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Old 09-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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I don't know which company you work for or if 7 years of experience is all you have in the industry but you are misinformed. I do work for one of the largest in the country and I started in this industry in 81. Most of the Ops people in this business these days have never seen the inside of a truck and I suspect you are one of them, you probably have a 2 year logistics degree and learned your job at the expense of your drivers. Being able to speak English is required and it's finally starting to be enforced in more and more states with steep fines being handed down to the drivers & carriers in violation.

a person is qualified to drive a motor vehicle if he can read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records 391.11(b)(2)
About half of the truck drivers I deal with cant speak english let alone back a truck up to a dock. I work at a national distribution warehouse that deals in the bearing/automation industry (Timken, SKF, Baldor, Gates, Fag) and ship on average 1 million lbs a freight a day. If we dont ship with one carrier there are at least 5 waiting in line to haul freight.

I agree I would like to see this happen but to see any real impact it would have to go at least a week before shtf. And the big O would just throw a fit declare martial law and send in the troops.
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I for one pledge not to participate in any kind of commerce those days......will be in the NC woods getting ready for and participating in deer season
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I for one pledge not to participate in any kind of commerce those days......will be in the NC woods getting ready for and participating in deer season
I pledge to not participate in any commerce too.
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I've noticed that none of the members on here that are truck drivers are not commenting. Wonder why?
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I couldn't help myself. A trucking friend sent this to me and I couldn't help but laugh. Talk about going back in time.

And FYI, nowadays good buddies means gays.

But in seriousness, yep, i'm all ready on my end , we'll see what happens.

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About half of the truck drivers I deal with cant speak english let alone back a truck up to a dock. I work at a national distribution warehouse that deals in the bearing/automation industry (Timken, SKF, Baldor, Gates, Fag) and ship on average 1 million lbs a freight a day. If we dont ship with one carrier there are at least 5 waiting in line to haul freight.
I have been in the building material distribution business for decades.
The good ol' boy redneck trucker is becoming an endangered species. It is always refreshing to see one come to pick up a load, I know things will be done right.
A large percentage of truckers these days seem to be from Eastern Europe. And most speak very little english, some none at all. I wonder how the hell they read road signs.
And their trucks leave big oil spots on my pavement.
Here in Florida there are also many "drivers" from the islands, but at least Jamaicans speak english, though.
Some of these alleged "drivers" take 10 or more minutes going back and forward trying to get to the dock. One even used up his air trying to get to the dock he used his brakes so many times.
If John Q Public knew what could very well be behind the wheel of those 80,000 pounds of truck and load next to them on the Interstate they would soil their underwear. And yet I see them every afternoon when I'm going home, riding in their car, yakking on a cell phone, oblivious to the world, right in the truck's blind spot. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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Question "Truckers to Shutdown America. 10/11-13/13" ?

Didn't find this in any searches here.

1 Million Truckers to Protest Obama by Shutting America Down for 3 Days in October
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-...X1WhBIzF8uv.99

"Let us show our elected officials that we are 100% fed up with corruption and the blatant disregard of the Constitution that they swore to defend.

Bob tail it hammer down to the bull$hit city with flags flying high."


If the thousands of bikers that showed up on 9/11 could cause gridlock & traffic snarls for hours, just think what a bunch of trucks could/would do?
Not to mention the backups at ports, distribution centers, etc...

Could be "interesting" if this comes of!
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You know they will considered terrorist for doing such an act! However, I'll be cheering them on!
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1 Million Truckers Protest Now Joined By Canadian Counterparts
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-...6yxADyWsqw6.99

A new Facebook page popped up, Canadian Truckers to Shut Down, suggesting that Canadian counterparts show their support for their American trucking brothers and sisters by shutting down as well on the same days and either stay home or drive to Toronto.
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You know they will considered terrorist for doing such an act! However, I'll be cheering them on!
Well, that "list" of 72 types of Americans might have to be bumped up a notch or two!
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I couldn't help myself. A trucking friend sent this to me and I couldn't help but laugh. Talk about going back in time.

And FYI, nowadays good buddies means gays.

But in seriousness, yep, i'm all ready on my end , we'll see what happens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjJ2S6dKwSE
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Time for the convoy song again.

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1 Million Truckers Protest Now Joined By Canadian Counterparts
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-...6yxADyWsqw6.99

A new Facebook page popped up, Canadian Truckers to Shut Down, suggesting that Canadian counterparts show their support for their American trucking brothers and sisters by shutting down as well on the same days and either stay home or drive to Toronto.
Do you have the link for the Facebook page?
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I recommend that all of you do some research when something like this is started. Who was the instigator?

A ex truck driver. This person is not going to be the first person in line leading the drivers. Nope she's going to sit on the sidelines while the drivers that had to take their trucks to DC spend money on the fuel and spend all day in a major traffic jam. She has nothing to loose!

FYI Owner operators would be almost the only drivers able to participate since they can drive their trucks to DC. Company drivers would be charged with high jacking if they decided to command a tractor without a load to DC.
There will not be any place for the drivers to stop and take their DOT breaks. Not all the truck drivers in the nation hate Obama. Some of them have been on the road for 30 years and would love to retire but can't because they cannot find affordable health care and will welcome Obama Care with open arms because it is a way out of the truck.
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I recommend that all of you do some research when something like this is started. Who was the instigator?

A ex truck driver. This person is not going to be the first person in line leading the drivers. Nope she's going to sit on the sidelines while the drivers that had to take their trucks to DC spend money on the fuel and spend all day in a major traffic jam. She has nothing to loose!

FYI Owner operators would be almost the only drivers able to participate since they can drive their trucks to DC. Company drivers would be charged with high jacking if they decided to command a tractor without a load to DC.
There will not be any place for the drivers to stop and take their DOT breaks. Not all the truck drivers in the nation hate Obama. Some of them have been on the road for 30 years and would love to retire but can't because they cannot find affordable health care and will welcome Obama Care with open arms because it is a way out of the truck.
It doesn't matter who started it. it's on now!
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Do you have the link for the Facebook page?
Canadians: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ca...66114606925121

here you go Vector!!
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Thank you LittleMissSunshine, I liked their page.

https://www.facebook.com/ridefortheconstitution
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DOC Transportation is shutting the entire company down in Ca to support the Truckers.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

For those without Facebook.

This is from DOC TRANSPORTATION INC trucking company our company base in Fontana calif we have about 40 trucks and we are support your guys we will shut down our entire company on oct 11 to 13 ...
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