More life saving advice for new (and some old) drivers.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by blairandgretchen, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    I do hate it so when my right side mud flaps get dry...
     
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  3. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

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    Q: Why are there so many skid marks on interstates that ostensibly come from LCVs?

    A: They mark where Swift drivers have run out of hours.
     
  4. O.Henry

    O.Henry Heavy Load Member

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    Always wondered what the story behind those were.
     
  5. Horselovers

    Horselovers Bobtail Member

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    I agree Blair n Gretchen...I was taught by my trainer to never park on the shoulder, too dangerous. I find a truck stop 99% of the time or exit off the freeway and go back up to the entrance ramp.
     
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  6. TruckingWolf

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    Patty - as for the Porn Shop - BETTER be here if there is parking then "stuck" out there in stupid land!

    YES - I have seen *TOO MANY* morons pulling over to the shoulders of too many highways AND the idiots did not make sure that THEIR butts were off the road or in-line with their front!!! As for the "off" ramp - hell yea I agree that IS the worst place to consider outside of a true emergency (I did this once for a team person)!

    Story told to several of us at a company terminal is that late one night, tired, AND too pregnant with hormones she 'did not' see the truck & trailer pulled over in a dark spot (??) due to NO RUNNING LIGHTS LEFT ON!!! Yes she & baby died asap! THIS IS WHY laws are made to "force us" to do other things - GROW UP!

    As for 'Qualcom' people - either LEARN to *trip plan* (stops & how long to get places or stopping EARLY if not sure!) - OR get off the road!

    As for cops - yes they are ALWAYS busy with other things when needed UNLESS they are catching up on 'end-of-month' quota's & help the 'war on Americans' by taking things from us, stopping us, or invading our space!

    Gpsman - NOT FAIR, NOT FAIR - WHY is it always you dudes that get to 'whiz' on the run YET most of us "ladies out here" HAVE TO plan our stops?? :crybaby:
     
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  7. vikingswen

    vikingswen Road Train Member

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    The porn shop made me laugh. I got my boss with that once. I sent him a nice picture of the 2013 truck and trailer I had from the Rice Hill Pilot in Oregon. There is an adult shop in the parking lot. It was a nice sunny day and the adult shop sign was nicely in the back ground. I think it was a screen saver for a couple days until somebody pointed the sign out.:biggrin_25519:
     
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  8. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

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    Ouch, wrong guy to complain to. One of the first things I loved about my SO was the ability to take her anywhere, because she'll find a spot to whiz anywhere. Carries a roll of TP in her car, has since HS, and napkins and a baggie in her pocket when she walks the dogs. When she has to go, she has to go. If she drove a truck she'd carry a 5 gallon bucket and use a garbage bag as a liner...
     
  9. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

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    Many drivers simply pull over to take their 30 each day. I see it more and more.
     
  10. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

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    TruckingWolf, you don't have to plan your stops anymore.:biggrin_25520:
    http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/9553?gclid=CJXDu4vc57sCFeJF7AodLQYAuw:biggrin_25520:
     
  11. TruckingWolf

    TruckingWolf Bobtail Member

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    NOT complaining just stating a FACT! Yes I do have the bucket thing & can pee outdoors if place is right BUT IT IT STILL a *pain* to have to strip off the britches to do a nature call - ALL you guys can pee out from a WARM, SMALL HOLE!! :biggrin_255: THAT is why I said unfair! You do not get the "glory" of COLD weather LIKE WE DO!
     
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