Stay Out Of Democrat Cities

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Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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^^^ 10 posts before someone started talking about arming themselves this time.

You will not find someone more conservative or more Pro 2A than I. This is not the place for political garbage.

Bird-One's Comment
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It’s not political garbage Chris. You must not of been lurking around for the past two years that you were gone because we have had plenty of as you would put it “ political garbage”.

^^^ 10 posts before someone started talking about arming themselves this time.

You will not find someone more conservative or more Pro 2A than I. This is not the place for political garbage.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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First off, as a driver, you should always be aware of your surroundings. I think people get too complacent and comfortable, not realizing that letting your guard down is never really a good thing. Am I worried, not really. Will I defend myself if need be? You bet but I think it’s important to always be aware of potential situations just as well as weather and traffic issues.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I too was up in and around Portland, and Seattle,Frisco etc when the SHTF, never knew stuff going on as wasn't traveling in the deep of it. But I told dispatch I will NOT slow down like that Fed Ex driver did if my paths blocked ! I will take em all out, lol told by my DM , "He'd expect nothing less" jokingly of course...

Just glad we never ran into any of that crap up north !

Oh well, Philippines is closer to re-opening their borders, so planning to be over there by around March 2022, and outta this slowly becoming, 3rd world country

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Why don’t you think so Steve? Just curious.

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Sorry, but this doesn’t belong here.

Always stay safe and be aware of your surroundings.

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I just don’t think we need (here, in this forum) to say stay away from one or the other. Besides, aren’t we pretty much going where the load assignment takes us?

Bird-One's Comment
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I don’t think TCB was referring to truck drivers who are democrat, or the people who lived in the cites where all the riots took place last summer that had to deal with that nonsense.

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Why don’t you think so Steve? Just curious.

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Sorry, but this doesn’t belong here.

Always stay safe and be aware of your surroundings.

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I just don’t think we need (here, in this forum) to say stay away from one or the other. Besides, aren’t we pretty much going where the load assignment takes us?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I personally have no issue with this being posted here as long as everyone stays respectful with their responses. Nor do I believe it is anyone other than a moderators job to tell anyone else what they can or cannot post or what they should or should not post. Don't like the post? Move along to the next one. Censorship is NOT cool in any form by anyone. Unless this breaks the rules and I don't think it does, its all good. Again, respectful discussions.

Davy A.'s Comment
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^^^ 10 posts before someone started talking about arming themselves this time.

You will not find someone more conservative or more Pro 2A than I. This is not the place for political garbage.

The issues of drivers being barred from defending themselves and avoiding municipalities that may be deadly due to rioting and looting are certainly not "political garbage" as you so eloquently labeled it.

These issues along with another one that you have unwittingly brought to light, censorship of dissident viewpoints, loom very large for new people entering the industry.

Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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These issues along with another one that you have unwittingly brought to light, censorship of dissident viewpoints, loom very large for new people entering the industry.

Censorship of dissident viewpoints.... cute. The issue here is too many get up on their soap box and start spouting off misinformation that can lead to career ending and life altering arrests (and later convictions.) These posts are also admissible in court, establishing intention. Not to mention many of the larger carriers maintain an in-house presence on this and other forums, and keep an eye out for posts from their drivers which may be actionable to prevent liability or at the very lease a PR issue down the road.

Using the term "Democrat cities" only serves to inflame. We all know where the rioting takes place; the inner cities where crime is already prevalent, where drivers (and everyone else) should be aware of their surroundings anyway. If you're down town in a large city, you need to be paying attention.

Talk of running over protesters/rioters? Stupid post establishing premeditation. Large carriers were pretty clear about how they would handle drivers stating they'd intentionally run over people, and it wasn't a pat on the back. The same DA's that won't prosecute rioters, theives and arsonists are the same that will giggle at the chance to put you away for life.

This industry isn't just for conservative Republicans anymore. My last three trainees have been progressive leftists, which has lead to some interesting (but always respectful) conversations and a general agreement to disagree. We are more than our political party affiliation.

The fact is, our gun laws are so different from state to state that carrying a firearm in your truck across state lines can land you with a lengthy prison sentence. NY and NJ are perfect examples of this. Until we have national reciprocity for CCW, it can't legally be done in all states (and even that would require a permit.) Just because you or I might live in a constitutional carry state means jack when we cross state lines. Believe me, I want to change that as much as you do, and the best way to do that is to vote for politicians and policy, and support organizations that advocate for the cause. But even then, there are issues that will still exist for drivers who choose to carry.

Most (all?) states allow private property owners to ban weapons on their private property, including Florida and Texas, and in Texas the sign says a violation is a felony.

Every large carrier I'm aware of with one notable exception has a policy or practice of banning weapons, especially firearms, from their property, trucks under their DOT and that contract with them. They're serious about it because it otherwise exposes them to massive liability if one of their drivers uses their weapon inappropriately. And then there's the driver at the mega carrier who shot his dispatcher , which is why several companies put them behind bulletproof glass.

In the end, drivers are going to make their own choices about which laws and policies they're going to violate, but shouldn't be surprised if they're confronted with content they posted publicly.

If you're concerned about your safety, by all means stay out of the areas with higher risk, but stuff can happen anywhere. Anyone remember the PFJ in Knoxville? Or the line haul driver taking shots from the off ramp? If you're concerned about being pulled out of your truck, lock your doors and keep your windows up, then drive away.

Be smart and be safe.

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.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Steve L.'s Comment
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“ We are more than our political party affiliation.”

AMEN!

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