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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    We may need pics to fully explain this

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    VIVA!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Attachment 388819

    Related: these ^^ are a quick way to know if youíve got a problem with your nuts.
    Huh, I've always wondered that. Thanks.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    We may need pics to fully explain this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    The other one too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Whoa, how did we move so quickly from lug nuts to anal fidgeting?
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    It's a thread about truckers, I think it's a pretty natural flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Whoa, how did we move so quickly from lug nuts to anal fidgeting?
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Life moves pretty fast. If you donít stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.
    So, Thats how it is in their family.

    These tire pressure gauges make for quick pressure checks too IME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Whoa, how did we move so quickly from lug nuts to anal fidgeting?
    I’m surprised it took this long

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    So, on Sunday I was out teaching this guy to ride motorcycles and my wife messages me that there’s a new driver who’s been struggling with her loading dock (which is a dumb one, requiring an unintuitive approach) for more than 2 hours.

    So buddy and I ride up there. I introduce myself “hi, my wife is the manager here and I’m a truck driver, I’m here to help, what’s your name?”

    Brand new guy, totally overmatched by this dock.
    We walked it a bit, talked angles, etc, then he wasn’t sure he trusted me about where he had to go and u-turn to reset and re-approach. So I got him to get on the back of the motorcycle and we rode the whole route…

    Then he disregarded my advice and bound himself up again.

    So then I was like “OK Frank, ready to trust me yet? Let’s try it my way” and I literally stood on his stairs and said: wheel left, stop, back, straight wheel, back… etc until we got set up. Got out a couple of times because he still didn’t trust me and had to go see how it looked.

    It was one of those hard hard days in a new driver’s career. What an adventure for him though, motorcycle ride, etc. I went home and gave him my 5th wheel puller, and gave him a hug, told him he has to do this for other new drivers someday. We talked a bunch about scouting sites and handling the dot times, etc.

    Between that and teaching this buddy to ride, and phone calls talking another guy through fixing/using a truck he bought from me, my god damn brain was just shot to shit that night. What a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    So, on Sunday I was out teaching this guy to ride motorcycles and my wife messages me that there’s a new driver who’s been struggling with her loading dock (which is a dumb one, requiring an unintuitive approach) for more than 2 hours.

    So buddy and I ride up there. I introduce myself “hi, my wife is the manager here and I’m a truck driver, I’m here to help, what’s your name?”

    Brand new guy, totally overmatched by this dock.
    We walked it a bit, talked angles, etc, then he wasn’t sure he trusted me about where he had to go and u-turn to reset and re-approach. So I got him to get on the back of the motorcycle and we rode the whole route…

    Then he disregarded my advice and bound himself up again.

    So then I was like “OK Frank, ready to trust me yet? Let’s try it my way” and I literally stood on his stairs and said: wheel left, stop, back, straight wheel, back… etc until we got set up. Got out a couple of times because he still didn’t trust me and had to go see how it looked.

    It was one of those hard hard days in a new driver’s career. What an adventure for him though, motorcycle ride, etc. I went home and gave him my 5th wheel puller, and gave him a hug, told him he has to do this for other new drivers someday. We talked a bunch about scouting sites and handling the dot times, etc.

    Between that and teaching this buddy to ride, and phone calls talking another guy through fixing/using a truck he bought from me, my god damn brain was just shot to shit that night. What a day.
    A day we should all aspire to. Nothing better than helping someone else.

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    I don't need no stinkn chrome
    Aldo got a new parts getter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
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    I don't need no stinkn chrome
    Jersey seems right for that truck.

    Was at a vacation home getting the propane tank refilled and the delivery truck driver was talking to me about the truck drivers who drive across country. I said it looked fun and he said he did it for a few years and said it was an awful life. He said most of those trucks have two drivers and one sleeps in the back while the other drives and that no matter how well you get along with another human being in that small of a space for days/weeks on end is terrible. I always thought some of those truckers were single person operations, but I guess it makes sense that there are two people.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Back when I used to drive from the North Coast to the Lowcountry I'd leave after work and haul the 10 hours overnight. There was an AM radio show that came on at midnight, usually after the baseball game broadcast was over, called America's Truckin Network.

    I think Guroo (?) here had some sort of producing or industry connection to it, or trucking in general.

    Anyway, yeah, the callers and the issues they talked about made for a fascinating glimpse into a life I know I couldn't hack. Weeks away from family in a box while trying to maximize time/miles/dollars for yourself and your boss while trying to stay compliant with the law and also not trying to kill yourself or anyone else with your 80,000lb highway missile.

    Oh, and just about everything in this country relies on these guys getting our shit from A to B.

    And that's even before the meth/greenies and friends of the road issues.

    Ufda.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    there is an older guy who does youtoobe's on the does & don't for a new trucker, he sez trucking in the USA is cheaper cuz of fuel prices and its not as cold BUT its a way more dangerous country
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    After 40 yrs I can say with confidence, that career sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    there is an older guy who does youtoobe's on the does & don't for a new trucker, he sez trucking in the USA is cheaper cuz of fuel prices and its not as cold BUT its a way more dangerous country
    Yeah, everything is way worse in the US of A. You'd best stay in Canada.
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    well it was a trucker from eastern Canada those were his words not mine i think he was talking about getting robbed while parked lotsa guns ect but fuel is cheaper trucks are cheaper more carriers to chose form so he still ran in America most of his 44 yrs

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    Eastern Canada? You can't trust those guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Eastern Canada? You can't trust those guys.
    them french guys are probably worse than the murderer's thieves and rapists
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    After 40 yrs I can say with confidence, that career sucks.
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    I thought you drove for swift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
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    Laying Pipe?
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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