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    It doesn't mean he's extremely dangerous. It could mean Justlearning. And almost doesn't count. If it did, half the drivers on the road today would be out of a job


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    Seems it might have been more productive, not to mention a hell of a lot more professional to put the #### camera down, and give that rookie driver a bit of help. You were a rookie at one time yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick View Post
    just like truck drivers, all of you exspert drivers still can and won't help, you sit on your fanny and laugh, when will we start helpping? you guys are sad.
    Oh ?? And you were there watching us NOT help the driver? Why didn't you get out.

    First and foremost. He isn't set up right. The dock area is NOT that tight. And the truck is NOT in his way. He might as well have been trying to back around the block and hit the dock. Would have been just as easy....for him.

    He is either improperly trained, or has never backed a truck....at all.

    Had he been trying to back between 2 trucks. I could have seen why he was leaving his ### 100 feet away from the dock in his set up.

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    Been out here 34 yrs. It isn't my job to help you! Don't wait till you have to back up to learn. Maybe while your sitting around doing nothing you could find a place to practice your backing. That is how you learn. And while your at it ,get your chains out and learn how to put them on. Do it in the fall and check your links. I am tired of drivers who don't have a clue thinking I will help put their chains on in a freaking snowstorm. You want to be a trucker, then do what it takes to learn the job and stop whining that no one will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigsaw View Post
    Been out here 34 yrs. It isn't my job to help you!
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    I sat on the side of the road, chaining up. Just as I'm finishing up, a guy wearing shorts approaches me and asked if I could help him chain.

    I said sure. Then I walked around the truck (bedbugger) and seen his other 2 buddies, also wearing shorts.

    ....got in my truck and drove off.

    This would have been 3 dumb ######s watching me chain their truck.
    Wasn't gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Don View Post
    Seems it might have been more productive, not to mention a hell of a lot more professional to put the #### camera down, and give that rookie driver a bit of help. You were a rookie at one time yourself.
    I have nothing to do with the video, it was shot by a french driver, and of course i have been a rookie myself, i was thrown on an 18 wheelers after only 4 days together with an older driver. I was never nearly as bad as this guy, and most of all i spent the first few months practicing whenever i could, i used to put empty bottle in the parking lot and i practiced for hours, sometimes i went to my company on my free days to wash the truck and practice backing up. And i am the first one to help drivers in need,last week i stopped to help a guy i had never seen in my life to change his tire. But i would never help somebody that hasn't got a clue like this guy,it would be useless do you really think that standing behind telling him wich way to go would make a difference? The only way to help him would be telling him to get down and back up his truck. But i repeat,people like this should not be driving. 2 years ago i was docked in a really tight place and i was inside the warehouse watching what i had to load when we heard this loud noise and my truck shaked, well a guy like this one brought away half of my cab,another truck had to came to pull my trailer and i had do do deliveries with a small van for 2 weeks waiting for the truck to get fixed.

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    Whether or not that driver SHOULD be there, for whatever reason he IS there. Perhaps he is having a ridiculously bad day, perhaps he lacks training, perhaps he is to sick to be driving, perhaps his mommy didn't love him enough when he was a suckling. Doesn't really matter. The fact is that he is where he is.

    Seems to me that a driver with any compassion would give him a hand. Sure he needs to work on his backing. Like maybe right from the beginning nobody ever worked with him at all.

    Maybe he is just a half wit. Or maybe, just maybe, he is somebody that with the right direction and encouragement, might make a good truck driver some day.

    No, it isn't our job to teach another driver anything. But it sure as hell wouldn't HURT anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07-379Pete View Post
    Well there was a truck parked in the way at first then after it moved someone stacked a bunch of pallets in the way and then you have to miss those concrete tire/rim killers that only God know why someone would put them there, then some cat comes over to watch him back in.
    Hell if I had to work under those conditions I'll quit on the spot and pull a flatbed.
    WELL IF HE PULLED A FLATBED HE WOULD HAVE A DANG GOOD REASON FOR NOT KNOWING HOW TO BACKUP

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    Sounds like truckers being jerks is an international thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Don View Post
    ...snipped...

    No, it isn't our job to teach another driver anything. But it sure as hell wouldn't HURT anything.
    Personally, I'm tired of the "Drive yours and I'll drive mine" and "Shut stupid" comments.

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