Stupid Ideas lead to Stupid Mistakes

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by otherhalftw, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

    As I was coming out of the Central Point, OR Pilot...with dinner in bag and hand....I came out the door and here stands 3 drivers...laughing and carrying on. 2 of them are "experienced" and one is a rookie....the 2 were telling the rookie to "get about halfway down the hill, then throw it in Neutral and the speed sensor won't register your over speed and over RPM's...then you can save a few minutes getting to Sacramento."

    They were "telling" this younger driver how to shave some minutes off the time it takes to run the I-5 from Central Point to Sacramento and not get caught. What company I can't say for sure...but I know it wasn't Swift! Just how many stupid statements to rookies have led to big problems in that rookies future?

    It just set me off....wisely I didn't get involved in the "conversation" as I know where it would have led!

    Anyone else "overhear" something really stupid passed on to a newbie?
  2. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    can't read the sign
    Just what they said in truck driving school that being a truck driver is a profitable industry where 40k in the 1t year is achievable:biggrin_25523:
  3. Kansas

    Kansas Road Train Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    aircap, Ks.
    The old Georgia Over Drive ploy huh. Well, thats kind of a crappy thing to tell a new guy. Hopefully he was smert enough to know they were just messing with him. Hopefully none of my family will be on that road if and when he decides to try...
  4. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    I heard that you can make alot of money doing a lease/purchase.
  5. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    I wonder how many drivers have called the U.S. Marshalls when they had trouble at a scale?
  6. REDD

    REDD The Legend

    Jun 29, 2009
    Dueling Banjoville
    Or searched their dash looking for that emergency button? :biggrin_2554:
    otherhalftw Thanks this.
  7. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    New Ulm,MN
    There"s NOT an emergency button??:biggrin_25524:
    PurpleKW Thanks this.
  8. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    If you do ten stupid things a trip... you can save a whole minute.

    Fifty stupid things and you can save two minutes.

    Sounds like a couple dumb drivers trying to be intelligent. :)
  9. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn Heavy Load Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I drove a truck that actually HAD an emergency button tied into the qualcomm. It was for when we hauled sensitive military loads. I never got to test it before the company was shut down by the MTO.
  10. KnuckleBuster

    KnuckleBuster Light Load Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Wellsboro Pa, Lakeland Fl
    I'm still looking for the guy to show me how to slide the 5th wheel while he's running 65mph down the interstate lol.:biggrin_255:
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