Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ha! Anne, that comment about the Pronghorn was very funny. If a Pronghorn could do that, what could a Bison truck do?

A BISON can cross the CN BORDER, of course~! :)~ He might be in a blue FL with H.O.W. on the doors, for now! (Does he need a TWIC card?!)

Hey, Richard F. . . . any intel?!?!? Richard F.'s latest gig, Nor'westerly in Canada ...!

Okay, NOW you've got me LOOKING... HAHA! Anyone remember the ElkHorn???? I miss Pat Applesauce. I'm older than my current login; sure lost my .AoL back in the days. (Brett offered to restore, but my scores (helping Tom study) sucked SO bad, I politely rejected the offer!)

Pat M. and Bud A. were quite the guys; Tom still keeps in touch w/ Bud, or did for awhile, during his tanker days....Never did get to know Pat, though. Back on point; THIS logo .. ~ !

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Cool, eh? And didn't Bud A. have a .. Jackelope avatar?!?

I need to see for myself, soonest!

Be safe, y'all. . .

~ Anne ~

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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Dropped my can at National Beef in Dodge City KS this morning about 2:15. Came over to the Love's across the way and went to park in the bobtail only parking lot. There is a 53 ft trailer trying to figure out how he's going to get out!!

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Took them (2 guys from India) a bit more than an hour to back out...just after I squeezed past them and got parked.

Laura

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

BK's Comment
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Laura, I’ve been there a number of times and know the Bobtail parking section you photographed. Sometimes that section can really be busy and tight even for a Bobtail. I’ve been there when there were no spaces open in that lane. That would have been an embarrassing mistake for those guys. At least there were two of them to absorb the shame.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Obviously the sign should have been printed in multiple languages for those that shouldn't have a CDL to begin with.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Obviously the sign should have been printed in multiple languages for those that shouldn't have a CDL to begin with.

And again....why I've always said that ESOL should be part of the CDLA in the USA !

(English, for Speakers of Other Languages.)

~ Anne ~

Dropped my can at National Beef in Dodge City KS this morning about 2:15. Came over to the Love's across the way and went to park in the bobtail only parking lot. There is a 53 ft trailer trying to figure out how he's going to get out!!

Took them (2 guys from India) a bit more than an hour to back out...just after I squeezed past them and got parked.

Laura

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Ryan wrote:

It would be truly apropos if another WE truck did the damage.

How so Ryan? Let me provide you a hint here... we frown upon bad-mouthing any company for any reason. Western Express happens to have a business relationship with Trucking Truth. None of us are immune form something like this happening, including you.

"Duly Noted?"

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I pulled this one from another site. Supposedly happened at a truck stop in Texas.

Good thing that rabbit guard did it's job!

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Dropped my can at National Beef in Dodge City KS this morning about 2:15. Came over to the Love's across the way and went to park in the bobtail only parking lot. There is a 53 ft trailer trying to figure out how he's going to get out!!

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Took them (2 guys from India) a bit more than an hour to back out...just after I squeezed past them and got parked.

Laura

Obviously the sign should have been printed in multiple languages for those that shouldn't have a CDL to begin with.

BK, I've been preaching ESOL to the FMCSA but they don't hear me.... LoL !

BUT .. HOWEVER ~!

I JUST caught this.. is that PackRat stepped out of the GREEN J&R Schugel truck, holding BLUE BOYS back?!?!? (H.O. Wolding, Grumpy??) j/k!

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I mean, I DO see a beard, waving in the wind....ya know?!?!? See, that's LAURA'S white truck, sidled up to the left (driver's side) of PackRat's rig, yes?!?!? {{{{wink wink!}}}}

~ Anne ~

How so Ryan? Let me provide you a hint here... we frown upon bad-mouthing any company for any reason. Western Express happens to have a business relationship with Trucking Truth. None of us are immune form something like this happening, including you.

"Duly Noted?"

G'Town, indeed...spot on. Old School is a HECKUVA product of W.E.'s ways. No company {{{insert name here}}} ever tires of being the 'butt' of jokes; and look at how NOBODY remembers J.B. Hunt... and/or Carolina Cargo, because they NOW require....experience !!

Some of the more forgiving companies turn out the BEST drivers... I'll leave that here, for all.

~ Anne ~

ps; Back to Swift....LOOK HOW MANY GREAT GUYS (GALS!) ON TT STARTED THERE; You, Pianoman, Big T., Erroll, to name a few. Remember Devan? Another success story....(Gladhand, for those that don't remember..) and look at how the 'Swifties' have all prospered, tremendously... with HUGE success stories, each in and of their own ways. Just sayin' ~ !

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.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Laura, I’ve been there a number of times and know the Bobtail parking section you photographed. Sometimes that section can really be busy and tight even for a Bobtail. I’ve been there when there were no spaces open in that lane. That would have been an embarrassing mistake for those guys. At least there were two of them to absorb the shame.

Bruce, at 0230 it was fairly quiet. However, those long nose trucks take up just a hair more room which makes it hard to get into a spot. Being tired it took me three tries to get it into where I'm parked now. I peeped out of the curtains a little bit ago and it's pretty empty right now. Getting ready to cross the street and go see if my load is ready.

Laura

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I JUST caught this.. is that PackRat stepped out of the GREEN J&R Schugel truck, holding BLUE BOYS back?!?!? (H.O. Wolding, Grumpy??) j/k!

I mean, I DO see a beard, waving in the wind....ya know?!?!? See, that's LAURA'S white truck, sidled up to the left (driver's side) of PackRat's rig, yes?!?!? {{{{wink wink!}}}}

~ Anne ~

HAHAHA you are too funny!! Both those guys from India had beards but not as long as PackRat's. I think when that was happening, PackRat was in Indiana on his way to Tomah WI. Next week girl, next week 😉😁

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I JUST caught this.. is that PackRat stepped out of the GREEN J&R Schugel truck, holding BLUE BOYS back?!?!? (H.O. Wolding, Grumpy??) j/k!

I mean, I DO see a beard, waving in the wind....ya know?!?!? See, that's LAURA'S white truck, sidled up to the left (driver's side) of PackRat's rig, yes?!?!? {{{{wink wink!}}}}

~ Anne ~

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HAHAHA you are too funny!! Both those guys from India had beards but not as long as PackRat's. I think when that was happening, PackRat was in Indiana on his way to Tomah WI. Next week girl, next week 😉😁

Laura

Keep me in the loop, HAHAHA!! Well, send me some ACCURATE pix next time, then ~!! :)~

Not of y'alls DOPPLEGANGERS, LoL ! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

Be safe, both's of ya's !! Pix of the holidays, no more follies!

~ Anne & Tom ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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