Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Come on man, you've already done the majority of the time. Anyone can live with a year and a half of no sleep! Sleep is so over-rated anyhow.:biggrin_25523:

    Get her through school, then let her support you for a change!:yes2557:
     
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  3. SodaDriver

    SodaDriver Light Load Member

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    I am in the same boat as you with a wife who is a nurse and makes twice as much as me. I can't get mine to let me go part time though. If I did then I would have to cook, clean and do laundry!:biggrin_25513:
     
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  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    And pray tell us, just WHAT is WRONG with you cooking, cleaning and doing laundry? If she is working full time now, you should be helping her do this stuff anyway.

    This old crap of "women's work," is well, just crap. Besides everyone knows that "women's work" consists of buckin' hay bales, rickin' & choppin' fire wood and painting the exterior of the house.:biggrin_25522:
     
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  5. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Lol my girl wants me to work less hours once she finishes school in June.
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    slip seating is great.
    no really

    nothing better than getting your assigned truck having a huge puddle of coolant underneath it (yeah, obviously someone did a post trip last night, really, I"m sure)
    the next one is 8000 miles overdue on PM and someone unscrewed the Elog console so it's just hanging down (yes, it's bright and annoying, put your coat over it, not rocket science), so back to paper again.
    and the trailer
    what a POS
    tracks 6 inches to the left. You can't even see the right side of the trailer going down the road, makes getting back into the lane quite an adventure, the 2nd reefer unit (the fridge part) didn't ever get below 41 degrees (supposed to be 34) and never shut off, even on start/stop mode. The upper clearance light went out the last day (but I made the scales during the day, figure they can fix it at night when I"m back).

    I wrote both up both with DO NOT DISPATCH written clearly on them, moved the keys to the write up on the truck and told the warehouse guys not to reload the trailer for a load out today.

    I"m sure they both went out on runs today.

    and they wonder why their CSA score sucks.
     
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  7. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Lone Cowboy, don't you know that cowboy's don't apologize, don't explain and don't WHINE!:biggrin_25523:

    No reason to get upset over little things like having a "safe" truck. Shoot, if it runs, it's "good-e-nuff" to send down the road.:biggrin_25526:
     
  8. jakebrake12

    jakebrake12 Road Train Member

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    For everything holy they finally turned our trucks back up. Never thought I'd see the day.
     
  9. Bruh Man

    Bruh Man Bobtail Member

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    I work 9am-6pm most days. Over the road drivers are nuts
     
  10. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Hmmm I wouldn't say nuts. Just the life style they like to live. I cannot however be out for weeks at a time in a truck away from everyone. My grandfather was OTR and local. When we chat he says how much he loved OTR amd the life style. I never did OTR. The most I did was YRC road driver, but I was home every day, doing about 400-500 miles a night. I was able to hold a turn bid. I could've had a layover bid but we didn't have great layovers.

    BUT I will agree that I like being in my own bed with a home cooked meal every night
     
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  11. Radman

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    Some people just want to drive a big ole sleeper truck. They don't feel right in a daycab like its a down grade. Had a guy quit cause of that.
     
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