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Service van rant

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Rather B Riding, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Every Registered Mobile should be required to have their Cell Phone # Printed on their Rear Bumper,so when they drive like a D##k and cut You off,you can let them know Directly what "Evil thoughts are going through Your Mind" at this very moment! :nono: :D
     
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  2. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    The biggest jump in bad driving I've seen has been with big truck drivers. Something in that profession has changed for the worse over the last couple of years.
     
  3. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Red Wing has more than its fair share of morons. Traffic can get ugly in a hurry down there.
     
  4. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    They’re all driving along staring at phones and tablets too.

    Every time you are following a semi that keeps swerving off the road, pass it, and as you get next to the cab, look inside and the driver is usually staring at a tablet.
     
  5. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Just seems like a lot of people on the road got nothing to loose.

    The guys I'm seeing in the trucks are speeding in and out of lanes just like the 4 wheelers very aggressively. These guys aren't distracted just driving X00 K lbs down the street like a video game ready to kill a family.

    Related I've been seeing a lot of women truck drivers who seem to drive very sane.
     
  6. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I used to love it when they would call in on me, I told Ila to just give them my phone number and we will get this shit straightened right out:thumb:

    But she was always professional about it
     
  7. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Those Semi Drivers sometimes get Paid by the mile and or loads delivered. So they skimp on Rest and doctor their logbooks to make what they can. And that doesn't account for the Un-safe Dangerous Rigs they might be driving! Another Profession that will be short-handed on Qualified Help in the Near Future!
     
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  8. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    I agree 100% in the 70&80s semi truck drivers were some of the best drivers in the world. Now days there are a lot more accidents involving 2 or more semis. But it's not just the distracted driving thing it's following the rules of the road and being courteous to other drivers. I see a lot more truckers doing shit like not getting out of the left lane with a line of cars behind him. Just asshole stuff like that. Truckers aren't the same today as they were 40 years ago but now that I think about it people in general are more ride today than 40 years ago. Lol Hell maybe I'm just turning into a grumpy old man. :mad:
     
  9. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    Haven't drove it in years but it was crazy in 86 don't think it's gotten better just more Lanes of craziness.
     
  10. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I ran service calls there for at least 2 years I swear you might run 2 call a day on a good day the rest was drive time
     
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  11. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    I just want a sign on the back of the van that says
    " This technician is working to fix a heating or cooling problem. It could be your office. So don't be a D..k".
     
  12. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    Truck driving is one of the sorriest jobs in the world. When I was a kid I used to like it, in those days a 14 yo could get a farmers permit that would even allow you to drive a semi.Dad had a Ford LNT 9000 with a 425 HP Cat engine, huge I6 red line was either 1700 or 1900 RPM it was geared real tall,13 speed Roadranger in 13th wound out, it would bury the speedometer not that that really mattered back then speedometers in trucks were at the best a guesstimate but it was hauling ass the white lines on I 90 just about matched every pop the engine made. The folks would go to either Sturgis or two ranchers we bought cattle from north of Gillette Wyo. They would call home and I was the only one of the kids who didn't bitch about going, I would go to town and hitch up to Sunblads possum belly and hit the road, it was about a 30 hour round trip doing the speed limit, back then it was 75 I had made it in 23 hrs, it was along ****ing ride though

    When I was going to college I would drive my Bro's cab over Binder to Shakopee Minn to deliver wheat, I ****ing hated that drive worse then anything, leave at 5am and by the time I got there there was a line of trucks over a mile long waiting to unload, after about 3 hours it would start to move, I would get home about 7-8 that night

    What I really hated about that they wouldn't let you use the hoist on the truck, they siad it was too slow, you would pull off the scale onto their hoist and they picked the whole truck up, and damn near stood it on end, They had some big ramps that pulled up behind the trailers rear tires, but when you are sticking about 80 feet straight up, especially on a windy day, I could vision the tractor swiveling on the 5th wheel pin and falling off sideways :mrbill::mrbill:
     
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  13. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    The one that really gets me is wide open highway with the cruise on. They pass then slow down when they get in front. Pass them just to do it over again a few miles down the road.
     
  14. MNHVAC

    MNHVAC Man on a mission

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    Years ago when I worked for ServiceMaster I used to get cut off all the time. Eventually some dumbass side swiped me. I remember the "occupants" of the car dancing around and literally singing, "we gonna get paid, you know they got that good insurance."

    Can't make this stuff up.
     
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  15. NZ All Blacks Fan

    NZ All Blacks Fan Just Another swinging Dick

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    I have a dod great little camera does day/night has a sony lens n ccd ( means you can read plate numbers day and night not all do. if you get one also get a big card for it I have a 128 gig card - I leave it on 24/7 in the truck I get about 30 hrs video time
     
  16. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    I like the semis doing 52 that pull into the fast lane to pass a semi doing 50 in a 70 MPH zone.

    I seem to recall tons and tons of truck driving school ads a few years ago. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  17. Zman

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    My Dad did it for over 40 years, Teamster,over the Road and local. Unforgiving job,so I try to give the Big Rigs some courtesy, but back then they were True Professionals,not someone who Paid a tuition to drive a cab in a parking lot around some safety cones, to obtain a CDL license.
     
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    My Bro was a truck driver for quite a few year too, and it has too been my experience, 4 wheelers think the truck can stop as maneuver as good as they can, and it seemed every time you would put on your turn signal to switch lanes all the little ****ers wanted where you could fit

    That is when you tell yourself, "Might has Right" and just start easing over, then that starts threads like these:lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  19. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    I give truckers a break too. I also treat other drivers courteously till they start driving like an ahole. I even give dump trucks a break. They're just doing a job too. I get it just don't understand why a service van brings out the ahole in so many drivers.
     
  20. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    My Grandfather was a Teamster and has some great stories. The last one he told me was how he would get police escorts in and out of Gary IN delivering booze to the liquor store :patriot:
    When he retired he was a locksmith and taught me how to pick locks while he was babysitting me :evil: