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Old 08-24-2013, 01:40 AM   #61
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Whats a lower flash...?
No pants? Have an uncle that drove truck for many years and he has stories of things he's seen from that vantage point.
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What's lower than the twin's?
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No pants? Have an uncle that drove truck for many years and he has stories of things he's seen from that vantage point.
LOL...I know...Sometimes when Cindy and i go on a long drive, "Myrtle Beach or Ft Myers" its fun to flirt with the truckers. Helps pass the time, and stay awake... I just wish we could hear what they are saying to each other on the CB...lol. You can get alot of trucks bunched up in a hurry......
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No pants? Have an uncle that drove truck for many years and he has stories of things he's seen from that vantage point.
Uh yea, ive seen that too!

Sometimes I like what I see (girl in a short skirt with leg proped up on the door), yeppeee!

Sometimes I dont like what I see (guy in a white work van that just couldnt wait till he got home to rub one out), yukk!
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Saw a girl giving her boyfriend a BJ one time when I was driving down I-4. Saw a girl playing a flute (no not that kind...), had her arms hooked through the steering wheel playing away. Seen people reading newspapers, you'll see all kind of weirdness going on in cars if you drive a truck for any length of time.

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The maximum hours was can drive at a time is 11 hours. Once we reach that limit a 10 hour break is mandatory. We can also work a total of 14 hours aday. The 11 hour clock counts towards the 14 hour clock. In other words, in one day Im allowed to log 11 hours of driving and an additional 3 hours of "on duty, not driving".

Securing loads, pre trip and post trip inspections of trucks and trailers are examples of on duty not driving time. Also any time a DOT officer is conducting an inspection of the rig, its trailer or load we have to remain on duty during that time.

Also, there is a limit on the hours we can work in a week. Its 60 hours for my company and 70 for other companies. Hit that limit and we have to stay off duty and off the road for 34 hours.

Of course the HOS (hours of service) laws dont apply to our personal vehicles.

I used to be able to climb in the truck, close the door and not stop for 11 hours but I doubt I could do it now since the most I drive at a time now is 3 hours before I stop to pickup or dump/deliver a load. It takes some time to build up your stamina to go 11 hours. It took me about 4 months to get to that point.

I will say driving a car/pickup/suv is not the same as driving a big rig. I find a big truck to be far more comfortable than a civilian vehicle. They are built for it tho.
Thanks for the info, I was wondring about that. You just saved me from having to call the 1 uncle of mine that I can not stand. It's pretty bad when his own brother will only refer to him as " Your Uncle Azzhole."
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I was delivering a truck one time to Franklin From Baton Rough as I was going across the Atchafalaya River bridge witch is 20 miles long and all truck have to stay in the right lane. I watched a man read a book the whole way and never looked up.
I have gotten many of road jobs . And other things from one of my Exs.

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I learned my lesson some years back on the Atlanta raceway called I-285.
Nominal speed in the #1 lane at that time was 75-85. At the time I drove a Toyota
Supra so I could run out there. One morning I came up behind a car doing 'only'
70 or so, so I flashed my high beams. His brake lights came on and he came to a complete
stop in the fast lane, with me skidding to a stop behind him. Traffic behind was all darting
over to the #2 lane while we just sat there. After a few seconds I caught a break and
merged into the middle lane and got back up to speed. Then here he came, right up on my bumper,
flashing his lights. I move over, he pulls by, cuts in front of me, brushing my front bumper in the
process. By now I'm down to 30 mph or so. Then he sticks his foot in it and is gone.

He showed me! I never flashed my lights again.

Of course these days I drive a 10 year old Tahoe that has seen 80mph probably five times in its life.
Last time I was in Atlanta I drove in the #3 lane, slowing down for merging traffic.
I figured with my ‘old man' ears and Mississippi license plate no one expected any more!

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I've never even heard of a jack@ss as big as that. He'd rather take the chance of killing somebody because you want to pass? That's absolutely stupid and selfish. One suggestion for encounters like that is to add something like this and use it. It helps your liability in an accident as well.
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Saw a girl giving her boyfriend a BJ one time when I was driving down I-4. Saw a girl playing a flute (no not that kind...), had her arms hooked through the steering wheel playing away. Seen people reading newspapers, you'll see all kind of weirdness going on in cars if you drive a truck for any length of time.
Even riding on a bus can be like that. I think people don't realize how much can be seen by people in high vehicles.
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