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I'd think it would be long-haul truck driver or

Posted By: depends on 2005-10-14
In Reply to: Punctuation question - Margaret

long haul truck driver, depending on account specs and whether or not they use hyphens.

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I need to talk with someone who has experience with MT while long-haul trucking.
Hubby wants to change jobs and do a partnership and long-haul truck.  Don't know if this is a mid-life crisis thing or what.  If you have done MT work while on the road for extended periods please contact me - good or bad.  I would want to still do MT.  I know people have RV'd and done MT at the same time.  Thanks.
My hubby drives a long distance truck
thank goodness! He says the trucking business in dire need of truckers. Bet we donít see folks punching those in.
I would rather have someone haul it than me with a trailer (sm)
We had to rent a trailer to put behind out pickup one time to go pick up some jet skis.  It was only about a 90 mile drive, but it was a horror.  We went through a lot of construction and the lanes were narrow.  I wasn't driving, but if I had been, I would have crashed.  DH was even amazed that he got them through without scraping the sides. Even if it costs a little extra, I think it would be well worth it to have it hauled for you.  They will insure it.  I know it has "special value", but I'm sure it will be fine.  Good luck.  Let us know how you make out.
Zip Driver

You may try downloading new drivers for your zip drive. Sometimes when the driver goes bad it will generate that error.

Also you can do a search on the specific error you are getting.

Here is a copy of links I found. Hope they help.



the last one is the company that makes the zip drives.


A 16-YO driver

I just want opinions here...

My DD's best friend is 16...she got her license in July.  The BF has a 17-month-old brother that her mom allows her to drive around...I don't mean just around where we live, I mean on the highway...a very busy, main, 4 lane highway...

My question is, do y'all agree or disagree with this?  Do you think it's really, really dangerous and just too much of a risk to let this girl drive her baby brother around?

It's probably pretty apparent that I think it is absolutely crazy! It scares me so much when I know they are out running around in her car.  Is it just me or do y'all feel this way?

My dog has a driver's license. sm
He loves to chase cars, but the high gas prices have forced him to get a job so he can continue.
got cut off....2 different driver's licenses...
Really, I don't want to *judge* anyone's life - judge not lest ye be judged.....and all that....plus it's a rarity to find a *jury of one's peers* in this life (my opinion only)
Do you know where to find the driver for it? nm
Might be a driver problem, too. nm
You think being bus driver is easy? You never
Truck driving
My friend and her husband drove as a "team" before he passed away.  She said it isn't as easy as it looks-- especially if you are a woman.  She said she had to back the trailers into the loading docks and all the "macho men" would just stand there and stare at her-- apparently they are too "manly" to have their jobs taken by women.  Anyway, she said the driving part was fun, but the company monitors you every second via some kind of tracking device and it isn't like I thought-- that you could stop in various parts of the country, etc.  There is a lot of technical stuff you have to know about the truck, maintenance, etc., as well.  She said she wouldn't do it again.
truck type
Don't have direct experience but my husband trucks and am familiar with the concepts. This is an intriguing scenario so hope you don't mind if I speculate a bit.

A few questions for you. By partnership, do you mean you intend to drive, as in split equal driving hours with him? What kinds of distances are involved...state/regional or interstate? You talking lap top type on internet based platform or what (i.e., method of report transmission)?

Certainly, RV is not the same as OTR. I think your main issue would be internet access while in motion. You want to type PT or drive PT or what?
The ice cream truck
The Mister Softee ice cream truck came every evening. You could hear his bell dinging wayyyy before he got to our street. On special occasions (i.e., daddy's payday) we were allowed to go a sundae or milkshake or rootbeer float. I read in the paper just the other day that the man who started Mister Softee recently died.
We saw an ice cream truck the other day (sm)
and my daughter was so excited. But I told her I doubt it if it would come up where we live because there is too much of a spread between houses. We saw it going through a housing development. Which makes sense, but was a disappointment for my daughter (and me!!!!). I remember playing outside and hearing the music way in the distance. I would run to get dimes from my Mom or Dad. That is a VERY pleasant memory. Thanks to OP for starting this topic.
We have an ice cream truck come through
our neighborhood every day. They have all the good stuff from the good ol' days!
They DON'T need you driver's license number.
Do not give anyone that number ever. Be smart with your private information. Never put your driver's license or SS# somewhere just because they have a line for it and that includes the doctor's office.
maybe corrupt print driver?


If you are starting the fax process by printing to a fax printer, then chances are good the print driver has gotten corrupted. (Common with all print drivers.)

If this is the case, then (1) delete the fax-print driver from Control Panel | Printers and Faxes, and then (2) reinstall the print driver.

After install, send a test fax (not a real transcription) to see if the problem has been fixed.


I am a sub bus driver and make $15 an hour - sm
doing that, though I never know when I am working, waiting on a route....when that happens I will bring home about $1200 a month which will be nice on top of any MT work I do (still plan to do this but cut back some when I do finally get a route). So for now $60 for working 4 hours subbing for another driver, I can live with. Makes my life a little easier.
MT vs Bus driver? Give me a break

For heaven's sakes.  Did it ever occur to you that if you can't decide, however rhetorically, whether to be an MT or drive a bus that you don't belong in this profession? 

I'm SO TIRED OF LISTENING TO MTs complain.  If you don't have a passion for what you do, here's a tip:  DO SOMETHING ELSE! 

You don't develop a passion for something just because it pays enough!  There are a lot of facets to passion.  And if you're doing something you don't have a passion for you're wasting your life.

Why is the fact that you're not making enough money or you're underappreciated SOMEBODY ELSE'S FAULT!  It's YOUR fault. 

Did you just fall off the turnip truck?
Of course it's a scam. Grow up.
Leased a truck for four years. At the
end of that time, purchased the truck because we had put so many miles on it, and they financed for another FIVE years to keep the payments about the same. Won't try that again!!!!!!!!!!!!
I call it Mack Truck Flu.
Feels like  you've been run over with a Mack truck! Glad U are feeling almost within normal limits.
good job! watch out for the truck

being in your name because whatever he does will come back on you so if he crashes and hurts someone, they can come after you.  my x took all the keys so I had another set made and they didn't work so I reported it stolen and let the cops get it from him. (the car was only in my name)  plus it adds to your paper trail that you're going to need to keep yourself protected. 

don't you feel better all ready!

Sorry but truck driving is going south also
Also had hubby as truck driver, as well as done team driving --the rates there are going down as many are coming over the borders and able to drive for less.  So that profession has dropped 50% as well or at least held its own over the past ten years which is not a progression at all.  Even owner-operators are seeing a decline.  So it is hitting everywhere. 
Back the turnip truck up!
You are working full-time with demands of 1,200 lines a day and only making $16,000.00 a year.  You'd better find another job.  What part of the Earth do you live?  My goodness, clerks make more than that.  You may want to try becoming a file clerk as you'd probably make more and it certainly would be less stressful!  Take care!
My husband used to drive a truck and

back in 1970s, he made $1 a mile and above. He got out when the rates went down, when the government starting forcing truckers to drive only so many miles a day, and when the companies wanted you to drive over and above the so-called allowable mileage and if you got caught, YOU paid, not the company. Then there was the cross-country in 3 days deal....then, 'Hm-m-m, he could do it in 3 days, let's push a little harder to see if he can cut his time down more."

Bet you're hubby never makes $1 a mile or above now, especially with the high fuel costs and maintenance of the truck unless he is Haz-Mat or in a specialized field.

Oh, BTW, they are bringing back the railroads because "it's too expensive to truck the goods anymore."  It's the old "dange" if you do, and "dange" if you don't type of deal.

Oh, wait! Could this be just like transcription?

Dimwit post regarding drunk driver
If nothing else, that should tell you what effects bad decisions have. If you read my post you would have gotten that I suffered but more importantly, my children did. Belive me, I'm not bitter. I am sorry that my children had to live without a father, but I am grateful that they learned about alcohol and loss of control. As for me, I supported my children very well, and we survived as a family and no one had to hang their head. I'm extremely grafteful that no innocent person was killed. And yes, I thought I could change an alcoholic. Bad choice. I'm willing to accept my bad choices, what's YOUR excuse for bad manners and you are also a DIMWit who probably "teaches" her children the right way to drink. What an assine post you put on the board. Anyone who has had a loved one killed by someone else's bad choice probably wouldn't appreciate your post, but I do. I appreciate the fact that you need help.
My boyfriend who is a school bus driver now makes more than me...
by $1.00 an hour. Only because they have a union, I guess, because the trend now would be to make them slave labor, as well....but their union holds on by a thread...

I have been an MT for over 14 years, started in the hospitals making what I make now, and am now working for a company (top of the line in the business) who says to stay competitive the MT pay has been cut. I was told to work more hours to make up the difference.

This is no longer a profession, and I think if we are suddenly required to be certified (which the AAMT is pushing very hard), I would highly contest this as I no longer consider myself a professional. We get paid only per line, lose our health benefits, if we do not work a required amount of hours, and are treated as laborers, not professionals.

Does anyone know, if any other 'professions' require certification for nonhourly positions, no guaranteed work, and no real long-term job security...

For myself, I can barely pay my rent now, there is no way I could afford a certification.

In other words, I would be expected to act as a professional, but would never ever be treated as one. I mean, what would WE get out of it?

Does anyone care anymore about people. When I first started working at 14, every job I ever had employees were always treated like they mattered...and were the heart of the job, the old 'we are nothing without the employees' - that is all thrown out like trash now and the mantra is we are nothing, we do not matter, we can be replaced, shut up and just do your work, your paycheck is your reward. What a bunch of crap and what a way to keep people down.

I was in shock when I saw my paycheck, and my boyfriend is making a whole dollar more an hour than I am...and that was a good, full 2 weeks of work for me, with the most lines I have typed since being with this company.

Can you imagine...
Another thing you might try, is reinstalling the driver for your USB port. SM
If you right click on your "My Computer" icon, click "Properties", then click on the "Hardware" tab.  Then click on the "Device Manager" button.  You'll see a list of all your hardware devices.  Find your USB devices and double click.  You'll see the button for reinstalling the driver.  Go from there and follow the steps.
Well it said there are no drivers or anything else and I have no idea about loading a driver.
It works fine in DQS so I dont know about this.  I guess I will just forget the job because it is a very long test and to do it with key controls is horrible.
Did you load the correct driver for the printer from the CD?

Yeah, must have fallen off the turnip truck.

After paying on my truck and house for a year I can
refinance and get an interest rate that is close to someone who has never filed bankruptcy before.  So, the high interest rate won't be there forever and at least I will have assets rather than renting or not having a car at all.  So, bankruptcy in my case was the best option.
Congrats and while you are at it, report your truck stolen by him.
I have the truck! Forgot that important tidbit!
The police asked him to relinquish it. Ta Da !!!
The Good Humor ice cream truck! They still
sell some of the products in the store, but it is nowhere near as good.  The vanilla ice cream bars covered with toasted almonds!  The half and half popsicles with flavors like rasberry and lime that were SO fruity!  The Good Humor man in his white outfit!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  It was great!
A breast exam is mandatory for a driver's license??
I cannot imagine a state where it is mandatory for a young girl getting a driver's license to have a breast exam. That just sounds, as does the pressuring you state by the doctor for the cervical cancer shot, so farfetched to me that it is completely unbelievable. I read very well, thank you and am unbelieving of most of what you have posted. Sounds like not only are you stressed but you have some mania going on there.
A breast exam is mandatory for a driver's license??
I cannot imagine a state where it is mandatory for a young girl getting a driver's license to have a breast exam. That just sounds, as does the pressuring you state by the doctor for the cervical cancer shot, so farfetched to me that it is completely unbelievable. I read very well, thank you and am unbelieving of most of what you have posted. Sounds like not only are you stressed but you have some mania going on there.
No breast exam required in Tn and Ga for driver's or work
good luck to you!! Do something about that truck..you are responsible for any damages unless you
it taken without permission (different than stolen).
Camaros..three 1994, 1998, and 1999 and a truck,
Chevy truck 2005
A breast exam is required for a driver's permit in your state?
--some pervert state senator would dream up. What state do you live in? THAT I would be angry about.
What state requires a breast exam for a driver's license?!?!
It's a bus, not a truck load of nuclear waste. It's a blue collar job,
Used to own a Suburban, loved that truck. Have ridden in Ford trucks and SUVs

The Helms Bakery Truck! It sold candy & Pixie-Sticks, too! Yumm! (n/m)
I hate Instant Text. It is expensive, long long learning
curve, and too much distraction for me.
Check your USB drivers. The printer works off the printer driver. The pedal needs a joystick

driver in order to work.  You have to configure your USB port for this.

No, I doubt that a breast exam is included in the physical exam for a driver's licence..sm
Since when did they start to ask for a physical exanm to obtain a driver's licence?
This must be new, I never was subjected to a physical exam, only an eye exam.
That's weird.
How long should I wait after applying for a position before I follow-up. It has been as long as two
without hearing from some.  Just wondering if I should send an e-mail to follow-up to see if they received my resume or not.  I don't want to offend anyone but feel two weeks should be long enough for someone to at least acknowledge my resume and that I have applied for a position.  Right now I would accept anything even a note saying no thanks.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I haven't had to apply for a job for the past 10 years so I am a bit rusty at this.  Thanks again for any advice. 
Congrats! How long have you been a MLS and how long did you study for the test!