My New Gig

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JakeBreak's Comment
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I can definitely relate about sleeping better on the truck and being home more exhausting than being on the road. The old lady usually has a ton of stuff for me to do and hen pecks me to death when I get in.

I am glad to hear I'm not the only one with that problem lol. I like being home with the family, but it's nice being out on the road too. When I'm out I can focus on working n making money when I go home I gotta focus on spending time with everyone while trying to get everything done that she assigned me.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Glad to hear you're liking it. I'm assuming that you probably end up loading and unloading outside of the metro area? Denver traffic is a pain. Sounds like a fun gig though.

I can definitely relate about sleeping better on the truck and being home more exhausting than being on the road. The old lady usually has a ton of stuff for me to do and hen pecks me to death when I get in.

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The 'OLD LADY?' ... have you spoken to the Tomster, on the CB????? He'd be LOCKED OUT for that phrase, good sir!

The 'wife person' or S/O, good sir!. Ask Ms. Laura, PJ, PackRat, Old School, George B., even Brett nowadays, et al. . . .LoLoL!

You're LUCKY I've got lo'afetto for ya!!!

Just me... hehehe... ~ Anne ~

ps: Just bustin' your ... um... chops?!?!? rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

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Yeah she tends to frown on that phrase too. I usually refer to her as my crazy Fraulein.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Hey JakeBreak,

Wasn't that what a father was supposed to be? They probably miss you a lot too but there are some things a wife or kids just can't do. Wait until they grow up and go on their own and you'll wish you had them around more. After being with my wife for 43 years I can't do enough for her and my military kids are nowhere near close enough to just go visit so it's a once a year time with each of them and their families. I would take the nagging and the kids problems any day.

Turtle's Comment
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Where I come from, the moniker "ol lady" is an esteemed term of endearment reserved only for those held in the highest regard. Anyone can be a S/O or wife, but it takes someone special to be regarded as an ol lady. Mrs. Turtle is proud to be mine.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Pianoman,

I always felt that dry pneumatic was the best job anywhere if driving a truck. Many years ago, 1970 to be exact I started my career where my father was the shop steward for a chemical distributor. We picked up ground coal dust that they used to make those old hard cased car batteries with the soft tops. We had R600 Macks with Maxidynes, 5 speed trans. and those turbo conveyor pumps on the exhaust. The tankers were Butler and I never enjoyed driving for any company more than that one.

Yeah it’s a blast! The job is simple so I just do my job and go home. But it’s fun, so I go have fun all day and then go home. I like it that way lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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That sounds great. So happy for you! Sounds like something even old fat and lazy me could do 😂

Yeah the worst part is when the fittings won’t come apart on the hoses but some pb blaster and a hammer usually fix that right away. Everything else is cake haha

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Glad to hear you're liking it. I'm assuming that you probably end up loading and unloading outside of the metro area? Denver traffic is a pain. Sounds like a fun gig though.

I can definitely relate about sleeping better on the truck and being home more exhausting than being on the road. The old lady usually has a ton of stuff for me to do and hen pecks me to death when I get in.

No lady in the picture here but I still have a hard time coming home and going straight to bed. I just can’t fall asleep that easy.

Yeah I usually start off picking up a load in Pueblo and most of the customers and other shippers are in Denver. We also load in Florence over by Canon City. The traffic is the worst part of the job. Most of the time I do a decent job of avoiding rush hour in the city but people are just aggressive and extremely impatient here. I know I just described drivers everywhere but Colorado has been getting worse for a while now and you can tell a marked difference the moment you cross the border into Colorado. There’s not enough enforcement so 90+ mph is the norm around here. I know I’m preaching to the choir but I’ve forgotten how aggressive people are around here. I did a lot of local work over at System but most of it was in Utah or in the Denver area, not all up and down I25.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PJ's Comment
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That’s one I never did. They offered once, but I was doing well the way things were at the time. Have fun with it!!!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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The 'OLD LADY?' ... have you spoken to the Tomster, on the CB????? He'd be LOCKED OUT for that phrase, good sir!

The 'wife person' or S/O, good sir!. Ask Ms. Laura, PJ, PackRat, Old School, George B., even Brett nowadays, et al. . . .LoLoL!

You're LUCKY I've got lo'afetto for ya!!!

Just me... hehehe... ~ Anne ~

ps: Just bustin' your ... um... chops?!?!?

Ask me what? I'd love to be someone's "Old Lady" and not just a widow unattached to anyone 😔 I used to have the "old man" but he's gone now. 😔

I'm a driver for sure but I can be more than that.... especially when I retire.

Laura

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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The 'OLD LADY?' ... have you spoken to the Tomster, on the CB????? He'd be LOCKED OUT for that phrase, good sir!

The 'wife person' or S/O, good sir!. Ask Ms. Laura, PJ, PackRat, Old School, George B., even Brett nowadays, et al. . . .LoLoL!

You're LUCKY I've got lo'afetto for ya!!!

Just me... hehehe... ~ Anne ~

ps: Just bustin' your ... um... chops?!?!?

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Ask me what? I'd love to be someone's "Old Lady" and not just a widow unattached to anyone 😔 I used to have the "old man" but he's gone now. 😔

I'm a driver for sure but I can be more than that.... especially when I retire.

Laura

Aren't you someone's 'Gal Pal?' Good enough ?!???

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XoXo!

~ Anne ~

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