Curmudgeon Update And First Roadside In 8 Years.

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Driving west on I8 near Dateland, AZ a couple weeks ago. Crested the hill at 65mph. Saw the DPS squad in the median, recognized the anticipatory tire short roll, knew what was gonna happen ( I never did the roll until my target was past, why telegraph?)

I was already slowing thru 55 , signaling and shouldering when he got behind me. Trooper Fuchs, very professional and possessed of a personality instead of needing one implanted. Clean Level2. Now if I could just get the outfit to give us "You passed your inspection" pogey!

Always afraid something is gonna have gone sideways after I pretrip...

So far in the new gig I have red tagged two trailers for cracked brake shoes, one tractor for a shock absorber without bushings, and several other trailers for conspicuity tape, mud flap mounts that are falling off, and annual inspection expirations Simple things to see. At least for some of us.

Enjoying being back on the road. They must have decided I get to be their CA guy, since I don't gripe, I just go. Two Albuquerque trips, two Las Vegas trips, and a whole crapton of LA and SanDiego trips...

Getting a bit more used to the traffic on the left coast. And it still seems weird that I have to go thru the produce checkpoint...

Right now in Ontario, parked in the front lot of a shipper that closed an hour before my appointment time. We'll see what they have to say when they get here in the am.

The stenosis and spinal issues have not surfaced, and the paycheck is definitely nicer than the pizza slinging checks were. After lengthy discussions with The Beloved, I have opted not to pursue the age bias EEOC beef. It isn't worth the stress, nor potentially missing work.

I'm standing on my own and breathing on my own. That's half the battle, the rest is up to me.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Congrats sir, glad to hear your doing okay back on the road.

Always nice to get folks with a decent personality, makes the encounter easier.

I once had a young, and I mean young trooper in MS at the scale house that was missing his personality. He did still have the original creases in his uniform that came brand new though. We had a brief encounter regarding me having the wrong color lights in my air breathers. Once he found out I was retired his Sgt standing behind him put a stop to his attitude.

BK's Comment
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Mr Curmudgeon. Sounds like you are shaking off any rust just fine. Glad to hear everything is falling into place for you.

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