I Survived One Year Of Trucking

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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When I was doing food service we weren't allowed to use them because we had a guy somehow get them stuck on the ramp as he came down and ended up missing a couple weeks with an injury

What a dumb reason to tell people not to use something. So I'm supposed to walk on ice in regular boots because one guy fell wearing them? Yeah, I don't think so. That's why I was never one to follow rules very well. The people making the rules often have very little sense or experience with the things I'm dealing with. It's easy to sit behind a desk and order people to do something risky because you think it makes sense.

Do those shoes work on concrete?

They're not actually shoes. They're basically a set of small spikes attached to a rubber bungee that stretches over the top of any shoes. You can get them on or off real quick. The one thing you have to watch out for is hard tile floors. They won't grip on extremely hard, flat surfaces like ceramic tile but they're amazing on snow and ice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Congratulations. Non drivers and even drivers who haven't done food delivery can't possibly imagine how difficult food delivery could be. Same way I couldn't know what it's like to stand on the moon or storm the beaches of Normandy. Hats off to you and all who drive routes and bust your butt like no other.

I didn't know what I was getting into when I started. Oh, it'll just be manual labour but driving a truck around. That won't be so bad, right? Personally, I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone except those who have 1.Done delivery before and want better pay or 2. Need money really badly.

Thursday I had 15 stops 1030 cases starting at 5. And then I'm expected to start at 03:45 the next day? Really? Well too bad. I was only 10 minutes DOT late for the route on Friday. rofl-2.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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What a dumb reason to tell people not to use something. So I'm supposed to walk on ice in regular boots because one guy fell wearing them? Yeah, I don't think so. That's why I was never one to follow rules very well. The people making the rules often have very little sense or experience with the things I'm dealing with. It's easy to sit behind a desk and order people to do something risky because you think it makes sense.

I love the dilemma of being told to do something that makes absoloutely no sense because it comes from someone who has no "real world" on the ground experience with the job. So you can either 1. Ignore it and get the damn job done anyways or 2. Do exactly as they say word for word and let other people handle the fire that starts sooner or later because of it; it's not my fault, I was just doing what you told me to.

Seabee-J's Comment
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Congrats , that's awesome , I don't think most people understand the difficulty of food service with the hours and hands on work involved. It's a great accomplishment and character building milestone.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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It's going to be a few degrees below zero tommorow. It's gonna be fun.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Congrats on your year! That's badass :D

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