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Joe's Comment
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Hi there everyone,

I have some questions for all truckers WORLDWIDE and would love to hear from you all about what you think, to me your opinion matters! As I am not familiar with trucking lingo please use plain English where possible. Thanks. I have been a fan of trucks since I was a child and have the uppermost respect for you drivers and the essential work that you do in keeping the world turning. That being said, I would like to ask you all a set of questions that I want your brutally honest answers to. I would hope that in turn they will flow into discussions. I don't mind if its an essay or a one liner any replies are greatly appreciated. Below the questions are examples but please do not limit your answers to these. I am asking for your individual views so please try not to get heated by other peoples replies. I look forward to gaining more insight into your, the truckers, world.

So here goes...

What are the most common problems you face? -Be it, out on the road, at stops, while fueling, low signal, no bathroom, problems with loads, carriers, destinations, deliveries multi-drops, different laws/regulations in different areas etc.

What would make your job easier? -For example, being able to communicate instantly with a (carrier or destination) company or repair shop, being able to find the nearest bathroom or coffee/rest stop etc.

What is the most important information to you as a driver? -Is it load weights, destination accuracy, planning stops, cheapest fuel sites, closest fuel sites, etc.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Why do you want to know this? What purpose will it serve?

KH's Comment
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Why do you want to know this? What purpose will it serve?

My guess would be that someone is thinking of developing an app for truckers, but doesn’t know what it should do.

Joe's Comment
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Why do you want to know this? What purpose will it serve?

Sorry i should have said, I am in the UK and doing some research on a paper of the importance of truck driving worldwide.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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J. L., that is a very good question! We here in the USA have issues, laws and methods that may be very different from other countries. I teach CDL truck driving, and have met drivers not only from "here" but from countries like Somalia and Argentina. Their earlier experiences inform their attitudes, but what is trucking life like in other places?

I hope you'll be able get in touch with those other places. Keep us up to date!

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.
Joe's Comment
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Why do you want to know this? What purpose will it serve?

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My guess would be that someone is thinking of developing an app for truckers, but doesn’t know what it should do.

so truckers use apps? no paperwork?

Joe's Comment
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J. L., that is a very good question! We here in the USA have issues, laws and methods that may be very different from other countries. I teach CDL truck driving, and have met drivers not only from "here" but from countries like Somalia and Argentina. Their earlier experiences inform their attitudes, but what is trucking life like in other places?

I hope you'll be able get in touch with those other places. Keep us up to date!

I have watched some shows about Places in africa and what its like there poor roads and no regulations. Dont you guys have different laws in different states and things like that? Do you have road restrictions? Because all your roads are pretty big right?

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. (momcat)'s Comment
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J. L., that is a very good question! We here in the USA have issues, laws and methods that may be very different from other countries. I teach CDL truck driving, and have met drivers not only from "here" but from countries like Somalia and Argentina. Their earlier experiences inform their attitudes, but what is trucking life like in other places?

I hope you'll be able get in touch with those other places. Keep us up to date!

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I have watched some shows about Places in africa and what its like there poor roads and no regulations. Dont you guys have different laws in different states and things like that? Do you have road restrictions? Because all your roads are pretty big right?

Yes, to those 3 questions; and the answers can be found in a Rand McNally road atlas. You can order one online, via Amazon. It will contain all the above information.

Other than that, use the above search bar (big white bar, says 'Enhanced by Google') and search threads that start with the word Game: . These are by our author Truckin with Kearsey. She queries us members on the topics you inquire about.

Lastly, her You Tube channel of the same name covers all these topics in detail. (Don't forget to hit 'like' and 'subscribe!')

~ Anne ~

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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May I introduce you to Truckin Along with Kearsey. She has a Youtube channel where she discusses the trucking life. Kearsey should be along soon here with a post.

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