I am a truck driver and a wife of a trucker

by Shirley Tinney
(Sutherlin, Oregon)





Driving long haul is not as elegant as some people might think, the money isn't as good as it should. Living for weeks at a time in a truck, pouring cold water over my head stuck out the window to wash my hair just so I can get a comb through it really sucks!

What's a lady trucker to do? Well after pulling flatbed solo, driving team for more than eight years with my co-driver husband, I should get an award for my patience and understanding not to mention a safe driver award for being able to maintain my duties in heavy traffic in hazardous weather road conditions while getting the sleeper berth know it all drill from my husband that thinks he has to direct my every movement behind the wheel and my enduring ability to ignore the "testosterone" level of his sleeper berth drill sergeant-ness... merits myself a good quiet meditational time-out away from both man and truck soaking in a bubbly hot tub sipping some nice vino relaxing Thanking Almighty Yahweh for helping me to achieve my personal abilities to endure my life as a truck driver and staying alive under hazardous driving operating an eighteen wheeled 80,000 gvw vehicle to get home safely to continue being a stubborn hard working wife period. Too many miles and too little pay.

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Aug 08, 2018
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Agreed about her being a scammer NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes agreed the psycho is a sociopath LIAR and FRAUD
They even killed a guy with their big rig and tried to play it off like it was an accident. Her husband shouldn’t even be driving because he has mental health issues. Not sure how they are even legal to drive a big rig. She loves to file false charges against whom ever she feels isn’t giving her what she wants. Sick people

Aug 08, 2018
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Your existence stinks NEW
by: Anonymous

You are a fucking cunty bitch truck stop whore with a pervert husband. Fucking weirdo

Jul 21, 2018
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

I hope this to be my last comment, especially due to fact that this is so ancient and I do have much better things to spend my time doing. But....I must ask "Anonymous" Mr. or whatever Derogatory...since you've stated that Shirley has scammed...more trucking companies...well Duragatory Accuser...Please do continue by stating a complete list of these trucking companies to which you have accused me of attacking, abusing Please do, I demand for you to be specific in your listing every single so-called trucking company to which you so declared in your comment made against me. I'm waiting very patiently. Thank you.

Jul 21, 2018
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

Forgot to say to "Anonymous" writing derogatorally about me that concerning my employment with "Swift Transportation" whereas both I and my husband Karl were employed together as Team Driver's and due to our dissatisfaction as Driver's of Swift Transportation we terminated our employment-Voluntary Resigned our employment relationship after two weeks of their employ. So I cannot understand what you meant stating that I had scammed this company. Simply ridiculous accusation and 100% untrue. Also, pertaining to Ocean Energy Management LLC...neither I nor my husband Karl recieved any monetary compensation other than our pay checks for our mileage driven which we earned.

Jul 21, 2018
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

I am not a professional writer and not a perfect person, no person, other than Jesus, is perfect, so I will try to overlook your wrongful incorrect comments you have posted concerning me, Anonymous. I will admit that I mistakingly wrote that I have only suffered injury one time working, but I should've proof read first before posting, I was tired and sleepy when typing at the time and should only write when well awake to think, but will say that I later realized, oops, I messed up saying only injured one time on jobs. Yes I wish I'd never made mistake of operating as a flat bed driver performing heavy load securement which injured my low back doing. I wished I had listened to others that warned me to just pull dry van or reefer trailers. That was my error in choice making. I had forgotten about working for Mike Hauser which only lasted one run from Central Point, Oregon taking a load over to deliver in Georgia and became very ill on way back to Oregon. I have been employed as a Commercial Truck Driver since 2001 and I have driven more than a million safe driver miles experience. I believe I've done well in performing my job duties. I enjoy being a benefit to my company and not a liability. Also, I and my Co-Driver, husband Karl, were NOT Independent Contractor's operating a leased truck concerning our employment with Ocean Energy Management LLC owned by Mr. Michael Hauser. This matter was thoroughly investigated and legally found that we both were employed as Company Driver's.

Jul 21, 2018
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Karl Tinney

I am husband and Co Driver of Shirley Tinney and you Anonymous are 100% a liar. I and my wife Shirley were employed as Company Driver's as a husband-wife team operating an old worn out Freightliner Classic previously owned by Cross Creek Trading Company which Mr. Michael Hauser bought and owned solely himself, we never leased any equipment from him, nor have we ever leased any Commercial Trucks from any person or company. This matter you speak of concerning our employment as company drivers of Ocean Energy Management was thoroughly investigated by State of Oregon Department of Labor and Industries and OSHA. Attorneys were involved as well. Shirley was indeed hospitalized at Providence Medical Center due to high level carbon monoxide in her system. I was feeling ill prior to my wife while operating the truck but I rolled down driver side window while driving but she drove with it closed. The vehicle had been checked by Freightliner at Twin Falls, ID and a broken exhaust flex pipe was discovered, but Michael Hauser refused to allow the repair of it due to cost, and we were forced to operate the truck with the exhaust leak and we rolled both windows down all way back to company yard at Central Point. Shirley was extremely ill and she became much worse and was taken by ambulance to hospital. You "Anonymous" have indeed posted false information in your comments about my wife Shirley Tinney. Mr. Hauser, owner of Ocean Energy Management was found to be non-compliant by State of Oregon and fined accordingly of his wrongful actions which was purely his fault, not mine nor my wife. I have driven Team with my wife since March, 2006 to present time and she has not sought after nor abused trucking companies for financial or any reasons of any kind. I can attest on her behalf that she is definately not a sociopath as you claim her to be. She is an honest hard working person, which I am confident that many of our (her) employers within the trucking industry will agree with me, including our current employer which we have worked for past several years and we will continue to operate safely as competent company drivers until we retire.

Jul 21, 2018
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Anonymous I checked with DC Court records regarding your so called derogatory comment that this Shirley Tinney pictured above your comment(s) about her and I found info that the so called Animal Neglect II charge had been dismissed due to lack of evidence. I know Shirley Tinney personally due to fact that I am related to her spouse and work for DC Courts as Court Bailiff so I do know what goes on in my county. You are wrong to make false derogatory statement intended to make a negative impact upon any person's character. You should always research information thoroughly in order to supply accurate information.

Dec 22, 2017
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scammer NEW
by: Anonymous

I found Brian
You were an independent contractor who scammed Ocean Energy Management on a "carbon monoxide" poisoning scam in a truck you leased onto.
You were an independent contractor responsible for your own equipment.
Interesting to hear your husband sitting next to you was not effected........ You got dropped off at home and got worse the next day? That doesn't happen lady.
You put an honest trucking company out of business with your scam to extort these people.
Sociopath

Dec 22, 2017
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other scamms NEW
by: Anonymous

So what about your scam with Swift Transportation?

How about your animal cruelty arrest?

Whoever the other posting is from pegged you.

Jul 23, 2017
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

I am curious if the bad comment made about me by anonymous writer could possibly be a man named Brian Campbell who was the Dispatcher for a short lived trucking company "Ocean Energy Management,LLC" owned by Michael Hauser which was located at Jacksonville, Oregon. Hmm, because this company was investigated by the State of Oregon Labor Bureau and ODOT;fined a huge amount for violations. If I am correct in my curiosity, then I must say Brian, get over it already! I and my co-driver spouse were not responsible for you losing your job, your employer, Mike Hauser, was not in compliance which he could've resolved, but chose not to! There are excellent reasons for DOT Safety compliance which not only protects people employed within the trucking industry as well as the motoring public. Perhaps you should apply for a Dispatcher job with a more reputable trucking company.

Jul 07, 2017
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

I, Shirley Tinney, writer of this article also want to state in response to the "Anonymous" writer posting this bad comment about me, claiming that I am a "fraud" and a "liar" accusing me of making fraudulent Worker's Compensation Claims against many more Trucking Companies than you can count. Verifiable truth is that there is only one (1) Trucking Company which I have ever been injured on duty (Team Mucho- dba: Smalley Trucking) which I suffered disk herniation of L3-L4 requiring surgery caused by repetitious lifting of heavy truck tarps tarping flatbed loads. I was awarded OWCB judgement amount of $90K, but only actually compensated me $12,675 which is still owed to me but I know will never recieve nor do I care about. I have never "scammed" or filed any fraudulent Worker's Compensation Claim against any company! I am very thankful for recovering years ago after back surgery to repair my back and I have been employed by many Trucking Companies throughout many years including my current Truck Driver job employer whom would challenge the bad comment made by "Anonymous" and verify me to be a benefit as a company employee. Obviously " fraud- Anonymous" has not the honesty to even type their true identity name. Hmm, wonder why? I am just an average American Citizen working to earn a living like most common folk. Glad to be who I am. Amen

Jul 07, 2017
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Response to Anonymous... NEW
by: Shirley Tinney

I have only been injured once performing my duties as a truck driver, I sustained low back injury from over exerting from repetitively lifting/maneuvering heavy truck tarps which caused disk herniation of L3-L4 of my spine resulting in surgery to repair from my employment with Smalley Trucking-Sutherlin, Oregon in 2002. Not a scam "Anonymous"! However I was awarded OWCB judgement amount of $90k in 2004, whereas dba: Smalley Trucking only actually paid me $12,675 of this amount which the remainder is still owed to me, but I know this company will never honor and pay and I really don't care about! Otherwise, A & M Transport, Inc- Glendale, Oregon is the only other trucking company which I've sadly had the misfortune to have worked for in which I was purposefully harassed by Safety Officer "Hanks Perry" in 2001, which I quit due to the harrassment which I later discovered was due to a hateful grudge that the Owner "Andy Owens" had against my two Uncle's " Earl & Chuck Bock" for firing (terminating employment) him as a heavy equipment operator at logging site...decades before Mr. Owens began his Trucking business, I guess that's probably who "Anonymous" really is, and he's still picking on me to get back at my Uncle's actions which took place while I was only a young child living in San Diego, CA and if this berating me online makes him feel satisfied at hurting my family, well so be it. I know I have done no wrong but to defend myself as most anyone else would do if placed in this predicament. My husband would agree with me, he was employed by Mr. I Owens as a truck driver for 14 years and is glad that he left for very good reasons! My article mainly was to point out the hardships that women face in a male dominated industry, and any lady trucker driving team with their spouses would probably also agree about the effects of being cooped up in a semi truck has on two people. Both I and my spouse are still driving team long haul together and as of yesterday, our 15th Wedding Anniversary, we still love each other even under stressful times spent together.

Apr 23, 2017
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fraud NEW
by: Anonymous

Shirley has scammed and damaged more trucking companies than you can guess...
Always looking for a workman comp award or extorting the business for alleged wrongs against herself.
A liar and sociopath

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