The Way Its Supposed To Work

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Final Drive, May 15, 2021.

  1. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    So I helped a driver back in a tight spot next to me and then we both helped a nother driver park in a tight spot across from us...
    We all shot-the-#### for a minute or two and we went back to our trucks...
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Yes that is the way it is supposed to work but …

    Here is the Stewie Griffin time machine version ….

    that’s what it was like back then.
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    “I swapped numbers with one guy, and a few months later I was broken down in his home 20 , he gave me a lift to the store to grab a starter - swapped it out and I bought him dinner.

    He’s from some foreign place, and I was surprised how much we had in common “
     
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    This isn't 1920.
     
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  6. Ridgeline

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    Nope it isn’t but in 1920, you would never have seen it happen because trucks didn’t go cross country and we didn’t have truck stops.
     
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  7. Old Man

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    I helped a Swift driver back in a tight spot, he offered to buy dinner, I declined since he was bobtailing.
     
  8. theSoz

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    I literally just laughed out loud at this!
     
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  9. snowwy

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    Trucks have been going cross country since the beginning of time. Only they were horses and wagons. And they had their own horse stops.
     
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  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I saw a driver broke down on the fuel island in Knoxville the other night ago. It was a clean, polished 2015 Pete glider with a 3406E that looked like it just came off the show room floor. I was curious because my CAT never stranded me anywhere but it turned out it wasn't the engine.

    Something hit his windshield while he was driving and coincidentally all his lights on the truck shut off. It still ran but no lights. So he had his hands full trying to find where the bad connection was. We checked some fuses and a few things before I had to leave.

    He told me an interesting story that he was the guy who actually started the class action lawsuit that cost International millions over their disastrous Navistar engines from 2012. He said he wanted to bankrupt them but the lawyers advised it would be best to go the class action route and not to totally bankrupt them because if they did bankrupt them they would get nothing.

    Dunno if it was true or not but that's my "cool story bro" comment for this thread lol
     
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  11. Catmando

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    ... Ummmm in 1920 there were truck stops but they weren't of full of loud mouth can't back up cry babies.. what was different then is truck drivers didn't wear flip flops and have automatic transmissions and they knew how to shift and back up.. they also learned how to drive from the school of ..( Hard Knocks )..
     
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