Memoirs Of CDL Training Add A Lil OTR

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Kandyman's Comment
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Lets put it on the back burner. My wifes Aunt was found dead this evening. I am at a loss for words.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I thank everyone for the kind words. I had a tough nite. Just a lil booze and diabetes. No drugs. I did not want to go back to restaurant work but I needed money and my talent draws a decent check. I am determined to get back into trucking in some aspect. I have a long term goal to drive again, but for now I want to get into dispatch, load planning or brokering. "May you have strong foundation when the winds of change shift". The rest of my otr memoir to restart shortly.thank-you.gif embarrassed.gif

Chris K., anytime, on my behalf. 34 years in the restaurant industry, myself.

This may not be (at all) your scenario, but .... it popped into my mind with your phrase. Apropos or nothing.

Wind of Change.

I know not your musical preferences; mine are ALL over the place. Ever hear this?

Seven Years Alone.

When I'm down . . . I DO MUSIC. I can't play anything, I'm tone deaf (sadly) and struggle to play the harmonica to 'Piano Man.' It's all I have, but I try. Otherwise; I LISTEN TO MUSIC. I've been AS DOWN as you.

Last one: (lest I cry . . tbh......) We the Meek are all in one.

Hang in, hun. We've got a pretty good group here. I'm not hard to contact, either. I'm thinking 'dispatch' myself .... anymore. Shoulder is not up to DOT standards, yet.

Best always, man.

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Lets put it on the back burner. My wifes Aunt was found dead this evening. I am at a loss for words.

....as I missed this... typing & refreshing.

I'm so sorry, man.

My words stand.

~ a ~

Kandyman's Comment
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Well to get this tragedy from my mind I will begin to wrap this thread. I was paired up w an odd character named James. He was from the same town my mom grew up. Dayton, Oh. When he was driving he would talk to his wife on cell phone thru some walkie talkie like service he had thru nextel. Extremely loud. Burst of static. Talk. Burst of static reply. Repeat. For at least 5 hours. Soooooo.....no sleep. None. More than once he jammed on the brakes throwing me from the bunk. I began to loathe team driving. He and I did walk into Nogales, Mexico. Wandered around until we got tired of being propositioned by hookers, children selling drugs, etc. As we were getting ready to leave I stopped him from buying a taco w beef lighter in color than chicken. wtf-2.gif We had to wait a day to get loaded so we got a hotel and watched the super bowl. Pittsburgh won. I believe the load home was the fun with the border patrol. No sleep till Brooklyn

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Lets put it on the back burner. My wifes Aunt was found dead this evening. I am at a loss for words.

May the Lord bless you and keep. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto, and give you peace. I pray mercy for you and your family.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well to get this tragedy from my mind I will begin to wrap this thread. I was paired up w an odd character named James. He was from the same town my mom grew up. Dayton, Oh. When he was driving he would talk to his wife on cell phone thru some walkie talkie like service he had thru nextel. Extremely loud. Burst of static. Talk. Burst of static reply. Repeat. For at least 5 hours. Soooooo.....no sleep. None. More than once he jammed on the brakes throwing me from the bunk. I began to loathe team driving. He and I did walk into Nogales, Mexico. Wandered around until we got tired of being propositioned by hookers, children selling drugs, etc. As we were getting ready to leave I stopped him from buying a taco w beef lighter in color than chicken. wtf-2.gif We had to wait a day to get loaded so we got a hotel and watched the super bowl. Pittsburgh won. I believe the load home was the fun with the border patrol. No sleep till Brooklyn

Wow, Chris K. ~ I know the cell phone 'thingies' you speak of. Tom & I had those when he drove for Transport America, circa the time you were driving. Nextel 2 Way. Noisy AF, I know. Not cheap, either.

Tuna Tacos? Is that even a thing ?!? LoL . . . Hotels and Superbowls, now THAT'S my jam!!

And the final phrase: No Sleep Til' Brooklyn . . .

I've enjoyed following your journey as well, good sir. I hope things work out for you!!

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kandyman's Comment
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I think they were made from alley cats the tacos that is. I am racking my brain for more adventures etc. My time driving w James(I think) was pretty boring. I remember on a winter run I-40 Arkansas was packed snow as if it were plowed once then left alone. It took me 5 hrs to get across. When I woke up james for his turn to drive he kept saying I had to run 600 miles no matter what. I laughed and asked why?.? He answers "My older brother drives for Knight and they require 600 miles, its the law" Hmmmm!!??!! I basically called "BS" and got out of the truck. As I was walking away, I told him I was getting a bite to eat, be ready to drive when I get back. If theres an issue I will call safety. Enuf said.

Kandyman's Comment
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Thank you Kerry and Anne. East bound and down, loaded up and truckin' We gonna do what they say can't be done We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thank you Kerry and Anne. East bound and down, loaded up and truckin' We gonna do what they say can't be done We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

Still wit'ya, man. Love the name change, btw.

(IKR? So many Chris K's appeared, either back, or new . . . haha!)

Was that your CB handle? I miss those days. I was MomCat and Tom was (of course,) Tomcat...LoL.

I'm always referencing music....to everything. You do, as well. IMHO, it helps you Free Your Mind (and the rest will follow!)

Don't be colorblind, don't be so shallow!

(Know that one ?!!? ;/)

Rock on, good sir.

~ Anne ~

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kandyman's Comment
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I looked it up. En vogue I would not have guessed

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