Old guy gets a job in this recession!!!

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  1. Allow Me.

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    ######, Boobear, sorry about the job. Watcha gonna do?:biggrin_25510: P.S. Remember C.O.D.E. ? (Chicago Omaha Denver Express) How about Campbells Rt 66? (Humpin' to please)? Sam Tanksley Trucking. C&H, out of Dallas. Tom Inman, out of Tulsa. Caretta coast to coast, out of Jersey. Leonard Bros ( the 3 coast carrier)
     
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  3. boobear

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    No big deal, AM....... I'm retired; job was just for something to do, mostly... It was just a shock for me, though..... Something is VERY fishy about the whole situation.

    I remember Inman..... But Campbell 66???? Yeah, I worked for the computer company (Burroughs Corp) that sold them their first mainframe computer.... Actually helped install the thing in the late 60's (Springfield, MO).....

    How 'bout TSMT in Joplin(still in business)? Explosives hauler. In 1969 they were "on strike"..... Some 'hole (union guy) shot a hi-powered rifle at a "scab" driver from an overpass just west of Springfield, MO. He was at gross with TNT or dynamite.

    Biggest part of his body they found was a thumb, I believe. Also blew a hole in I-44 that was #### near 50 feet deep, as I remember. I, at one time met old man (George) Boyd that ran Tri-State then. He was a kick-butt dude.

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  4. Red Fox

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    My stepdad was an OO during the trucking strike, and got a brick thru the windshield off an overpass - suspectedly by people who weren't even truckers.
    Your situation sounds a lot like the big companies: too many drivers available and the smallest reason for not hiring gets you.
    I suspect you'd be one of the safe drivers out there, and you're not "old" if you've kept in shape. I'm 56 and I'll take on any 25 yr. old on the physical or in the gym...but that's me.
     
  5. boobear

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    Did he work for Tri-State??

    You may be right about them not even being truckers themselves.... I'm not sure about that part. I just remember the "thumb part" and the "I44 hole part"

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  6. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    aww hell, that sucks! you already had your list of toys all written up and everything. Sounds to me like they may not be a place your going to want to be employed anyway? You could've possible dodged a bullet by not getting hired. Good luck on the job hunt.
     
  7. boobear

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    Hell, yeah..... Usually a road test and drug screening is the LAST things they do. I know they HAD made the decision to hire me, but then changed their mind. I figure that someone applied AFTER me that they liked better, so they just "blew me off".

    PLUS, this is not the first time they appeared interested in me and then "backed out". First time I ever got THAT far before though. The OWNER even joked "Hey man, third time's the charm". BTW, I'm "squeaky clean" with regards to DMV, DAC, felonys, etc so THAT wasn't it.

    I figure that woman they CALLED the "safety" dept, was somebodys wife or girlfriend. I've been there many time; they don't even have a place for such a person to SIT; only two desks, phones, etc in the whole building!!!

    FWIW, I won't mention the actual name, but it's a very small (15 trucks or so) reefer outfit in Pueblo, CO

    Boo
     
  8. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    Well that may be some of the shadiest stuff I've heard off, It's sad when someone does'nt have the testicular fortitude to tell you to your face that you may not be what they're looking for, so in turn they have some random girl give you the run around...
     
  9. boobear

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    Hey my 50th post..... I can now PM.

    Boo
     
  10. halfburn

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    If you PM me I will report you.
     
  11. BooDawg

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    Just moved to Alabama and given temporary med card till bp170/90 came down.Al won't give you cdl with hpb.Out of work for a year and no medication.Sister had me call my doctor and had prescription filled. Three days later went back to clinic and bp was normal and given med card for a year and then Alabama passed me for CDL.Sounds like the company your tried to get hired at is full of BS which what I'm finding alot lately.Go back and have you bp taken again on left arm and start med if have it.You need to have paper work showing lower bp.
     
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