The Way It Used To Be....

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I know we have a bunch of younger people here and they have read about some of us talking about how it used to be.

If you want to know the attitude and ways of drivers in the old days I want you to go look up a song by Red Sovine called "Teddy Bear" .

Just heard this song on the radio again and forgot how great it is.

Starcar's Comment
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Yup, Guyjax...theres a huge bunch of trucker songs out there that are really great....Teddy Bear, Phantom 309, alot of them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There is nothing in the world like Red Sovine! Every so often I would pull out his tunes and they always had such a profound effect on me. They really help put in perspective the idea that you're part of a long tradition of truck drivers going back many, many years. Some of the most enjoyable music you'll ever find.

Phantom 309 By Red Sovine

The song "Phantom 309 By Red Sovine

Teddy Bear By Red Sovine

The song "Teddy Bear" By Red Sovine
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm not from your guys' generation so needless to say I was never introduced into this type of music. But I will admit, I love trucker songs.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not from your guys' generation so needless to say I was never introduced into this type of music. But I will admit, I love trucker songs.

For me, knowing the history of the things in my life adds so much richness to everything. I love knowing my family history. I love knowing the history of Western New York where I grew up and will live out my years. And I loved knowing the history of the trucking industry.

I think more than anything it really helps me appreciate two things:

1) How good I've always had it

2) The blood, sweat, and tears that generations of people before us endured to build our world up to what it is today with so many luxuries and endless opportunities.

The old trucker songs are awesome and the history of the trucking industry is fascinating.

Dm:

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.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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I used to listen to trucker songs when I was a little girl. I remember those songs. My favorite song was Convoy by C.W. McCall. I would listen to it over and over until I knew all of the words....hahahahahah

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Phantom 309 is an awesome song. Teddy Bear almost brings a tear to my eyes every time I listen to it.

Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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Awwwwww Guyjax.....................There is a softer side to you!!! shocked.png

(Just kiddin' with yasmile.gif )

Starcar's Comment
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Little Joe, by Red Sovine is good, too......he sure could sing a tear jerker...............

Chief's Comment
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Six Days On The Road (and I'm gonna make it home tonight)

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