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8-06-2010 @ 9:10AM
Awesome.My father is a truck driver that spends his time reading or watching movies. I kinda assumed all the other truck drivers spent their time doing meth and beating hookers. It is pretty cool to hear that nerds have taken to the roads as well.
8-06-2010 @ 11:02AM
Reminds me of a song by the Bloodhound Gang...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p64FvyOBj4Funny...or not, guess it depends how easily offended you are. If you are easily offended don't follow the link :)
8-06-2010 @ 12:18PM
"I kinda assumed all the other truck drivers spent their time doing meth and beating hookers. It is pretty cool to hear that nerds have taken to the roads as well."i know this may be a joke but it is very offensive. I am a truck driver and here are a few things you should know.1. we are drug tested constantly at least once a year. all truckers are in a basic lottory. what happens is a computer has every truck driver in the united states and it randomly picks drivers. you can be chosen once a month and if you are unlucky you can be chosen every month for a year. suffice to say most truck drivers are clean more like 99.9% excluding perscriptons.2.in the 6 years i have been driving truck i have only had 2 hookers ever aproach my door mainly because i have a no lot lizzard sticker on my windows (basicaly i do not partake). also truckers are usualy perty friendly people untill you cut us off or hang out in our blind spots that 15 cars can hide in at any time. yes our blind spots can be that big so dont get too made if we move into ya.some people think truck drivers are awfull drivers and some days i would agree with you but i would concider this. on your daily commute lisnting to traffic count how many car accidents there are in a day compaired to trucks. can almost gurantee you can almost go days without hearing about a truck accident. If you do the math trucks by a % of trucks get into less accidents than cars. Truck Drivers have that magical Class A CDL for a reason anyone with a class C could drive a truck with a little thinking but we are trained much better than any class c driver. by my companys statistic(we train drivers) 40% of everyone who attempts to get a Class A CDL fails to obtain one. if everyone who had to go through what we go through to maintain a licence our roads would be vacant.now dunno what truck stops this writer has been at but the TA and Flying J truck stops provide decent enough wifi for me. Guess he dosent park near the antena.
8-06-2010 @ 12:28PM
I find the fact you fail to detect sarcasm to be offensive.I am sorry I gave you the opportunity start the Trucker's Liberation Front in my Wow.com reply. May god have mercy on my soul.Good day sir.
8-06-2010 @ 12:47PM
and if you read my reply i said " i know this may be a joke but its very offensive"even so people have the preconception about truck drivers as you described. also Viva La trucker revolution
8-06-2010 @ 1:54PM
even so people have the preconception about truck drivers as you described. OMG, people have preconceptions? and some are right and some are wrong? and somebody died and left you in charge of tilting at windmills? and I suppose you have a little plaque that reads: Political Correctness Police Force.Political Corectness actually kills people ... thinking truckers beat hooker doesn't ... which is worse?
8-06-2010 @ 2:08PM
@DavidCAre the imaginary hookers hot?
8-06-2010 @ 2:33PM
6 years driving lol your still a greenhorn and yes there are quite a few drivers that still do drugs on a daily basis its not as bad as it was in the 80's but it does still happen. drug tests are done on a company basis not a nationwide basis, so if your company is shady (like alot of them out there that just want the frieght moved as fast and as cheap as they can) then they just keep sending a few back to get tested that they know will pass. this is based on 15 years of expereance as a driver.
8-06-2010 @ 5:43PM
@BigBadGoozGetting drug tested "at least once a year" as proof that "most truckers are drug free" is a joke. Man-made drugs, aka most of them, are out of your system after three days. The only ones that hang around longer are natural drugs like weed and shrooms.I'm not implying that you are in some way wrong about most truckers being clean, but the only proof being a once-a-year drug test is very flimsy.
8-07-2010 @ 1:55AM
it is at least once a year not limited to once a year. yeah there are drugs that can be passed out in days. also to the person who said 6 years still means im a green horn. sorry sir i know plenty of drivers with 10-15 years of expierence that make rookie mistakes on a daily basis. Its now how long you have worked a truck its how well you work the truck.Drug testing is not company policy/i can be shady if they want to. your results must be filed with dot how they handel it is not my area. Im not saying truckers dont use drugs im saying the vast majority know that that class A is thier meal tickit and livlyhood. One thing i know for sure is if a truck driver is in a accident heres how it chronicaly goeslong as you are not dead or dieing1.Log book confiscated2.Piss test3.welcome to the hell that is finding a way that it is the drivers fault because you are the professional
8-07-2010 @ 2:01AM
and by accident i mean truck on it side or full on oh shit that looks like it hurts. even some minor crashes can get the above treatment.local laws and how your state trooper feels like making your life hell. Btw i love you state trooper/highway police always good to see ya patroling making sure nobody jacks my truck.
8-07-2010 @ 12:26PM
Typical douchenozzle responses here. What I'm disheartened to see is that despite this guy's dedication and hard work in order to play WoW on the road all you can think about is how funny of a joke you can make about it. Can't you just say "fuckin awesome work man!" and not try and belittle his job? I don't care about how politically correct he should or should not be, that's not the point of this article, nor the point of his job. No shit there are preconceived notions about any job. If, say, you worked in an insurance company, would it be awesome to hear that as soon as you just helped some poor family get a bunch of money on a settlement, some asshole said "Every insurance company worker is a thief and jerkoff because all they do is screw the common people out of their money"?Grow the fuck up. I'm sure there are stereotypes about your job you don't want thrown in your face as soon as you do something cool and try and break the norm.And OT: Fuckin awesome job man, I'm working in China atm with possibly the world's worst internet. I've been trying to talk to the IT department here about configuring the net for WoW, but none of them speak English and it seems pretty weak to make them go to all that trouble just so I can play a game. I'll play again when I get a chance :) In the meantime sites like wow.com and mmo champ help me stay up to date.
8-07-2010 @ 12:44PM
Lay off drinking water from the Yangtze River. The pollution is making you rage.
11-20-2010 @ 10:29PM
I feel very honky redneck after reading this thread of comments.I hate you guys.
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