How To Give A Trucker A Heart Attack

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Saw this on the way to be loaded, following company directions

What isn’t clear is that underneath it says Goya before bridge. But boy, for a second....

No way to turn either, it’s a tiny little 2 lane rd.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RealDiehl's Comment
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I've been startled by bridge height signs that say something like "13'2" in bold letters, and then below, in smaller print, "on shoulder". That'll certainly wake you up real quick! rofl-3.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Grumpy, I didn't see a picture? Is it of a low clearance? I had my "heart attack" bridge near disaster recently. Not exactly the way we want to check for proper heart function. BTW, speaking of hearts, PackRat I hope things are progressingwell. Are you home yet?

Rainy 's Comment
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I was asleep and 100 miles from a load with lots of time. Nght dispatch called me "What's wrong with your truck?"

OMG! My truck is on fire! (first thing I thought of). I grabbed the cat and realized i didnt smell anything. Next thought....i didn't set the brakes and rolled backwards. i jumped up...no...im fine. i went back to.sleep.

i forgot dispatch was on the phone and in the morning i thought i dreamt the call until i talked to the poor dispatcher later.

i had been routed to the terminal to get my QC fixed, but a truck needed a relay/repower.

Poor guy will make sure the driver is completely awake next time before talking business lol.

"Whats wrong with your truck" can give a sleeping trucker a heart attack lol

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.

Dispatcher:

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Very amusing story, Rainy. Have you ever been subjected to what I call the disaster recovery exercises on a simulator? The first time they had me do it, I didn't know what to expect and it scared the daylights out of me!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Grumpy are you in Saratoga Springs? Saw one of those pretty Wolding trucks here at a paper place.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Wait until you’ve been driving a long distance one day and you’re tired brain superimposes the number. A 14’2” will suddenly appear as a 12’4”!!! Yikes!shocked.png

Marc Lee's Comment
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Wait until you’ve been driving a long distance one day and you’re tired brain superimposes the number. A 14’2” will suddenly appear as a 12’4”!!! Yikes!shocked.png

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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That’s twice I tried.

Maybe 3 is the c

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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That’s twice I tried.

Maybe 3 is the c

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C harm??? Oh. 3 more blocks and C the Harm you do the tractor-trailer?

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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