When at a Truck stop......

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ArmyMP, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. ArmyMP

    ArmyMP Light Load Member

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    ......and you run into another driver from your company do you go out of your way to say hello and shoot the #### for 5 minutes (or more)? Or is another company driver no different then every other driver out there?

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  3. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Try to bum 10 bucks of him.
     
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  4. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome Road Train Member

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    I we are out of the truck together, or they happen to have some article of clothing from the company I will say hello, and maybe talk for a few minutes. But if not, no. I will not go out of my way to talk to them, since I value my privacy and time. And I want to value theirs.
     
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  5. RickyDickyDo

    RickyDickyDo Heavy Load Member

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    start a conversation with them. see where it goes. us your own judgement.
     
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  6. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    I just nod. I don't wear the company coat/jacket so they don't know anyways
     
  7. Little Eddy

    Little Eddy Medium Load Member

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    Start with secret handshake and exchange company password along with ID codes; then bum 10$.
    Sniffing tandems is also acceptable.
     
  8. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    depends on how he is dressed, smells etc....:biggrin_2559:
     
  9. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    I stopped doing that long time ago. Majority of the time I regret starting a conversation. A lot of weirdos out there ! :violent2:
     
  10. Floorguy1

    Floorguy1 Light Load Member

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    I usally say hello and shoot the crap a little bit. We don't have too many weirdos that work for the company except for me
     
  11. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    I will say hello or wave/nod. Talk if we are both out of the truck. I agree with Chrome, if I am in my truck or they are in theirs, that is personal space and personal time.

    Unless it was when I worked for Werner, I tried to strike a conversation a couple of times at terminals or truckstops. They are the most anti social group of people I have ever seen, to include the office staff at terminals.
     
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