Grandpa always said......

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  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It doesn’t have to be your grandpa, but let’s share some things that old timers said that have stuck with us over the years. Maybe we can help out some newer guys.

    Here are two things my grandpa told me when I was first starting out back in 1997.

    ** Always respect the mountains. This one is pretty self explanatory.

    ** Never nap over the wheel or leaning back in the driver’s seat.
     
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  2. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Money is better than favors.......
     
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Up and over and down the gear that got you up and over.

    Bossman is *&^%$. (or insert favorite character...)

    Time for my constitutional. Or Time for my nap. (And no little ones Constitutional was old style code word for a shot or two of something spirits or strong drink)

    You young drivers are always late, look at Gramps over there he has a perfect delivery. Wots matta wid youse?

    A couple more but Im afraid it's beyond PC or NSFW.
     
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  4. Coffey

    Coffey Bobtail Member

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    After having a hard day and feed up I was told to take 2 Tylenol a couple tums and get a good full night rest and then decide what your gonna do ( was thinking about quiting a job )
     
  5. warhoop

    warhoop Light Load Member

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    Lots of people driving trucks but very few "truck drivers"/
     
  6. Concorde

    Concorde Medium Load Member

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    Old teacher used to say“Think smart not hard”
    I use it frequently now when I’m asked a dumb question.

    My GF, “Lazy people get nowhere in life”
    every time I whine about doing something I don’t want to do.
     
  7. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Heavy Load Member

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    If you are even thinking about quitting, then you already know the answer is, yes.
    Nobody who loves what they are doing contemplates quitting.
    And we work too much to not be happy with our jobs.
    Its like your bed, if its old and worn out, gives you a sore back, you throw the mattress away and buy a new one.
     
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    “While you are single, work on the qualities that you know you need to have to be the person you want to be.”
     
  9. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Light Load Member

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    Don't believe nothing you hear and only half what you see..
     
  10. T.Rucker

    T.Rucker Light Load Member

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    That’s good...
     
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