What Constitutes A 'lousy Load' In Freight Hauling?

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Todd Holmes's Comment
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Variables are limitless and can change without notice...very difficult to manage with a set plan.

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This is Trucking 100% in a nutshell. This is definitely one of the most unpredictable industries you could ever get into. We never know what is goin to happen from one day to the next.

Now that I have thought about it, that is LIFE in general also.

In short the only thing CONSISTENT about trucking is change everyday and surprises around every corner: and the only two certain things in life are taxes and death. Sounds much like the military I served for seven years.

Todd Holmes's Comment
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Variables are limitless and can change without notice...very difficult to manage with a set plan.

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This is Trucking 100% in a nutshell. This is definitely one of the most unpredictable industries you could ever get into. We never know what is goin to happen from one day to the next.

Now that I have thought about it, that is LIFE in general also.

Maybe the surprises, perhaps curve balls, trucking throws at you may even be fun or exciting. Driving a rig can be something of a freight mystery tour.

Pushing stacks of paper at a desk sounds boring as hell. Sorry, I just dumped on somebody's occupation as a bureaucrat.

G-Town's Comment
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Todd continues to elevate himself above the employed...

Pushing stacks of paper at a desk sounds boring as hell. Sorry, I just dumped on somebody's occupation as a bureaucrat.

Janitors, burger cooks and bureaucrats...what’s next?

Sorry...you are in no position to criticize and belittle anyone with a real job, requiring them to perform work, actually EARNING a legitiment paycheck.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Todd continues to elevate himself above the employed...

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Pushing stacks of paper at a desk sounds boring as hell. Sorry, I just dumped on somebody's occupation as a bureaucrat.

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Janitors, burger cooks and bureaucrats...what’s next?

Sorry...you are in no position to criticize and belittle anyone with a real job, requiring them to perform work, actually EARNING a legitiment paycheck.

And talking about his "career" of 7 whole years in the Army, working in the motor pool. As if no one else ever served, 7 years is a career, and he actually did something highly difficult and exciting, and now the world owes him.

Brian's Comment
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I bet what would change Todd's attitude real quick is if the VA took his "pension" and whatever other benefits he is freeloading off of. He is using this forum to validate his decision in life to pick boogers, and nothing else. In his mind we are the losers.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I bet what would change Todd's attitude real quick is if the VA took his "pension" and whatever other benefits he is freeloading off of. He is using this forum to validate his decision in life to pick boogers, and nothing else. In his mind we are the losers.

Although Todd has thoroughly ruffled my feathers, I have to take some issue with this statement. I receive a disability check from the VA. Am I freeloading? I used my education benefits to pay for schooling and to get paid while going to school. The VA tends to minimize your disabilities, so they don’t have to pay you. I have little to no disc material left in my lower back. I get a whopping 10% for that. I have little to no feeling in my left leg and permanent nerve damage. I get a 0% rating for that. I have an arthritic shoulder, zero on that one as well. Moderate to severe bilateral hearing loss; another big fat zero!!! I have had to have my nose reconstructed because I tore the bridge out. I still have problems with it. VA won’t rate it claiming it is “all fixed”. I have a laundry list of big fat zeros. I spent years of my life in crippling pain. The VA rating is based on quality of life, not ability to work. My quality of life was abysmal for years. It was only worth 40% overall to the VA. Luckily the nerves in my back died. I have a long list of problems because of the nerve damage, but it beats being in breath taking agony 24/7.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Patrick I highly doubt anyone here considers you a freeloader. Your injuries sustained are legitimate and veterans deserve to have their injuries taken care of and compensated for the negative impact it has on your life. What has everyone calling him a freeloader is the fact he wants to criticize people out there doing their best to support their family by means of minimum wage jobs, and even the VA doctor ("idiot who couldn't make it in private practice"). I'm not sure if you'd seen all his posts but his "disability", chronic fatigue, isn't even something most doctors believe in. He's told us he's obese which was due to technology. He was going to school and couldn't put down the little debbie snacks. He's considering getting a lawyer to get a share of some ladies estate and if he can't get anything he'll get into trucking to fund his retirement. I'm sure I'm missing other crazy statements of his.

That is why so many look at him as a freeloader. I'm glad you brought that up because I'm sure if people look at this post in the future without knowing about his other posts they'll think we're all A-holes.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I bet what would change Todd's attitude real quick is if the VA took his "pension" and whatever other benefits he is freeloading off of. He is using this forum to validate his decision in life to pick boogers, and nothing else. In his mind we are the losers.

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Although Todd has thoroughly ruffled my feathers, I have to take some issue with this statement. I receive a disability check from the VA. Am I freeloading? I used my education benefits to pay for schooling and to get paid while going to school. The VA tends to minimize your disabilities, so they don’t have to pay you. I have little to no disc material left in my lower back. I get a whopping 10% for that. I have little to no feeling in my left leg and permanent nerve damage. I get a 0% rating for that. I have an arthritic shoulder, zero on that one as well. Moderate to severe bilateral hearing loss; another big fat zero!!! I have had to have my nose reconstructed because I tore the bridge out. I still have problems with it. VA won’t rate it claiming it is “all fixed”. I have a laundry list of big fat zeros. I spent years of my life in crippling pain. The VA rating is based on quality of life, not ability to work. My quality of life was abysmal for years. It was only worth 40% overall to the VA. Luckily the nerves in my back died. I have a long list of problems because of the nerve damage, but it beats being in breath taking agony 24/7.

Freeloading? Absolutely not.

Now, if you told me you had chronic fatigue, maybe.

Rob got it exactly right, it’s the whole package. The “chronic fatigue”, the attitude, and the trolling.

I have no doubt at this point that he is purposely trolling, and he may well be the same troll as before.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Trust me, every veteran thinks that every VA doc is a moron. Unfortunately that statement doesn’t stand out. I; however, missed much of Todd’s postings to things. Especially the latter responses as I stopped reading exactly what he post and only what people responded to him. He ruffled my feathers fairly well. There are soldiers who have played the VA and gotten much more than they deserved, but there are far more of us, that just got hosed.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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Hey Patrick, your response is exactly what I'm talking about. All the issues you listed and you are STILL killing it in life. Currently a very successful Trainer. I also have a small disability rating and I felt guilty enough over that but after doing mortars for 2 years my hearing did infact suffer along with ringing in my ears. So I took the bare minimum rating. I also used school benefits. Meanwhile, Todd is at home living on benefits from Chronic Fatigue? Can't work in 15 years because of that? His medical "issues" and yours are on the same level? That pension should of been used to get back on his feet and back to work. People who do claim chronic fatigue typically are completely confined to a bed because they are so tired.

So are you a freeloader? Absolutely not.

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