I'm Done!!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Biscuit75, May 19, 2012.

  1. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    ask my dispatcher
    Aint that the truth Patty. I had a soccer mom call on me several years ago.
    The boss doesn't care what the situation was, the driver is always in the wrong.
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  3. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    No such thing as innocent till proven guilty in this profession unless you have an office or cubicle.
  4. retiredguest

    retiredguest Light Load Member

    Apr 29, 2011
    susanville, CA
    It's the same in the industry I'm in now. Be carefull what you wish for. The only good thing about my change in careers is the pay and retirement, other than that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. F###### Sucks.
  5. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    had someone call in on me a few months ago. small co. and they said they know I am not that way, wreckless and aggresive driver. the four wheeler was one of those that like to play speed cop and try to slow me down.

    drive for a company where they can get to know and trust you.
    Lonesome Thanks this.
  6. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Have you considered becoming a dispatcher?!:biggrin_25525: Take it easy brother. Look into leaving a company and leasing on as an O/O somewhere or getting you're own authority. Life is far better when you are your own boss...believe me.
  7. Silvermitts

    Silvermitts Light Load Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    OP -
    I'll make a deal with you ,
    If you don't hit your brights & blind the h@ll out of me while
    I'm in the right hand /slow lane , I won't call your office & complain.
  8. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    That's FedEx ground for you! To be a TM all you need is a degree in basket weaving and your a manager. They usually have no driving experience at all. They act like they know all and will never listen to a driver cause they consider you lower then them. They never listen to a driver trust me your just a lower worker with no management skills. I worked for them and 3 of my buddies did too and they got the same feeling luckily I work for a very cool contractor I never wanted to deal with the TM.
  9. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

    Jul 22, 2010
    :biggrin_2559:, wait till he gets 38 -40 years in. Either make it, or Expire. I know exactly what he is going through, been there many times. You have to look forward to your retirement, and when you get your time in, It doesn`t matter what they say, because you can say Im DONE then. Put your time in, then quit.
    bullhaulerswife Thanks this.
  10. j3411

    j3411 Medium Load Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Buckner, Il
    I know everyone I've read on this post is so sympathetic of the plight of the OP. Everyone has their moments of 'I'm so through with this". But come-on... All these call in's and "I just had too's".

    Maybe the OP is just driving around feeling like everyone else should get out of the way because he's got something to do.

    People in cars ( and trucks) are gonna do what they do. Always been that way. It's up to the driver to do their best to make adjustments and act like they know what they are doing.
  11. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem
    Exactly. I know this is a trucking board and sympathy will be with the truck driver here. Problem is big trucks especially doubles and triples scare people. Scare someone enough and run on their bumper and they will call in.

    I drive those same roads through WV regularly in a tanker and go significantly slower than the FedEx guys especially around curves. They blow by me all the time. I see them tailgating cars all the time. Not saying you drive that way but 4 wheelers just see the company name on the side of the truck.

    I have never gotten a call in that I know about in 4 years. These 4 wheelers don't have company numbers on speed dial. You have to do something to make someone go to the trouble of making the call
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