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Old 07-28-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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The poster was acting like an arrogant idiot in his post is why....MANY of us have a class A cdl and driven "big trucks",but there's a big difference between a "steering wheel holder" like that poster and a truck driver.

So I think YOUR reply is "sad" for not realizing what the reply was in reference to.
Yes, I have a CDL with all the endorsements, big deal.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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My dh drove a big truck in NYC , in Manhattan, Brooklyn, etc. delivering food to supermarkets. He used to at certain locations, have to back his truck through busy intersections to deliver his load, to the delight of all the four wheelers who were trying to get somewhere in a NY minute. Driving a big truck sometimes means inconveniencing some, to provide service to others.

We live in a surburban area outside the city, but there are still some nice sized farms in the area. When the farmers are driving their tractors on the roads, they seem to be very polite, and will pull as far to the right as possible to let people pass. I don't see how someone would need to park blocking both lanes of traffic, unless the road is only narrow enough for one car. Guess the OP is describing an unusual situation, with road work/only one lane open.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 702 – Home

We own our own place right now and hopefully it'll go and I won't have to fool with the road anymore.

So no, that's what I thought

We know our own kind...you can't walk around eluding to be one and not be expected to prove yourself

Kind of like these people who prance around with fake war medals. They spew all their blood and honor crap when in fact, they're just a fraud themselves.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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So no, that's what I thought

We know our own kind...you can't walk around eluding to be one and not be expected to prove yourself

Kind of like these people who prance around with fake war medals. They spew all their blood and honor crap when in fact, they're just a fraud themselves.
What in the hell are you talking about?I don't know how old you are,but judging from your attitude and your posts you are still just a punk kid and are probably still a groundman.Do you want to match contractors,projects and states worked in?

I worked for contractors who cleared the ROW,we did the pole sets and we strung the lines for you girls to come along and "maintain".You need to get a clue.

BTW...I posted my link,where's your's or do you work nonunion if at all?Are you telephone,cable TV or electrical?I'm betting cable tv and you drive a van with a ladder on top.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Yes, I have a CDL with all the endorsements, big deal.
THAT was my point
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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All in all..the fuel truck driver should've been more polite and explained why he chose to park in the middle of the road.

He is, after all, in a customer service type job, right?

Then again who really knows the back story except the OP and the 'Fuel Man'.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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A very arrogant post indeed!

(especially that smile about oncoming cars and mailboxes)

YOU are what gives big farm operators a bad reputation amongst both city people and smaller farmers.

You pay no state fuel taxes on tractor fuel, pay no licensing fee on tractors, brag about --17 feet wide--- and then state you have just as much right to be on the road.

Maybe the playing field should be leveled.
When halves of double-wide manufactired houses are moved (12-14 ft) they need permits, escort vehicles , and pay license fees,permit fees, and pay taxes on their fuel.

Maybe it's time bigger ,arrogant farmers, be forced to follow those same rules !

I couldn't have said it better!
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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[quote=lionlite5;9741532]I recently experienced a situation in which the owner of a local residential fuel delivery company, PARKED in the MIDDLE of a state route while it was undergoing road work. With active crews all around, and only one lane open to local traffic, he PARKED his truck in the road and proceeded to deliver fuel to a home! He completely blocked the one lane of open roadway and I called the owner of the company and he informed me that was him, he could do as he liked and I should have simply ignored the cones and flagpersons and gone around him! He said he does it all the time! He laughed at me when I told him it was a poor decision and basically told me he could do whatever he wanted.
We, needless to say, will NEVER purchase fuel from Klose Oil in Union County again, anyone who believes they are above the law can do whatever with your fuel and billing too, I guess.

I have found the same type of inconsideration in small, medium and large cities. But, I have also found good people in small, medium and large cities. So, I keep an open mind about people. But, I think its easier to find good people in small towns because you almost have to meet them. You run into them everywhere. I live in a small/medium sized city in PA and find good people here. But, I grew up in an even smaller city north of here and find more good people there. Maybe its my expectations, maybe its the situation. Hope your next encounter with a fuel truck is better.
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