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Tim F.'s Comment
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Does King Pin mean 'Abused Trucker Syndrome'?

There another created syndrome. I got abused as a truck driver. Here’s some of the abuses that Roehl Transport gave me. 1. I was able to travel the east coast on a weekly basis 2. My commute to work was three feet and I used no gas to get there 3. I made a damn good living driving and looking out a window all day 4. I did my job. No one called me, harassed me or stopped me at the water cooler. 5. I went to Florida for free in February 6. Ditto Georgia, SC, NC 7. They provided health care insurance at a surprisingly low rate. 8. They face us profit sharing every year(they’ve done it for 30plus years) 9. I was home weekly (sometimes biweekly if the freight didn’t workout)

You can see from all the abuse I took the reason I came back to local. That reason was ....MY SON. Roehl called me a few weeks ago that I’d be welcomed back if I do desired. I’m just not sure if I want all that abuse I listed above, maybe in a few years when my son graduates HS

Old School's Comment
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According to Tim's ideas, I'm pretty sure I have these syndromes, but they are what motivates me to get up and start my day like I did today at about 0200. I love this life, and I'm interested in hearing more from King Pin about this.

Tractor Man's Comment
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After a bit of brief research, I concluded that "Abused Trucker Syndrome" may be caused by spending too much time reading posts on "thetruckersreport".

G-Town's Comment
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After a bit of brief research, I concluded that "Abused Trucker Syndrome" may be caused by spending too much time reading posts on "thetruckersreport".

A bit of truth, a bit of snark...

He’s back...

King Pin's Comment
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Now...what he should have said is...I wanted to be home every night on a schedule and be home for my family....but instead he created a syndrome.

You think I’m incompetent! Creating a false syndrome! Correcting my wording! I know what I said and yes there is medical research being studied on this. Article is in the workshop.

G-Town's Comment
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Now...what he should have said is...I wanted to be home every night on a schedule and be home for my family....but instead he created a syndrome.

You think I’m incompetent! Creating a false syndrome! Correcting my wording! I know what I said and yes there is medical research being studied on this. Article is in the workshop.

KingPin...no one said you were incompetent. Why the venom?

Several folks, including two highly respected moderators asked you a question; what did you mean by Truckers Syndrome?

So...why don’t you answer the question?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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So...why don’t you answer the question?

Yes, please do.

Old School's Comment
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I agree, I am I seriously interested in what you found.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If there should be any sort of syndrome for truck drivers it should be "terminal rat syndrome". It ruins careers, it has an easy to identify set of symptoms, and it's even contagious!

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Urban Dictionary says Truck Driver Syndrome is the need to tell the same story over and over.

i did that before trucking.

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