What Has Rainy Taught You?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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It's no secret that this forum is full of very knowledgable PROFESSIONAL drivers and moderators that are willing to help newcomers entering the industry answer any questions they have about getting started and making it through their first year. With the thread Rainy created Saying goodbye I thought why not show her exactly how much we all appreciate what shes taught us. List a few things that you have learned from her, or even include a funny story if you so choose. There are many people here who are extremely helpful, but let's just focus on her. Those lurking make an account and share with us. LETS MAKE HER CRYsmile.gif

I feel how much time you spend on articles especially those addressing issues women are afraid of has been a HUGE help to people. So many women have come here and been worried about their safety or harassment and you've helped calm their fears. Yes there are some bad apples but that can be sad for any group of people.

The 8/2 splits with how detailed you've gotten and helped drivers understand it is incredible. It seems quite complex on the surface but after you describe it, it becomes more clear.

Actual lease numbers. You've posted numerous times the statements of your friends who are lease ops to back up the statements of not making anymore money than a good company driver. Seeing actual numbers I'd like to think has had a positive impact on helping those considering lease to have a change of heart.

The Prime specific information has helped a ton of people. Whether it be who to call due to payroll issues, needing off a trainers truck or even the monthly "Prime doesnt have any trucks" thread you take it upon your self to get the information for them from the contacts you've made through being a top tier driver.

For me the biggest thing that helped me early on was not worrying about making people wait so I can back in. I always was nervous about making people wait and then ended up taking even longer because I'd keep messing up. Hearing your stories about telling drivers you'll set your brakes and climb into the sleeper always cracked me up. Shortly after that I stopped worrying about it. I wouldn't cut people off, but I'd take control of the road and do my thing regardless if it was 1 vehicle or 10.

Rainy, you will be missed but we understand and wish you luck in everything you do. Hopefully you drop by occasionally. good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rob T, great topic. But let's not erect her memorial too soon. She's still young and I think she will be a regular commenter on TT for a long time to come. At least I hope so.

If not, I suggest we kidnap her, lock her up with a computer and make her comment all day, everyday. (lol)

Rob T.'s Comment
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Bruce says

If not, I suggest we kidnap her, lock her up with a computer and make her comment all day, everyday. (lol)

Now THAT belongs in the "c'mon man" thread. You cant be posting that stuff now they can say its PREMEDITATED rofl-1.gif

Old School's Comment
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I got a big kick out of Rainy's recent comments about her mother finding YouTube truckers. I let my own Mother live with my wife and I until she passed away. She specifically asked to not be put away in a nursing home and I obliged her. It really was a great experience with plenty of moments of humor.

Rainy's mom, to my knowledge, wasn't too thrilled about her daughter's transition into trucking, but judging by her watching these nuts on YouTube she seemed to be very proud of her doing a job that most men don't seem to do very well. She has great reason to be proud of Rainy. She faced her rookie year with plenty of courage and caution. It takes a nice combination of those two attributes mixed in with a firm commitment to make it out here. Rainy proved to us all that anybody can do this, even a girl!

Seriously, she rocked her start into trucking and she never stopped learning or helping others with it. She will be missed in here.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Rainy is unlike anyone else in this forum. Unforgettable and irreplaceable.

She unselfishly provides a unique and refreshing perspective on the realities of trucking and more specifically; how to succeed in this profession as a Woman. She beat the odds into submission... Without exception I read anything and everything she writes and usually find something resonating in her words applicable to trucking or life in general. She is an exceptionally gifted writer able to educate, encourage, chasten, and entertain all in one well organized paragraph. A combination that is rare indeed.

I doubt Prime realizes what an incredible asset she is or was to their company. We certainly realize what a treasure she is and will truly miss her. I don't typically use the word "hope". Too soft, void of substance. However in this case it's appropriate...

I hope nothing but the best for Rainy. Her numerous contributions to this forum are priceless, timeless and forever archived for others to read, enjoy for years to come. I hope she can eventually find the time to check-in once in a while...let us know "what's up", etc.

Good luck Rainy.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Phantom 850's Comment
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Rainy is my spirit animal.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rainy taught me not to mess with her unless I wanted a good ass whooping.

If I ever had the pleasure of meeting her in person, my plan was to be very polite.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I'm not sure that she indicated she was coming off the road - just off the forum.

Rick

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm not sure that she indicated she was coming off the road - just off the forum.

Rick

Good point, Rick. I guess we're all wondering what's going on with her, and I hope she will feel comfortable providing more info at some point. No point in speculating at this time.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bruce says

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If not, I suggest we kidnap her, lock her up with a computer and make her comment all day, everyday. (lol)

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Now THAT belongs in the "c'mon man" thread. You cant be posting that stuff now they can say its PREMEDITATED rofl-1.gif

Rob, haha. I really don't care what they may do to me. A prison cell is about as big as a sleeper cab. Plus free rent, free utilities, free meals, free showers (ok, I might skip the showers), free clothes of Schneider orange. And no deadlines, no 14 hour HOS rule, I'm really contemplating the benefits! Lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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