Thou shalt NOT permit dozers or loaders to make any contact with thy dump truck, neither from the front, nor from
the rear, nor from either side, for the appearance of thy truck will be much the worse after such contact, thy motor pool
sergeant will rant and rave, and thy combined depot maintenance shop rascals will make thee and thy outfit, pay dearly. in
both downtime and money to correct the damages.
Thou shalt become wise in the nature of the commodities that thou haulest. If a load of lime or cement is allowed to
get wet, it will stay in thy dump bed forever; if a load of wet sticky clay is dumped, prevail on thy buddy to observe that thy
load is not hanging up in thy dump body, else thou may return with a load on.
Thy tires shall be checked for adequate pressure daily, and tire valve caps kept tight, and tires whacked with a club
every time thou stoppest, lest thy first knowledge of a flat is when thy buddy drives along side of thee and waves, blows
his air horns, and points meaningless gestures toward thy rear tandems, saying "Dum Dum Dump, Thou Art On Fire!"
Thou shalt drive thy dump truck as if it were an arm of thyself and neither lug thy engine or over-rev thy engine, and
never crash shift thy aux box on-the-run, and avoid rocks and potholes that may be strewn in thy path to test thy ability. If
the time is cometh when thou must take thy truck through the valley of rough going, provide her with tender loving care at
the first opportunity for truly thou art a professional dump truck driver.
10. Thou shalt NOT use ether and glow plugs at the same time else thy intake manifold shall verily depart from thy
engine. In freezing weather divert thy exhaust through thy dump body for a little heat goeth a long way to prevent freezing
of thy load to thy body.
11. When thou dumpeth hot asphalt in a paver hopper, have thy paver operator signal thee to keep the hopper loaded,
neither too full nor too empty. When thy body is hoisted too high and thou overloadeth the hopper, hot asphalt will rise up
and heap hot coals upon thy tail, taillamps, mud flaps and even thy brake chambers.
12. Blessed are the careful and wise dump truck drivers for they generally remain drivers of big dump trucks and seldom
revert to pushing wheelbarrows. Thy shalt respect, honor, and obey thy dump truck and her wiley ways. Thou shalt
consort with other dump truck operators and in the telling of tall tales, gleen from them their dump trucking secrets. Thou
shalt practice the art of dump trucking common sense to perfect thy profession. Verily, then it will be said that he who
heeds and obeys all these commandments and covets his dump truck is a dump truck driver and not a dumb, truck driver.