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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #840 on: November 12, 2018, 03:52:54 PM »
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What's your favorite type of scenery, weiner?
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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #841 on: November 12, 2018, 04:23:19 PM »
No worries - I've found my favorite go juice! 🤤

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #842 on: November 13, 2018, 07:29:08 AM »
What's your favorite type of scenery, weiner?

The North West, for sure.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #843 on: November 13, 2018, 07:30:57 AM »
"Only assholes drink Mr.Pibb."
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Typical Pibb hater propaganda...
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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #844 on: November 13, 2018, 07:35:51 AM »
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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #845 on: November 13, 2018, 07:43:36 AM »
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Ever get into CA, NV and have to put on snow chains?

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #846 on: November 13, 2018, 07:54:33 AM »
Ever get into CA, NV and have to put on snow chains?

I'll be caught in Colorado every now and then when they enforce the chain laws but I just shut down until the ban is lifted.
You don't make any money running 30mph and getting all white knuckled - best to see what the next day brings...

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #847 on: November 13, 2018, 08:01:00 AM »
I'll be caught in Colorado every now and then when they enforce the chain laws but I just shut down until the ban is lifted.
You don't make any money running 30mph and getting all white knuckled - best to see what the next day brings...

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Makes perfect sense to me. Are most able to do that or would it depend on the company they work for or the particular load type?

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #848 on: November 13, 2018, 08:09:11 AM »
Makes perfect sense to me. Are most able to do that or would it depend on the company they work for or the particular load type?

I mostly haul meat or candy over the mountains, so that grants me leeway. An owner-operator or someone who lives in the area may feel a bit of pressure.
The truth is that I've been out here about eleven years now and I have never been faulted for an accident and so these companies need a few drivers like me to offset those that are real good runners, but burning up their license.
A speeding ticket and a few overweights are all that I have on my record(they may have been removed by now) - so I can go anywhere to work - and my company knows it - so they leave me to my own judgement.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #849 on: November 13, 2018, 08:29:44 AM »
I mostly haul meat or candy over the mountains, so that grants me leeway. An owner-operator or someone who lives in the area may feel a bit of pressure.
The truth is that I've been out here about eleven years now and I have never been faulted for an accident and so these companies need a few drivers like me to offset those that are real good runners, but burning up their license.
A speeding ticket and a few overweights are all that I have on my record(they may have been removed by now) - so I can go anywhere to work - and my company knows it - so they leave me to my own judgement.

That’s good. Just had a friend of mine become a long haul trucker. I assume that’s the correct term. He’s gone for the week and generally home on the weekends. Usually leaving Sunday night.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #850 on: November 13, 2018, 11:01:22 AM »
That’s good. Just had a friend of mine become a long haul trucker. I assume that’s the correct term. He’s gone for the week and generally home on the weekends. Usually leaving Sunday night.

Yeah, long haul or over-the-road - same difference.
It's any driver who doesn't go home every night.
Long haul usually gets paid by the mile and local drivers get paid by the hour.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #851 on: November 13, 2018, 01:11:05 PM »
Yeah, long haul or over-the-road - same difference.
It's any driver who doesn't go home every night.
Long haul usually gets paid by the mile and local drivers get paid by the hour.

He drove 5 or 6 car haulers for a few years north east and decided to hit the road going anywhere and every where. I must say that I envy you guys sometimes. It’s got to be great seeing the country like that. I have spells where I travel for work but nothing like this. Sitting in the office bores the shit out of me. I had to ask about how showering went. He told me that surprisingly a lot of truck stops have showers/private bathrooms that are really nice and better than some hotels. Sent a few pics and I was amazed.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #852 on: November 13, 2018, 05:18:52 PM »
The North West, for sure.

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Yeah the contrast between the irrigated land and the desert, the scablands, and coolies, and the mountains, the almost desert and the Palouse, etc.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #853 on: November 13, 2018, 07:54:38 PM »
I mostly haul meat or candy over the mountains, so that grants me leeway. An owner-operator or someone who lives in the area may feel a bit of pressure.
The truth is that I've been out here about eleven years now and I have never been faulted for an accident and so these companies need a few drivers like me to offset those that are real good runners, but burning up their license.
A speeding ticket and a few overweights are all that I have on my record(they may have been removed by now) - so I can go anywhere to work - and my company knows it - so they leave me to my own judgement.

Candy?!
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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #854 on: November 14, 2018, 02:32:31 PM »
He drove 5 or 6 car haulers for a few years north east and decided to hit the road going anywhere and every where. I must say that I envy you guys sometimes. It’s got to be great seeing the country like that. I have spells where I travel for work but nothing like this. Sitting in the office bores the shit out of me. I had to ask about how showering went. He told me that surprisingly a lot of truck stops have showers/private bathrooms that are really nice and better than some hotels. Sent a few pics and I was amazed.

Spring and summer are nice but fall brings melancholy and loathing of winter. I'm a bit of a loner so the job suits me well.
Yeah, the showers are nice but usually I end up having to shut down at customers. I always have a jug of water sat aside and filled with a little body wash so I can clean up anywhere - it's not perfect - but it beats going to bed filthy.

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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #854 on: November 14, 2018, 02:32:31 PM »