Transgender Women Truckers

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Shannon M.'s Comment
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Happy new year to any one driving a semi for a living. Ok all you bean shooters in your little 5 tons allso. I'm a 60 year old lady truck driver.... Lady since 1997 . I've driven just about everything..... With and with out a ***** ..... **** did she just say that ..... Run kids .... Run ..... It's not an easy job no matter which side of the fence you jumped over. ....... Trucking is long hard hrs of Bordem.... Intermixed with moments of shear tearer.... Lmao...... I'm as happy as a cat with a big bag of rats ..... So to all you GIRLS getting into the bizz....... Giver **** and get it done like nobody else. Make a name for your self as a super reliable ..... On time .... No matter how tuff the job is ..... That's what old school truck drivers do and that's what sepereted us from the wanna be's..... Just saying. ....... It's not easy doing make under sleeper lights ...... Not clamours either ...... But it pays better than mc Donald's and you can see the country and meet new people...... Even dispatcher's.... who I think ...... Hate truck drivers..... Lmao..... All kidding aside. Go after your dreams like you mean it and you won 't be disappointed ..... If any reads this .... I might let go of the steering wheel and post again. Thanks for comming along for the short ride. Keep your stick on the ice and your tires on the pavement.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
David's Comment
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Welcome Shannon, thanks for popping in! Stay safe, happy new years

Shannon M.'s Comment
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thanks for the welcome and may you and your loved ones have a safe and happy new year

Welcome Shannon, thanks for popping in! Stay safe, happy new years

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Welcome aboard. I want to say I'm glad to see you so open about being trans in an industry that doesn't look too kindly on people who are "different." Even in general society just being a transperson is enough to get you hurt or even killed, and drivers don't have the most tolerant reputation. It's a big part of why I've made it a point over the course of my career to keep my own status as a transman as much to myself as possible. It's hard enough to stay safe in this business without arousing the ire of some jackass who has to prove his manhood by beating the crap out of a total stranger.

(Oh, um, surprise everybody!) shocked.pngsmile.gif

On the flip side, I also think it's important to show other transpeople that yes, you can be trans and be a trucker, and be successful at it. If you want it, go for it.

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

Sandman's Comment
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Happy new year to any one driving a semi for a living. Ok all you bean shooters in your little 5 tons allso. I'm a 60 year old lady truck driver.... Lady since 1997 . I've driven just about everything..... With and with out a ***** ..... **** did she just say that ..... Run kids .... Run ..... It's not an easy job no matter which side of the fence you jumped over. ....... Trucking is long hard hrs of Bordem.... Intermixed with moments of shear tearer.... Lmao...... I'm as happy as a cat with a big bag of rats ..... So to all you GIRLS getting into the bizz....... Giver **** and get it done like nobody else. Make a name for your self as a super reliable ..... On time .... No matter how tuff the job is ..... That's what old school truck drivers do and that's what sepereted us from the wanna be's..... Just saying. ....... It's not easy doing make under sleeper lights ...... Not clamours either ...... But it pays better than mc Donald's and you can see the country and meet new people...... Even dispatcher's.... who I think ...... Hate truck drivers..... Lmao..... All kidding aside. Go after your dreams like you mean it and you won 't be disappointed ..... If any reads this .... I might let go of the steering wheel and post again. Thanks for comming along for the short ride. Keep your stick on the ice and your tires on the pavement.

Welcome to TT. Drive safe. Wish you the best out there.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ricky A.'s Comment
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Interesting. I have been alot of places and seen alot if things, but i have seen the most diverse group of people in the industry. Its kinda wierd cause a couple months ago if i saw a trasgender person i would be like wow. Now after spending time in terminals and truck stops its like second nature. Good luck to you, and happy new year.

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.

Snappy's Comment
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Welcome aboard, Shannon! A safe and happy new years to you!

Shannon M.'s Comment
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Welcome aboard. I want to say I'm glad to see you so open about being trans in an industry that doesn't look too kindly on people who are "different." Even in general society just being a transperson is enough to get you hurt or even killed, and drivers don't have the most tolerant reputation. It's a big part of why I've made it a point over the course of my career to keep my own status as a transman as much to myself as possible. It's hard enough to stay safe in this business without arousing the ire of some jackass who has to prove his manhood by beating the crap out of a total stranger.

(Oh, um, surprise everybody!) shocked.pngsmile.gif

On the flip side, I also think it's important to show other transpeople that yes, you can be trans and be a trucker, and be successful at it. If you want it, go for it.

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

Bill R.'s Comment
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Shannon,

I, for one, am very glad to see you post! I have utter disdain for those who cannot accept people who are different. If there were no differences, we would all eat quarter pounders and fries every day for lunch.

Anyway, welcome, shiny side up, and all that.

Bill

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Shannon M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the welcome Bill... I've been trucking for 30 years now and just trying to get through life ..... Happy and healthy just like every one else. It's nice to see a lot of folks are starting to realize that not all trans women are crack smoking hookers .... Lmao. Just ordinary people that had a medical issue to deal with. Again thanks for the kind comments. Keep your stick on the ice and the rubber side down

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