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A Truck Stop Teaches Mark Zuckerberg That Politics Is Hard

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 07:56 AM
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Its damned shame one those drivers didn't put a knot on his nappy little head.

We used to roll in heavily armed conveys and we knew better than go up in amongst those hands.




posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
They seemed to be more preoccupied with how they weren't able to drive as much as they wanted thank to regulations...


Hmm. From the drivers I've discussed this with (many moons ago when I was doing some work for a logistics company) the issue wasn't that they couldn't drive as much as they wanted, the issue was that they were expected to meet their targets regardless of how many delays they had faced or how much time was left on the clock, and would get blamed for stopping even though the law required them to do so.

Nobody ever said "it's not Joe Blogg's fault, delays on the M1 meant the clock ran out so he had to stop", they said "Huh, we don't want Joe Bloggs back, he failed to get the load delivered on time - too busy parked up in a layby scratching his lazy arse instead of working. We've breached our SLA thanks to that lazy sod and it's causing us no end of grief, so don't send us that driver again."

That's not quite the same thing.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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On the bright side, he is good at building walls to keep out undesirables

money.cnn.com...


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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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With no disrespect intended, it amazes me that the good folk of ATS are so sanguine about the possibility of Mark Zuckerberg running for president. For a start, he has quite close links to George Soros, and for a second he has huge amounts of personal data about nearly everyone who uses the internet plus the ability to control the news stories they 'consume'.

On the first point, I don't worry too much about Soros (I think he's benign, but misguided), but on the second point... sheesh!

Trump gets built up into some kind of fascist dictator, when all the evidence suggests he couldn't find his way out of a supermarket without help, but Zuckerberg actually has the infrastructure in place to become a genuine dictator, right now, this minute. I find him quite frightening as he is, but the prospect of President Zuckerberg is horrifying.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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You want to know the problem with hours? This is the load I just ran. We were scheduled to pick up Saturday morning, at 8am in Tracy, California, and deliver it in Orlando, Florida Monday night by 8pm. We were getting paid for 2742 miles, but realistic miles was at least 2786-2800 (we get paid by the mile, from zip code to zip code, so run anywhere from 60-90 miles free every load).

Here's where the fun starts. We have four clocks to manage. Within 8 hours of starting to drive, we have to stop for a 30 minute break 2800 miles is five driving shifts, so add 2 1/2 hours to our total driving time for 30 minute breaks. We have to stop and change drivers so that's another 10-15 minutes to add for pre and post trips, so without even turning the key on we've just added between 3 and 3 1/2 hours to our total trip time. We have 11 total hours we can drive, and 14 hours we can drive it in. Once our 14 hour clock starts, we can't stop it until we sit for 8-10 hours. So if we sit for longer than 3 hours, we now have less than 11 hours to drive. Our forth clock is how many hours we can drive in a week. We are allowed to drive 70 hours in 8 days. Fortunately only on duty and driving time count against this clock.

So we got to Tracy a little early to pick this load up. Only it wasn't ready. It wasn't ready until just before 9am. So that's 4+ hours we're losing between the load not being ready, required breaks, and driver swaps. That time doesn't get added back on to our required delivery time. The only time our delivery time gets changed, is for weather delays, breakdowns, or if the customer reschedules.

So now we have to drive 500 miles plus down back roads, some of which have slow speed limits, deal with traffic, horrific accidents, construction zones, and everything else we have to deal with on a normal basis, and deliver on time.

If you don't deliver on time, barring an event outside of your control, it goes on your DAC as a delivery failure. If you get too many of those, you don't have a job, and good luck getting a new one.

So yeah, we'd LOVE to be able to drive as long as we want, so maybe then those people in the office, 99ŕ of who have never been closer to a truck than passing one on the road, or walking by them in the parking lot of the terminal, would get off our backs and stop trying to tell us how to do our job.

Oh, and most of the people setting the regulations to keep the motoring public safe, are those people that have never been near a truck. And those wonderful regulations do wonders at making our job harder and a lot more stressful, and not much else.
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posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
Why would he want to take on Politics ?

What a monumental waste of time.

The Playboy mansion is for sale...Dumb a$$
He actually has to. The only way he can keep a controlling share in Facebook if he resigns is if he runs for office.



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