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  • There's a trucker shortage, you say?

    Must be, if we have geniuses like these piloting 18-wheelers.

    Pop quiz!

    You are delivering a load of plastic material to Pit of Insufficient Light Manufacturing, and will be arriving there after hours. You arrive after dark and are unsure where to pull in to be unloaded, Do you

    A). Look for the sign indicating receiving is at the back of the building, with an arrow guiding you there, and pull into the dock to be unloaded,

    B). Get out of your truck and look for said sign, or pull out your cell phone (you're a truck driver, you do have one right?), look up the telephone number, call and tell somebody you've arrived and are unsure where to go, or

    C). Waste an untold amount of time leaning on your horn while your co-pilot bangs on the front door (which leads to the offices...which are darkened and vacant) until somebody goes outside for a smoke break, sees you and tells you where to pull in?
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  • #2
    Uh... I'ma go with:

    D). Give up, unload the load just in the middle of the lot, deciding to operate on trust that no one will steal it, it won't get damaged, and that the recipient will be capable of getting it into the building when someone finally notices it.
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    • #3
      Most drivers I've met were good guys. Then there are a few that only have a job because they are able to keep the truck from sliding off the side of the road and are able to fill out the required daily drivers log book. (this story video is about such drivers and the poor people that were forced to ride with them Kevin In A Big Rig - Complete )
      Last edited by Arcus; 10-08-2021, 01:49 AM.

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      • #4
        Quoth Jay 2K Winger View Post
        Uh... I'ma go with:

        D). Give up, unload the load just in the middle of the lot, deciding to operate on trust that no one will steal it, it won't get damaged, and that the recipient will be capable of getting it into the building when someone finally notices it.
        Nah, option D is just drop the trailer in the middle of the drive. Actual unloading would be a lot of physical work. You really think the brain trust above would be willing to put in that much actual effort?
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        • #5
          Ad in local paper-
          "get your CDL in 4 weeks"

          and here you go

          When I ret from the Navy Sooooooooooooooooo many places were and still are pushing hard for us to get into trucking. Thankfully my hate of my waste of a dad who was in trucking to not do anything he did kept me away from it. Both to know what a PITA it is and cause he was.
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          • #6
            Trucking *IS* a good place for a few personality types. There are some who are only good in 'polite company' for maybe 15 minutes, which is just PERFECT for a long hauler. Long periods of nobody to irritate but other like-minded drivers, and a brief 'social' period at the delivery/pickup, then back out on the road.

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            • #7
              Keep in mind, this person drove a ways, possibly halfway or more across the country, with NO IDEA OF WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY GOT THERE.

              I know what I'm going to do when I get to the corner gas station... and that's only a quarter mile, what's HIS excuse?
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              • #8
                Word is that there are plans (in some areas) to train new high school grads as CDL-licensed drivers. I can see absolutely no way that such a plan would fail.
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