Why you should care about truckers

May 12, 2008 | Posted by: the 48th ronin | Full story: www.kvii.com

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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Midnightrider

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Aug 24, 2010
 
retired trucker wrote:
<quoted text>....i aint never seen a trucker delivering groceries to a restaurant.delivery drivers from grocery warehouses do that.hence;truckers deliver to grocey warehouses.
What is your definition of "trucker"? The drivers that drive semi delivering to restaurnts and food stores generally are considered "truckers" as well as the OTRs and O/Os. Local LTL and delivery company drivers are a very large number of drivers, and generally, make enough money to live on, have regular hours, and even get overtime if they work extra. It is harder to get hired as a local driver as there is less turnover, fewer openings. One company driver I knew drove over the road for ten years waiting for the company to get an opening for him for city driver and he has been driving city now for over 15 years.
linka

Weatherford, OK

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Sep 8, 2010
 
retired trucker wrote:
<quoted text>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".
You don't know everything about trucking just because your old ass drove a truck.And I didn't say they did I said truckers ship food to company's dumbass,but you might not know that since your azz to old to drive.And just because you didn't stop to help a fellow trucker when your were a truck driver doesn't mean it's not happening .affiated has trucks.
retired trucker

Van Nuys, CA

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Apr 8, 2011
 
nope,i dont know everything about trucking but i do know a helluva lot. todays truck drivers dont believe in helping each other or anyone as far as that goes. ive got over two million miles and i can proudly say i have never passed up a stranded motorist,even when i was a company man. if you dont believe what i say just buy yourself a cb radio.
Sal

United States

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Apr 12, 2011
 
Midnightrider wrote:
<quoted text>What is your definition of "trucker"? The drivers that drive semi delivering to restaurnts and food stores generally are considered "truckers" as well as the OTRs and O/Os. Local LTL and delivery company drivers are a very large number of drivers, and generally, make enough money to live on, have regular hours, and even get overtime if they work extra. It is harder to get hired as a local driver as there is less turnover, fewer openings. One company driver I knew drove over the road for ten years waiting for the company to get an opening for him for city driver and he has been driving city now for over 15 years.
You forgot the truckers who work for the city. I just read the city of Chicago alone has 18,000 truck drivers on the payroll. I don't know any trucking company with that many drivers.
new in this country

Shelby, OH

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Jun 29, 2011
 

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Really-- the foreigners shouldn't drive a truck?at least we know how to shave our faces and don't look like old drivers who are dirty ,fat and wearing dirty clothes.emmigrants are good looking and they don't talk like parrot.we are changing trucking industry,and making it great.the time when truckers were calling themselves like heroes is gone,trucking job is like many other jobs these days.everyone who drive has a risk,not just truckers,driving It's part of our life and we deal that it has a risk.I want to give an advice for those 'heroes',stay away from truck stops and don't waste your time telling people how important and risky is your job.if you can't do this job,we can.that's the spirit of America,never give up.
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Jun 29, 2011
 
no one special wrote:
i was not trying to sound like a bitch,
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maybe you should try harder
Cowboy

Vega, TX

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Mar 21, 2012
 
Harder truckers is a good thing, the harder the better, yum.
whooop_ride

Canada

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Feb 25, 2013
 
Any body down for a little log book session whoop whoop yaa brake channel you no were i can find that ol high i say high speed chicken feed parked out here in the back row roger beep chicken lights an chrome

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