Drivers don't look like drivers anymore

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by 2old, Aug 5, 2018.

What kind of hat do you wear?

  1. Cowboy

    18 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Baseball cap

    265 vote(s)
    52.6%
  3. No hat

    166 vote(s)
    32.9%
  4. Tilley

    5 vote(s)
    1.0%
  5. Sombrero

    18 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Sock or Ski

    5 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Crash helmet

    27 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. USMC '74-'78 Semper Fi

    USMC '74-'78 Semper Fi Light Load Member

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    I can think of very little that is the same. Change. It happens. Not much I can do about change other than to accept the fact that change will be occurring. IMHO
     
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  2. #wishfulthinking

    #wishfulthinking Light Load Member

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    LMAO!!! I litterally laughed out load reading this. Thanks for the the laugh!
     
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  3. #wishfulthinking

    #wishfulthinking Light Load Member

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    LOL!
     
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  4. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Medium Load Member

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    I have what I call off duty and on duty uniforms. Note I do flatbed work. I wear basketball shorts, sneakers, and a tshirt when I drive, and I change clothes before entering a customer into long carhartt pants, steel toe non slip steel shank cowboy boots, long sleeve shirt with vest like reflections, and a hardhat, with safety glasses in the chest pocket.

    1. I'm comfortable on 700mi driving days.
    2. I'm professional at the customer.
    3. When I'm dirty flatbedding, changing clothes keeps me and the truck clean.
     
  5. #wishfulthinking

    #wishfulthinking Light Load Member

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    Well, aren't you just a breath of fresh air! So glad you chimed in and set us all straight, accusing us of crying about change and accusing us of knowing everything and then calling us names, while providing no useful insight whatsoever. Thank you so much for this because apparently we desperately needed it!
     
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  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    So on a drive day where you won’t deal with any customers you dress up like a goofus?
     
  7. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Jack+Nicholson+Sad.gif Thanks mom.
     
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  8. 2old

    2old Heavy Load Member

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    That was too funny!

    X1 HEAVY WROTE:


    "While trainee marches back towards the doors to get the seal number cursing my parentage, lineage, ancestry and everything else under the sun, Ive had that tractor trailer gently released on the service brake and rolling backwards slower than the trainee is walking (Usually by the middle marker light)

    It will be a while before trainee stops dead and screams #### this is a long trailer. And then 2=2 being part of a joke. Sometimes I pay for that in knots and blood."

    RESPONSE: Laughed my butt off. Great story!


     
  9. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    What do you have against backpacks?

    Also, what is the difference in your mind between a backpack and a duffel bag?
     
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  10. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    I got nothing against guys looking like they're on a retreat at the bahamas but the fact of the matter is, when you're trucking, you're not on a retreat at the Bahamas.
     
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