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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Driver Responsibility. We have many responsibilities as drivers which which can be very narrowly defined by the situation that we are in at any given time. but in this post I am talking about a very basic responsibility. when you first become become employed at a trucking company you are assigned a truck and you have to inspect it. larger companies have trucks that look identical. so the first thing you learn is the truck number. that truck number is your basic identity within your company.

along with all the other driver responsibilities I have an extra responsibility because I have a dog. I know my responsibilities to my dog and to the general public. there are leash laws and documentation for the dog and general pet-- securement within the truck. my dog is my alarm system. if you are too close to my truck or messing with the my truck my dog alerts me so I can deal with the situation. That's his job. It's what he is trained to do. Truck and living space protection. He has free rein while in the truck.

so this morning I got fuel and pulled forward and parked and went inside like any driver does. I did not lock the truck cause my brother was still awake so there's really was no need or so I thought. Another Werner driver comes out of the truck stop and opens the door of my truck and my dog goes ballistic. Good for him I say. At this time my brother comes out of the sleeper to see what's going on. At this point I come out to the truck and see what's happening push the driver out of the way and close the door. At this point I guess the driver recovers from the initial shock and gets mad cause my dog almost ate his face off even though the driver tried to enter a truck that was not his. His excuse was that he had forgot that he had parked and thought my truck was his. OK I thought that can happen but how do you forget your truck number and the fact that you parked on the entire other side of the truck stop four rows away from the fuel island? Really? I can understand if he was parked next to me but he was no where close to me at all....

Let me pause and say that there are a few things I am super protective about and family and friends are #1 on that list. I don't have kids so my dog fills that place. He is my family.....

Now the driver wants to start in on my dog. His mistake. He said I should not have a violent and aggressive dog on the truck. Huh? What!? He was the cause of the problem but wants to blame my dog? My dog was secured behind a closed door and he opened it and wants to blame my dog for protecting mine and his home? Screw him.

I was about two secs from making a bad situation worse till my brother calmed me down and got me back in the truck.

I can do nothing but shake my head at some of these drivers out here. Seems many go through their days complete oblivious to therir surroundings. How do do forget that you parked on the other side of a truck stop then get mad cause you weren't paying attention and messed up?

It's comical really. My dog would rather bug you to death to be petted than bite someone. Maybe lick you to death.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's the same reaction most people have when they're embarrassed about something stupid they've done - they immediately look to blame others. That's why you find so much company bashing on the other trucking websites. Tons of people screw up and immediately try to save face by blaming someone else and deflecting the attention away from themselves.

Your dog looks adorable. If you ever really need protection I have a red rooster that violently hates everyone. I've had him for two years and he still comes after me all the time. I had to fight him off again this morning. It's like walking through East L.A. at my house with that maniacal creature running about!

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Man... I can't find the words I'm looking for...

Jim M.'s Comment
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That's the same reaction most people have when they're embarrassed about something stupid they've done - they immediately look to blame others. That's why you find so much company bashing on the other trucking websites. Tons of people screw up and immediately try to save face by blaming someone else and deflecting the attention away from themselves.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I'm taking my dog when I solo out with my new company and she will do exactly what your dog did and I would expect no less. If you didn't have a dog that guy would be siting inside your truck messing around till he figured out it wasn't his, or maybe that was just his story he made up and was trying to grab your gps or whatever it was he saw while walking passed.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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That's the same reaction most people have when they're embarrassed about something stupid they've done - they immediately look to blame others. That's why you find so much company bashing on the other trucking websites. Tons of people screw up and immediately try to save face by blaming someone else and deflecting the attention away from themselves.

Your dog looks adorable. If you ever really need protection I have a red rooster that violently hates everyone. I've had him for two years and he still comes after me all the time. I had to fight him off again this morning. It's like walking through East L.A. at my house with that maniacal creature running about!

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Think I will keep my puppy. Makes a great foot warmer during the winter time. Besides rooster can be tough to eat.shocked.png

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jim M.'s Comment
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That's the same reaction most people have when they're embarrassed about something stupid they've done - they immediately look to blame others. That's why you find so much company bashing on the other trucking websites. Tons of people screw up and immediately try to save face by blaming someone else and deflecting the attention away from themselves.

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Sorry I hit the submit button before typing...

Brett I guess this is tantamount to your point about me "spouting off" about the way I think WIA grant programs are run. I am sorry to you and everyone else on this forum for showing a color that looks hideous on me. When I did not for even a second take into account that I didn't do my due diligence in researching the ins and outs of this program, it wasn't going to work for me and my situation, I attacked it instead. I put it down, bashed it, blamed it entirely on the government as if they are responsible for my inability to find out all that I could find out before opening my mouth or putting my fingers on the keyboard.

I apologize for looking like a fool.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I'm taking my dog when I solo out with my new company and she will do exactly what your dog did and I would expect no less. If you didn't have a dog that guy would be siting inside your truck messing around till he figured out it wasn't his, or maybe that was just his story he made up and was trying to grab your gps or whatever it was he saw while walking passed.

Honestly I think it was a mistake. At least I think it was. In either case my brother was still awake or otherwise I would have locked the doors. Yea you can never tell who is up to what out here but at least it did not turn out bad. He was actually a Werner driver cause he walked to another truck and got in.

Chris L.'s Comment
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My guard dog, took me a while to figure out how to post it here. 12 pounds of terror!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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My guard dog, took me a while to figure out how to post it here. 12 pounds of terror!

Skipper is only 25 pounds of eat,sleep and pester the heck out of you type of dog. Would not change a thing about him except maybe teach him to take himself out on those cold -30 degree days.smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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