THE 10 commandments of trucking

Saw this post on Facebook or somewhere and saved it because it's SO true and sharing it with this group.

1- Cover your ass. Take pictures, get it in writing, scale everything, get a dashcam and run it all the time.

2- NEVER trust a dispatcher.

3- Never enter any place you don't know how to get out of. Throw the brake, set the 4 ways and walk yourself in. always make sure you can get out.

4-. Don't screw over the next guy. Leave the truck clean, get out of the fuel island, fix the incorrect directions/address, don't leave trash, etc.

5- Get out and look/don't hit anything.

6- We are all truckers and in this together. Help a brother/sister out. Let them merge, explain how to get places, help them back, etc.

7- Thou Shalt Not Lease.

8- Never do favors for dispatch. (also never do anything for free. need that empty moved, no problem, how much you paying?)

9- Trip plan everything. Even short little runs. How are you getting in, where are you going, when will you be done? When do you need to leave by, where's your parking? What's your secondary parking?

10- Protect your license like it's gold. If you don't think it's safe to drive, don't. Ain't nobody going to die cuz your semi truck load of Huggies is 5 hours late.

Anyone else agree with any of these? My favorite is the second one for sure.

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Michael Dunscomb
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My is. 10 and 2.

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Brenda Handschumacher
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True

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randall Loughlin
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Wish all drivers read this, all good.

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Stephanie Boyette
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Amen!!!

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Darryl Jackson
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Excellent driver. 2,7 especially. Good info

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George Gray
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These commandments are just a bunch of bullshit laws for you fucking beginners. I never heard of such a thing in the 35 + years of being in and around the industry. So basically, I'm telling you to go fuck yourself.

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Marc Newsom
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  1. No need to scale everything if you can read a manifest, do math and understand how to slide tandems. Scale it if its close.

  2. Totally disagree. I've only had 3 but I've trusted them and they've trusted me. We've worked as a team and it's worked very, very well.

  3. Totally agree.

  4. Totally agree.

  5. Totally agree.

  6. Totally agree.

  7. Totally agree.

  8. Totally disagree. Again, I take care of them and they take care of me. Just do what it takes to get the job done.

  9. Totally agree.

  10. Totally agree.

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Joanne Sullivan
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I agree woth some. Not all dispatchers are bad and putting that as a blanket already puts negativity and defense. How bout do your job, be an adult, stay safe.

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Keith Sr.
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One need to be... Show compassion and move over when you see a broken down truck or car on the side of the road. Especially if there's a worker there trying to get the truck back on the road to there family's.

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George Westlie
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#3 is crucial, especially if you're pulling a combination of vehicles. NEVER drive into an area that you can't back out of. I've seen drivers do this so many times. You need to get out of that rig and walk the route you have to take especially on construction jobsites. It's better to spend 10-20 minutes walking than a half day with a tow truck pulling you out of somewhere if there is a dead end. Also, check for soft ground when it's wet so you don't bury your rig up to the axles.

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