Lord of the Bloody Cross
Well, good to see yer still alive and kickin anyways. Some of us at the other place that liked ya were wonderinThat particular character is dead and kaput. However I am still ticking along.
The Trucker report site has specifically been finished for about four years now.
As far as some of you not believing the tile incident thats sad. Too much lunch counter me thinks.
Remember stories are generated from things that actually have happened. Then there are stories no one will believe. Which is sad. But thats ok.
With some of the pending medical work I may or may not have much of a future to continue telling stories. One surgery fairly soon is a flat gamble. If I die on the table thats that. Maybe St Peter will hear a few stories at the gates while waiting on the Judgement.
The tile load I referred to happened while employed with Port East Trucking of Baltimore near Seagirt out of their yards there and it went into NE Washington DC downtown to a industrial park that featured mostly offices. Which is why it was memorable that their load of tiles was able to all fit into that small space. This would be back about the winter of 1988 give or take. The 40 foot box was a Hapag from Bremen Germany, Tiles were out of Italy across Europe to that seaport then to Baltimore where i collected it. Weight was not any meaning as we had permits up to 100,000 pounds for Maryland and Virginia.
I was only with that operation long enough to understand just how newbies are exploited in trucking until they either burn out, quit or evolve. I evolved.
Thats one of the reasons for all the nanny regulating crap in today's trucking. The days of three logboos, overweight, all day standing around waiting on a call and all sorts of low wage problems combined with a abusive dispatch across the entire industry back then have not changed in some ways. CDL Life site keeps a running tally of screw ups that still happen now and then.
When you have done everything there is to do in trucking and you find the industry a problem in a number of ways after 40 years or more living with and around truckers you get to where you do not give a damn what other people think of the stories. Thats where I am now.