Retirement Doubles

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  1. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Big R kept those Fords so long they qualified for antique tags.
     
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  2. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    With the handtruck mounted to the bumper. Reminds me of an old 10-bay side-loader truck I drove for a beverage distributor back in the 1980's.
     
  3. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I know from personal experience that it is very hard to take a nap on the wheel in those type of cabs.........
     
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  4. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    This cab is easier if you lay across the dogbox and wrap your left leg around the shifter.......
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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  6. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    One of my early model gigs. Dang!! I look good from any angle.....
     
  7. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Hah! How long did you have to hold that pose?

    At least until the bottle was empty?
     
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  8. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Bro. Seabreeze.......My former boss is so young he has no idea what company that is.....

    I'll tell him it was Cornfibulated Fruitways,.....a Division of ABF years ago.........Special Calamities Division.........
     
  9. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    I was flexing my glutes the whole time. Can you tell?
    :438::452:
     
  10. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Hah! With all due respect Brother,......I really don't want to think about anyone of the male persuasion flexing their glutes,....

    I'm shading my eyes now, looking at that picture......
     
  11. bad slavin

    bad slavin Active Member

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    LOL ! brings back alot of memories ! You could cook pizza in those ! I think the engines where made of titanium, you could not kill them,one driver said that getting onto the highway with those was like merging into an asteroid field !! it took about two miles to get up to highway speed !!
     
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  12. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Hitting Roadway off the Union hall extra board in Pittsburgh in the '70's..........."Here's the keys, kid,....and this thing that looks like a loose-leaf novel is your bills".............A 45 foot fixed-tandem trailer,...........and one of those tractors.........NOT the newest one, mind you,.......but the one down by the riverfront behind the shop next to the oil drums with the low steering tire and the crack in the passenger window..........

    Now,......wrestle it out of the Strip District, and go peddle Downtown Pittsburgh............Hey! You'll need a two-wheeler to strap to the front of that Fine Piece Of Equipment........

    My arms grew two inches that day,.....and coupled with the semi-permanent hunch that appeared on my back,..........I walked like a caveman.....

    Got off about 12 stops and made 3 pickups..........in 7 miles on the odometer.......

    Caught hell for bringing back 16 stops........
     
  13. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing things haven't changed. Much.
     
  14. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    His semi-permanent hunch has taken up permanent residency and it is now more pronounced.
     
  15. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I believe my brains migrated to the hump to provide more muscle mass,........and to alleviate any potential catastrophic head injury by conveniently leaving the cranium empty.

    I always said they never hired me for my looks.........or brains.......
     
  16. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Update on the Retirement Doubles:

    Finally contacted ABF HR,..........apparently the paperwork wasn't processed until very, very recently. I think this may be due to the relative inexperience of my former manager,......at least as far as retirements go. I was his first one........

    Oh, well........He'll be getting a lot of "experience" in retirement processing in the next year or so. About half our little barn will go....
     
  17. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Pictures or it didn't happen. :hilarious:
     
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  18. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Wait till 2019 and you might get a full size set of Yellow wagons for your yard at a great price...
     
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  19. Songremainsthesame

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    What do you bet me he's fantasizing about it already...
     
  20. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Any dispatcher that tells you to make 28 stops and 3 pickups with a 45' in downtown Pittsburgh, PA then complains you brought back 16 stops, should be stood up against a wall. von.
     
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