will, Brian etc., please don’t reply to him anymore. He’ll go away...thanks. Eventually Brett will block him if he persists.

Sorry, I missed the point of this forum entirely then. I really don't know what the goals and objectives are of this forum or why it even exists. I presumed that people here could talk about anything and everything about the trucking industry. I have kept cuss words and politically-incorrect words out of this place. Perhaps, my threads concerning the hazards of the trucking industry would fit in much better on an "off-topic" forum or a forum that deals with vocations and occupational safety in general. There seems to be some partiality and bias here.

What is the mission statement of this forum, please?

Todd Holmes's Comment
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I'm considering a career but admittedly I do have a lot of reservations (no pun intended*) about driving a truck but I have not yet made a final decision to rule it it out for good. This big-rig business seems to have a myriad of risks involved. I have to study all the risks in detail to make an my building with a bomb or a jetliner. informed decision. Yes, I could even work as a government paper pusher and a terrorist could possibly attack my office building with a bomb or a jetliner.

* The article I posted earlier was about a driver brutally attacked in his sleeper on or near an Indian reservation in the vicinity of Fort Hall, Idaho.

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I'm considering a career but admittedly I do have a lot of reservations (no pun intended*) about driving a truck but I have not yet made a final decision to rule it it out for good. This big-rig business seems to have a myriad of risks involved. I have to study all the risks in detail to make an informed decision. Yes, I could even work as a government paper pusher and a terrorist could possibly attack my office building with a bomb or a jetliner.

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.
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Todd Holmes's Comment
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"I started TruckingTruth back in January of 2007 because I wanted to help new drivers understand the trucking industry and get their career off to a great start. I loved my years in trucking, but getting started in this career is daunting to say the least.

The trucking industry is truly a misunderstood industry. I wanted to give new drivers a true picture of what a career as a truck driver is all about and a straightforward strategy for surviving that first year of their career.

There was a lot of finger pointing and blaming and misinformation out which I didn't agree with at all so I wanted to set the record straight. I wanted people to know that trucking can be an awesome career for the right person and it's totally doable if you work hard, keep a great attitude, and have a solid strategy in place.

That's a picture of me next to my first truck back in 1993. That's my sister, my niece, and my nephew alongside. I was actually parked in my ma's driveway when I came to town for a visit."

Fair enough. This site can't help me decide if I even want to become a driver in the first place. I have to somehow figure that out on my own. Next stop. The US DOL/BLS website to get the whole low-down from the US department of labor/bureau of labor statistics about this occupation. I promise I will leave this site alone for a while.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I promise I will leave this site alone for a while.

We're not asking you to leave us alone. What we find unusual is that you're trying to tell us what's important, and what needs to change, and how things really are out there.

We're here to help you understand all of that. And we're happy to do it.

What we kind of shy away from is the endless debates over various topics like guns on trucks. It really doesn't help anyone to keep debating these things. The laws are not going to change anytime soon. We've told you that safety is really not an issue out there. It's incredibly rare to have any safety concerns and there are plenty of simple, legal things you can do to help ensure you'll be ok. That's all there is to say about it.

We want to help people get started in trucking. We don't really want to debate things that aren't going to change anyhow. It just isn't helpful.

G-Town's Comment
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Agree with Brett...

Never asked you to leave the forum,...I asked you to move on from the gun subject. It was becoming more like a platform than a discussion.

And you are right, we cannot convince you to enter trucking as a career. Not our intent. However we can help to ground your expectations and direct your focus to what is relevant and important.

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