Saw this post on Facebook or somewhere and saved it because it's SO true and sharing it with this group.
1- Cover your ass. Take pictures, get it in writing, scale everything, get a dashcam and run it all the time.
2- NEVER trust a dispatcher.
3- Never enter any place you don't know how to get out of. Throw the brake, set the 4 ways and walk yourself in. always make sure you can get out.
4-. Don't screw over the next guy. Leave the truck clean, get out of the fuel island, fix the incorrect directions/address, don't leave trash, etc.
5- Get out and look/don't hit anything.
6- We are all truckers and in this together. Help a brother/sister out. Let them merge, explain how to get places, help them back, etc.
7- Thou Shalt Not Lease.
8- Never do favors for dispatch. (also never do anything for free. need that empty moved, no problem, how much you paying?)
9- Trip plan everything. Even short little runs. How are you getting in, where are you going, when will you be done? When do you need to leave by, where's your parking? What's your secondary parking?
10- Protect your license like it's gold. If you don't think it's safe to drive, don't. Ain't nobody going to die cuz your semi truck load of Huggies is 5 hours late.
Anyone else agree with any of these? My favorite is the second one for sure.