Why you should care about truckers

May 12, 2008 Full story: www.kvii.com 68

The trucking industry very much affects The Panhandle. For example, passing through Perryton, Vega and Groom around 50 percent of the traffic is semi trucks.

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Cool Hand Luke

San Jose, CA

#45 Mar 2, 2010
Right behind you WetWired but Thanks for Playing.
what a doofus

Van Nuys, CA

#46 Mar 16, 2010
im ah gunna git me some them there chrome lady mud flaps and go truckin up WHOOP WHOOP.seriously though,there is nothing glamourous or heroic about trucking.its just a bunch of really good guy and a few jerk offs(as in any profession)doing a job that is devastating to any normal family life.they deserve the same respect that everyone deserves whether it be a rich man or a vagrant.we are all the same in the eyes of the big guy.
truckerman

Van Nuys, CA

#47 Apr 3, 2010
all i know about trucking in amarillo is dont hire on with baldwin.they got me for 800$ and dudley laughed in my face.shortly after that parleys canyon laughed at his big red mack while it was sitting on the side of the road with a rod sticking out the side of the block.karma is a unforgiving bitch.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#49 May 7, 2010
welcome a place for all truckers

http://wwwtruckersofamerica.blogspot.com/
bjreed -

Arlington, TX

#50 May 8, 2010
Trucking is not a glamorous industry. However, that said, truckers seem to love the life. It takes all kinds, right?

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#51 Jul 15, 2010
Let America Starve folks...Only ignorant morons would say such shit...I am a trucker for the past 35 years..I have driven over 3 and a half million miles without and accident (Thank the Lord) and lets see a avg 4 wheeler drives maybe 10,000 miles a year if they go on vacation????The avg. Trucker between 100,000 to 130,000 miles a year Hummmm???Figure it out idiots as the old saying go'es Practice makes Perfect...I realize there are a lot of steering wheel holders out there that calls themselves Truck Drivers and granted a lot of rude and nasty folks drive a truck...You can thank these so called trucking schools for most of that...But a REAL proffesional driver takes pride in his work,his appearence,his work ethic,and most of all SAFETY of EVERYONE on the road...Like any other occupation etc Police,Warehouse,etc you have your bad apples also...I for one would love nothing more than to get these so called Billy Big Riggers or Concrete Cowboys OFF the highways...But before you start generalizing the industry as a whole think about that computor you are writing this shit on in that house your ass is sitting in while you smoke that cigerette and stuff that food in your mouth and take your medications...You would not have any of that if it was not for truck drivers...Hell you would not even have a job more than likely...If ya don't have vehicals and the gas to put in em think about it TRUCK DRIVERS brought it to you...And for any idiot that says trains....well when was the last time you saw a train track at your localfood store,gas station,hospital,funeral home,pharmacy,etc?????So use your head for more than a damn hat rack when you open you're mouth...Truckers KEEP AMERICA MOVING AND WORKING...WITHOUT TRUCKS AMERICA STOPS PERIOD NO IF's AND's OR BUT's......An American Trucker and PROUD of IT...

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#52 Jul 15, 2010
WetWired wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, judging by your post, you're a lying, beer swilling, pill popping, pervert who doesn't shower and thinks trucks are the only way for cargo to get from one place to another. And to top it all off you think we OWE you something for being the piece of sh!t you are. HA! You're right, though. I do owe you something. I owe you my middle finger in the air and a large by huge f*uck you.
WetWired explain to me please what you get that do'es not get delievered by truck please I just want to know can you name me ONE thing????Thanks

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#53 Jul 15, 2010
To All of you that support American Truckers a great big and heart felt THANK YOU....Too summermoondancer,cookie,and daizy dukes for truckers let me say it is an honor to serve alongside your spouses and significant others in the Trucking Industry...The Industry is slowly but surely improving though granted we still have a long way to go...But know that the REAL Proffesional American Truckers are still a brotherhood that regardless of our difference's in opinion still stick together...If ya hear me on the CB "Confederate Ghost" that's my handle for the past 35 years holler at me and I'll be glad to come back too ya....Take care,God Speed and God Bless to you and all of your's....
Michelle Smith

Long Beach, CA

#54 Jul 16, 2010
I love truckers, but the young recruits are very dangerous to all people.

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#55 Jul 16, 2010
Michelle Smith wrote:
I love truckers, but the young recruits are very dangerous to all people.
Michelle I agree with you...I do not believe that a school can teach you in 3 weeks how to be a proffesional driver...I have been driving 35 years and am still learning something new everyday...I think a person entering this profession should spend at least a year with a trainer kind of like electricians or plumbers be an apprentice...I 100% agree with you on your point..Unfourtunalty some of the veteran drivers are just as bad because they get lax in there thinking,overconfident or whatever...But any expirenced driver worth their salt would not take driving for granted...

“Wake Up!”

Since: Nov 08

FQQLZville USA

#56 Jul 16, 2010
I used to be a trucker until I went on strike all by myself. So you people can have it, after 25 plus years I had it. The newbies don't have a clue and most of the veteran truckers will stab you in the back to be a company suckass.
Maybe when the companies beg the government for foreigners and illegals to drive their trucks for nothing, you people might grow some and get a clue, until then happy trails.
Deregulation worked so well and Walmart is always looking for a few stiffs to pass out flyers.
Why

Fremont, CA

#57 Jul 16, 2010
why is this a fight, with all the worse things there are going on in the world

“The Gift”

Since: Jul 10

That keeps on giving

#58 Jul 18, 2010
American Indian Proud wrote:
<quoted text> Michelle I agree with you...I do not believe that a school can teach you in 3 weeks how to be a proffesional driver...I have been driving 35 years and am still learning something new everyday...I think a person entering this profession should spend at least a year with a trainer kind of like electricians or plumbers be an apprentice...I 100% agree with you on your point..Unfourtunalty some of the veteran drivers are just as bad because they get lax in there thinking,overconfident or whatever...But any expirenced driver worth their salt would not take driving for granted...
I went through a four week driver's training course in 1998. They taught me how to get a license. I then spent 3 more weeks with a trainer after I got my first trucking job. I was scared. I knew enough to know I didn't know anything. I drove 7 western states. Ca, Or, Wa, Nv, Ut, Az and Id. For the first year, I refused to park in a truck stop so I wouldn't rip some guy's hood off. After the art of backing entered my head, I was fine. Since then, I've logged over a million miles in my own truck along with countless others in company trucks. Close to 2 million miles now. I take nothing for granted. Tomorrow might be the last ride for this old Pete and I, so I'll enjoy it today.

It's not the rookie drivers coming out now, it's the attitude of society in general that is the problem.

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#59 Jul 19, 2010
Very well said Amos Milsap
Tired Old Guy

Cheyenne, WY

#60 Jul 20, 2010
American Indian Proud wrote:
Very well said Amos Milsap
--Speaking from my own personal experience; I was in construction for 15 years (had to do 4 years [not 1] apprenteceship), became a journeyman then I finally attained a Masters rating. Still, I learned something (A LOT) new every day. Then I went through the process of becoming a truck driver (for 15 years). A clean record, one minor accident. I worked for one crappy Co. and one really good one. Learned something new (A LOT)every day. Have had good bosses and bad ones,(both in construction and trucking). Bla, Bla, bla.-- Never got all pumped up with myself or broke my arm patting myself on the back. Was thankful that I've always had a job to go to the next day. Sometimes I was happy, somedays there were chuckholes. But, all in all its a matter of personal attitude and perserverance and making positive, wise decissions. It's not necessarilly the boys against the girls or the trucker against the plumber or the Dr against the lawyer, etc,(are you still with me?).
--I finally figgered I was too old for trucking, and swithched professions again. I was at that for 20 years.('JUST RETIRED)! I've been blessed with a pretty darned good life,'will never be considered rich (in Dollars). AND, yes I've been married a couple of times. But, all in all I guess it ain't been too bad. And I've even done my share of complaining.--Hey, we ain't being taxed on that yet!-- But in closing I guess its a matter of a positive attitude, getting up every morning and "keep on a truckin", no matter what you're a doing. If it becomes unbearable, move on! But don't bust your arm patting your back thinking, thinking that being in whatever profession you're in is the most important one on the face of the earth, or you will always be an unhappy camper
--Anyway why degrade or criticize the other poor guy because he don't drive a truck or pick produce or shovel poop like you do. We can't all be the same,(size, age, color, profession, religion and we aint all gonna make the same amount of money!). STILL WITH ME??--'Of course I'm talking about the non-criminal professions! We don't need criminals!!
HAVE A GOOD ONE!!

“What's Up Today?????Relaxi ng”

Since: Jul 10

Amarillo,Texas

#61 Jul 20, 2010
Tired old guy we are not patting ourselves on the back just speaking facts sir....It seems you did'nt learn enough about the American Truck Driver...
linka

Eureka, CA

#62 Aug 8, 2010
Well this is why I care about trucker's,I am married too one.And to anyone out there that think's truck driver's don't matter,your talking out of your azz.Trucker's deliver food,and water,and they also deliver that you all use everyday in your house.Trucker's ship food to the resturant's you all eat at.These men and women are doing a lot to aid to our daily living.I don't see none of you out there driving nothing that big,because you don't know how.Some of you need to think about what you are saying before you start talking.All you people are talking about is your space on the road with trucker's.But I don't hear none of you talking about how you ride the azz of truckers so you can use them as front door's,and st the same time you blinding them with your bright light's.or talk about how you rush in front of the truckers and slow down.trucks are not like car's,they can't just stop all of a sudden.But you all keep talking about how bad truckers are.Start talking about the good they do.AND STOP BEING SELFISH,ME,ME,ME.
retired trucker

Van Nuys, CA

#63 Aug 8, 2010
linka wrote:
Well this is why I care about trucker's,I am married too one.And to anyone out there that think's truck driver's don't matter,your talking out of your azz.Trucker's deliver food,and water,and they also deliver that you all use everyday in your house.Trucker's ship food to the resturant's you all eat at.These men and women are doing a lot to aid to our daily living.I don't see none of you out there driving nothing that big,because you don't know how.Some of you need to think about what you are saying before you start talking.All you people are talking about is your space on the road with trucker's.But I don't hear none of you talking about how you ride the azz of truckers so you can use them as front door's,and st the same time you blinding them with your bright light's.or talk about how you rush in front of the truckers and slow down.trucks are not like car's,they can't just stop all of a sudden.But you all keep talking about how bad truckers are.Start talking about the good they do.AND STOP BEING SELFISH,ME,ME,ME.
shut the hell up.i aint never seen a trucker delivering groceries to a restaurant.delivery drivers from grocery warehouses do that.hence;truckers deliver to grocey warehouses.i have never seen a trucker help box beef or help make a product because it wasnt ready to load on his truck,hence;hes only a link in the chain,nothing more but probably less.truckers today wont even help a broken down truck on the road.they all say the same thing,"its his own fault if he aint got a cell phone".
Michelle Smith

Long Beach, CA

#64 Aug 9, 2010
My uncle was a trucker and i truly love him for all the stressful work he did.
really

Weatherford, OK

#65 Aug 24, 2010
What's sad is the new recruits, as Smith said is a big problem! I worked in a commercial shop for 32 yrs. These new drivers have no clue on what made this country, "truckers". These new drivers are only drivers making pay checks. No responciblity of what they do, cause or even care of their jobs. Being in a commercial shop, I seen every different kind of driver. Whats sad is the old timers are retiring, and new drivers are coming in. The mixed race of drivers. I seen an explosion of foreigners coming to America to drive a truck. There are still a lot of good drivers out there, But you can not put all the blame on the drivers, shift some blame to the regulators and the Government for putting thier fingers were trucking companys have being doing this for many yrs without them.

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