Record Texas Cold And A Few Other Things

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Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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I hear right now Texas, especially south Texas, Houston, is in deep trouble with this terrible freeze. Power outages. Water outages. Food outages. Busted pipes. Any drivers here having nightmares right now down there? My local Walmart in SW Oklahoma has been without bread for about a week now and they were out of bottled water yesterday. The store manager said trucks have been slowed down from Wichita Falls, Tx by black ice but there should be huge shipments in Lawton/Fort Sill area today. It doesn't seem the the govt.s concerned do well to keep highways winterized with tractor crews.

Now a few other things;

I saw some fairly good 1970's trucking movies last night for the first time on YouTube. Breaker!, Breaker!, 1977, Chuck Norris. White Line Fever, 1975, Jan-Michael Vincent (1980's Airwolf TV series) . Both actors handsome young blond fellows way back then. Norris in the film looked great without that beard or mustache. Norris into martial arts even in that early film. I didn't even know Norris was in films in the 1970's. The films were somewhat cheesy, as were so many 1970's trucker/CB-craze films/TV shows of that era, but still very entertaining. It made me proud that American truckers once had a close-nit brotherhood and looked out for one another in times of trouble. These Hollywood films made me think to be a truck driver and a survivor one has to be a black belt in karate and/or have a gun because of all the unsavory characters (local corrupt law-enforcement, corrupt government and corporate) they may encounter. I hope this trucker camaraderie in this trade is still the case in 2021. Trucking sounds like a job for true American heroes.

Turtle's Comment
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Crickets...

PackRat's Comment
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Thought that tu** dried up and blew away.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Thought that tu** dried up and blew away.

Yall can say what ever you want, we all know you like playing under his bridge.

Plumcrazy Preston's Comment
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If the attitudes as displayed here toward some OPs are anything like the real world then I would have to venture to say there is virtually no more morale in this particular vocational field. Maybe there is greater morale in the airline industry or carpentry trade. I dunno.

PackRat's Comment
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Sure. Go check out "Aircraft Truth".

Until next time, Todd.....

PackRat's Comment
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Thought that tu** dried up and blew away.

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Yall can say what ever you want, we all know you like playing under his bridge.

It's almost as fun as matching wits with Western drivers.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I hear right now Texas, especially south Texas, Houston, is in deep trouble with this terrible freeze. Power outages. Water outages. Food outages. Busted pipes. Any drivers here having nightmares right now down there? My local Walmart in SW Oklahoma has been without bread for about a week now and they were out of bottled water yesterday. The store manager said trucks have been slowed down from Wichita Falls, Tx by black ice but there should be huge shipments in Lawton/Fort Sill area today. It doesn't seem the the govt.s concerned do well to keep highways winterized with tractor crews.

Now a few other things;

I saw some fairly good 1970's trucking movies last night for the first time on YouTube. Breaker!, Breaker!, 1977, Chuck Norris. White Line Fever, 1975, Jan-Michael Vincent (1980's Airwolf TV series) . Both actors handsome young blond fellows way back then. Norris in the film looked great without that beard or mustache. Norris into martial arts even in that early film. I didn't even know Norris was in films in the 1970's. The films were somewhat cheesy, as were so many 1970's trucker/CB-craze films/TV shows of that era, but still very entertaining. It made me proud that American truckers once had a close-nit brotherhood and looked out for one another in times of trouble. These Hollywood films made me think to be a truck driver and a survivor one has to be a black belt in karate and/or have a gun because of all the unsavory characters (local corrupt law-enforcement, corrupt government and corporate) they may encounter. I hope this trucker camaraderie in this trade is still the case in 2021. Trucking sounds like a job for true American heroes.

Preston, if you are GONNA go this route; get busy, on something besides (excellent) vintage movies.. Start here:

We DO have the camaraderie . . . when we aren't getting 'punk'd' !

Did you read today's articles of CDLLife.com ??? You'll see illustration of such, in the articles.

Peace~!

~ Anne ~

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Eugene K.'s Comment
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This is next level trolling.

I, for one, as a chiseled jaw American hero rookie truck driver, applaud your efforts 👏

Chief Brody's Comment
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If the attitudes as displayed here toward some OPs are anything like the real world then I would have to venture to say there is virtually no more morale in this particular vocational field. Maybe there is greater morale in the airline industry or carpentry trade. I dunno.

Todd

At least in the "real world" the idiots at the truck stops are actually out here doing the job. So, they are entitled to some modicum of respect.

Those who troll forums in a pathetic effort to feel like they are part of the trucking community don't deserve even the scant respect reserved for worst moron at a last chance trucking company.

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