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    I read this many years ago and recently ran accross it again. I thought some of the younger drivers out there might enjoy this.

    I'M A CAR HAULER
    BY Jeff Hammons

    Sometimes when meeting new people, the conversation turns to, "And what do you do for a living?" Up until about a year ago, I would always reply my standard, "Oh, I deliver new cars from the factory to the dealer," and leave it at that. I would try to be careful not to use the words "Truck driver" in my description. Past practice had shown me to do so would have me sitting there listening to hundreds of not very funny, fat, half-educated, big belt buckled, JB jokes.

    Then one day after being introduced to a self-proclaimed, very important, button pusher, I answered the question like this, Using 25 levers to move 50 cylinders to build 11 decks, I take up to $400,000.00 worth of new cars,(which would be over 200 feet long, lined up end to end), and place them in a 75 foot long, 13 1/2 foot high box with four inches clearance, top and bottom, side to side, that will ride like that for 500 miles damage free. I do this rain or shine, day or night, hot or cold. I'm the biggest, slowest thing on the road. Whatever the obstacle, be it low bridges or tree limbs, traffic jams, breakdowns or road conditions, I'm up to the challenge, arriving on time, safe and sound at my destination. I often face next to impossible unloading, that includes working out in busy streets, where motorists give me the same respect that they give to a snake trying to cross there. As numbers go, there are not many like me; as people go; there are not many that can do what I do
    "I'M A CAR HAULER!"
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    Default Re: What is a carhauler?

    bluescity? this brought back memories, this is a true car hauler, i have done everything thats said. but i have been laid off since feb,09......i really miss it.

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    Default Re: What is a carhauler?

    This posted on our board at work thanks for putting it out there for everyone

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    Default Re: What is a carhauler?

    Same here

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    You guys have a stressfulll and tenuous job! Thanks for doing what you do! I would not want to do your job and you guys probably wouldn't want to do mine! Keep up the good work.......CARHAURLERS!!!!!

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    With all that said and done, we deserve to be paid every penny we make and more. Don't let our negotiaters, and coworkers forget what we do for a living. Vote "No" for any more concessions. We do one of the hardest jobs in the trucking industry,and do it well, so lets not do it for any less than what we deserve to be paid.

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    Amen, brother!

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    ex-cooper waitin 4 the day to be hired on with cassens or allied ,carhualer at heart

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    Retired from JCT in July 2002...The last few years with them was like the good old days with United before JCT bought us out...When JCT first bought us...the son in law was running things and every terminal was ran in Nazi like fashion..Seems all they cared about was half-rate traffic and driver harrassment.When Old Thom passed and left it all to Timmy.....things changed....overnite....for the better...A COMPLETE change of attitude through out the system...New trucks...new traffic and the old United way of thinking....Let's run hard and make money...Yep ..the last few years of my career were some of the best..( no pressure..or harrasment.)Although the 70s were pretty darn good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tex View Post
    Retired from JCT in July 2002...The last few years with them was like the good old days with United before JCT bought us out...When JCT first bought us...the son in law was running things and every terminal was ran in Nazi like fashion..Seems all they cared about was half-rate traffic and driver harrassment.When Old Thom passed and left it all to Timmy.....things changed....overnite....for the better...A COMPLETE change of attitude through out the system...New trucks...new traffic and the old United way of thinking....Let's run hard and make money...Yep ..the last few years of my career were some of the best..( no pressure..or harrasment.)Although the 70s were pretty darn good
    Well the Nazis I hate to tell you are back in town.

 

 
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