Are There Any Ever Restrictions On Carrying Cordless Power Tools On Company Trucks?

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Moose Holland's Comment
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Moe, I should be OK if I were to tie a rope to the horn like the lady above suggested. Call the authorities in an immediate dangerous situation. Good luck with that. Maybe send smoke signals if no phone connection can be made. Hopefully a mega like "Big Orange" would not dispatch their drivers to some craphole anyway. I think drivers in the small mom-and-pops get sent to the craphole locations most often, maybe??? I could be wrong.

My idea of a craphole in terms of being crime-ridden is: Detroit, Chicago, LaLaLand, Atlanta, Cleveland, DC, New York City and New Jersey. President Trump did not speak too highly of Baltimore.

PackRat's Comment
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Don't Feed The Troll!

PJ's Comment
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He just made me realize something. Before the eld mandate I had an old hard wired eld device. It had a panic button on it. I know it worked because I pushed it once by accident. It was poorly placed on the device. Right next to a routinely used button. I immediately got a phone call.

With the new software since the mandate they replaced my old unit with a samsung tablet. No panic button. This thing has been in here 9 months and I never noticied. Oops!!shocked.png

Wild-Bill's Comment
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I haven’t read your other post about safety but it’s now on my list of things to do. Should be entertaining.

I’m just curious, you say you’re concerned about the mess a can of wasp spray will make, but, your post talks about a chainsaw to take off limbs or someone’s head. Aren’t you a bit concerned at all about the mess of cleaning up severed limbs and the resultant blood spatter?

If you’re that worried, run a ratchet strap between the door handles at night, no one is getting in past that. But, as others have said. There are many, many, many more things to concern yourself about than having some random person enter your truck while you’re sleeping.

Moose Holland's Comment
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I haven’t read your other post about safety but it’s now on my list of things to do. Should be entertaining.

I’m just curious, you say you’re concerned about the mess a can of wasp spray will make, but, your post talks about a chainsaw to take off limbs or someone’s head. Aren’t you a bit concerned at all about the mess of cleaning up severed limbs and the resultant blood spatter?

If you’re that worried, run a ratchet strap between the door handles at night, no one is getting in past that. But, as others have said. There are many, many, many more things to concern yourself about than having some random person enter your truck while you’re sleeping.

Well, if by some 1 in 1 million chance I ever get to drive a truck for a living, I will definitely make it a bedtime habit have the doors rigged up to the horn like Truckin Along With Kearsey suggested. I watched a good portion of her YouTube video and there are many good pointers there. Arming myself with a toothbrush? Against a bad guy with a knife or a gun? Might help as a weapon working against tooth decay. Next to the rope or ratchet strap trick, I might just have some pepper spray handy too. No, I wouldn't really be too worried about a blood mess if I had to defend my life or limb. I'm a soldier after all. The insect spray is a chemical hazard though unless the splattered blood is infected with HIV then it's a biohazard. Ok, doors secured to the horn (because the bean-counters at Big Orange won't invest money to install something like OnStar), pepper spray, beware of surroundings, consult with company managers for safer alternate routes and safer overnight parking places, TruckPark on Samsung Galaxy tablet??, calling the customer to find a safer way to make a delivery, I think I got this big-rig driver personal security education down pat now! I get all this security freak stuff in my noggin from having been in the military.

PackRat's Comment
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Trolls never drive, Todd.

Trolls live in a fantasy world, Todd.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just put up a " warning driver sleeps fully nude" sign

Turtle's Comment
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I'm picturing Toad arming himself at bedtime with his favorite colored battery operated device from his nightstand.

The image alone would scare me the heck heck out of his truck...

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Moose Holland's Comment
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Just put up a " warning driver sleeps fully nude" sign

Does an "operator carries no cash" sign on the door work as a bad guy deterrent? It seems like the sole motive for the bad guy to even bust inside a truck is to take some money from the driver. I use plastic mostly. I don't think drivers ever have to worry about being raped inside their trucks. They are not known to have that young-and-slim glamorous Hollywood celebrity look. Same goes for me: I'm no smooth handsome looker of a young stud myself. I don't have that Val Kilmer "Iceman" from Top Gun charm. Speaking of which, "Do you happen to know that number to that truck driving school I saw on the wall?" If I did have that charm, I'd certainly go to Hollywood to find my fortune, not email firms like "Big Orange".

Old School's Comment
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I'm no smooth handsome looker of a young stud myself.

We know - you accidentally sent us your mug one time. We remember things like that.

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