I Need A Quote From Someone!

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G-Town's Comment
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There are two big differences that I see:

- entering the Walmart DC everybody is temped. Takes more time, a log jam at the security shack. The drivers lounge where there was always a gathering of drivers, vacant. Same for the kitchen.

- going through Center City Philly during the evening rush hour used to be an hours long, chaotic affair. Now, you can actually do the speed limit. Strange, but that one, gotta love it!

G-town will do. Good to have you back Linden,

40 Days's Comment
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We are making more money and have nothing to spend it on unless you want to sleep by it. I am true OTR and have been in all the lower 48 since this started. In a little over 2 weeks I have been from Seattle through Chicago into New York city then Portland ME to Atlanta. Seattle Restrictions then Montana and the Dakotas nobody cares. Back to restrictions in Chicago eased a bit between New York no fun. Maine was relaxed and Atlanta was way less crazy least I saw that once.

I will say it's a lot lonelier out here some drivers have no time others too much but nobody talks anymore. On our block the fun stoped. Our block is big though. "40"


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

40 Days's Comment
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Oh yeah forgot a Quote.

" It feels like we're in second grade and every one including the teachers have coodies."

Turtle's Comment
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I often see "Thanks Truckers" signs on the highway, and get the occasional thumbs up from passers-by. Social media has no shortage of "Pray for the Truckers" posts, referring to us as heroes.

If I'm honest, I'm no hero. I neither want nor deserve the praise I receive from the public. I don't pretend to do this for any noble reasons like serving my country or keeping the shelves stocked. In truth, I do this because it's a job I enjoy doing, and they pay me a whole bunch of money to do it. It is I who am thankful for that.

Let the real heroes get the praise, and let those who are struggling get the prayers.

My $.02

Welcome back, Linden. It's real good to see you again.


Hours Of Service

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40 Days's Comment
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Rick wins

Linden R.'s Comment
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Thanks for your replies, everyone! I am probably going to include multiple quotes, depending on how long the Editor-In-Chief will let me make the article :P.

Big Scott's Comment
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We would love to see the finished product.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello all! Long time no see. I haven't been active in this forum for forever now, but I am now 14 and still in love with trucks. I am a part of my (now temporarily online) school's newspaper, and we are publishing a special edition all about COVID-19. I am writing about essential workers and how they've come to be so essential now even though they always have been (that's a bad way of wording it, but similar to that). I have written a paragraph in there about truck drivers and could use some help. I need a couple of quotes for my article, and I don't know any truckers IRL, so I've turned to you! I just need some answers for a couple of short questions:

How is life on the road different now than it was before?

How have people been treating you? Is it any different than before?

And then the name I should credit you as in the article.

Thanks in advance! I'm going to try to be active here again :).

What ever DID happen to ya, young good sir??? Never DID see an article, either.

Hope you see this; hope it finds you well, and still pursuing your dreams, young man.

~ Anne ~

ps: Any one ELSE remember this young man ?!?

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