Obscure Rules And Regulations

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BK's Comment
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When I was in orientation last week, the head of our safety dept. came in to talk to us. He told us that the government requires us to have white sheets on our mattresses. That is in case we are at an accident scene and there is a body, dead or alive, laying on the ground. We can then use the sheet to cover the person with the sheet so they can be more easily seen. Also, we are required to make our beds every day.

So I have two questions.

1) is what he said true?

2) does anyone else know of obscure and little known rules and regulations ?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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That rule has been touted for a long, long time. I was told that back in 1988 when I started driving. Never found it in the green Bible. A few years ago I asked a weigh station guy about that rule and he told me that he considered it an old wives tale.

One I heard back then also was that you had to wear boots to drive. I have very wide feet and it was hard to find any, so I used my combat boots from the Air Force. However, they were uncomfortable for just driving. Back then, flip-flops/thongs were not allowed but enclosed toe shoes were allowed. Again a weigh station guy said that you can even drive barefoot if you want but it's not recommended.

That's all I can think of right now. I need to hit the bunk...it was a long day today and another long day tomorrow.

Laura

Turtle's Comment
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I do not use white sheets, but I do make my bed every day. However, I've never heard of either of those "rules". I think your Safety Head bumped his head.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I carry a white flag...

BK's Comment
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I carry a white flag...

G Town, I think of all the people on TT, you are the least likely to wave a white flag. And I mean that in a good way. I had to laugh at your comment.

G-Town's Comment
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Lately? A valid consideration. I’m too old for the BS. Times are changing.

It was definitely meant in fun...

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I carry a white flag...

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G Town, I think of all the people on TT, you are the least likely to wave a white flag. And I mean that in a good way. I had to laugh at your comment.

Steve L.'s Comment
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When I was in orientation last week, the head of our safety dept. came in to talk to us. He told us that the government requires us to have white sheets on our mattresses. That is in case we are at an accident scene and there is a body, dead or alive, laying on the ground. We can then use the sheet to cover the person with the sheet so they can be more easily seen. Also, we are required to make our beds every day.

So I have two questions.

1) is what he said true?

2) does anyone else know of obscure and little known rules and regulations ?

When I was in the Navy, we used to send guys down to the boiler room for a bucket of steam. 😆 And there were the announcements for anyone wishing to see the Equator or Arctic Circle to report topside (where they usually got doused with cold water or something worse).

You may not be required to make your bed everyday. But there’s a Navy Admiral who gave a great speech on the benefits of doing so. I think it’s even published as a book. Here’s the address: https://youtu.be/pxBQLFLei70

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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^^^ This guy ran out of Blinker Fluid, because he had Navy sheets . . . . ! He was quite the pessimist.

~ Anne ~

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