Just some of the stupid things I see

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  1. dieselbear

    dieselbear Road Train Member

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    Got a few this week.

    Had a fella the other day that I stopped. He opens the door and I introduce myself and catch the glimpse of a wood grain pistol grip on the floor by the gear shifter. After removing him from the truck, it's a loaded .38. No concealed carry permit and a convicted felon.

    Had one fella who couldn't add up his sleeper to 10 hours. He thought 9 hours was good enough. Then he was ready to fight when I explained that he had already driven for 18 hours without a qualified 10 hour rest period.

    Had one fella with a stolen trailer and switched registration plates.

    A lot of out of service vehicles this week. Tie rods with excessive play, 4 of them. Lots of brake and tire issues as well.

    It was a busy week with some characters. :biggrin_255:
     
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  3. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

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    Ok that makes sense. Thanks.
     
  4. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I guess the one did not have to worry about his safety when he slept that night?

    When did Math class start for the second one?

    The other 2, no comments.
     
  5. Black_379

    Black_379 Light Load Member

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    Talk about entertainment! Great stories.
     
  6. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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    I'm not saying anything about women trying to make me violate them and/or lock them up... no way.
     
  7. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

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    DieselBear! They're pickin on me!!:biggrin_2553:





    And thanks for re-railing your thread.
    :biggrin_2559:
     
  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

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    Sheesh! is it really that hard to count out 10 hours?
     
  9. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Must be, it happens alot.

    Especially when you live on the central time and the terminal is on the eastern time.

    Many times I am in the process of the log and I look at the clock and add an hour, then withhout thinking, I might add another on the page when drawing the line.

    Usually catch it because of the driving time and the follow up on DDL.
     
  10. Hardlyevr

    Hardlyevr Road Train Member

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    Jeez, with the new math doesn't 9 round up to 10?

    And I've always wondered, when you pass one of those Petes where you can't see the driver in the side window, could he be logging that as being in the sleeper?:biggrin_25524:
     
  11. RenegadeTrucker

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    Yeah I saw that truck too.

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    Although I will say I would find it highly amusing to watch that truck get DOT'ed! lol
     
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