Thinking Of Packrat...

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Big Scott's Comment
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This is why I rarely comment online. Nobody wants to hear the truth. Pack Rat didn't have a heart surgery, his wife did. He hates all the companies he worked for because he doesn't take responsibility for his poor attitude.

Old School's Comment
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And... he doubles down on it.

For a guy who calls himself "Big", he sure comes off as petty and small.


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Pianoman's Comment
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Sorry Packrat! I thought Bruce was joking when he told me yesterday you posted on here you got fired but I see now he wasn’t. That’s just insane man and I hope you find another much better opportunity.

Big Scott those are some pretty serious accusations man. You know if you’re going to say things like that you had better have a reliable source otherwise you are just spouting nonsense.


Hours Of Service

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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One thing about being on a forum for the better half of a decade is meeting in person. Many of us have met each other. Many of us know personal identification of each other and speak on the phone quite a bit.

Name, birth dates... FB recommends people as friends if you have a contact in your phone. Facebook is interesting. You can then see the person's spouse and all they post. You see what surgeries and medications they take.

Sometimes you find out that a person is actually about 10 years different in age than he/she actually is. Usually people claim to be younger, yet i know someone who claimed to be 10 yrs older. Others claim illness and surgeries just for attention. Or take intimate knowledge of someone's illness and make it their own. Why? I have no idea.

But it happens.

Sometimes those same people quit or get fired from 9 companies in 8 years and can't even make a go of it when they buy their own truck. It is never their fault. Always someone else's. Always they are the perfect person, spouse, driver.

IF we all know such a person who tugs at heart strings with half truths or flat out lies... what is more honorable? To expose it or continue to allow the charade to go on? How betrayed would you feel to think someone you chatted with regularly was born in 1967, not 1957. Or that they never had surgery for which you felt so much compassion? Or that all the admiration you had for them as a driver was a lie? Would you believe it or call the exposer a fraud and liar?

I am just curious.

Big Scott's post was not about kicking someone when he is down. It is from the frustration of watching someone for years claim to be one thing, and yet is actually something else. It is from watching a person preach an industry standard of excellence, yet doesn't meet those standards himself. Watching someone pounce on newbies on the forum with sarcastic advice.... yet he can't hold a job more than 6 months to a year.

We should make a list. How many companies can we remember packrat working in the last 8 years?

CRST, Knight, Roehl, Crete, CFI, Crete again, J& R Shugel, his own truck, Versatile. And i am pretty sure i missed a couple. Cause he has been fired like 3 times in the past 8 months? 2 were for accidents.

How many companies has big scott worked in the last 8 years? CFI and velocity

How many times was he fired? 0

We preach personal accountability. Do we hold ourselves to those standards?

@Pianoman... i have reliable sources. But i am not going to dox someone here. Big Scott spoke the truth, and there are others here who know it also. We stayed silent not to cause a riff.... but there comes a point when a comment packrat makes is nauseating to someone who knows the truth.

Believe it not is up to you.


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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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We started to delete Big Scott's low and mean spirited comment, but decided to let it stay. It will help others get a handle on who he is. He put himself out there for us to see.confused.gif

The FACT that he has multiple felonies and is forced to be a RSO speaks for itself. As Kearsey said it isn't hard to find information about somebody online.

Old School's Comment
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Well... My little universe just got rocked. Seriously. I don't know what to say.

Actually, I need to humble myself and apologize to Big Scott. Sir, I am very sorry - please forgive my quick reaction. Although I've never met Kearsey, I trust her. I'm totally flummoxed here.

I don't do social media. This is the only place you'll find me. I keep a lame blog which I very seldom visit, but other than that I live an isolated life with my family and long time friends.

Very few people here have my phone number and I have tried to keep it that way. It's not that I'm not fond of most of you. I just enjoy the interaction in the forum and don't need, or really desire anything more than that. I realize I miss out on some things that way, but I'm glad to be kept from this type of drama.

I'm floored - I am totally at a loss for words. Something you'll seldom find from me. shocked.png

Navypoppop's Comment
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Thanks to the Meet and Greet thread here on TT I have had the pleasure of meeting both PackRat and Big Scott. I have sat and enjoyed lunch and small talk with both and hold them in high regard.

I will not pass judgement on either of them as my opinion is based on the conversations that we enjoyed and everyone is entitled their own feelings.

Pianoman's Comment
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I apologize Big Scott. I’m shocked to say the least.

Thank you Kearsey.

This is pretty upsetting information. That’s all I’ll say publicly.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Interesting, I have to apologize to Scott as well. But, also, feel compelled to point out, that from a driving standpoint, are we more concerned with people's private life than we are with their performance?

The industry is full of convicted fellons, addicts business failures highly successful people. And everything in between. I'm generally more obsessed with pushing acting as a professional driver than I am with if you've made some poor choices in life. Especially if you're trying to recover or have recovered from those choices.

What would this thread look like if it was a driver we didn't know? We would most likely try to get that driver to see the pattern of them getting fired and see if they could change it. We also would probably assume there was more to the firing than stated. Perhaps this is a lesson for us to not be so judgmental.

I'm not making a judgment call either way on it, how could i? We all have skeletons in our closets. Hell, I make no bones about being in recovery and my colorful past with speeding and traffic tickets. My past doesn't dictate my present nor my future.

If, as PackRat said, he was simply fired for complaining about the loads and not being a team player, it's a valuable lesson. We talk about driving the brand. I know I'm very vocal about Knights bad points and it's something I need to examine. I'd hate to get canned for it. While I don't see it on the radar, also not wise to bite the hand that feeds you.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive “

-Sir Walter Scott

My thoughts and feelings are much the same as what Old School said about this situation, so I won’t repeat the same words.

I, too, want to extend my most sincere and heartfelt apology to Big Scott for what I said.

Also, to Big Scott, thank you for having the backbone to speak up about this when you knew you would probably catch flak about it.

I’m sure the last comment on this thread has not been posted yet. PackRat, what do you have to say for yourself?

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