Ouch! I Just Got Put Down Hard

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I've run into several of those types, at fuel islands, or drivers lounges or restaurants. I just smile and nod.

I do this because I know something all those knuckle dragging, know it all 20 year super truckers might not know.

They're on the way out.

I've heard so many times " I'll never use electronic logs , if they make them mandatory, I'll quit" Good , because I'll haul your freight, and I'll do it legally. You need to make that box your friend, not your enemy or it WILL work against you.

And I've heard horror stories about this company or that company and so on. Trucking has a bad rap, and we've earned it and that's a good thing because it means we can fix it

Now, when I first met Daniel at instructor training I thought " someone needs to throw this kid a sammich" but you seem alright to me.

Keep doin what you're doin, take care of your students and don't worry bout the beufords out there.

That's it, Mr Hetzel! We need to move truck driving into the future, make it a "quality" profession. And it's not Swift or JB Hunt or Celadon in the TV lounge - it's us drivers!

Electronic Logs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bud A.'s Comment
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Something Brett said recently applies too - folks who have been driving for years tend to end up very grouchy and negative or as calm as monks. I have had a couple of really nice conversations with guys who have been driving since the 80s. For some reason those have all happened in the laundry room at truck stops.

Guyjax, we'll be sure to keep an eye on you in case you start to go over to the Dark Side of the force. Don't want you to lose your teeth and start giving marital advice to the youngsters at the fuel island!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
mountain girl's Comment
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Don't want you to lose your teeth and start giving marital advice to the youngsters at the fuel island!

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Touche, Bud!

I wrote my first response from a dock and then had to sign off quickly...

Daniel, you SO have your act together. Just because someone is older than you, doesn't mean he's not a loser. I think we're supposed to honor our parents but respect still goes both ways. You're a gentleman and that's part of being one of the "new breed." Gentlemen ARE usually shocked by un-gentlemanly behavior.

Anyone born back in pre-historic Mesopotamia is going to make us all feel child-like in age but you are a man just the same. You worked way harder than he ever did to get where you are today. With-OUT cheating and/or doing drugs.

How about: arms crossed, leaning with your back on your own tractor, nodding and responding with, "Un-hunh. Whatever you say, Dude."

Ask a guy like that if he could please share the name and number of his dentist, ' cause you only go on recommendations of others.

-mountain girl

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ya'll are good people. I don't know if maybe I came across as stubborn to him so that why he was so agressive. I just can't appreciate a stranger coming up to me and getting in my personal life. If I need marital advice I have plenty of folks to call.

When I posted this it was sort of a rant. He got under my skin a little bit and 3 years of "are you even old enough to drive a truck" has done it's damage.

Speaking of which, I'm going to start my own reality TV show. We will go around truck stop fuel islands and give marital advice and get into people's personal lifes. There's some good material to be captured. Let's just hope me and my crew don't bump into Terry C. at the fuel island. (Oh snap!)

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Ya'll are good people. I don't know if maybe I came across as stubborn to him so that why he was so agressive. I just can't appreciate a stranger coming up to me and getting in my personal life. If I need marital advice I have plenty of folks to call.

When I posted this it was sort of a rant. He got under my skin a little bit and 3 years of "are you even old enough to drive a truck" has done it's damage.

Speaking of which, I'm going to start my own reality TV show. We will go around truck stop fuel islands and give marital advice and get into people's personal lifes. There's some good material to be captured. Let's just hope me and my crew don't bump into Terry C. at the fuel island. (Oh snap!)

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It would quickly become the only show on the tv in the drivers lounge. I ran into a guy last night while having dinner who was asking the same lines. I keep my hair cut short and just shaved off the goatee so I look like I'm younger (or so I'm told) and the guy starts taking smack about the young guys, so I just sat and listened.

Afterwards, I grabbed a soda and smokes on the way out to the truck and the guy was behind me in line. The cashier asked my date of birth for the tobacco purchase and the guy heard it.

"Holy **** you're 44? I'd have never thought it, how do you keep yourself in good shape? ). I told him I don't spend all night worrying and complaining about everyone else while sitting on my butt at the drivers counter and walked off.

Pat M.'s Comment
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For marital advice you only need to know two things

Nod your head yes

And how to say yes dear

Bud A.'s Comment
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For marital advice you only need to know two things

Nod your head yes

And how to say yes dear

And give her the debit card when she wants a new dress

Dave H.'s Comment
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You have wise old men, and grumpy old men. You'd be wise to ignore the grumpy ones and learn what wisdom you can from the wise ones. Applies everywhere in life, not just trucking.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Someday I hope to be a wise AND grumpy old man. I will go around truck stops angrily and gruffly giving little pearls of wisdom to the youngsters.

Phox's Comment
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And how to say yes dear

in my family "yes dear" is the polite way of saying "f u"... not in a good idea cause you'll regret it either emotionally, financially or physically or all 3

While you may have started this topic as a rant to vent a little steam, I actually enjoyed reading it, it wasn't a whining rant it was entertaining. If only more rants like this appeared on the internet as opposed to the whining kind.

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