Wondering how many retired 'truckers' watch this site?

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  1. Powerstroke2000

    Powerstroke2000 New Member

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    I retired from trucking nearly 4 years ago, but still watch this site occasionally, and wonder if there are others that do the same? I only drove for 10 years, as I was active in the forest industry before that, which ended after the company was bought out. I took my severance, and decided it was time to do something I 'liked' to do (have always loved to hit the road and drive) so I hooked up with a small 'Truck delivery'...(we delivered trucks, not cargo) and I very much enjoyed that job, as well as the owner of the company I worked for! I'm hoping I'm not the only one...and I'm hearing the trucking industry is still in need of more drivers!
     
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    A bunch of retired guys here, glad to have you
     
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  3. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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  4. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i have been "retired" since April of 2014, due to a bad injury, ( https://www.truckingboards.com/bb/threads/career-ending-operation.58735/ )

    and i basically participate as often as i can, which has been daily.

    yes, the industry could use more DRIVERS, that know how to read a map, and follow directions, and actually do some work, rather than to be a dumbass steering wheel holder. which amounts to those that know everything, over the ones that humble themselves, ask for help/advice, and actually appreciate it.
     
  5. canaryinthemine

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

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    I am retired for about 2 years now,......and if I don't come here to vent my Opinions,....I'd swell up like a balloon.......

    As we all know,.....Truck Drivers, as a group, have an oversized Opinion Gland.........

    Must be something to do with all the coffee we drank..........
     
  6. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    wouldn't that also give us a large prostate gland..???

    lol
     
  7. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Chauffeur for AOC

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    My team partner won’t let me retire. Says he would never be able to get to Jersey and back.
     
  8. canaryinthemine

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

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    Yes,........If mine got any larger, it would interfere with my thought process.....
     
  9. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    buy him a GPS, just make sure, it deletes the route to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.....
     
  10. Big Dave

    Big Dave Wrote LAST child support check for Ump

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    No GPS at Coop. We use the Patel Bros. Guide map book. Unfortunately all low bridge warnings are in Hindi and BRG knows a little bit...mostly slang and cuss words....
     
  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Answers my question, I've been looking in the Moldavian dictionary.
     
  12. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Chauffeur for AOC

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    {<%! X*£! £~}{Patel! €}¥Habib !!
     
  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I guess I'm the longest retarded one here on TB, I'm very fortunate, women still lust after me and husbands fear me.
    I'll bet not many on here have ever lit the old smudge pots on the road for a breakdown, pulled Mont Eagle or old
    Fancy Gap with an A50 Mack or L200 IHC.
    BTW, don't believe this crap about the "Good Ole Days"
     
  14. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    Ever experience I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico in the early eighties. Back when it had one lane bridges. Two lanes of interstate traffic merged in to one lane to cross over an arroyo. Did it a few times in a Roadway unit with a car next me. Or when they rebuilt 1-25 on that stretch of interstate in the mid
    eighties, and rebuilt 6% grade La Bahada Hill. To stop interstate traffic when construction needed, a traffic light was put up at the bottom of the hill. I've been retarted since 2009.
     
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    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    Wow I just noticed you have been here for 9 years and this was your first post :1036316054:
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Nope, sounds like Ala. before the interstates, single lane across Chunky River Bridge, if you met a bus, he would stop, so you got the chargeable if you were moving and bumped mirrors.
    Old Vicksburg Bridge across the Mississippi, single lane, in a 9000 White you could reach out and touch the train
    beside you.
    They used traffic lights when building I-81 in Va. We had one hill, on 11 if you were loaded heavy, a wrecker pulled you to the top, our 250s wouldn't do the job.
    My retardation started in1990.
     
  17. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Maybe he couldn't think of anything to say!
     
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  18. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    I picked up a really heavy load at a sawmill in Santa Fe with a city tractor, back when they were rebuilding La Bahada Hill. I remember screaming down the hill and oh, is that a traffic light? And it's red??
     
  19. Big Dave

    Big Dave Wrote LAST child support check for Ump

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    I think a Richard Simmons is in order...
     
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  20. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Living from direct deposit to direct deposit.

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    Yep. Retired two years and have the perfect part time job.
     

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