How To Give A Trucker A Heart Attack

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Wait for the first time you go to NYC. It seems like EVERY bridge is marked under 13’. Wait until you go under an overpass marked at 11’8” according to the sign. Talk about a heart attack.

Cwc's Comment
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I got a pretty heavy load of oil on, I'm legal but also under powered. Everytime I go up hill I drop speed and hear my trucks theme song in my head "I think I can I think I can" as I hold the far right side of the lane and get passed like a Prime truck. They sure don't leave any room when they merge back over either. And always that one that passes right at the hills crest.

But at that point my poor trucks theme song changes to Ludacris's "Move Bxxxx get out the way"

And that last guy is always in a 63mph truck and also leaves you a whole 4 feet before merging back in front of your hurling land missile.

Leave some room!!! So that I won't be that truck that has a heart attack.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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

No but That is one of our companies. We do a LOT of paper. I hate the tall rolls. I’m convinced they are going to flip me over.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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That’s twice I tried.

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

The forum and my phone hate me today.

So I drove my clock out to T Call that load. I have 5 hours left to get back home, do a 34 and deliver to Greenpac Saturday.

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.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I was just outside of Boston can't remember the town. And my GPS said every bridge was too low. So I called the police in the town I was in and ask them about this. The guy said if you're a semi driver you should have a truck GPS. Told him I did... LOL then told him where I was and he told me where I could get under. When I got to where I was I was talking to another driver and he said why didn't you just go here? I said my GPS said the bridge was too low. He said get used to it if you're driving on the East Coast. GPS is basically useless when it comes to bridge Heights. Next time I get a northeest run I'm going to tell him to shove it... LOL

Splitter's Comment
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Wait for the first time you go to NYC. It seems like EVERY bridge is marked under 13’. Wait until you go under an overpass marked at 11’8” according to the sign. Talk about a heart attack.

That was me on l-278 [Brooklyn Queens Exp], every underpass was 12 this 11 that... I was bobtailing to visit the folks. I got behind a condo that was bobtailing too, with my LW? If he could make it thru then I was a shoe in. I did duck my head a few times. Lol

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Remember that in Chicago bridges might be less than marked, they will sometimes pave the road and not change the sign.

A few years ago near O'Hare airport they opened a new section of road inns major truck route and trucks where hitting the railroad bridge so they had to close it again and redo it.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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LRDSHIP, have mercy on those of us who have technical difficulties.

Although, I will always enjoy good typos. Those are the mistakes that don't cost the company any money. And I don't believe they go on our CSA record. Lol.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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passed like a Prime truck. They sure don't leave any room when they merge back over either

Please be patient with Prime drivers, they dont get much practice passing rofl-1.gif

Splitter's Comment
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passed like a Prime truck. They sure don't leave any room when they merge back over either

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Please be patient with Prime drivers, they dont get much practice passing rofl-1.gif

Ouch! But oh so true. I'm shocked when I get to pass anyone when it's not a downhill. Lol

I have so much time on this load, I'm cruising at 58 the whole way to Yonkers. My mpg dropped way below fleet avg with my last few loads being so dang heavy & short appt windows.

Some of the lease ops have paid to disable the governor on their trucks. Pete L/O's can't cause Peterbilt pings their Prme trucks periodically just to make sure they don't disable it in their trucks.

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