Unpopular Opinion

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by flightwatch, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

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    The shoulder of the highway is not your personal parking area. An observant person would start to believe that American semi trucks were the worst built and maintained vehicles ever devised.
     
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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    I would venture those drivers are running right up on their required 30 minute break and hit the shoulder at the warning chime.
     
  4. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

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    I'm no expert here, but it sounds to me like trip planning is missing from that equations.

    But what can you say about an industry that has drivers that literally cut holes in the floor of their sleepers so they can poop without stopping ‍♂️.
     
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  5. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    Got to remember this industry is full of people who are driving simply because they have no other choice. They hate the industry and everything about it.
    So don’t expect any level of professionalism.
     
  6. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    What's not to love? Courteous shippers and receivers with awesome truckers lounges and bathrooms. Courteous four wheelers.
     
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  7. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    I can honestly say I am glad I do my own thing and don’t do the big Distribution centers. Most customers get my wagon loaded and unloaded in 1 to 1.5 hours. Mostly small customers. So restrooms are available. But blame our fellow drivers for screwing things up. Tearing up facilities, showing up looking and smelling like outhouse bums. Disrespectful and using the lots as restrooms when restrooms available. Yep full of pigs
     
  8. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    I love my job too. But sometimes it can be taxing
     
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Or Maybe he planned his trip and crap happened and the road was shut down
     
  10. sirhwy

    sirhwy Medium Load Member

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    I see so many sitting on the shoulder and have just passed a rest area, truck stop, or even just an exit.... then pull right off the shoulder into the driving lane. Have to wonder if they’re stupid.
     
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  11. brysol01

    brysol01 Light Load Member

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    Thats for the goat and the rest of the family to crap through as well oh doncha know
     
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