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Rules For Posting On Our Forum
The goal of The Truckers Forum is to provide a friendly and informative place for people to share info, meet fellow truck drivers, help each other with trucking related issues, post personal experiences and spend some time with like-minded people. Our forum is intended to reflect our passion for trucking, that is why it exists. Please respect your fellow Truckers Forum members online just as you would if you were talking to them at a truck stop.

While you are our guest we ask that you adhere to our Community Rules:

Registration Registration requires a valid email account. You may only have one account registered. Any account created for the purpose of attempting to advertise or solicit on this forum without permission from an Administrator is subject to immediate removal. This removal may result in your email address being sent to a spam list used by thousands of websites to prevent unwanted SPAM.

Be Courteous! We aim to ensure that the forum is an enjoyable place that you want to visit time and time again. Treating each other with respect and kindness, and thinking before you speak will go a long way towards making this an enjoyable place.
We take the "be nice" rule very seriously. Do not engage in personal attacks on public or private individuals or entities in posts or via the PM system. Do not post libelous remarks or directly misleading information.

Be Appropriate! Posts containing offensive, explicit, obscene or vulgar language, images or links to websites with adult content/images or punctuation marks designed to "trick" our obscenity filter may be removed.

Stay On Topic While we expect topics to veer away from the original discussion after a while, please don't derail new threads with jokes and nonsense. Doing so will result in posts being removed, bans from affected threads, and possible temporary or permanent banning of your account.

Politics General Political discussion is not allowed in the public forums. We do allow the discussion of all trucking news and regulations, but any posts made in these discussions for the purpose of strictly politicizing the topic (bashing any of the political parties) will be removed and may result in your account standing being affected. We may have social groups located on our website that are joinable and cover this topic, but all discussion of these topics must remain inside the associated social groups.

Religion Religious topics are not allowed in our forum. We may have social groups located on our website that are joinable and cover this topic, but all discussion of these topics must remain inside the associated social groups.

Be Ethical and Don't SPAM! Many participants have commercial interests associated with the forum topic and bring valuable information and expertise to share but participants may not use the Forum for commercial gain. Participants may not post affiliate links or links to direct others to any pages at their own website or website in which they have a commercial interest, including informational pages. Do not use posts to promote your blogs, videos, or any other website you may own or be associated with unless you have permission from one of our administrators. Participants may not send out SPAM via our Personal Conversation system. Our user base is not an unlimited resource to be "mined" by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or not for profit. If you want to solicit the board for information when writing a book, article, or conducting a survey, please ask a moderator or administrator first. We require all businesses to keep their business related postings within our vendor section.

Vendors, Recruiters, Brokers, Sales, Etc... We have set up an area for vendors and classifieds. All threads and posts created with the nature of advertising, recruiting, or selling must be contain within the area we have provided.

Vendor and Customer Disputes This forum is not intended to be a mechanism for people to vent frustrations about vendors or sales from private parties. Please settle your differences with the seller, manufacturer and dealer through the long-established legal or arbitration systems or the Better Business Bureau but not through our community.

Trolling, cyber-bullying, harassment, stalking or predatory behavior is NOT allowed in posts, PM's or any other section of our forum and is grounds for account restriction or banishment.

Do Not Post Protected / Copyrighted Content Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the member should not be posted without the consent of the owner. Copyrighted material includes images and text produced and owned by others. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. You cannot legally post entire articles, images or news without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you attribute the content correctly it’s still copyright infringement. Under Fair Use provisions you can legally post a small abstract of an article - or perhaps the opening paragraph. The exception to this rule is press releases; they are meant for distribution and can be copied and distributed. If you are not sure if you can copy something then always err on the side of caution and simply post a link to the material.

[B]Site Management and Member Concerns:[/B] If we feel site rules are violated we may remove, edit or delete posts and if necessary ban or restrict account access. Any abuse toward our administrators or moderators may result in immediate suspension of your account. Complaints about a moderator's decision regarding a particular post are not to be made in posts; instead send a private message to a moderator or administrator. If a moderator deletes or edits one of your posts and you disagree with the action, contact the moderator concerned or any other member of our site team. Do not repost deleted material. This forum is largely self-policing, which means that moderators will respond and react to problems reported through the REPORT POST option, via the CONTACT FORM at the bottom of each page, or via PM. Do not hesitate to use these tools to report any problems regarding the forum.

Account Management Requests for changes to your account should be made by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every forum page. Participants may only have one account. Moderators may consolidate or delete multiple accounts.

Do Not Post Violent Content Violent content includes content that contains graphic or gory images/videos such as bloodshed, fight scenes, and gruesome or freak accidents.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.

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