Well Crapolla, Got A Ticket For Missing A Scale

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Old School's Comment
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Davy, I'm going to speak plainly to you...

You're losing it man! You've got to get yourself back in the game. I don't know if you need a break or just a kick in the butt, but you've got to get a grip.

Only a nut flips off the cops when you are the one who did something to get some special attention from them.

How long can you keep giving yourself an excuse like...

head thinking about the ex

Okay, rant over. I understand you have troubles. I can't even put myself in your shoes. I just know the consequences of your failed relationship are springing up in places that are going to cost you big time. If you want to be respected out here as a professional, you've got to go above and beyond what it means to appear as one.

Get it together man. You are better than this!

Davy A.'s Comment
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Am I reading this right? You flipped off What I’m guessing was a state trooper?

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I didn’t however refrain from letting the Leo know that he was number one in my book by way of one finger salute on the way out of the scale, for which he followed me out of town as a courtesy I'm sure.

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I noticed that too. Not very professional

Yes, sometimes we can teach others what not to do as much as we teach others what to do.

Professional or not, it was my decision to make. I made it. Probably would do it again under the same circumstances. I don't recommend it for any other drivers not willing to take the risk. We're free to make choices, not free of the consequences of our choices. I weighed the possible consequences of expressing my dissatisfaction with officer and chose to do so. Others probably may want to avoid doing that.

I understand the argument that they're just doing their job, etc. It's nothing personal. I just have never been appreciative of that aspect of law enforcement. Speeding and minor traffic violations are not a moral issue. We refrain from them simply because it costs us money if we get caught doing it.

Already have a lawyer on it, going for dismissal. It's not my first rodeo with traffic tickets and the traffic court system.

Cost 395.00. It is what it is.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I just have never been appreciative of that aspect of law enforcement. Speeding and minor traffic violations are not a moral issue. We refrain from them simply because it costs us money if we get caught doing it.

I'm disappointed in your response. Davy, frankly it doesn't matter if you feel appreciative. None of us expect you to appreciate getting a citation. We do expect you to hold yourself to a higher standard. You failed today.

Let me tell you a true story about speeding being a moral issue. My close friend in high school killed a small child while speeding. We had our home built street rods and he was showing out in his when a child suddenly appeared in the road. My friend's life was forever changed. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter with the help of a powerful attorney. He's suffered the consequences all his life.

Don't fool yourself.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Davy… all kidding aside I think it’s obvious your emotional health is compromising your focus. Dangerous.

The alerting and conspicuous signage accompanying most scales is difficult to miss. The people running those facilities aren’t out to get you and certainly don’t deserve being criticized by you. The screw-up is yours to own, and contrary to what you’ve said it is a big deal, a symptom of a bigger problem.

Talk to a counselor. I think it’s time for you to consider this; check your ego and seek some help. We’ve all dealt with personal issues that overwhelm our ability to cope and perform. Do the right thing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I'm taking a week off in a few days, maybe that will help. I'll definitely consider what you guys say, you've never steered me wrong yet.

G-Town's Comment
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Davy, is this really who you are?

Professional or not, it was my decision to make. I made it. Probably would do it again under the same circumstances. I don't recommend it for any other drivers not willing to take the risk. We're free to make choices, not free of the consequences of our choices. I weighed the possible consequences of expressing my dissatisfaction with officer and chose to do so. Others probably may want to avoid doing that.

I'm sure your employer would take strong exception to your display of vulgarity. You represent their brand. Is it worth getting fired over?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Davy, is this really who you are?

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Professional or not, it was my decision to make. I made it. Probably would do it again under the same circumstances. I don't recommend it for any other drivers not willing to take the risk. We're free to make choices, not free of the consequences of our choices. I weighed the possible consequences of expressing my dissatisfaction with officer and chose to do so. Others probably may want to avoid doing that.

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I'm sure your employer would take strong exception to your display of vulgarity. You represent their brand. Is it worth getting fired over?

True. Idk, delete it? or idk, leave it up to serve as a lesson for what happens when our personal lives affect our professional lives. Anyway, my apologies if it's not in keeping with TTs purpose. You guys have always been very helpful to me. As said, I'm taking some much needed time off soon, hopefully that will get my attitude back to where it usually is.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I think that is a really good decision. And no we will not steer you wrong. We are all in your court Davy... tough love Brother.

I'm taking a week off in a few days, maybe that will help. I'll definitely consider what you guys say, you've never steered me wrong yet.

Bird-One's Comment
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I don’t want to rag it on ya Davy, but I’ve seen some of your previous posts on here and you obviously care about your job. But flipping a guy off that at the end of the day is just doing his job whether you like it. or not is juvenile. I’d say take longer than a week.

Take as long as you need so your not so distracted you’re blowing by the port of entry. This day and age there are a lot of resources out there. We’re pulling for ya man.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Davy,

Is that weigh station still at the bottom of the hill up against the mountain just before Price? Or have the new ones been completed and are now open? Were you heading east or west?

Hang in there. I've been in your situation before and it's not easy.

Laura

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