Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Premium Member One Who WaitsUnited States Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
19 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 836 Deviations 102,395 Comments 115,318 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

The Best Of My Best. Enjoy!

Random Favourites

deviation in storage by AngeInk
deviation in storage by AngeInk

No pictures please

I can't hardly believe it's been over a month since I posted a journal--I didn't want to inundate you with all my personal quirks (too late!). I've been too busy to notice them much, much less find words to type to accurately complain about them. LOL!

Oh well, the mechanics of living are the same for all of us with variations on the same theme (some really big differences if you're of the female persuasion) with the cycles of day and night dominating our agendas. Mine seem to run together--as in now, typing out a journal when I should be sleeping. :)

I'll be brief though. (LIAR!) I did get the new truck and it's the first new truck I've ever had to drive in my 35+ year career. It's number is 339 and that is what it will be known as for now. It's plain white. Not a bad looking truck but it does look like about 100 others in the fleet so there's not much to compare it to. It runs...ok. Nothing special, nothing a fella could brag about 'How faaaaast this truck can go' (with apologies to Red Sovine) It has a pretty severe ride to go along with the Iron Maiden seat--which a replacement has been ordered. Let's face it, if you spend 80+ hours a week sitting in a seat, you'd want it to be somewhat comfortable and not, say, sitting balanced on the small end of a baseball bat with a doily for cushioning while the severe ride has its way with your tender bits :doh:

It's got a pretty good stereo--mandatory as I have a rather extensive collection of CDs...no new fangled iPod for this old skool driver ;) I haven't got it quite figured out as there are a lot of functions with the stereo that I've never seen or will ever have any use for like bluetooth, usb, the iPod function thingie and it has folders (?) for something (my hope that those folders contain Lois Lane or Farrah Fawcett circa 1980, but not only have I not figured out how to open those folders, I fear they are joke folders and either Don Rickles or Phyllis Diller will pop out :fear:)

339 has a pretty nice interior and it smells pretty good (Mmm! New truck smell!) but that will fade pretty quickly with the sweaty heat of summer-AC or no AC, broiling an overweight truck driver in 100 degree heat while he unloads lime products 70 miles from the nearest shower usually results in an assault on the olfactory senses of Biblical proportions :doh:

There are some other issues to deal with on this truck, but they will only be dealt with over time :shrug: Freightliner didn't have guys with a 27" inseam in mind when they designed the steps, for instance, and that seat problem has already been dealt with as a new, umm...WIDER seat has been ordered. :iconfatlaplz: Some mechanical bugs have popped up and are being dealt with though they are warranty issues and will probably take next to forever to iron out.

In all, I guess it's an OK ride but as I said, nothing special and certainly nothing that would hang in anyone's memory (I found it easy to not think about 339 even once this weekend). I'm sure, eventually, I'll post a picture of it but for now, it hasn't earned that privilege. In fact, my camera still sits on it's tripod in the back bedroom where it has product photography duty for my ebay biz and hasn't seen the inside of a truck since last fall. I won't be naming this one until if and when it earns a name.

So, that's about it--kinda long winded, unimpressive and not very interesting, but that's what my professional life has become where trucks are concerned :laughing: 3 weeks so far and just under 8,000 miles.

Until the next time! Keep the shiny side up! :lol:

A GMC Rat Rod Truck by TheMan268New Old Chevy by rpost61Rusty, but Runs by Corvidae65

Stunning Pickup by KyleAndTheClassicsOld Work Truck by k-n-83100 by wroquephotography

Gettin Down in Dinos Town by Swanee3Budweiser Express by DrivenByChaosDragging Classics by KyleAndTheClassics

My Dirty Girl at work by CautionHorseLonestar polished pride by roaklinScania R Truck by Portos

T908 by E1969Rcolored scania side by EstTrucksTrucker by Western-Gal

She was a pretty girl, wasn't she? :love:

Blue Storm by Corvidae65Ol' Blue by Corvidae65Drive by Corvidae65

deviantID

Corvidae65
One Who Waits
United States
I live in Western South Dakota with my wife (a Minnesota transplant, but I don't hold that against her :XD: ) and cat, Pouncer. I'm a truck driver, writer, photographer and appreciator of all kinds of art.

Groups

Friends

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. John.. thanks for all those faves!!!!
Reply
:iconscheinbar:
scheinbar Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wink WonkEyebrow Wiggle Excite Spasm Eyebrow Wiggle Wink Wonk
Boo! thank you Boo!
Wink WonkEyebrow Wiggle Excite Spasm Eyebrow Wiggle Wink Wonk
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for all the faves johnny
Reply
:iconjcapela:
JCapela Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: :highfive: La la la la 
Reply
:icondeb-e-ann:
Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Hi John. Thanks for all the :+fav:s :hug:
Reply
:iconharleezpix:
HarLeezPix Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Hello John!! :wave:
  I have no idea how to even begin in telling you that I'm so very sorry that I'm so late with responding ... it's most embarrassing despite that I just have been so busy with things!! :(  I would not blame you at all for dismissing me as a friend or watcher of me as I would definitely deserve it!! :(
  Anyway ... I finally want to send you this sincere but very generic message offering you my deepest thanks for all of the :+fav:s from the past and present as it's truly appreciated even though I haven't displayed this at all!! :no:
  Please take care and once again ... I apologize to you for my overwhelming tardiness!!
  :manhug:
  ~Lee
Reply
:iconauguste59:
auguste59 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
:iconhappysunplz:
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for all the faves!!
Reply
:iconeuselia:
Euselia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU FOR FAVE BANNER by AudraMBlackburnsArt  WOooooooooooT!! by LOVEMAYU
Reply
:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks kindly, John:iconwineplz:
Reply
:iconhenningol:
HenningOL Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the+fav :)
Reply
:iconivoturk:
ivoturk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for fav!
Reply
:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the :+fav:
Reply
:iconmiss--cezanne:
Miss--Cezanne Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
Thank you for the favs :)
Reply
:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

   . Thank You So Much .

 ...except forever itself. by ChristineKalliri

                    .
                    .
                    .
Reply
:iconmt-photografien:
MT-Photografien Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the+favHelium
Reply
:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks kindly, John...for everything World Cup Avatar by RoseSagae
Reply
:iconjcapela:
JCapela Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much my friend :ahoy:
:highfive:
Reply
:iconshippertrish:
ShipperTrish Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:
Thank you for the :iconfavbomb-plz::icongwompplz:

:iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz::iconcuteicondividerplz:
Reply
:iconscheinbar:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
deviantART deviantART deviantART
deviantART +fav deviantART
deviantART deviantART deviantART Huggle! Huggle! :thanks:
Reply
Add a Comment: