Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Types Of Truck Drivers

There are two major types of truck driver employment:

Owner-operators (also known as O/Os, or "doublestuffs" are individuals who own the trucks they drive and can either lease their trucks by contract with a trucking company to haul freight for that company using their own trucks, or they haul loads for a number of companies and are self-employed independent contractors. There are also ones that lease a truck from a company and make payments on it to buy it in two or three years. 

Company drivers are employees of a particular trucking company and drive trucks provided by their employer.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Truck driver

 A truck driver (commonly referred to as a trucker or driver in the United States and Canada; a truckie in Australia and New Zealand; a lorry driver or driver in Ireland and the United Kingdom), is a person who earns a living as the driver of a truck, usually a semi truck, box truck, or dump truck.

Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail and distribution centers. Truck drivers are also responsible for inspecting their vehicles for mechanical items or issues relating to safe operation. Others, such as Driver/Sales workers, are also responsible for sales and customer service.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pimped Out Trucks-For Those Who Wish To Get Noticed

Pimped-Up Truck
Pimped out trucks and jacked up trucks are the types of trucks which are opposite to each other. For examples, in case of pimped out truck, truck is pimped out so that it looks like you are almost sitting on the road while driving with small tires, whereas in case of jacked up trucks a truck is lifted comprehensively from the ground by unusually large tires. Though, both types of styles have their own visual effects but apart from just looks they have different uses and functions. So it all depends upon you what exactly you want your truck to do. It can be a very daunting task to decide what type of truck is best and why because each one has its own features and benefits. We are discussing both of these types of trucks here.

As mentioned above pimped out trucks are basically pimped out so that they look near the ground sitting and driving experience with the help of small tires and there is no elevation in it. Some of the best trucks and SUVs are of this nature and Hummer is one of them. They are full of glory and style, and they can be found almost everywhere as compared to jacked up trucks which are found mostly in hills and other difficult terrains for added power, grip and visibility by jacking up the vehicle significantly off the ground. Another most distinguishing features of pimped out trucks is that they are mostly shinning machines with utmost cleanliness and chrome plating with flashy lights to make them apart from crowd. The paint is special along with tires, rims and even door handles and knobs to make them a true pimped out truck. Basically they are for rich and enthusiastic people who wish to show and get noticed while on the road for their looks, styles, finish, sound and everything in between.

Jacked-Up Truck
And, when it comes to jacked up trucks they are different babies altogether with unusual looks and additional power and grip on the road and difficult terrains. They are usually big sized or monster sized trucks with elevated tire arrangement (while they have been jacked up, otherwise they can be any normal truck basically). Actually, jacked up trucks are not special trucks, as any truck can be made jacked up truck with a little experimentation. Usually, the size of tires is so that they even don't fit into the slot (wheel well) provided for them, therefore they are elevated so that they are fitted almost outside the space provided for them. So if you wish to look tough and strong with a bossy look and strength then jacked up trucks are for you.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Trucker vs. Lawyer

A lawyer and a Truck driver are sitting next to each other on a long flight.

The lawyer is thinking that Truck driver are so dumb that he could put one over on them easily...so the lawyer asks the Truck driver if he would like to play a fun game.

The Truck driver is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists, and says that the game is a lot of fun. "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5.; you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500." he says.

This catches the Truck driver's attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.

The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the Earth to the moon?"

The Truck driver doesn't say a word, reaches in his pocket pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.

Now, it's the Truck driver's turn. He asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?"

The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he could find on the net. He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail.
After one hour of searching he finally gives up. He wakes up the Truck driver and hands him $500. The Truck driver pockets the $500. and goes right back to sleep.

The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Truck driver up and asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The Truck driver reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5. and goes back to sleep.

Don't mess with us Truck divers!!