No Laws Requiring You To Listen

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Chuck S.'s Comment
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I had several cousins in the trucking business back in the 60's and 70's that drove all the way to retirement, so I had plenty of help with advise from most of them. One I called the most always took my calls, always had good advice, never judged me when I called and told him I screwed up and didn't listen to something he had told me. After he died I asked his wife if he was ever annoyed at me calling him so often (something I never ask him) and she said no... he actually would say something to her when I didn't call for a period of time.... concerned if I was ok...

Listening to old timers from this site, or old timers sitting at a truck stop killing time, most of us are more then happy to throw in our 2 cents worth.

Here is an example of what I am writing about...

Asked an older driver sitting outside a Flying J in Utah... How did you manage to do this job for 47 years... Quote "I learned to stay in the right lane and stay out of everybody's way"

Listening to old experience is a start.

G-Town's Comment
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Chuck wrote:

Asked an older driver sitting outside a Flying J in Utah... How did you manage to do this job for 47 years... Quote "I learned to stay in the right lane and stay out of everybody's way"

This is really good Chuck.

I had the exact same conversation with a WMPF 4-million mile, no accidents driver. He said the exact same thing to me five years ago in reference to “how did you achieve that milestone?”

Solo's Comment
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Chuck wrote:

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Asked an older driver sitting outside a Flying J in Utah... How did you manage to do this job for 47 years... Quote "I learned to stay in the right lane and stay out of everybody's way"

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This is really good Chuck.

I had the exact same conversation with a WMPF 4-million mile, no accidents driver. He said the exact same thing to me five years ago in reference to “how did you achieve that milestone?”

Then, by accident, I MAY be on my way in accomplishing the same thing...but because my truck can't get out of its own way.

I can't leave the right lane since I can't pass anyone but a rogue Prime or Schneider truck.

So I just take solace in knowing that I'm much slower than most and don't even try to get out of the right lane, and I'll get there when I get there.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Chuck wrote:

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Asked an older driver sitting outside a Flying J in Utah... How did you manage to do this job for 47 years... Quote "I learned to stay in the right lane and stay out of everybody's way"

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This is really good Chuck.

I had the exact same conversation with a WMPF 4-million mile, no accidents driver. He said the exact same thing to me five years ago in reference to “how did you achieve that milestone?”

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Then, by accident, I MAY be on my way in accomplishing the same thing...but because my truck can't get out of its own way.

I can't leave the right lane since I can't pass anyone but a rogue Prime or Schneider truck.

So I just take solace in knowing that I'm much slower than most and don't even try to get out of the right lane, and I'll get there when I get there.

It's ok Solo, 63mph tarnishes the chrome. Keep that truck pretty man.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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