The Biggest Issue I Have With The Truck Driving Profession (makes Me Sick)

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The Pelican's Comment
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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

BK's Comment
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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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I was just wondering about the history behind this as well the other day. It didn't make me sick but to help you get over it I just did some searching and the result I found first was from 2004:

Yellow Roadway Corp. traces its origins to 1924 when A.J. Harrell, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur, founded a bus and taxi company and named it Yellow Cab Transit Co. In 1926, he shortened the name to Yellow Transit Co.

In 1929, AJ was concerned about road safety, so he commissioned the E.I. DuPont Co. to determine the color that would be most visible on the tractors from the greatest distance on the nation’s highways. DuPont’s research found the color Swamp Holly Orange. We still use this color on Yellow trucks today.

The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I was just wondering about the history behind this as well the other day. It didn't make me sick but to help you get over it I just did some searching and the result I found first was from 2004:

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Yellow Roadway Corp. traces its origins to 1924 when A.J. Harrell, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur, founded a bus and taxi company and named it Yellow Cab Transit Co. In 1926, he shortened the name to Yellow Transit Co.

In 1929, AJ was concerned about road safety, so he commissioned the E.I. DuPont Co. to determine the color that would be most visible on the tractors from the greatest distance on the nation’s highways. DuPont’s research found the color Swamp Holly Orange. We still use this color on Yellow trucks today.

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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

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Maybe mixing 'all their colors' got them orange?!?!? ... YRC Worldwide is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including Yellow Transportation, Roadway Express, Reimer Express, USF Holland, USF Reddaway, USF Bestway, USF Glen Moore, New Penn Motor Express and Meridian IQ.

They've really ramped up their training, as Pacific Pearl had mentioned. Notice, it's staggered; perhaps they rotate the main instructors around their facilities ?!? Might not be a bad idea, actually.

Unfortunately, all they'd have in our area is P&D . . . regardless of experience. ( Just like ALL the muddled colors, above, and then some. ) Their training looks good, tho! What say YOU, Banks...Delco Dave, Bobcat Bob, et al ?!?

Here's the breakdown; looks good, actually ! ... Drive 4 YRC ~ Training Programs.

The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Worldwide employs approximately 70,000 people.

Apparently, the elusive mosh pit of colors isn't so bad after all, eh??

An Artist's palette ~ and a coat of many colors!

Best always, y'all !

~ Anne & Tom ~

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

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

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Pete B.'s Comment
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I was just wondering about the history behind this as well the other day. It didn't make me sick but to help you get over it I just did some searching and the result I found first was from 2004:

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Yellow Roadway Corp. traces its origins to 1924 when A.J. Harrell, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur, founded a bus and taxi company and named it Yellow Cab Transit Co. In 1926, he shortened the name to Yellow Transit Co.

In 1929, AJ was concerned about road safety, so he commissioned the E.I. DuPont Co. to determine the color that would be most visible on the tractors from the greatest distance on the nation’s highways. DuPont’s research found the color Swamp Holly Orange. We still use this color on Yellow trucks today.

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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

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My wife has always preferred the color of my first truck, *orange,* over the color of my others, as she felt I was more conspicuous to other drivers on the road.

BK's Comment
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I was just wondering about the history behind this as well the other day. It didn't make me sick but to help you get over it I just did some searching and the result I found first was from 2004:

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Yellow Roadway Corp. traces its origins to 1924 when A.J. Harrell, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur, founded a bus and taxi company and named it Yellow Cab Transit Co. In 1926, he shortened the name to Yellow Transit Co.

In 1929, AJ was concerned about road safety, so he commissioned the E.I. DuPont Co. to determine the color that would be most visible on the tractors from the greatest distance on the nation’s highways. DuPont’s research found the color Swamp Holly Orange. We still use this color on Yellow trucks today.

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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

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My wife has always preferred the color of my first truck, *orange,* over the color of my others, as she felt I was more conspicuous to other drivers on the road.

Conspicuous colors on the road are a good thing. Think school buses. Even, safety vests. And when we see a completely conspicuous orange trailer on the road we automatically think “Schneider”.

Banks's Comment
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Travis's Comment
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Bruh I about died laughing

The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Bruh I about died laughing

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The fact that Yellow Transportation has an orange logo.

This whole industry is founded on LIES

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I know, right ?!?!?! Times TWO !!!

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So random, yet SO FUNNY !!!

~ Anne ~

Davy A.'s Comment
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I'm colorblind. It's not a yellow label?!?

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