Things That Make You Say CMON MAN!!!

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Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Ding, Ding!! winner winner chicken dinner!!

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Pull Throughs are for Double Pups and Newbies, in MY opinion.

C'MON MAN, get a grip!! CHEERS!!

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And lazy people. I'm lazy! Give me that pull through!

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Garth M.'s Comment
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My truck doesnt have power mirrors and when I blindside back in with a full load and those spread axles are causing the truck to jump up and down so bad I cant see out of the mirrors unless I stop I say come on man or something like that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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I drove 630 miles through pouring rain and fog to find a truck stop with one blindside back and a long nose Pete sticking out from across the aisle. It took me a little bit to get in. Then some guy on a dedicated route who doesnt need to shower or fuel during his day and has no parking worries says "C'mon man" to me!

An idiot driver at my terminal left his lock on the trailer and when he was called and given the option to remove it cause the empty trailer was now assigned to me, he yelled at me like i was at fault. They could have cut off the $150 lock C'mon man!

Another idiot driver didnt pull into the space far enough and it was really tight to pull through.... proving not all pull throughs are the same. I knocked on the door but no answer. I kept inching forward then noticed the other driver smoking a cigarette. She didnt even bother to pull forward to help me. Then she got nasty with me about waking her up as if hitting her trailer would be the best option. C'mon woman!

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Diver Driver's Comment
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I drove 630 miles through pouring rain and fog to find a truck stop with one blindside back and a long nose Pete sticking out from across the aisle. It took me a little bit to get in. Then some guy on a dedicated route who doesnt need to shower or fuel during his day and has no parking worries says "C'mon man" to me!

An idiot driver at my terminal left his lock on the trailer and when he was called and given the option to remove it cause the empty trailer was now assigned to me, he yelled at me like i was at fault. They could have cut off the $150 lock C'mon man!

Another idiot driver didnt pull into the space far enough and it was really tight to pull through.... proving not all pull throughs are the same. I knocked on the door but no answer. I kept inching forward then noticed the other driver smoking a cigarette. She didnt even bother to pull forward to help me. Then she got nasty with me about waking her up as if hitting her trailer would be the best option. C'mon woman!

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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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Drivers (trucks) driving 5 to 10 mph under the speed limit until you pass (or sometimes when you try to), then speeding up to 10 mph over to stay in front of you.

Come on, man, I don’t care who is in front, if you can drive the limit, why weren’t you?

Michael B.'s Comment
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Drivers (trucks) driving 5 to 10 mph under the speed limit until you pass (or sometimes when you try to), then speeding up to 10 mph over to stay in front of you.

Come on, man, I don’t care who is in front, if you can drive the limit, why weren’t you?

Absolutely!!!!! Thinking about that this morning as I tried to pass a truck on I-90 east, got up next to him and he had a plastic tray of food and right hand was using a spoon or fork with the left hand leaned on the wheel for steering. Naturally when I got just past his cab he went from 55 to about 75 then 10 miles ahead I caught him again. Later had a car whip past me, move over then slowed down. Arghhh

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Happens once or twice a day at least.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Happens once or twice a day at least.

More like once or twice an hour!

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Happens once or twice a day at least.

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More like once or twice an hour!

Some days for sure.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yesterday, a truck was on the shoulder. I was in the right lane, as I had just entered the highway, and a gypsum express set of doubles was in the left with traffic stacked behind us for about 20 cars. Left lane had 3 or 4 trucks in the mix.

Guy on the shoulder just pulls out into traffic, not bothering to even gather speed on the shoulder. I saw it happening, popped the flashers and slowed way down.

Afterward he drove about 60 until I finally got a chance to get over, then as I passed his cab, took off st at least 70.

Then he passed gypsum express and started hitting the brakes. Then took off.

He was about a mile ahead of me. Then he started up a long hill and by the top I was right behind him. I had 43,000 in my box, so I’m thinking he was overweight. I shouldn’t have been able to catch him.

Then on the downhill he took off until he saw a cop in the middle and slammed on the brakes, even though he wasn’t speeding. I wonder if he even had a license

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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