What is a Steering Wheel Holder?!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hazardous, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. BACON XXL

    BACON XXL Light Load Member

    149
    118
    Nov 6, 2015
    Highland Co. Ohio
    0
    Can you even get a filtolator for an 8 bag trailer?
     
    Dominick253 and FerrissWheel Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Road Train Member

    1,978
    5,749
    Dec 23, 2015
    NV
    0
    In dictionary

    "Steering wheel holder- adjectives ####stick, ####hole, doorknob, clueless ####wit, robot, replaceable part, etc..."

    Nothing between thier ears, clueless drivers who go down the road,are generally of lower skill or knowledge. Truck would die at 100k miles if not for company inspections.

    I get just a bit emotional when idiots happen to nice trucks.

    "And so you unearth a sense of futility in your miserable life,
    And after all why are you surprised,
    You know nothing nor care to know anything,
    And so the world is going to #### with you."-Lemmy Kilmister
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
    Reason for edit: Adding something
    scottlav46 Thanks this.
  4. crb

    crb Road Train Member

    1,676
    1,370
    Dec 1, 2009
    USA
    0
    Load locks what are those.....
     
    Dominick253 Thanks this.
  5. Pete jockey

    Pete jockey Medium Load Member

    502
    518
    Feb 28, 2015
    North of Pittsburgh Pa
    0
    Don't forget to carry a left and right handed screwdriver for each side of your truck
     
    Dominick253 and G13Tomcat Thank this.
  6. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    22,474
    20,134
    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    0
    A steering wheel holder is someone who doesn't read signs,hits low clarence bridges because their GPS told them to,doesn't read maps,doesn't pre trip ,doesn't plan their routes.In other words just drives and that's it.A professional driver does all of what I mentioned and then some.
     
    hunted and Bob Dobalina Thank this.
  7. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

    12,209
    100,724
    Jan 30, 2010
    keep stroking.
    0
    If you have to ask, then you have yer answer!
     
    spyder7723 Thanks this.
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    18,013
    126,177
    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    0
    The steeringwheelholder mentality is quite easy to see, isn't it? They think, "I will get in and drive and make a phone call when something breaks." So shortsighted.

    You always see members respond to newer ones that express interest in being an owner op, telling them to learn the business in someone else's truck. What exactly are you supposed to learn?

    Some people actually think that they can be a steeringwheelholder in a company truck because they are not paid to be mechanics, but somehow the stars will align and it will come together and they will be a successful owner operator.
    Can any owner operator tell me what happens to the owner operator that takes his truck to the shop for the shop tech to diagnose problems?

    THEY WILL EXPERIMENT ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

    You WILL go broke.

    "Well Six, I have no intention of ever owning a truck."

    I always recommend people looking for a company to ask the HR person what the average driver makes and what the top driver makes. The top drivers make between 1.5 to 2X average. For doing the same job at the same company in the same POS fleet truck. What's the big difference between the average and the top? Not1 big difference, a million little differences. The very best steeringwheelholder is at best Average. Well, being average definitely a lofty goal, isn't it?
     
  9. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

    3,574
    4,068
    Jan 10, 2011
    Chicago, il
    0
    It's a reefer problem.
     
    G13Tomcat Thanks this.
  10. cnsper

    cnsper Road Train Member

    5,869
    27,420
    Feb 28, 2014
    0
    Tried using them once but they just undid the binder and took the load. They are impossible to use on straps.

    A steering wheel holder aims for nothing and hits it every time. Along with other trucks and cars, power poles and ditches. If you are ok with being Average or below then by all means have at it. I have a friend that does really well and he does it at a company that many believe to be a bottom feeder or worse. Western Express. The reason he does so well is that he is above average in his work.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
  11. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    18,013
    126,177
    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    0
    BAM! Post of the year.

    Bringing that A Game regardless of the team jersey. Way to stand out.
     
    allniter, FerrissWheel and G13Tomcat Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.