Driving All Night . Learning From Mistakes

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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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So I’m at my destination delivering oxygen for my company I drive a 26ft box truck and there’s this trucker next to me 53ft the guy sounds out of it. He’s having a trouble time backing and he messed up the dock he’s a older guy probably 60-70 the company that he’s backing into said he’s been driving all night. Also he almost hit my company’s truck. Let’s just say I’m learning from his mistakes right now. I tried to help but. I don’t think he understand and I can hardly hear what he’s saying.

Old School's Comment
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Bryan, there's nothing wrong with driving all night - I do it quite often. In fact, one could argue the many benefits of it. I'm not sure what you think you're learning here. It's quite possible the driver is a rookie, there's just too little information here to think that you've learned anything valuable from this.

In trucking, you'll find that you learn more from your own mistakes than the mistakes of others.

It would be highly unlikely that anyone pulling a 53 foot trailer, including a tired rookie driver, would be willing to take any advice from some random guy driving a 26 foot box truck. sorry.gif

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I guess what I meant was from learning from other mistakes ? But you are right old school ! And yeah this guy said he’s been driving 51 years and said he hates it and wouldn’t recommend it. And I’m like .. ok. But that’s not going to stop me from moving forward with my career as an otr trucker. I hope to see you on the road one day

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Paul F. 's Comment
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In trucking, you'll find that you learn more from your own mistakes than the mistakes of others.

If you learn from your mistakes, I’m a super trucker in only 3 months solo.

Old School's Comment
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Okay, that helps. Yeah there are a lot of people out here who seem to hate what they're doing. It's crazy, but if you learn anything from that guy, learn to focus on all the many great things about this career. Then you can be one of the top level professionals who are enjoying themselves out here.

Old School's Comment
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If you learn from your mistakes, I’m a super trucker in only 3 months solo.

Lol - that's what I'm talking about. It really is "The School of Hard Knocks."

Unholychaos's Comment
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I guess what I meant was from learning from other mistakes ? But you are right old school ! And yeah this guy said he’s been driving 51 years and said he hates it and wouldn’t recommend it. And I’m like .. ok. But that’s not going to stop me from moving forward with my career as an otr trucker. I hope to see you on the road one day

51 years and he hates it? Either he's burnt out or frustrated at the current situation.

If anything, what you could learn from him is don't drive tired. It gets harder for your brain to function with lack of sleep and makes backing situations stressful and aggravating, leading to losing your head and breaking ****. Don't ever drive tired! Nothing in the trailer is worth killing yourself or others.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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If anything, what you could learn from him is don't drive tired. It gets harder for your brain to function with lack of sleep and makes backing situations stressful and aggravating, leading to losing your head and breaking ****.

THATS EXCATLY WHAT WAS GOING ON. I just couldn’t word it

mikemotorbike's Comment
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....if you learn anything from that guy, learn to focus on all the many great things about this career. Then you can be one of the top level professionals who are enjoying themselves out here....

Old School, I recognize, admire and endevour to cultivate your attitude. Choosing to see the positive and offering constructive assistance– a true helper.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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