Stoopid U-turn Of The Day

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I occasionally would see a 10 Roads truck down around Indy now they are everywhere they seemed to merge or buy Eagle Express as former Eagle trucks have that same 10 Roads decal stuck on the door. And for a fleet of company trucks they see to have the most mismatched and random assortment of brands and colors I've ever seen.

PackRat's Comment
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And for a fleet of company trucks they see to have the most mismatched and random assortment of brands and colors I've ever seen.

Not worse than Prime!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Not worse than Prime!

That's true, but I often forget about them since I am always looking forward in life not in the mirrors. smile.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Not worse than Prime!

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That's true, but I often forget about them since I am always looking forward in life not in the mirrors. smile.gif

I like those Prime trucks because they're one of the few trucks I'm able to pass. I get in the hammer lane for about 12 minutes daily.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dean R.'s Comment
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That’s a termination at Schneider.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s a termination at Schneider.

and a lot of other companies, especially when it's going to involve a heavy wrecker.

Travis M.'s Comment
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Is that loss of control? What are the tracks in the mud leading to the front end? Just coincidence that someone else ran off the road there?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Is that loss of control? What are the tracks in the mud leading to the front end? Just coincidence that someone else ran off the road there?

This is not "loss of control". The road was dry, no rain. The loss was in the driver's understanding of how to make a U-turn and the danger of driving a truck (at any time) on raw dirt.

As for the dark tire marks, I'm not sure. The way they go tells me they may have been there before 10Roads made an appearance.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Just a question and hope you guys are not too hard on me.

Do you ever make a U-turn even if prohibited?

My son "Jay" started driving for a new company last week. Flew out of state for orientation and then given trips further north from there and 1,300 miles until he got to his home base yard. He followed the company route on Qualcomm. I was meeting him at the yard because we had taken him to the airport. I used Google maps to get there and took me on a different road than Qualcomm. I was unsure of the entrance and drove on past the driveway and saw him straight ahead of me on the right at a big intersection with no other vehicles within a half mile. Problem: big road construction and the road I was on had the other lane blocked off so he could not make a left turn. He was at a dead end. He had told me that U-turns were prohibited and there before my eyes I saw him make a U-turn. He had a 53' refer and he had huge clearance. Had to make a detour of several miles to come back around the direction I had originally come from. Some other driver in the yard that makes local trips mentioned some other spot that it's possible to turn-around but he only knows that because of driving there every day. When going back a couple of days later, the road closure was much different, no map is going to prepare a driver for the current conditions. The only way to leave the yard at this moment is to turn right even though that is supposedly going against traffic (or take several back-ups to make a left turn in what should be the on-coming traffic lane).

While I was driving him home from the yard he called the safety department and left a message about what happened and said he had no choice. That was three days ago and he hasn't heard back.

These conditions are changing too quickly for dispatch to know what route to give drivers unless other drivers explain things to them daily.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
G-Town's Comment
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Harvey spinning the yarn,..

Just a question and hope you guys are not too hard on me.

Do you ever make a U-turn even if prohibited?

My son "Jay" started driving for a new company last week. Flew out of state for orientation and then given trips further north from there and 1,300 miles until he got to his home base yard. He followed the company route on Qualcomm. I was meeting him at the yard because we had taken him to the airport. I used Google maps to get there and took me on a different road than Qualcomm. I was unsure of the entrance and drove on past the driveway and saw him straight ahead of me on the right at a big intersection with no other vehicles within a half mile. Problem: big road construction and the road I was on had the other lane blocked off so he could not make a left turn. He was at a dead end. He had told me that U-turns were prohibited and there before my eyes I saw him make a U-turn. He had a 53' refer and he had huge clearance. Had to make a detour of several miles to come back around the direction I had originally come from. Some other driver in the yard that makes local trips mentioned some other spot that it's possible to turn-around but he only knows that because of driving there every day. When going back a couple of days later, the road closure was much different, no map is going to prepare a driver for the current conditions. The only way to leave the yard at this moment is to turn right even though that is supposedly going against traffic (or take several back-ups to make a left turn in what should be the on-coming traffic lane).

While I was driving him home from the yard he called the safety department and left a message about what happened and said he had no choice. That was three days ago and he hasn't heard back.

These conditions are changing too quickly for dispatch to know what route to give drivers unless other drivers explain things to them daily.

You drove Jay to the airport? Watched him make a u-turn in his big twuk..? And then you drove him home?

C’mon...

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Harvey when was the last time you submitted to a random?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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