Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Michael is home on his break, leaving early tomorrow morning, but he shared a story I hadn't heard before that I found interesting.

He said that when his last team driver (I'll call him "Roger") at CR England was in training he was being trained by "Alice" and another trainee "Jose" was with them. Roger was driving and stopped at a truck stop and Jose moved to the top bunk to sleep and after a while Roger and Alice went in the truck stop to grab something quick and then came back to the truck and drove off. They got down the road a ways before they got an angry phone call from Jose cussing them out for leaving him behind at the truck stop. They had assumed he was still sleeping in the top bunk and laughed at themselves as they drove back to get Jose.

Anybody hear of someone accidentally being left behind?

By the way, it is against CR England policy for someone to sleep in the top bunk while the truck is in motion.

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I know a member here who for millis who might have left a student at a loves in Blythesville Ark.

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****! It was an honest mistake but still a dumb one. Student was in the bunk when we pulled in. As I was entering the store he was exiting. When I got back to the truck I failed to check the bunk, reasonably thinking he wasn't making a second trip. I was wrong and he left his phone in the truck when he went back into the store. I only made it 15 miles south before he was to borrow a phone, call dispatch and get my number from them. Funny now but certainly not at the time.

Moe's Comment
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Today at Grandview, WA state Walmart Distribution Center (eastern WA) . Dunno the cause, only saw the aftermath and the Hazmat spill crew cleaning up- 50 gallons, maybe?? Of fuel - we use the 75 gallon tanks here at Marten Transport

This is why we always check our fifth wheel connection to king pin before pulling away.

My apologies to G Town in advance as I realize this is your alma mater 😣

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Moe's Comment
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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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You always hear drivers saying keep the shiny side up but we had a driver do the opposite yesterday morning. It’s plastered all over the news and Facebook so I don’t mind sharing it here. His truck decided to play dead on the side of the road. I take that turn at no more than 10mph EMPTY… he was fully loaded going a good bit faster in the pouring rain, caught the curb making a left and over she went.

Lesson here is to always take it slow in a sharp turn and be prepared for the load to shift especially when you’re hauling heavy liquid like diesel. He’s in the hospital and super lucky to be alive as the cab was almost crushed flat on that Western Star.

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Indeed. Tanks are SO not to be trifled with, nor 'bested.' Makes me cross think Tom's .. opportunities, on the horizon. He put his time in; when the world was a nicer place. (Or so I believed .. ?!?)

Hard to see. Thanks, tho...

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Michael is home on his break, leaving early tomorrow morning, but he shared a story I hadn't heard before that I found interesting.

He said that when his last team driver (I'll call him "Roger") at CR England was in training he was being trained by "Alice" and another trainee "Jose" was with them. Roger was driving and stopped at a truck stop and Jose moved to the top bunk to sleep and after a while Roger and Alice went in the truck stop to grab something quick and then came back to the truck and drove off. They got down the road a ways before they got an angry phone call from Jose cussing them out for leaving him behind at the truck stop. They had assumed he was still sleeping in the top bunk and laughed at themselves as they drove back to get Jose.

Anybody hear of someone accidentally being left behind?

By the way, it is against CR England policy for someone to sleep in the top bunk while the truck is in motion.

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I know a member here who for millis who might have left a student at a loves in Blythesville Ark.

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****! It was an honest mistake but still a dumb one. Student was in the bunk when we pulled in. As I was entering the store he was exiting. When I got back to the truck I failed to check the bunk, reasonably thinking he wasn't making a second trip. I was wrong and he left his phone in the truck when he went back into the store. I only made it 15 miles south before he was to borrow a phone, call dispatch and get my number from them. Funny now but certainly not at the time.

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Sucks when the 'forum momma' has an eidetic memory, eh?!?

Wow, Now I'm gonna dig thru your diaries, hahaha!!!

Y'all are the riotous ones... it's all good. Needed a chuckle, as I'm hunting Tom a new job, unbeknownst to us, but for a few weeks ago. Not fun; open to all & any.

Millis (and it's byparts) comes up in some feeds/searches; hard to sift through, with all these companies acquiring and firing..like his own!

I'll take ANY & ALL shares, y'all. (Again, add to the thread by Don, "Hey, Anna A.!" .. we love him too.. idk what he plans.).. here: Don's thread, re: FAB .. and future op's for him & Tom (??)

But for,

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Class A or B CDL Driver- HOME EVERYDAY!! 1-800-PACK-RAT - Columbus, OH

GAWSH THAT LOGO... huge, like his stache/cache?

Simply Hired Job Opening!

Might pass on this job, unless the BOSS, asks us directly!! LoL!

HUGE thanks, and apologies for yet another thread!! SORRY!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Again, email in profile; I'm sure Brett would love any shares in my/Don's thread, too, tho.. so much going on! Thanks, folks.

pps: PETEY... Righty GOOD of ye' to show up & own up, hahahaha! I'll be looking for that in your diary, haha!

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Today at Grandview, WA state Walmart Distribution Center (eastern WA) . Dunno the cause, only saw the aftermath and the Hazmat spill crew cleaning up- 50 gallons, maybe?? Of fuel - we use the 75 gallon tanks here at Marten Transport

This is why we always check our fifth wheel connection to king pin before pulling away.

My apologies to G Town in advance as I realize this is your alma mater 😣

Always great to see YOU stop back, Moses!!! Wish you'd share about your experiences at Marten, in the diary you had, or a new one! It'd be appreciated, for more than just me.

Re: The follies: ~ Yeah, Swift isn't the butt of the jokes anymore... it's kinda nice!

Then, there's the NEW BREED of follies at the Flying J ~ THE DAY SLEEPERS!

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These DAY CABBERS! THE LTL GUYS, hogging a spot, taking a '30 !!!!

Sorry, y'all LTL'ers who help us, immensely! We're really going to BUY one of 'em, ... if LTL pans out! I'll make sure Tom hits the Rest Areas, though...

ROB T. , don't YOU have one, too ?!? Food guys, yep!

Always in fun, and safety;

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: To all who know, doesn't that LOOK like BobcatBob????? Or...Daniel B. ? confused.gif

ALL in fun.. (sorda! .. wanna get one, too!) sorry.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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ps: To all who know, doesn't that LOOK like BobcatBob????? Or...Daniel B. ?

Now that I got one if them fancy schmancy automatics I don't need that. I can just sleep on the floor!

Moe's Comment
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Diary page one - an excerpt by Moses A Reinhardt.

Fore twas a day not so long ago in the year of our divine lord Two Thousand and some Twenty Two - upon which we declare was no more or less of such time, that Sir Moe was approached and asked “Good sir, would thee be willing to share thine sleeper space for a team experience?”

Upon which after a moments reflection into which nay the world may argue was more likely a nano second, the swift, firm but professional response to be uttered was “No sir”.

After which narey was said or asked upon the matter………..

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Today at Grandview, WA state Walmart Distribution Center (eastern WA) . Dunno the cause, only saw the aftermath and the Hazmat spill crew cleaning up- 50 gallons, maybe?? Of fuel - we use the 75 gallon tanks here at Marten Transport

This is why we always check our fifth wheel connection to king pin before pulling away.

My apologies to G Town in advance as I realize this is your alma mater 😣

double-quotes-end.png

Always great to see YOU stop back, Moses!!! Wish you'd share about your experiences at Marten, in the diary you had, or a new one! It'd be appreciated, for more than just me.

Re: The follies: ~ Yeah, Swift isn't the butt of the jokes anymore... it's kinda nice!

Then, there's the NEW BREED of follies at the Flying J ~ THE DAY SLEEPERS!

0889739001662861083.jpg

These DAY CABBERS! THE LTL GUYS, hogging a spot, taking a '30 !!!!

Sorry, y'all LTL'ers who help us, immensely! We're really going to BUY one of 'em, ... if LTL pans out! I'll make sure Tom hits the Rest Areas, though...

ROB T. , don't YOU have one, too ?!? Food guys, yep!

Always in fun, and safety;

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: To all who know, doesn't that LOOK like BobcatBob????? Or...Daniel B. ? confused.gif

ALL in fun.. (sorda! .. wanna get one, too!) sorry.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I've contemplated getting a hammock for the daycab. We have a wooden storage box between the seats though so we can lay across that and nap if we desire. Lately the backhauls that used to be good for getting in a 2 to 3 hour nap and gotten their crap together and getting us out within an hour. Heck, I haven't even been taking my breaks too much lately. Kids started school up and I really enjoy picking them up. Plus wife started online courses so getting home allows her to do more school work while I entertain them and keep them quiet, or atleast try to...

PackRat's Comment
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Some driver didn't crank the gear down prior to unhooking? This was in Palmetto, GA at an Owens Corning. This is the line where the empty trailers go. Too low for anything to get under it. Solid concrete under the feet, so it didn't sink.

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