why is it always our fault!!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by panhandlepat, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    seems to me us "new generation" drivers get pegged for everything!!!

    personally im sick of being blamed for everything wrong out there today!

    wreck in truckstop parking lot. these **** rookie drivers did it

    potty mouth rude CB talk. these :new generation" drivers are to blame

    not being professional and courteous on the road. of course it's us

    clogging up the fuel island while inside doing GOD knows what. yep you guessed it

    i've only been out here a year but it's been long enough to realize that is pure BS.
    please realize there as many or more "seasoned drivers" out there doing these things as us.
    maybe the old hands out there that participate in this behavior are disheartened by the way we are treated today by everyone from the company to the shippers and more? i don't know the answer, but i dang well do know it is NOT all us "new generation" guys for sure!!!!!
     
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  3. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

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    Get used to it. It's like being a teenager - they are blamed for everything. It's not right, it's not accurate and it's not fair but it's not going to change, either. Been there, seen that.

    Sigh...
     
  4. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    yea i know but i've read so many threads on this i could puke LOL :biggrin_2551:
    i just figured it was time for one of us to defend the "rookies" as it seems none of the others have bothered to do so.(yes rookies that act professional this means you!! defend yourself LOL):biggrin_25522:
     
  5. Highballin

    Highballin Road Train Member

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    I have seen Drivers stop in the fuel bay at Polks in Livingston Tx.Not to fuel but go in shop and shoot the bull.These Drivers were not Rookies either some were probaly O/O.
     
  6. BobbyG29

    BobbyG29 Bobtail Member

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    I'll Be first one to admit, i never pull ahead, when finished fueling, not because of laziness, because i want my hood on the truck when i come back out.
     
  7. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No barking about us rookies.......:biggrin_2559:
     
  8. gearjammer-2000

    gearjammer-2000 <strong>Clutch User</strong>

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    that excuse doesn't hold water in all my years I have never seen that happen yet it is extremely inconsiderate not to pull ahead when you finish fueling and it is happening to much these days be a professional and think of your fellow drivers and the money you are costing them
     
  9. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

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    If you don't move ahead after you fuel, you are a jerk IMHO. There is NO excuse to block others in because you are paranoid. Go PARK your truck then go pay for your fuel if you're THAT worried about it.
     
  10. Tip

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    Next time you hear anything like this, kindly remind them that they, the know-it-all, can-never-do-wrong vets, allowed the industry to become what it has become. Those 'no-good rookies' wouldn't be out there "mucking up" if the good ol' days were still here. Back then, the rookie driver with less than a year or two in experience was about as common as a white buffalo in Manhattan. Now they're as common as raindrops in Seattle. What happened? As the industry did a slow downward spiral, these tough guys just stood on the sidelines and did nothing about it. All they've done is become really good at hiding behind their radios as they blame others for problems they have allowed to become problems.
     
  11. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Yep, and it's probably not gonna change. Remember, we were ALL rookies at one time, and excrement tends to roll down hill. One of these days you will be an old hand (old fart) and hollar 'bout all "them durn kid rookies" too!:biggrin_25523:

    Is it fair? Hell no, but who ever said life was fair.:biggrin_25513:
     
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