Told To Drive When It's Obvious You're Too Tired.

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Andy F.'s Comment
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I totally agree with the boot camp analogy. I showed up at Parris Island in 1977 weighing in at 117 lbs. soaking wet. I k ew exactly what was going to happen, and it happened. Full Metal jacket is one of my favorite movies by the way, be a use it is exactly like my boot camp experience. I expected what I got, and like Persian Conversion , (Oorah by the way) it was a psychological experience that I had prepared myself for. I approached this career the same way. TT helped with those expectations. As well as growing up in a time when we worked for what we got, for a boss man, and I have always tried to step up to their expectations not the other way around. Love the whole Modern Worker analogy too. So true.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Shirley K.'s Comment
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Great analogy!

I have a letter my son wrote from Parris Island: "Everything is going great. The DIs are constantly yelling at us, which is their job. We're constantly being yelled at, which is our job. Tomorrow, we get to shoot the big stuff! This is cool!"

I'm nowhere near USMC material, nor am I a truck driver yet, but my mind is pretty set on taking WHATEVER is dished out and at the end of the day, I will STILL be getting to drive the big truck. Thanks for helping keep my expectations on target. I know when I think I've hit the end of my rope, these posts will help me remember "This is cool!"

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I totally agree with the boot camp analogy. I showed up at Parris Island in 1977 weighing in at 117 lbs. soaking wet. I k ew exactly what was going to happen, and it happened. Full Metal jacket is one of my favorite movies by the way, be a use it is exactly like my boot camp experience. I expected what I got, and like Persian Conversion , (Oorah by the way) it was a psychological experience that I had prepared myself for. I approached this career the same way. TT helped with those expectations. As well as growing up in a time when we worked for what we got, for a boss man, and I have always tried to step up to their expectations not the other way around. Love the whole Modern Worker analogy too. So true.

Unfortunately I can't return the "oorah" because I went to NAVY boot camp...

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I was linked: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/8hg092/trucking_company_commands_trucker_to_drive_160/ by someone recently as something to think about trucking.

I remember watching this video when I was first gathering information about trucking, and at first I just thought "Yeah, there's good and bad **** out there like anything else." About a week ago, I read this thread and was reminded of the video and all of Brett's posts made a lot of good sense to me. I think it's more topical to bump this 2 year old thread right now. A lot of those comments seem to also be full of ignorance, as reddit does.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Omg it's Abe again. The Abe nightmare never ends!

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Bran009's Comment
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I remember watching this video a couple months ago when I started looking into trucking. Even though I haven't gotten my feet wet yet I can tell this guy is milking it. :P

Bran009's Comment
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Side note: I am in the medical field, I've been awake for over 24 hours. I worked this weekend day to evening shift and then worked an overnight last night. I couldn't sleep yesterday after I woke up in the morning, did I call in? Nope, I took my butt to work. Another thing is if I show up to work and clock in, I can't just up and leave without getting fired and possibly loosing my medical certifications. I have to get relief if I need to leave and if I can't, well tough luck. Just food for thought!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I found this video before i found TT. first i thought..."omg! that dispatcher is a slave driver!" after being on the road i thought "Omg! that driver is a whiny POS, PITA complaining bum."

i take naps all the time. no one cares cause i deliver early . no one ever called the cops on me. he sucks.

Dispatcher:

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.
Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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Well since this was bumped to the top, I said well I guess I will watch the video. Starts out 3 mins long and then i look and know its 15... ( guess it was loading more) I am like well I am already halfway thru the video, so do I stop it, or do I trudge on....

Not sure who to blame (haha myself) for 15 mins I will never get back.

Only comment, I bet his company didnt know he was recording the conversation, to later post of the treat him so badly.

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