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Deafautotech
01-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Roy garber had passed away as had heart attack. Shipping war and A&E had said about that.

I love that guy as enjoy to see him on shipping war as he tried to make it simple and move on.. I know it is drama but it got me understand how it is look like as real living of being transporter.

G_P
01-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Was he the guy that always had a cat in his truck?

rockwithjason
01-18-2014, 10:42 PM
yeah, that was the guy. too bad, i liked him the best of the people on that show.

Chaznsc
01-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Damn, I'm 49.....

familytruckster
01-18-2014, 10:48 PM
You know as wound up as he was, he was going to have a grabber. Probably the most "real" person in reality TV I've seen.

gn85
01-18-2014, 10:54 PM
RIP Silver Jesus.

lorne
01-18-2014, 11:02 PM
In the episodes that aired this week, at one point I noticed that he looked uncharacteristically winded/slow during one of the segments. I wonder how long ago they were taped.

3baygarage
01-18-2014, 11:12 PM
That's unbelievable. Roy is awesome. Everything had to be Roy's way or the highway, he didn't care about anyone or anything. Just haul the load, get paid, on to the next job.
Truly a no B.S. guy.

R.I.P. Roy.

Homebody
01-18-2014, 11:16 PM
As high strung as he was it was just a matter of time. Didn't really like him but damn, that sucks.:(

One of Chris's statements on last weeks show towards Roy - "I'm gonna freakin kill him!":shocking:

G_P
01-18-2014, 11:50 PM
I liked him. He was a lot smarter than that moron on the show with the white van that always breaks down.

Ad13
01-19-2014, 02:04 AM
I liked him. He was a lot smarter than that moron on the show with the white van that always breaks down.

Yeah, I wouldn't want that guy near my stuff...

bams50
01-19-2014, 05:18 AM
I stopped watching the show because I got tired if him thinking being a complete dick to everybody was more important than anything else. Now he has smoked himself into an early grave.

Nice legacy to leave behind. I hope it was all just an act for the show.

bams50
01-19-2014, 05:24 AM
Fabulous. Just read that he had a history of heart problems. Yet he chose to keep sucking on cigarettes and losing his temper. Great plan.

My heart goes out to his son.

nehog
01-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Damn, I'm 49.....

Here Peter goes again... I lost a good friend to a heart attack at 48. I started my heart journey at--wait for it--48. The 40s are the start of the high risk period for men to have heart attacks!!! Be careful, if you are not feeling well, please be careful and get it checked out.

BTW, is it very possible for someone who knows heart attack symptoms very well to miss a heart attack. I did this once, and I know a cardiologist who did as well.

I personally think that the symptom "I just don't feel well..." should be a primary heart attack symptom. :(

ratdoggy
01-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Damn, I'm 49.....

Damn I'm 52

ratdoggy
01-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Well guys if you haven't had an electro-cardiogram now is the time so the doc can have a baseline for you. It's painless (except where they tear the tape off you) quick and easy. Matter of fact while you're at him have the doc go where no man has gone before:wtf: (prostate )

Mike007
01-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Thats a bummer. He was a real character. Thats wayyyy too young to die.

RIP. :(

Deafautotech
01-19-2014, 10:34 AM
I do like his action on shipping war and he don't like to waste time even peoples don't have prepared for that before he show up to pick up for shipping.

I am wondering why it is happen? Is that smoking a cigarette a lot cause that or combo with sitting all day on truck as driving would cause that?? I know one ice trucker on history channel had clot near heart that would kill him but he had stopped for check in..

PCO6
01-19-2014, 11:00 AM
Well guys if you haven't had an electro-cardiogram now is the time so the doc can have a baseline for you. It's painless (except where they tear the tape off you) quick and easy. Matter of fact while you're at him have the doc go where no man has gone before:wtf: (prostate )I agree. I (ahem) look forward to those as part of my annual physical.

CTyankee
01-19-2014, 11:05 AM
I stopped watching the show because I got tired if him thinking being a complete dick to everybody was more important than anything else. Now he has smoked himself into an early grave.

Nice legacy to leave behind. I hope it was all just an act for the show.

I gotta agree. I've probably seen about 3 shows, but happened to catch it the other night. My impression of him was also....what a dick. Maybe it was all an act, but it sure didn't reflect well on his character from my viewing point.

fxr rider
01-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Here Peter goes again... I lost a good friend to a heart attack at 48. I started my heart journey at--wait for it--48. The 40s are the start of the high risk period for men to have heart attacks!!! Be careful, if you are not feeling well, please be careful and get it checked out.

BTW, is it very possible for someone who knows heart attack symptoms very well to miss a heart attack. I did this once, and I know a cardiologist who did as well.

I personally think that the symptom "I just don't feel well..." should be a primary heart attack symptom. :(

yup I had mine at 46 had seven in a row 2 before the ambulance got to me.
I dont smoke,I am 6ft 2 170 lbs at time of heart attacks. had the dont feel well symptom in the morning had the actual first mild attack in the morning then a second stronger one in the evening followed by 5 more after admission to hospital.Had angiogram and angioplasty to repair one 90%blocked artery.I now have regular doc check ups blood work every 6 months and have ecg and ultra sounds done once a year.
I am 55 now and so far no more issues

nehog
01-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Well guys if you haven't had an electro-cardiogram now is the time so the doc can have a baseline for you. It's painless (except where they tear the tape off you) quick and easy. Matter of fact while you're at him have the doc go where no man has gone before:wtf: (prostate )

That's good advice... A baseline EKG is good to have. For that matter, there are several problems that that EKG can show. As for the bottom end inspection, also get a PSA run as well. Even if the doc can't feel anything, a PSA might show activity that indicates a tumor.

Reality (from experience) neither heart disease nor prostate cancer are fun, but they are much less of a problem if caught earlier rather than later.

signcrafter
01-19-2014, 11:32 AM
So when you guys say "don't feel well" is a symptom what exactly does that mean? What kind of don't feel well? I woke up this morning with a sinus headache, was outside for a few hours yesterday in 10 degree weather. I don't feel well today but don't think I'm going to run to the doctor for every time I don't feel well. Is there a different type of don't feel well that could mean heart attack?

b-body-bob
01-19-2014, 11:46 AM
I am wondering why it is happen? Is that smoking a cigarette a lot cause that or combo with sitting all day on truck as driving would cause that?? I know one ice trucker on history channel had clot near heart that would kill him but he had stopped for check in..

Stress, smoking, likely high blood pressure based on his behavior, sitting on his butt for a living.

I've seen recent studies showing that sitting down all day is about the worst thing you can do. And yet, here I sit. Here's the first thing I came to, there are more if you search http://www.mayoclinic.org/sitting/expert-answers/FAQ-20058005

RIP Roy, you did the best you could.

theo2
01-19-2014, 11:59 AM
I can only imagine what he was eating being out on the roads so much,,,,, :wtf:

bigdaddyII
01-19-2014, 01:04 PM
I liked him. He was a lot smarter than that moron on the show with the white van that always breaks down.

Last time I was on the Uship website, Jarred actually had better ratings then Roy. That show is all an act.

3baygarage
01-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Last time I was on the Uship website, Jarred actually had better ratings then Roy. That show is all an act.

I bet the customers would not rate Roy very highly because of the way he interacted with them. Most people probably did not care for the guy. I thought his no nonsense ways were cool though. He knew his way around the biz.

Ross/Kzoo
01-19-2014, 01:32 PM
So when you guys say "don't feel well" is a symptom what exactly does that mean? What kind of don't feel well? I woke up this morning with a sinus headache, was outside for a few hours yesterday in 10 degree weather. I don't feel well today but don't think I'm going to run to the doctor for every time I don't feel well. Is there a different type of don't feel well that could mean heart attack?

I don't know what to say except that you just don't feel great. When I had my HA at age 49 I got home from work told my wife "I just want to sit down for a while. At dinner time I said that I didn't care to eat. All early evening I just sat in my chair and watched TV. Went to bed @ 11 PM and woke up @ 2 AM to drive to the hospital. My wife said NO! So she drove me. I had a minor HA by all accounts.

tfi racing
01-19-2014, 03:04 PM
I'm sure the show was edited to show him as more of a dick than he really was,out of context partial rantings are what reality show producers think everyone wants too see.
Too bad another guy that seems to call it as it is,and could care less about how one feels about it is gone,not many left in this touchy-feely,namby-pamby,PC,two faced,soft plastic nanny state society we are stuck in.RIP...

djd99
01-19-2014, 03:24 PM
He wasn't very nice to pretty much everybody so I'm pretty sure karma just caught up with him.

nehog
01-19-2014, 04:53 PM
So when you guys say "don't feel well" is a symptom what exactly does that mean? What kind of don't feel well? I woke up this morning with a sinus headache, was outside for a few hours yesterday in 10 degree weather. I don't feel well today but don't think I'm going to run to the doctor for every time I don't feel well. Is there a different type of don't feel well that could mean heart attack?

Not feeling well is difficult to describe but excessive fatigue, with no known cause can be significant. Once you hit 45, ANYTHING you can't comfortably explain should be checked ASAP. Double that ASAP if you have risk factors. Heart attacks DO NOT follow rules. Sure many have left arm/shoulder/neck pain but many others display no symptoms. For example, I feel angina on the right side of my chest. (Yes, my heart is in the correct place!)

A significant percentage of heart attack patients come in to the ER and one of the first things after the EKG is "When did you have your first heart attack?" The patient freaks and says "this is my first..." and the doctor will then explain that the patient is on their second or later one!

Virtually all heart attacks leave indicators on the EKG, which is why you want to have both a baseline and an EKG. If the baseline shows abnormalities listen to what they tell you--chances are you're headed to a cardiac specialist ASAP, for a stress test. And speaking of stress tests, if your doctor suggests one, do it. Best, IMHO, is an echo stress, but even a basic stress can be very useful. There is something called a nuclear stress test too, you might get one of these if the cardiologist feels it is necessary. They are more complex and typically you are admitted into the hospital for a day to do them. Then you get a cool, pretty wrist band to wear!

And, just to worry one more: some heart attacks have no symptoms!

So you want to worry about a heart attack later? Try this. Take a quarter, and flip it. Heads you life. Tails you are dead. Yep, the odds of dying are 50/50.

Women's symptoms are different. Women have heart attacks. Their risk years are about 10 years older than men however. (So risk comes to play in their 50s instead of men's 40s.)

My last heart attack: did yard work all day in April on a Wednesday. About 3 I suddenly decided "I'd done enough, I was done." No pain, but I was tired. I put it to being out of shape, and felt OK after I stopped and went inside. Thursday was a work day for me, and I walked from my office to the accounting department in another building. Walking there, downhill, I realized it was a hard walk. Walking back I had to stop and rest three times. Got back to my office and sat down and in a while felt better. Taught my next class, and in the 10 minute break between classes I called my hotline for medical emergencies. The nurse there really wanted me to call 911, but I felt better after about 20 minutes and did the second class. Drove home (half way home I realized that was not a smart move) and had the kids take me to the hospital. Diagnosis was quick after an EKG and a blood test. I was in the hospital for about a week, and had two cath sessions in that time (and a 90 minute transfer ambulance ride that was a riot!)

(Stolen from another source:)

Some heart attack symptoms:

1. Jaw, Ear, Neck, or Shoulder Pain
Sharp pain in the chest and arm is an indicator of heart attack, however you may instead feel pain in your neck or shoulder area. Another area where pain is experienced is between the shoulder blades.

One way to know it's not just muscle pain, is if the pain comes and goes, rather than persisting unrelieved.

If you notice the pain seems to move around, it's important to talk to your doctor.

2. Exhaustion or Fatigue
We all get tired from time to time, but if you have experienced crushing or extreme fatigue in the past weeks or months, this may be a sign of heart trouble.

This is the kind of tiredness that lays you out in bed, not the kind of tiredness you can work through.

3. Indigestion or Nausea
Nausea and stomach pain are one of the most overlooked symptoms of heart attack, and it's not surprising, since most cases of stomach ache and nausea arenít actually caused by a heart attack.

But, symptoms can range from mild indigestion to severe nausea, cramping, and vomiting.

Being familiar with your own digestive habits will help you to notice anything different. If something seems to be out of the ordinary, particularly if it comes on pretty suddenly, chat to your doctor for advice.

4. Fast Pulse or Heart Rate
A rapid and irregular pulse and heart rate (or ventricular tachycardia) can sometimes come before a heart attack.

This may come on suddenly, and you will feel as if your heart is beating very fast and hard, perhaps like you have just been running uphill, however these episodes arenít brought on by exertion.

5. Breathlessness or Dizziness
Most people fail to think of heart problems when they notice these symptoms because they associate breathing with the lungs.

But, when your heart doesn't getting enough blood, that means it also doesn't get enough oxygen, and this can make you feel light-headed, dizzy or breathless.

6. Sexual Dysfunction
This is a symptom which many find difficult to discuss with their doctor, however you shouldn't feel embarrassed.

Having trouble achieving or keeping an erection is common in men with heart problems.

In fact, one survey found that two out of three men had suffered from erectile dysfunction before they were diagnosed with heart trouble.

7. Flu-Like Symptoms
Prior to a heart attack, some people experience clammy skin, as well as feeling light-headed, tired, and weak. These are common flu symptoms, and may lead you to believe you are coming down with the flu.

You may also notice persistent wheezing, or chronic coughing that doesnít resolve itself. This may be a sign of heart disease, caused by fluid accumulating in the lungs as a result of poor circulation.

Deafautotech
01-19-2014, 07:31 PM
I am wonder what is happen with his brand new truck, larger trailers, flat trailers? Someone take his place to keep going or his son take it over??

Roy said he has driving much as he do like 86,000 miles in 6 or 12 months. He had to traded in his old red duramax since got more and more problems. So he got brand new black duramax truck..