Decision making day

Discussion in 'Saia' started by runawaytrain, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Very true, but when you mention the Smith System, you lose a lot of people today, even our police dept thought I was referring to a Smith and Wesson System, (whatever that is) I guess shoot every body.
    If drivers would practice the Smith System, it would solve a lot of problems.
    Worked well for me many years.
     
  2. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Kind of ironic the very thing you defended is the thing that bit you in the ass.
     
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  3. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    Well train look at the bright side if there is one, for all those who thought u wasn't a driver now they know
     
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  4. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Yes it did Joe, perhaps not ironic is the fact that I really don't care if they terminate me. I just wanted to wait until I'm 63 but that may not be possible. It's day to day. Just know this Joe, even when I was defending this company I always knew my place. I could never be blindsided. I'm just too old and wise.
     
  5. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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  6. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    I prefer the Glock safe action system. :draw:
     
  7. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    [​IMG]
    "All Good Kids Love Milk"

    That's how I remember the five keys
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    S&W M&P Shield 40
    Big bang little gun!
     
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  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Our safety dept wouldn't let you forget!
    Smith, a lot of luck and fresh underdrawers got me a 3 million mi. safe driving award.
     
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  10. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I heard from a very reliable source you started wearing "Depends" at the 2 million mile mark. :fart:
     
  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Had a few close calls long before the first million, before I grew up
     
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  12. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Does SAIA's new partner TST Overland have DriveCam?
     
  13. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    As far as I'm aware, TFI International as a whole has not yet invested themselves in a cab camera system. TST Solutions, Overland's division parent, does operate somewhat independently but as far as I know they don't have cameras. Overland is represented by the Teamsters, as are most of TFI's LTL carriers, so the union may be keeping them out.
     
  14. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I heard a Canadian court (Quebec) ordered Sysco to take the driver facing cameras out of their trucks. Any truth to that?
     
  15. daddy o

    daddy o Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about turn of events at saia! I know a lot of drivers may have disagreed with you in the past me included, however you always struck me as a veteran driver who was doing his job right! I hope saia sees the light at some point!
     
  16. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    I don't know about Sysco, but I heard from upnorth that when Con-way tried to bring the DriveCam into Canada, the drivers fought it and won based on privacy laws.
     
  17. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    But takes longer to make accurate follow up shots on target. I'll stick with modern 9mm in a Glock 19 and Glock 43 for concealed carry. I prefer Federal HST in 147 grain standard pressure. I do carry a .40 caliber Glock 22 as a sidearm when hog huntin'.
     
  18. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    The Smith System is great. I would practice it all the time when I drove.

    It should be required for every new teen driver or new driver in general
     
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  19. sabresfan

    sabresfan Active Member

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    http://www.livetrucking.com/driver-facing-cameras-ruled-violation-privacy-quebec/
    Here's the article on it. I had a friend get terminated for just having his bluetooth on and talking in a doubles compound doing his brake check.
     
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  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Agree 100%!!
     

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