Flat-bedding Is Easy!

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Just got my first set of steel coils out of Worthington Steel, and I can say...at least for me, FB'ing is hard as ****.

My ass was kicked after leaving there.

Coils really aren't that bad. There are a few tricks that make life much easier but I don't know that the company you work for would allow you to use them. They're perfectly legal and save time and effort.

Bolt's Comment
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Wow! That would be a great picture to see.

What’s an E-House?

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I'm a little busy right now, but I'm going to answer the questions you guys raised tomorrow when I finish this load.

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PackRat's Comment
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I'm a little busy right now, but I'm going to answer the questions you guys raised tomorrow when I finish this load.

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Probably taking a nap.smile.gif

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I'm a little busy right now, but I'm going to answer the questions you guys raised tomorrow when I finish this load.

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Probably taking a nap.smile.gif

Old people need regular naps!

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PackRat's Comment
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We do. That’s how we outdo the youngsters.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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We do. That’s how we outdo the youngsters.

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We do. That’s how we outdo the youngsters.

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Too much napping = amnesia? confused.gifsmile.gif

Not for me pulling van. Maybe it’s a skateboard issue?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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We do. That’s how we outdo the youngsters.

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Danielsahn, did you know that old man bashing is a Federal Crime ? (Federal Statute BS 101) Trucking is perfectly suited to older men. Older men (and women, of course) have many advantages in the world of trucking. 1) We forgot that we know everything. Therefore we are much more teachable and patient. 2) We fear to tread where young fools rush in. 3) We find easier and more efficient ways to do things, so we have more time for naps. 4) Shippers and receivers are more tolerant of us because we can play the old guy card. 5) We either are gimpy or can fake it real well and can play the handicapped card. 6) Law enforcement gives us the benefit of the doubt more often than with young bucks. 7) We usually look like we are million milers even if we are just rookies. 8) We can park our rigs at senior citizen centers and nursing homes plus get free meals sometimes. 9) 55 cent coffee at McDonalds plus free cream and sugar. 10) Older drivers have better safety records, statistically. (And if you don't believe that, let me know and I'll make up some statistics for you). 11) Many older drivers are drawing SS and Medicare, putting less pressure on them to drive around at breakneck speeds and run into things just trying to make an extra buck. 12) Overall, it's a good thing to have a mix of young and old drivers. Most young drivers are very respectful to older drivers, and most older drivers like to reach out and help the young ones. Win-win!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Bruce,

I'm kinda hoping for a little of the "old guy bias." Several years ago, I got my EMT license. We had to ride along with the local ambulance district to get patient contacts. On all the calls, the patients thought that I was more experienced, even though my shirt had the community college name embroidered on it.

G-town: what was your experience at 53?

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