May I Mamoo Dogface To The Banana Patch?

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Chief Brody's Comment
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We get these requests for advice frequently about some sort of problem that either prevents a prospective driver from getting hired or jeopardizes the career of a current driver. And often they have come to the forum after they have exhausted all other avenues and expect us to give them the silver bullet that will resolve the “problem.” When we can’t solve their problem with some sort of silver bullet, they quickly become argumentative and/or abusive.

I generally don’t respond, other than when I think my comment might help others reading the thread. Because if I did respond directly to the OP, the only response I could muster in all good conscious would be as follows:

“The way you have phrased your question obviously reveals that you have a distorted world view with little basis in reality, Quite frankly, I don’t think delusional people like you should drive commercial vehicles and endanger the lives of the traveling public. Thus, regardless of the substantive answer to your question, as far as I’m concerned the fact that the [stated problem] has derailed your driving career benefits society as a whole.”

Am I too harsh or off base with my perspective?

PJ's Comment
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Nope!!!!

I generally take in and re read those several times and try to offer what I can and still rub some of the folks the wrong way. Many I don’t bother with.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Chief, you make a great point about a certain type of commenter. This forum is not for the haughty. They will not last long once their arrogance has been exposed. However, the type of person you are referring to does make things interesting on occasion. And educational.

So, I would never object to you making that comment. Unless it was about me. rofl-3.gif

Ryan B.'s Comment
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We get these requests for advice frequently about some sort of problem that either prevents a prospective driver from getting hired or jeopardizes the career of a current driver. And often they have come to the forum after they have exhausted all other avenues and expect us to give them the silver bullet that will resolve the “problem.” When we can’t solve their problem with some sort of silver bullet, they quickly become argumentative and/or abusive.

I generally don’t respond, other than when I think my comment might help others reading the thread. Because if I did respond directly to the OP, the only response I could muster in all good conscious would be as follows:

“The way you have phrased your question obviously reveals that you have a distorted world view with little basis in reality, Quite frankly, I don’t think delusional people like you should drive commercial vehicles and endanger the lives of the traveling public. Thus, regardless of the substantive answer to your question, as far as I’m concerned the fact that the [stated problem] has derailed your driving career benefits society as a whole.”

Am I too harsh or off base with my perspective?

Your perspective is 100% spot on. It is probably best to just not address the person directly because we both know that in that situation, the person is not going to receive the reality you are presenting well.

I don't know what would be best in addressing people like that. Maybe just ignoring the posts and allowing Brett, the face of the website, to douse them with his wisdom. I only the most jaded and ignorant people would see fit to argue with the person who created the website.

I know that Brett is more than the face of Trucking Truth. I worded it like that because his photo is prominently displayed and his journey in trucking is a substantial part of what the site represents.

Anyway, I am just thinking out loud through my fingers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Steve L.'s Comment
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We get these requests for advice frequently about some sort of problem that either prevents a prospective driver from getting hired or jeopardizes the career of a current driver. And often they have come to the forum after they have exhausted all other avenues and expect us to give them the silver bullet that will resolve the “problem.” When we can’t solve their problem with some sort of silver bullet, they quickly become argumentative and/or abusive.

I generally don’t respond, other than when I think my comment might help others reading the thread. Because if I did respond directly to the OP, the only response I could muster in all good conscious would be as follows:

“The way you have phrased your question obviously reveals that you have a distorted world view with little basis in reality, Quite frankly, I don’t think delusional people like you should drive commercial vehicles and endanger the lives of the traveling public. Thus, regardless of the substantive answer to your question, as far as I’m concerned the fact that the [stated problem] has derailed your driving career benefits society as a whole.”

Am I too harsh or off base with my perspective?

Sir, I am with you 100%!

Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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Spot on Chief!

I’m planning for school and will be a rookie in 2023 so I know very little about the industry, so take my comment with a grain of salt as I am not qualified to advise on much without any experience and respect the experienced feedback of drivers in here tremendously and am taking notes as I launch my career.

A lot of these posts that you’re referring to really display an abject lack of common sense, responsibility, maturity, and often accountability. I mildly lit up a guy in a post about failing a drug test with marijuana and how he could get a quick second chance. Frankly, I think it does the industry justice if we do get under their skin and discourage them so they look in other fields . Do we really want people like that out there, jeopardizing the public and worsening the reputation of the industry?

I rarely jump on people but when you do stupid crap, you deserve stupid prizes. If you’re going to participate in the Darwin awards, you shouldn’t do it on 18 wheels. That is just my inexperienced opinion based on common sense.

“Life doesn’t give us what we want, life gives us what we deserve .” - Jim Rohn

Appreciating everyone’s input on TT, great resource!!

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

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