Biggest pet peeve???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jolokia, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Jimmbuds

    Jimmbuds Medium Load Member

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    Sitting in areas waiting for freight. Supposedly, there is a truck shortage but, sitting in Dallas/Fort Worth trying to find freight, or anywhere for that matter. Should be able to find something to haul where I need to go or want to go for a reasonable rate.
     
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  3. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    I like the ones that blow their snot in the sink, haven't evolved far enough to grab some bumwipe.
     
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  4. Jerry12

    Jerry12 Heavy Load Member

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    Medical Cards; the States DMV, when a driver renew their CDL they must present a valid medical card. Normally medical cards expire within two years. The States DMV, will suspend the CDL if the driver doesn't turn in a copy of the medical card when the old medical card expires, regardless of a clean driving record or the length of time remaining on the face of the CDL.

    This is a problem when Over the Road drivers whom are rarely home during the year. And lost medical cards or improprly submitted forms can become an issue for abusive practice by a State to increase revenue.

    Verifying Medical Cards should be the Carrier responsibility as well as the Law Officer whom is preforming a driver/vehicle inspection. Its the Carrier that sets up a renewal physicals or their driver can not drive.
     
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  5. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

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    Having to brush my teeth next to three guys washing their hands while three more guys are taking a huge malodorous dump at the truck stop.

    thats just one of many. I have no particular love for this job, in fact most days I hate it. But the money and benefits are good and the well being of my family takes precedence over my personal job-satisfaction. Hammer down.
     
  6. Jimmbuds

    Jimmbuds Medium Load Member

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    why not brush in the rig? And use a bottle of water to rinse?
     
  7. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Tail-gaters...plain and simple...the most dangerous drivers on the road.
     
  8. HotH2o

    HotH2o Road Train Member

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    Other truck drivers!
     
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  9. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

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    Things I dislike about this job and in no particular order:

    being away from home for four nights
    Being home for only three nights

    The utter selfishness of everyone on the road
    The amount of lying that pervades the industry as a whole.

    Trailers that are dropped too high
    Trailers that are dropped too close to another
    Fellow drivers that don't do their expected job

    Seeing other drivers tailgate four-wheelers
    People who can't maintain a steady constant speed
     
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  10. flyindigit

    flyindigit Bobtail Member

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    Yeah I brush my teeth in the truck. Some things I hate I can change but waiting, can't change that. Hurry and get tthere to sit and wait. Then wait for a load then wait to get loaded then after waiting all day hurry up and get there by morning. Common courtesy among drivers seems to be a thing of the past too. More 4 wheelers flash their lights than trucks. I could ##### on but I do like my job. Really.
     
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  11. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    Not being home enough
     
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