Well Crapolla, Got A Ticket For Missing A Scale

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port2ky's Comment
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Joined after reading this thread, but I feel like I had a similar experience in my previous industry. Burn out and other things on our minds really make the jobs we do difficult. In my previous industry, I had experienced the death of a close friend, extreme burn out, and stress from the job itself. It ruined my ability to do the job.

Davy, I'm glad that the outcome happened as it did. Seemed like the scale house incident opened your eyes to what you were experiencing and I'm damn proud that you took responsibility for what happened. It's never an easy thing to do, especially from burn out and other things on your mind.

I hope whatever you're going through comes to an end in the most positive way possible and you get back to doing what you love.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Joined after reading this thread, but I feel like I had a similar experience in my previous industry. Burn out and other things on our minds really make the jobs we do difficult. In my previous industry, I had experienced the death of a close friend, extreme burn out, and stress from the job itself. It ruined my ability to do the job.

Davy, I'm glad that the outcome happened as it did. Seemed like the scale house incident opened your eyes to what you were experiencing and I'm damn proud that you took responsibility for what happened. It's never an easy thing to do, especially from burn out and other things on your mind.

I hope whatever you're going through comes to an end in the most positive way possible and you get back to doing what you love.

Port 2 Ky ~

Welcome to Trucking Truth!! That was an awesome & kind 1st post. Sir Davy is a heckuva guy. Not all wives can handle trucker's lives, as seen here, occasionally. I am one, and I sure know it's not always easy.

I noticed in your profile (not much in the bio, haha...) that you are a 'newbie' to this profession yourself. You've got a great outlook thus far, it seems. You should do rather well !! May I (we) ask who you are in training with? Good chance one of the guys/gals on here has a diary about it.

Start a thread, introduce yourself if you care to; and keep sharing your insights!

I'm sure Davy will (as he can) drop in & thank you his own way; we just wanted to say howdy. Your kindness is appreciated on TT .

(Best to you, as well Sir Davy! People care!)

~ Anne & Tom ~

David W.'s Comment
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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

Rob T.'s Comment
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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

Or.....just take responsibility that you F'd up. He's doing his job just like we are. Do you appreciate being treated poorly by anybody? Do you really think the cop is in the wrong for enforcing a violation?

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

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Or.....just take responsibility that you F'd up. He's doing his job just like we are. Do you appreciate being treated poorly by anybody? Do you really think the cop is in the wrong for enforcing a violation?

You ARE indeed, a million percent correct, Rob. Yet you GOTTA admit, David W.'s solution ISN'T all that unreasonable. Being in Alaska and all too, ya know ?!? Sometimes you just gotta FEEL like you won, for your own satisfaction.

I used to stick my tongue out at my mom without sticking it out, or she'd pull it/pinch it. So, I'd stick my tongue out, inward . . . so far up my upper gum, that I'd pinch my nose shut.

And so did she. True stuff.

Some things ARE just better left unsaid, indeed....as well. Yet, don't hurt yourself by holding in a sneeze...either. It's not always true what they say, about he who laughs last, it depends on whom you ask John Heywood, or RATM ! :)~

I only jest in lightheartedness, Davy (and Rob, too, man. I respect you to the nines.) Davy, ... Hope you're coming through all this grief and broo ha ha, a better person. You needed 'out' for a few.

Be safe, y'all.

~ Anne ~

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

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Or.....just take responsibility that you F'd up. He's doing his job just like we are. Do you appreciate being treated poorly by anybody? Do you really think the cop is in the wrong for enforcing a violation?

I know that you are human, too. Every one of us has those days when things get to us that shouldn't. Finger under the dash with a nice smile as a driver passes does no one harm and probably feels oddly satisfying.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I know that you are human, too. Every one of us has those days when things get to us that shouldn't. Finger under the dash with a nice smile as a driver passes does no one harm and probably feels oddly satisfying

I never said I wasn't. BUT I also know how to behave professionally and not throw a tantrum like a child because I didn't get my way. Before your time here i was issued a ticket for something I did that would've cost me my CDL a minimum of 60 days. I actually called myself in for it and didn't blame anybody but myself. Know what happened? I was treated with nothing but respect from the deputy and ultimately got it dismissed. If I'm unhappy or disagree with something I will discuss it in a professional manner. Sure sometimes it doesn't change the result but getting angry and swearing at someone isn't going to make them more eager to help you. What purpose does flipping them off serve, even if they don't see it? Chances are after this short encounter you'll never deal with them again, or it'll atleast be a while. I chuckle when I see others get so worked up so easily. If you're so miserable you need to let something relatively minor ruin your entire day I feel bad for you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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

David W.'s Comment
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Next time use the middle finger under the dashboard maneuver. You probably made the scale cop’s day by letting it get to you, but if you flip them off under the dash they won’t know they got to you

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Or.....just take responsibility that you F'd up. He's doing his job just like we are. Do you appreciate being treated poorly by anybody? Do you really think the cop is in the wrong for enforcing a violation?

I would say that if there is a professional way to give someone the finger it’s the finger under the dash. I’ve met cool scale cops and I’ve met scale cops that write up dumb things, I act professionally towards both but I’m human and the dumb things, like getting written up do a converter dolly needing a license plate, which it doesn’t at least in alaska, sometimes get the finger under the dash.

G-Town's Comment
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David wrote:

I act professionally towards both but I’m human and the dumb things, like getting written up do a converter dolly needing a license plate, which it doesn’t at least in alaska, sometimes get the finger under the dash.

Were you actually in Alaska when that happened?

David W.'s Comment
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David wrote:

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I act professionally towards both but I’m human and the dumb things, like getting written up do a converter dolly needing a license plate, which it doesn’t at least in alaska, sometimes get the finger under the dash.

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Were you actually in Alaska when that happened?

Yeah it was a new scale officer and it happened twice. The second time was because the mechanic didn’t call the scale boss the first instance

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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