Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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Bill M.'s Comment
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Right on. I get it.

I just said something to a driver the other day who lowered his landing gear on the asphalt not the concrete. He didn't like it, but he couldn't deny it needed moved so he moved it where it needed to be. Good grief, that's what it's there for.

Now, if we could get the spotters in some of these yards to do the same. rofl-3.gif

This is for learning, Bill. It doesn't matter to me what the company is, or what the driver's name is. If they screw up because of something that was dumb, dangerous, or lazy I'll post it. Hopefully those reading won't have the same issues or bad habits.


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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I witnessed this one at a Love's off I-75, near Calhoun, GA two days ago (21 June).

It appeared the Amazon driver was going to outsmart everyone by creating his own parking spot at the truck entry/exit point of the truck stop. After scraping the sidewalls of his drive tires along the high curb for at least 25', one of the tires blew out. SURPRISE! After the tire and associated service call costs, it would not surprise me if he's going to be in the Negative Profit Range this week. One of the glaring mistakes on this one is the fact there were marked parking spots available at the time. All that was required was backing in.

From my observations of many of the Amazon contract drivers, there are only two questions that must have a "YES" answer at the employment interview:

1) Do you own a truck?

2) Do you have a pulse?

It appears as if all the shtboxes that used to run for Landstar all went running to Amazon lol

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