Oversize load

Who says truckers can't laugh at themselves! 😃

This guy was parked right behind me.

(Sorry, Ms. Rita, I couldn't resist this one)
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@AJs:

Who says truckers can't laugh at themselves! 😃

This guy was parked right behind me.

(Sorry, Ms. Rita, I couldn't resist this one)

A truck came here to pick up a load going to Tulsa,OK that had that same little truck strapped to his flat bed. He had a regular flat bed not one for carrying heavy equipment like tractors. We make parts out of sheet metal.

@AJs:

Who says truckers can't laugh at themselves! 😃

This guy was parked right behind me.

(Sorry, Ms. Rita, I couldn't resist this one)

OMG…how cute is that!! Probably his child put that on the back of the truck.

Now on a truck subject, but not this particular issue. What about the people that put little coats & hats on their Mack Bulldogs on the front of their trucks - are they humanizing a metal object? :D:D:D

BTW, for those that do not know, the Mack bulldog's name is Cavalier. Little piece of trivia for you. :D:D

p.s. I want to see how many threads I can throw in "humanization" today - small challenge for my small mind! 😃

LOL!!! Like to twist the occasional nose, do we?:D

Hey, it's a new thread in Chit Chat called Humanizing rigs! I met a girl in college that had the same kind of car I had (VW Karmen Ghia) and she asked me what it's name was as she had her's named. Whaaaaa?!

I love the load thanks for the picture. Could that have been a Warren Trasport out of Waterloo, Iowa??

But don't you know those BUllDOGS make MONEY they can dress any way they want. LOL…. This could have been the truckers voice back to the company he was leased to to get me a load.

Rita Jean

@nobarkus:

Hey, it's a new thread in Chit Chat called Humanizing rigs! I met a girl in college that had the same kind of car I had (VW Karmen Ghia) and she asked me what it's name was as she had her's named. Whaaaaa?!

I have a friend that names all her cars. Funniest part to me…you'd never expect it from her as it is so out of character.

My mother used to name all her cars the same thing - Buelha. Don't have any idea why - I think she thought it was a funny name.

@Rita:

I love the load thanks for the picture. Could that have been a Warren Trasport out of Waterloo, Iowa??

But don't you know those BUllDOGS make MONEY they can dress any way they want. LOL…. This could have been the truckers voice back to the company he was leased to to get me a load.

Rita Jean

In the Mack catalogue they have all sorts of little costumes for the bulldogs on the hoods of the trucks.

Houston

How funny..

We haven't named our cars yet, but we did name our GPS thingy, Dory…after that chatterbox in Nemo..'cause it never shuts up...

Ok, so I lied, our car's licenseplate says "Blabar"..it means blueberry in swedish..we have a dark blue Volvo Xc90..again kids had a hand in it...those darn humanize everything kiddos..

On a road trip with 2 women friends last spring, we nicknamed her new GPS "Bow" for "bitch on windshield" as 'she' got very rude when we did not turn where she told us to. "Recalculating" sure seemed rather snippy after the 3rd of 4th time 'she' said it!

Houston

"Recalculating" sure seemed rather snippy after the 3rd of 4th time 'she' said it!

See what I mean?..very chatter boxy…driving you up a wall..

@Basenjimamma:

Ok, so I lied, our car's licenseplate says "Blabar"..it means blueberry in swedish..we have a dark blue Volvo Xc90..again kids had a hand in it…those darn humanize everything kiddos..

Don't you mean "blueberry-ize"?

Houston

Don't you mean "blueberry-ize"?

True, it is more food-izing it like we so love to do in the states, then humanizing it..my bad..

Ok we are humanizing and now blueberryize . What are we going (ize) next????

Rita Jean

We don't name our cars, but we also named our GPS, Basenjimamma - we named it Shirley - because even though we don't know where we're going, she "surely" will get us there!

Shaye's Mom I do like Shirley, "surely" way to go.

Rita Jean

Lots of truck drivers use GPS's in their trucks. I refuse to have one. Partly because I don't want the distraction (from the bright screen or the voice) and partly because the drivers I've talked to who have them become so reliant on them they forget how to get to places they've been before. Also, when I worked for a small company, one of the drivers swore by his GPS until he earned a $1300 ticket for following it into downtown DC. It seems like some of the drivers forget how to think on their own when they have one. I wouldn't even let a trainee bring one onto the truck when I was training. I want my trainees to know how to read a map and do their own thinking.

It works well for "4-wheelers" because y'all don't have to think about low clearances and truck routing.

They do make a GPS just for Trucks so a driver can stick to the proper route to avoid a tickets like that. I do agree that its important to be able to read a map since there can be times a GPS can fail. There is a reason that a Trucker's atlas exists as well. Clearances are one of the reasons. If you travel in a motor home there are some places not on the map and roads you just do not belong on.

With that being said, there are plenty of drivers who will not spend the extra money for the GPS specially designed for large trucks. There are also plenty of GPS devices that will route you improperly or at times, cannot even find a valid address. I went through several ones of different brands before I found the one I have now because the other could not find my home address. In addition, when I traveled the west cost, there are places like the Devils Slide area you just do not want to travel in a large motor home or big rig for safety reasons. The same can apply in larger cities. I know Chicago like the back of my hand, but sometimes even with a map it can be tricky navigating the city.

I remember a trip in Colorado where we camped at the foot of the Royal Gorge. Miranda navigated us over a rut filled dirt road with several metal cattle type fences that were laying on the ground that we had to drive over just to get there. I am sure that road is not on a GPS. Also for us, when we are traveling and towing a car behind the motor home we are 53 feet long and if we make a mistake sometimes turning around or backing up can be difficult because in certain cases and conditions we have to drop the car to do it.

Jason

I called my (too cute small red car :D) Binkie.. Which is a cute name for "macho" or "stud".. ggg…

And Mirtillo means Blabar.. so I humanize and blueberry-ize 😃 😉

@ AJ's human: love the pics 😃

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