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Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by SwampRatt, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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  2. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Hot girly thread photographer

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    http://www.livetrucking.com/gps-guides-truck-driver-across-3-ton-bridge-collapsing-structure/
    Since the tractor is not quite visible, we will run a tip board for a dollar a guess, as to which company it was pulling the trailer.
    1. Schneider
    2. Swift
    3. Werner
    4. US Express
    5. Coop Dispatch

    Place your bets on Pay Pal, to BRG Financials. Winner will be announced on Monday, on FM 100.9,WKOOP, Cedar Rapids.
     
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  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hot Girly Thread Model

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    Well it ain't Coop. We don't contract to Dollar General. Wong got us a contract for 85 cents Colonal.....
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    What can I win?
    Can Coop employees enter?
     
  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hot Girly Thread Model

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    A non-spillable BRG pee bottle...
     
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    BIG R GUY Hot girly thread photographer

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    All coop employees are eligible to win.
    The winner will receive 1 free mowing lesson from Billy Lo, an autograph picture of Dave sleeping in his Coop Dispatch office, and a bundle of slightly cracked boardwalk material.
     
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  7. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    The best part is,the story said he started in Eagle River, and stopped him on Blue mound Rd near Milwaukee. Probably about 240 miles before anyone called it in.
     
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    BIG R GUY Hot girly thread photographer

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    https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/372336002
    Now they propose electronic controls on truck speeds? Wait until the anti ELD crowd sees this....
     
  10. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    FedEx won't cut ties with NRA

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/375676-fedex-wont-cut-ties-with-nra

    "While companies like Delta Airlines, National Car Rental and First National Bank of Omaha have cut ties with the NRA, including dropping discounts for NRA members, FedEx has resisted despite direct pressure on social media."

    Good call... :1036316054:
     
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    UPS Sues European Union for $2.1 Billion After Botched Veto of TNT Bid

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/ups-...5a2VVb00rSmVQRWp6SDZxSVBDdTJScGx1WEZNcG96In0=

    "The company, which filed its lawsuit in December, wants to “be put in the position it would have been in had the unlawful decision not been adopted,” it said in the filing. Blocking the deal prevented UPS “from materializing the benefits associated with that proposed transaction.”
     
  12. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    How real is the parking problem?

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/economics/solving-the-truck-parking-problem

    "Social media has been abuzz with pictures of tractor-trailers parked on the sides of the road ever since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate when into effect. By some accounts, the mandate has exacerbated the problem of truck parking, but most experts don’t believe the problem has gotten any worse."

    "Experts"? Have they checked with industry insiders at truckingboards.com? Doubtful...
     
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    FMCSA remains quiet on details of examiner registry hack, site down now for three months

    https://www.ccjdigital.com/fmcsa-re...a3c973&utm_term=newsletter-2-daily-position-1

    "Three months after a hack prompted an outage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s online registry of DOT-certified medical examiners, the site remains down, and FMCSA has not offered a timeline for when the site will come back online, despite repeated inquiries by CCJ.

    Agency spokesperson Sharon Worthy says that the DOT did set up a tool on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners site to allow drivers to search for certified examiners by zip code, but the full registry remains offline."
     
  14. BIG R GUY

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    Truck parking at night has been a problem long before the ELD mandate... Social media is sometimes as accurate as the news media in general about blowing stories out of proportion.
     
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    In the meantime, Coop Dispatch has opened their facility located at Casey’s Truck Stop, Exit 13,and I 380, south of Cedar Rapids for anyone needing a physical while in the area. DOT certified, Dr. Hose Patel, is there, 24/7..
     
  16. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    See, nobody ever considers the downside of this so-called safety rule regarding speed limiters.

    Here in Canada, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec initiated limiter laws that imposed a top speed of 105km/h (approximately 65mph for my American friends) and ever since then the biggest thing that's happened is 4-wheelers getting mad when trucks pass each other. I've literally been given the finger for passing a truck doing 55mph just because I can't do 70 like the traffic wants to.

    A speed limiter also makes it impossible to escape a road raging 4-wheeler, who will be quite happy to get in front of you and slam on the brakes.
     
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    And your tractor could outrun a 4 wheeler? Thanks for the laugh!
     
  18. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    It's not about outrunning. It's about being able to try and keep a distance between you and them. To get yourself perhaps somewhere less alone where they're less likely to do anything stupid.

    You don't have to outrun a 4-wheeler to keep him somewhere he can't shoot you.
     
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    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    Just set the Smart Cruise and forget it - Riding the right lane behind the slowest, heaviest, newest, sleepiest, dumbest big truck you can find. Drool trickling down the side of your face, eyes crossing, head lulling back, sweet defeat envelopes you. Just counting down the days till these things drive themselves. Tired of fighting the beeping, the governor, the headways, the mitigations, the drag racer's...

    Embrace defeat, it all still pays the same.
     
  20. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    I really don't think the tall foreheads that keep trying to force these systems on us realize just how dangerous taking us out of the equation before the trucks are ready to drive themselves is.

    All they can talk about is how dangerous fatigue and distraction are. So they're doing everything possible to make us less engaged with the job. Less engagement equals a greater risk of fatigue and increased likelihood of distraction.
     

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