And Count Me Out Now

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Ryan,

I thought you left. I saw you posted on another thread this morning.

Just my two cents, when someone gets aggravated and takes the time to post that they're leaving and then they come back, it shows a certain lack of impulse control.

Thus, to a certain extent you validate others criticisms of you that you don't think before you post.

We all can be guilty of having an emotional reaction to something, but if you want your comments to a reflect your reasoning ability wait until the emotion dies down before you post.

Chris W.'s Comment
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shout out to anyone who read this like me lol 😂😂😂 For the most part I agree with what you said

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Bruce expressed frustration as to some of the rhetoric on this forum.

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It's not rhetoric and Bruce's problem was with a single member, not the site. As you can see in the responses, most people don't agree with his opinion. He took a cooling off period and he's easing back in to a welcoming community.

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This forum is just becoming too draining, for me

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So don't post. If something is draining, avoid it. Things will be fine here.

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I am tired of posting comments, someone responding and coming at me because of something that I have written, and then my legitimate response gets denied by moderators.

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Because you have a need to be right. Been through it with you and even when you're wrong you'll keep pushing insisting you're right. I can't speak for moderators, but a lot of that stuff will not make it through.

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The final straw for me is someone calling Bruce's integrity into question and that being a perfectly acceptable post

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It's possible that Moe isn't on moderation, I'm not. My comments post immediately. That comes with time and trust. When the mods feel you're here for the right reasons and have a solid baseline of what this site is, you'll be good to go. Unfortunately, you're stubborn and argumentative. It's easy to see why they don't give you the freedom to post and I can imagine some of the stuff they didn't approve based on what was approved.

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You have it straight from my virtual keyboard as to what happened to me.

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I'll use a Moe quote here...."Not to be an Ahole" but I don't think anybody will ask "where's Ryan?"

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The handful of people who have recently started training and those who have made decisions to start soon, I wish you the best.

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That's nice, but like the old saying goes fill one hand with poop and the other with wishes, see which one fills up first.

New people need information and good advice, not bickering and insisting on being right.

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Might I be back, at some point?

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Nobody cares.

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For the time being, I am going to focus on my family, my career, and myself. 

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That may be best.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris W.'s Comment
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sorry about your mother wish her well and your mother will be in my prayers

If this I’m response to what I said to BK (Bruce?? His name?? I’m trying to keep track of names correctly) about his incident in checking on a fellow driver who was in some sort of distress, I’ll apologize for how I came off, I’ve been dealing with a very ill family memeber (mother) and yesterday we went to her palliative/hospice/ end of life care doctor for a sobering appointment and I was not in the best of moods, going forward I’ll limit my responses to times when I’m not consumed by family life, I came off more blunt than I intended.

Ryan - this is an excellent forum, the information I’ve been given and the challenges have helped me to realize almost $65 grand this year and we haven’t hit 12/31 yet. Please man take it in stride, Brett, Packrat, Gtown et al really just want people to excel in all they do in life (not just trucking).

Take care man

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Bruce expressed frustration as to some of the rhetoric on this forum. I didn't post anything in response because it would have only inflamed the issue without providing anything of value to the forum. Nonetheless, I have similar feelings.

This forum is just becoming too draining, for me. Every time I post something, I have to anticipate what I am posting being taken to an extreme. I am tired of posting comments, someone responding and coming at me because of something that I have written, and then my legitimate response gets denied by moderators. I don't mind legitimate discussion, to include being challenged. I have a serious problem with being challenged and then my honest response being foiled. It's not a matter of false information because I have had comments not pass moderation where I am stating thoughts that are similar to those posted by moderators. The final straw for me is someone calling Bruce's integrity into question and that being a perfectly acceptable post while me pointing out that posting frustration with signage doesn't mean that I am not doing my job with trip planning.

As to why people go out this way instead of just disappearing from public forums, it's to prevent people from wondering or speculating what happened to so and so. You have it straight from my virtual keyboard as to what happened to me.

The handful of people who have recently started training and those who have made decisions to start soon, I wish you the best. Trust your trainers and let them be your first source of information sought. The safety officer at your company/terminal is also a source of valuable information. Ask safety about any questions you have. This safety officer will never lie to you about anything pertaining to the legalities of safely operating your truck, so when you are not sure about something being legal, talk to your safety department. This forum has an immense amount of quality information and there are many drivers here who have already faced any difficult situation that you may encounter.

Might I be back, at some point? It's certainly possible. For the time being, I am going to focus on my family, my career, and myself. Take care all. Be safe out there drivers.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris W.'s Comment
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this is something I have to remind myself because I do sometimes get frustrated when I get curbs

When training my students as they get frustrated while shifting , hitting curbs, drivin in general.. I like to tell them “ drive with your brain and your eyes” leave your emotions out of the equation. The same thing can be said with posting on the internet. Take a breath , not everyone is gonna agree with you. Doesn’t mean the whole site is bad nor that all of your ideas are bad

Moe's Comment
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Thank you Chris, prayers and well wishes are always welcomed. Its very sobering watching those we grew up around get older, face health challenges and subsequently move on to the next stage of life. I hope your trucking journey has been going well and prosperous! :)

sorry about your mother wish her well and your mother will be in my prayers

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If this I’m response to what I said to BK (Bruce?? His name?? I’m trying to keep track of names correctly) about his incident in checking on a fellow driver who was in some sort of distress, I’ll apologize for how I came off, I’ve been dealing with a very ill family memeber (mother) and yesterday we went to her palliative/hospice/ end of life care doctor for a sobering appointment and I was not in the best of moods, going forward I’ll limit my responses to times when I’m not consumed by family life, I came off more blunt than I intended.

Ryan - this is an excellent forum, the information I’ve been given and the challenges have helped me to realize almost $65 grand this year and we haven’t hit 12/31 yet. Please man take it in stride, Brett, Packrat, Gtown et al really just want people to excel in all they do in life (not just trucking).

Take care man

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Bruce expressed frustration as to some of the rhetoric on this forum. I didn't post anything in response because it would have only inflamed the issue without providing anything of value to the forum. Nonetheless, I have similar feelings.

This forum is just becoming too draining, for me. Every time I post something, I have to anticipate what I am posting being taken to an extreme. I am tired of posting comments, someone responding and coming at me because of something that I have written, and then my legitimate response gets denied by moderators. I don't mind legitimate discussion, to include being challenged. I have a serious problem with being challenged and then my honest response being foiled. It's not a matter of false information because I have had comments not pass moderation where I am stating thoughts that are similar to those posted by moderators. The final straw for me is someone calling Bruce's integrity into question and that being a perfectly acceptable post while me pointing out that posting frustration with signage doesn't mean that I am not doing my job with trip planning.

As to why people go out this way instead of just disappearing from public forums, it's to prevent people from wondering or speculating what happened to so and so. You have it straight from my virtual keyboard as to what happened to me.

The handful of people who have recently started training and those who have made decisions to start soon, I wish you the best. Trust your trainers and let them be your first source of information sought. The safety officer at your company/terminal is also a source of valuable information. Ask safety about any questions you have. This safety officer will never lie to you about anything pertaining to the legalities of safely operating your truck, so when you are not sure about something being legal, talk to your safety department. This forum has an immense amount of quality information and there are many drivers here who have already faced any difficult situation that you may encounter.

Might I be back, at some point? It's certainly possible. For the time being, I am going to focus on my family, my career, and myself. Take care all. Be safe out there drivers.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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