Biggest pet peeve???

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

  1. Jimmbuds

    Jimmbuds Medium Load Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Daytona Beach, FL
    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

    May 15, 2012
    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

    Sep 9, 2014
    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

    Aug 12, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    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

    Apr 20, 2009
    Daytona Beach, FL
    why not brush in the rig? And use a bottle of water to rinse?
  7. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

    Dec 8, 2012
    hunting...../ retired
    Tail-gaters...plain and simple...the most dangerous drivers on the road.
  8. HotH2o

    HotH2o Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Bunyan Springs, Colorado
    Other truck drivers!
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  9. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Manitowoc, WI
    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
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
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  10. flyindigit

    flyindigit Bobtail Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    Central, nc
    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

    Oct 21, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Not being home enough
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