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andhe78's Comment
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My trainer did the same thing one week. On our last day out of the week, we got hung up at a receiver longer than expected and were on duty the whole time. Ended up going to be about an hour short on the seventy to get home. Changing one of the on duty hours to off duty gave us back an hour on the seventy and allowed us to get home. How I differ from you, is that I saw it as a great learning experience about how important it is to be stingy with my 70, whereas you saw it as a way to get your trainer in trouble.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Many experienced drivers know how to alter their logs in a semi or non legal way. What one does with their own logs, is up to their comfort level.

I run my clock the way my loads work. I try to make sure I have good recap hours, so I don't need a 34 and keep rolling. I try to teach my students the legal ways to do things. I constantly remind them that their logs are a legal document. When we certify them we are swearing that they are correct.

I don't have to change my logs to get more time. I get to all of my appointments early. I also immediately report any issues that could make me late. Most days I stop with one to two hours left on my clock. I always plan where I will stop for the night with a backup. Most days I have a 12 to 14 hour break.

One problem I see that new people have is not understanding that when they are in the driver's seat they are in control. The trainer cannot make them do anything. If you're too tired to drive, stop and take a nap. That's what I do.

I am here and I train to try to help new drivers be successful out here. I have been blessed to have had many people help me get my start and become successful out here.

Why can't a rookie disagree with a vet?

John C.'s Comment
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Thanks Scott, we are actually about to be the same company. As to that pack rat guys issue I don’t know. In the military week all guys like him POGs. Act all tough behind a keyboard but I guarantee in real life is a terminal rat sitting there crying and whining every day because his Hemorrhoids hurt. That’s why I didn’t ask the question on any of the Facebook pages because that’s what you get, it’s the last time I’ll come here for advice the guy who started this really needs to look at who he lets as a moderator

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

John C.'s Comment
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Oh one more thing packrat I know you’re a keyboard cowboy for the simple fact I would never make a smart mouth remark about another’s service. I don’t care if somebody spent two days pounding sand he has my respect to the day I die. I’m not one that needs to boost his ego by tooting his own horn however I have two Purple Hearts bronze star and 4 naval accommodations. So it looks like in my three years in the combat zone I’ve done more than you ever will. So next time that you’re in a truckstop and you see somebody with a Vietnam veteran hat on go up to him and tell him his year in the jungle didn’t mean nothing see what happens. Piece of trash entitled little wimp. And since you’re a moderator you’re probably gonna delete this post because it’s calling you out I dare you to leave it and I dare you to leave your own anti-veteran comments

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.

Old School's Comment
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I had no idea this was going to escalate like this. John, you are going to have to settle down or these may be your last comments here. We have given you some great advice, and asked a few questions that we thought curious. Right now you seem out of control. So, take a deep breath and let's all just settle down so that we can all learn a few things.

We thank you for your service, and I know that PackRat feels the same way. You have probably stirred up a bunch of other feelings in him though. You seem to enjoy pointing out others faults, which says a lot about how you wanted to deal with this issue you were having with your trainer. I said repeatedly that I didn't agree with what your trainer did, but I simply had a few questions. You have certainly went on to answer them with your attitude on full display. Your knee jerk reactions have said a lot about you today.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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John, are you with TA? They are serious about training safely. If it's TA, Macro 40 to Shelby.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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And I can contact others there. Just be honest and level headed.

I was talking with a couple of their drivers today in our West Memphis terminal. They are hoping their trucks get governed up to 65 like us. They are trying to get everything done by the beginning of January.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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In the military week (??) all guys like him POGs.

Not familiar with that term...it wasn’t used in the Air Force...at least when I was in.

PackRat is retired military with more years in the service than you probably have been on the earth. He is very straightforward and pulls no punches. He's stricter than I was when I was in. I rather work than supervise. :-p

For someone that has served in the military, you sure don't control your temper very well. Some things just need to roll off your back.

Laura

Bird-One's Comment
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I’m not even sure what he’s trying to say there Laura. But the term POG though stands for “person other than grunt”. In my experiences people who used that term typically use it to validate all the things that they actually didn’t do in their military career. Hey John if trucking doesn’t work out for ya bass pro shop can always use something to stock the gun shelves. Because that’s where you attitude will get you. Packrat has quite the service record. Have some respect. Both him and the experienced drivers trying to give you advice.

In the military week (??) all guys like him POGs.

Not familiar with that term...it wasn’t used in the Air Force...at least when I was in.

PackRat is retired military with more years in the service than you probably have been on the earth. He is very straightforward and pulls no punches. He's stricter than I was when I was in. I rather work than supervise. :-p

For someone that has served in the military, you sure don't control your temper very well. Some things just need to roll off your back.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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What a comic! John C. should link up with Eugene and run teams.

This "Keyboard Commando" is all done with this one.

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