You Might Be A Trucker If......

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am terrified as a passenger in a 4 wheeler now. I keep my head buried in the phone and don’t look up.

I trust my wife’s driving completely, so it isn’t because they are driving poorly.

I just keep seeing hazards way ahead and have to stop myself from yelling “ get on the brakes, get on the brakes”.

I finally told my wife so she wouldn’t get ticked off because I was on my phone do much. Luckily she understood, found it funny, actually

Anthony's Comment
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You might be a trucker if ...

Your truck is also your home time residence.

You anticipate the Surge while pulling your boat to the lake.

The carwash girls frown because you show up in your personal vehicle.

Lol Enjoy

Michael B.'s Comment
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Your lifted personal 4x4 pickup that used to feel like you towered above everyone feels like someone lowered it while you were OTR.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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You are unable to drive and you start to cry every time you see a 18 wheeler.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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Your going 70 and only slow down a little bit on the exit ramp. Just about into the turn you slam on your barkes sure your about to roll your truck. Then you realize your not in your truck.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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You slow and signal right (or even worse left in Northern WI) for the open weigh station.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Parked my truck at the terminal tonight and drove to Des Moines for my home time ... passed two weigh stations and looked up to see if I got the prepass... also as I passed rest areas I checked to see if there was any parking... actually thought to myself I'm not going to sleep as well at home as I would in my truck. But I miss my girls.

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.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I am terrified as a passenger in a 4 wheeler now. I keep my head buried in the phone and don’t look up.

I trust my wife’s driving completely, so it isn’t because they are driving poorly.

I just keep seeing hazards way ahead and have to stop myself from yelling “ get on the brakes, get on the brakes”.

I finally told my wife so she wouldn’t get ticked off because I was on my phone do much. Luckily she understood, found it funny, actually

Isn't it funny how you feel like you're almost on a skateboard when you're not in your truck? The first hour or so driving my pickup I have to adjust to my vantage point to drive comfortably. It is nice once you're comfortable to be able to gun it and go past trucks and other cars...

Jrod's Comment
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Your lifted personal 4x4 pickup that used to feel like you towered above everyone feels like someone lowered it while you were OTR.

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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.

Michael B.'s Comment
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If you can tell where another driver has been based on the number of and type of bugs stuck to the front of his truck at any given time of the year.

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