Old School? Was That You?

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Deb R.'s Comment
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I had a flatbed pass me in TN 2 days ago, and it said "Old School" on the back of the cab. Was that you?

Charles K.'s Comment
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I had a flatbed pass me in TN 2 days ago, and it said "Old School" on the back of the cab. Was that you?

Usually that would be him. XDD

Old School's Comment
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Hey Deb, that must have been my "cuzzin", he looks a lot like me! rofl-3.gif

No, that wasn't me, but I was in Tennessee about that time. I pass through there usually tow or three times a week. I come up from Georgia on I-24, then hit I-75 up to I-40, then I-81 all the way into Virginia on my way up into the New England states, then turn around and am usually coming back to Louisiana on that same route.

If you want to keep an eye out for me, here's what I look like.

A gray Volvo tractor trailer pulling a <span class= covered wagon flatbed parked in a truck stop parking lot" title="A gray Volvo tractor trailer pulling a covered wagon flatbed parked in a truck stop parking lot">

Sometimes I'm pulling a Conestoga like that or at other times I'm pulling a regular flat-bed. If you see one of our trucks and it has lime green tarps on the load like this - chances are pretty high that you've spotted the elusive "Old School". I haven't come across another driver yet that has tarps as ugly as mine. They issued everyone at the plant I'm dedicated to new three piece black tarp sets, but I declined them because mine were so much better suited to what we need.

A gray Volvo semi attached to a flatbed trailer with a green tarp sitting in the fuel island of a truck stop

Covered Wagon:

A flatbed with specially fitted side plates and curved ribs supporting a tarp covering, commonly referred to as a "side kit". Named for the resemblance to horse-drawn covered wagons.

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.

Deb R.'s Comment
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Well, it was on I75, but not that nice grey truck, and definitely not the lime green tarps! Guess it was just someone from your fan club, an "Old School Wannabe".

Pete B.'s Comment
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You were there, for a minute. Or 30.

Last Sunday afternoon, I was sitting on the couch in the drivers’ lounge at the Schneider O.C. in Houston, and updated my GPS location on this site. Lo and behold, who was 2 miles away at the Flying J but Old School himself? I dashed out to my truck, threw on my running shoes and shorts, and ran to the Flying J. 14 mins 10 secs later I was there, and, well, you know how this story ends.... I figgered you must have stopped for fuel and perhaps your 30. I thought it odd that you’d overnight there, so close to home. After criss-crossing the parking lot several times staring at the trucks in disbelief that I’d missed this opportunity, i jetted out of there before someone got the wrong idea and asked me out on a date. Another time. Ghost.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Pete, I'm sorry I missed you!

You are correct though. I stopped in that Flying J for fuel. I guess I shouldn't log in while on a fuel stop. It confuses those folks who are stalking me. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Right on both accounts: I suppose I was stalking you, and am easily confused.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If I had to run 2 miles to meet you, you would have at least an hour to escape. rofl-1.gif

RealDiehl's Comment
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Hey Pete, I'm sorry I missed you!

You are correct though. I stopped in that Flying J for fuel. I guess I shouldn't log in while on a fuel stop. It confuses those folks who are stalking me. smile.gif

Right on both accounts: I suppose I was stalking you, and am easily confused.

If I had to run 2 miles to meet you, you would have at least an hour to escape. rofl-1.gif

You all crack me up! rofl-2.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph S.'s Comment
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Very funny. Old school is old school and stories about it will be in trend for a long time. Therefore divisys please

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