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Old 04-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #20266
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How much does this save in time and fuel and failed delivery?
bad drivers drive badly. many trucks make it through that route, so it is possible. I have seen drivers crash into light pole in an EMPTY parking lot...
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #20267
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n00bs..

I am an Operations Manager AND a Dispatcher.

I tell them point A and Point B.....thats it.

90% of companies do not dictate the route.

If you have a driver that bad, that you have to route him yourself, you fire him.

and no one is going to listen to the dispatcher anyway! I didn't decide to drive a truck to listen to someone tell me HOW to drive, I drive so I CAN go my own way.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #20268
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[QUOTE=Truckin_Thumper;21163479]UPS is a different breed.....no way in hell would I work for them, not even management..../QUOTE]

I agree.

A friend works for Brown.

His exact quote- "when you drive for UPS you give up your body BUT when you are in UPS management you give up your soul".
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #20269
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If a dispatcher sends** a tractor-trailer via that part of US 129, then the dispatcher needs a career change. Not only is it an known inadvisable route***, it is also closed to trucks-over-30-feet from the NC side.



** assuming that the dispatcher routes the trucks
***and someone who programmed truck routes into the GPS doesn't have a warped sense of humor...


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Easy to get a permit on the NC side to go over with a larger than 30' rig.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #20270
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UPS is a different breed.....no way in hell would I work for them, not even management....
I agree.

A friend works for Brown.

His exact quote- "when you drive for UPS you give up your body BUT when you are in UPS management you give up your soul".
How times change. In the late '60's in college UPS was an ideal employer for students. Flexible hours, good pay , humane treatment.

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #20271
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Easy to get a permit on the NC side to go over with a larger than 30' rig.
Ah, so the restriction is about fees and revenue, not safety?

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #20272
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She doesn't look like she's having a good time.

And it appears she's holding up traffic.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #20273
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #20274
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It seems the bikes are more dangerous then the trucks!
I never had a bike push my SUV into a ditch.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #20275
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Same day?


That's one way to see where your chicken strips are.
That shit isn't going to come off the nike easily, and not ever off the gear!

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #20276
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Like that foot down has any chance of saving his inept ass. AND he is on the brakes, at a lean angle less than needed to turn into my driveway. My bet is he STILL went wide and nearly ran off the right edge at the exit of the turn! Obviously NO idea how to 1. Make a bike lean, 2. Control a bike lean and path of travel in a turn, 3. NO confidence whatsoever, 4. Probably "steering" the bike through the turn.

Probably couldn't handle it on a peddle bike. Notice the lack of turn signals and what looks to be a fender eliminator? Shoulda spent a few bucks on rider training. But I bet he bragged to his budds about taming the Dragon!

I have not ridden the Dragon, but I have driven it in a rented Mustang, all in 2nd gear, tires howling, hit 60+ on occassion, passed one Chrysler, and one couple on a Harley that should have had a farm implement slow moving triangle on it. He would NOT lean the bike one bit through the turns. He finally waved me by. Later I had two BMW cycles behind me, held them off for maybe two miles until they blew past me, showing good lines in the turns and a smooth quick pace.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #20277
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Even though he's got a car tire on the rear of his Wing (please do NOT start that arguement) I'll give him an ATTABOY for his placement in the current turn to set him up for the entry of the next turn. I tell my MSF students that setup for the turn is most important over speed and lean angle. Without proper setup, you are limited in speed (fast or slow) and lean angle to compensate for poor setup.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:20 AM   #20278
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Without proper setup, you are limited in speed (fast or slow) and lean angle to compensate for poor setup.
That is basically Rule 2 from TotW: In any fast entry turn, calculate the rolloff as carefully as you calculate the rollon. ie - make sure you go in at the right speed so you can go out at the right speed. Some basics are just so.... basic....
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #20279
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dam, is the guy ok? bad enough he wrecked it but then it melts to the ground? Would that be a honda melt?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #20280
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dam, is the guy ok?
According to the posts, the photog ran down and pulled him out of the fire.
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