Profile For Mikki

Mikki 's Info

  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Mikki 's Bio

48, no children at home. 3rd and final career!

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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First otr solo trip....for an old ass lady.

GreAt story! Good for you! smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Well, that was short & sweet . . .

Jopa so sorry to hear. I leave with my mentor tom. I will be thinking of you! Wishing you well and a speedy recovery!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Coded today Gone Tomorrow

Leaving for New Mexico tom. 8 am I am my mentors second student, his first was experienced. Well isn't he in for a shock lol. Just a bit anxious. Take care everyone!smile.gifshocked.png

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Trailer Coupling Question

Thank you.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Trucktographer's dad

What a journey you have had so far! I start orientation tomorrow. Swift AZ Feb. 23rd Be safe.smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Trailer Coupling Question

A bit confused about the order when coupling with air bags. In school the one day we did some coupling, one instructor had us back part way under the trailer and then raise the bags. I didn't like that because from what i have seen and read, says of course that the trailer should be lifted slightly when you back under it. I of course did as I was told :D Whats the deal?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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TND 720 Update Problems

All set for my big update. No dice, usb device not recognized? says it's not connected but gps says connected? Help?

USB not recognized The last usb device connected to this computer malfunctioned,and Windows does not recognize it (that's what it is still saying)

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Super Hot Load

Good stuff. I plan on being one of those who "get it". As always appreciate your time.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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TND 720 Update Problems

All set for my big update. No dice, usb device not recognized? says it's not connected but gps says connected? Help?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Orientation, Memphis, TN

Amazing Errol! Great job, great post, many many thanks. Take care,be safe. I may be out of touch for a bit but look forward to catching up when I can on your solo experience!thank-you.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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A Stick of Gum

James, amazing. I too find myself touched by the tiniest of things,they can mean so........ much at times! Good for you and congrats!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Well it's official , sort of.

Good for you!smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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I made it! What a wild year!

Fantastic! Great job! dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Life On The Road (training)

Hi Errol! I of course appreciate any and all suggestions. I have a list of things to bring from other posts on TT I was more interested in what you specifically found most helpful. How was your last day? Best of luck to you as you go solo!smile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

Show offsmile.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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A black female

Hey Que! Welcome to the forum!smile.gif Quite a diverse group out there. My heart and soul would hope not, but.... there are idiots everywhere aren't there? There is a little more activity on the general forum, if you don't hear anything here. Lots of driving going on lol. Someone will get to you I promise! Make sure you spend lots of time here you will not regret it. Best of luck to you.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Orientation, Memphis, TN

Appreciate your time. Wow one more day 9 hours. One more tiny hurdle. dancing-banana.gif

How did you fair with eating well? Food storage,laundry,showers? Anything you didn't have that you wished you did? I have a Rand 720 and a kindle I would like to bring. Basic phone and phone plan right now. I think my next major purchase should be a much better phone and plan for wi fi and such. I also have a large Atlas, i won't bring that til i am solo. Are you using google earth and maps quite often? What are you using for keeping up with the weather? Just a few questions lol. I am sure I will have a much better idea shortly. Be safe.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Orientation, Memphis, TN

Appreciate your time. Wow one more day 9 hours. One more tiny hurdle. dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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About Dem New Boots?

Got that sorted out. It really was a big deal to me, as I have worked many long hours on my feet. I went with more of a hiking boot, great orthotic inserts, more flexible, almost broke in already, no steel toe. Thanks so much everyone!thank-you.gif

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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About Dem New Boots?

Hey Mikki, this has been an interesting discussion in this thread. I seriously would have never expected your original post to have garnered as much attention as it has, but it's fun to see a discussion develop in here the way they do sometimes. Of course since I am a husband and a father to three daughters, I know how important a discussion on foot wear can be, and how important it is to the ladies to have just the right shoes and hand-bag!

One thing I haven't seen mentioned in here is that there are some ladies work boots out there in the market, and some of them are very good. Okay, Mikki, don't tell anybody why I know about these ladies work boots, but I'm gonna let you in on one of my deepest secrets... are you ready for this? When it comes to work boots, I am a "cross dresser"! That's right, I have very narrow feet, and I discovered a long time ago that when available, ladies foot wear just fits me better, and a better fit means better comfort - I'm all for comfortable foot wear.

If you can find them you should check out Ariat brand boots. They have an extensive line of ladies work boots. If you can't find them at a retail store you can definitely order them on-line by searching the brand name.

As a flat-bedder I always keep a pair of steel toed boots with me in the truck, there are place we go that require them, and I have had several places check to make sure that I am wearing them when necessary. Other than the times that I'm required to wear them, they mostly are unused. For the most part I wear some Ariat slip on ankle high boots that I find to be both conveniently easy to get on and off while also being very comfortable. They are the type of boots that my grandfather called "Brogans". I drive in all different types of foot wear though, even just my socks a lot of the time.

Ha your secret is safe with me! The selection for women's boots was almost nil at that particular store. Almost convinced I should keep them. However, I think I will be taking a second look around. I am well aware a good pair of shoes can be the difference between agonizing back and leg pain or heavenly relief, at least in my experience. Thanks to everyone and their opinions.smile.gif

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