A Reminder About Who We Are And What We Do

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RealDiehl's Comment
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grow.a.pair@cry-me-a-river.com

I'm going to forward this address to all members of Congress.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I would like to think it's just some millennials that come on here and whine and think they know it all... But I'm surprised about the number of people in their 40s 50s and up that still have the sense of entitlement... the professor a few weeks back was one of them. If you have all of the answers there's no reason to come on here. But I guess some people want to try to impress others with their so-called knowledge? And those that think they have this down just a few months driving solo... I try to come on here every day just to see if I can pick something up? I can't tell you how many times I've gotten advice without asking the question because others have the same situations that I'm running into. When you go through training there is no way your trainer can help you get prepared for all the little things you're going to run across, things like checking out Google Earth for the layout of your shipper / receiver. And if you take the few minutes to do that you will sometimes find out the directions are wrong, your GPS is incorrect and it gives you the opportunity to make that phone call that saves you time and possibly keep you out of a dangerous situation.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Junkyard Dog wrote:

But I'm surprised about the number of people in their 40s 50s and up that still have the sense of entitlement... the professor a few weeks back was one of them. If you have all of the answers there's no reason to come on here. But I guess some people want to try to impress others with their so-called knowledge?

Ask Brett... we predicted the Professor’s demise. He was trying to teach the class...and ignored my warnings, as if he knew better. Puffed-up to the max.

His pompous, “my sh** don’t stink, I use it to wax my car” attitude, actually motivated me to write this blog article:

“Ego”; Downfall of Many Students

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PJ's Comment
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Thanks Brett!!!! You have never once waivered in your intent for this site, and for 1 I appreciate that. You dedicate yourself to bringing together the best and brightest in the industry. And you have exceded expecitations. You have choosen awesome moderators. This is not intended to be the easy road. It’s the unvarnished truth of what it takes to succeed in this business. A pot of gold for sure. There are plenty of sites of the folks that never cut it. Thank you for standing firm on your principles!!!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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G-town, I just read your ego article and it's really funny because it doesn't even have to apply to truck driving school or being with a trainer. We've all set through classes, orientations or even some lectures and there's always the know-it-all that has to make this point about what he knows the instructor / moderator is trying to get across... What that know-it-all pain in the butt doesn't see is how the rest of the people are rolling their eyes at them and saying to themselves please just shut the hell up... we didn't come to listen to what you think... BTW I do love those that are in charge that put the idiot in their place. I remember my orientation at Butler we had three guys that did this, and it's my understanding none of them lasted more than a week...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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