Went South For The Winter

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Richard D.'s Comment
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I moved to Pennsylvania from Texas to live with my fiance then went to college to become a truck driver. I was a bodyguard/armed guard before all of this.

Got a job hauling food grade milk in a smooth bore tank when suddenly. It happened.

Snow started coming down. What is this stuff?! Oh god! Its slippery! And cold! Mybold R-model Mack can barely clear the windshield. AHHH did I just slide?!?!?!?!?! Why cant i stop?!?!?!

Ok. Needless to say I moved back to Texas and just got in last Monday. I belong to Eagle Ford Shale now

Anyone else ever quit the job because of snow? It scared the tar out of me and made a 3 hour delivery into a 10 hour ordeal with a low delivery rate!!!

Bart's Comment
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HA! Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are. Yea Richard snow is a paculiar animal.

I was born, raised and learned to drive in Montana and now live in western Colorado and drive dedicated out here. So I am familiar with snow. The first thing I was taught was respect the conditions you are driving in. Nothing should happen fast in snow and ice. We who drive In snow on a regular basis are bound to make a little less in the winter but the beauty of the country I drive in more than makes up for it for this driver! The Rocky Mts in any season are always awe inspiring to me and I have lived here most all my life (I'm pushing 60).

Enjoy your time in the shad fields but don't forget to come up north once in awhile.

Tho I did enjoy a trip to West "By God" Texas now and then when I was otr. I think I was called Honey, Darlin or Sweety more in one day than in my entire life. Super people down there. and the food wasn't bad either.

Be safe. Bart

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jimbo's Comment
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Funny you mention snow. Growing up and learning to drive in Buffalo,NY, you'd think I'd have no problem with the snow. But the though of driving one of those things in the snow..sliding around...does get the butterflies going! Buffalo area is my home for at least 9 more years so I better get used to it. Once the wife retires in 8yrs we're thinking of Tennessee/Mississippi or somewhere down in that direction. I'm in the work force for at least 10 more....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Richard D.'s Comment
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Hah. Interesting responses here. Ill come back up north some time. I made a few snow balls but I had to escape asap. I drive a yellow smartcar and I feared the snow would keep me prisoner lmao!

Drive safe you two

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.

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