Why is trucking so stressful?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Canadianhauler21, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    And by the way if trucking is to stressful for you move into your mothers basement and play video games.
     
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  3. bigmotor1212

    bigmotor1212 Light Load Member

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    Me personally, I wouldn't quit unless their truck is on their property. Sometimes there's some not so good advice on these threads.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Here this dude just pulled in next to me. Have his manuvering skills developed since then?

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  5. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Road Train Member

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    If you can get there.

    A few weeks ago I picked up a D&H trailer that had 4, yes 4 BAD TIRES. I pulled it 2 miles to the nearest truck stop and called my company. I told them the situation. I told TA what to do. I sat for 5 hours with my trailer backed into that hole and nothing happened. I go inside and TA tells me that Ozark is only approving changing the flat tire, not any of the damaged tires. I then called my company and my shop manager told me "Look man, I'm not putting tires on your ####ing trailer." (his words not mine) I said well I'm not pulling this "####ing trailer". He said I'll call the fleet manager, I told him do that I'll tell him the same thing. I never got a call, so I had to call. I spoke with the fleet manager and he replaced the two bad tires. When I finally got it to our yard the tire guy immediately replaced another one and said it was dangerous and about to come apart.

    I told my company that I will leave the truck at the truck stop if I have to. I wasn't going to pull it down the road with the dangerous tires. So I couldn't get it to our terminal to abandon it. I would have had to abandon it in the TA parking lot.
     
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  6. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Road Train Member

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    I have a similar mark on my truck, getting it back to Memphis to be repaired tomorrow.

    Chances are he didn't do that. Just like I didn't do mine. I got backed into in the Loves parking lot in Minden LA. Those look like the hinge marks from the rear doors on a trailer. Chances are that truck was backed into.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Don’t “service failures” routinely wind up on Hireright reports?
     
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  8. Moose1958

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    Thats a left side pop. I would be more inclined to say that was hit. Generally drivers don't scratch a left side because it is the sight side.
     
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  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I don't think so. That is a carrier thing. If your fired because of too many it might be there in the remarks,
     
  10. bigmotor1212

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    I think you did right to take a picture. I do the same when I see damage on a truck beside me, so I have a time stamp. First thing I think, is that mf'er will try to blame that on me.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Not to mention the time away from home.

    There's over 150,000 wives on the "Truckers Wives Swingers App".
     
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