Stoopid U-turn Of The Day

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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...and encourage Jay to join the forum. That’s possibly the best thing you can do for him.

Sorry, I messed up when I was fixing my last reply (had it typed within the quote but only got part of it moved to where it belonged). I've done that a few times. Maybe someday it will happen.

Bird-One's Comment
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What company is your son driving for Harvey?

Bird-One's Comment
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I just remembered something Harvey. In your post before this thread you said that “multiple” members of this forum messaged you privately and told you your son chose a great company to work for you. Even though there is no such feature here as pm. Nor have you ever mentioned a company. Banks called you out on it but you never responded.

But happy trolling “Harvey”

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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I just remembered something Harvey. In your post before this thread you said that “multiple” members of this forum messaged you privately and told you your son chose a great company to work for you. Even though there is no such feature here as pm. Nor have you ever mentioned a company. Banks called you out on it but you never responded.

But happy trolling “Harvey”

I am not a troll. I am not going to name the company my son works for, it doesn't matter in regards to the question I asked (have you ever made a U-turn even though it's prohibited?". I did not say that other members had "messaged me" but that I had contacted other members of the forum. It's not rocket science but there are ways to find contact information for some members. You could find contact information for me if you did a little bit of searching.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
KH's Comment
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Well, assuming the story is true, I'd say the only mistake your son made was to call in and tell them about it. As long as he didn't hit anything or get a ticket, I don't think there's any reason to volunteer that information.

Bird-One's Comment
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Another great feature of this forum is you can go back to previous comments made. Below is a comment you made from a previous post.

“Two experienced members from this forum have told me privately that his new employer is a fantastic company.”

Forgetting what all you are lying about Harvey?

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Another great feature of this forum is you can go back to previous comments made. Below is a comment you made from a previous post.

“Two experienced members from this forum have told me privately that his new employer is a fantastic company.”

Forgetting what all you are lying about Harvey?

This should not be too difficult to understand but let me explain. They did not contact me, I contacted them and they replied.

Can you explain how any of your comments to me fit into this mission statement of TT? I refrain from making any rude comments despite your comments that are neither friendly or helpful.

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Bird-One's Comment
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Thing is Harvey this u-turn scenario has quite a few holes. As do some of you previous posts.

No, your son should not of made a u-turn. A u-turn should be absolute last case scenario. I would never recommend a rookie driver attempt one. Yes I have done a few. But that had already been driving for a year probably and was pulling a 48 foot trailer. And there wasn’t any reason to contact safety either.

Sorry I hurt your feelings Harvey. Cheers.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Thing is Harvey this u-turn scenario has quite a few holes. As do some of you previous posts.

No, your son should not of made a u-turn. A u-turn should be absolute last case scenario. I would never recommend a rookie driver attempt one. Yes I have done a few. But that had already been driving for a year probably and was pulling a 48 foot trailer. And there wasn’t any reason to contact safety either.

Sorry I hurt your feelings Harvey. Cheers.

You didn't hurt my feelings but I get frustrated by the lack of courtesy shown by some members. In the end, I care much more about being judged by God more than people, especially those that don't know me.

What exactly don't you understand of what I said that you identify as "holes"? I tried to explain exactly what happened in detail. Maybe a step by step list would have been clearer instead of writing in paragraph format.

Jay is obviously still a rookie after 8 months of driving. I am guessing he has a bit more experience than some (not all or even necessarily most) drivers at 8 months since he spent 4 months of that doing Dollar General fresh deliveries with lots of city and parking lot driving (2-7 stops per day). Hopefully, this will be his last U-turn for a long time.

G-town suggested he talk to his DM about it. Do you suggest not talking to anyone? He figured it was better to contact them before they contacted him. He can still document the location with more photos, if needed, but the situation can be completely different in a matter of days (stretch undergoing construction and that lane closure is about a half mile long).

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I dont much about anything, Im in my 3rd week of school for getting my CDL. But Knight certainly made their policy known to us...No U-turns. Period. If you have to make one for some reason, we are to call our DM. Not safety, Not our recruiter, Not our mother, Not anyone else, We call our DM. I dont know much as I said, but I would think what ever company your son works for (taking your post(s) at face value) would have established company protocol with him and tested him on it.

More over though, the question floating through my mind, is... Why again are you on these forums instead of your son? Is he not an adult by this point? Is not the job of a parent to let their child grow through the trials and tribulations of life without doing the work for them, so that they can grow into functional adults?

It seems like you have learned nothing from the previous thread on here. Perhaps you should quit babying your son and he should man-up and be on these forms himself.

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.

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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