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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Question on physical requirements

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I am finally at the beginning of my driver training. But I am petite and 5"1. My left foot can't clutch down all the way to the floor. I have a hard time with clutching and braking. My instructor told me to bring pillows as a solution. We plan on putting a pillow behind me and possibly one under me. But I wonder if this is a good long term solution. Any suggestions on how I can make this work, especially in the future for many hours of work. Any suggestions would really be appreciated. I don't know if pillows would cause back problems.

Kristine

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I bought my hubby a gel seat cushion to help with his buttocks getting sore. He loves it.

Check in a TA or Petro, they keep some nice pads/pillows for such things.

I don't think using a pillow will cause you any back problems.

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Thank you very much for the advice! I did find something. It might help other people with the same issue, so I'll post here. I found a Sacro-Ease with memory foam for Lumbar support. It was not cheap, but worth every penny. It makes me able to press all the way down to the floor with a clutch without a problem. It is adjustable too. I am glad to know that Truck stops also sell things that help.

Kristine

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Question on physical requirements

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I am finally at the beginning of my driver training. But I am petite and 5"1. My left foot can't clutch down all the way to the floor. I have a hard time with clutching and braking. My instructor told me to bring pillows as a solution. We plan on putting a pillow behind me and possibly one under me. But I wonder if this is a good long term solution. Any suggestions on how I can make this work, especially in the future for many hours of work. Any suggestions would really be appreciated. I don't know if pillows would cause back problems.

Kristine

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I bought my hubby a gel seat cushion to help with his buttocks getting sore. He loves it.

Check in a TA or Petro, they keep some nice pads/pillows for such things.

I don't think using a pillow will cause you any back problems.

Thank you very much for the advice! I did find something. It might help other people with the same issue, so I'll post here. I found a Sacro-Ease with memory form for Lumbar support. It was not cheap, but worth every penny. It makes me able to press all the way down to the floor with a clutch without a problem. It is adjustable too. I am glad to know that Truck stops also sell things that help.

Kristine

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Question on physical requirements

I am finally at the beginning of my driver training. But I am petite and 5"1. My left foot can't clutch down all the way to the floor. I have a hard time with clutching and braking. My instructor told me to bring pillows as a solution. We plan on putting a pillow behind me and possibly one under me. But I wonder if this is a good long term solution. Any suggestions on how I can make this work, especially in the future for many hours of work. Any suggestions would really be appreciated. I don't know if pillows would cause back problems.

Kristine

Posted:  5 years ago

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Tire Chains

The chains are pretty heavy but I would think less than 50lbs. But honestly you should never "throw chains". If conditions require chains you park it. In 2 yrs ive had to chain once...

Thank you for your reply RedGator. I'm glad they weigh less than 50 pounds. That helps! I finally passed my dot physical with a Dr.'s Release for my prescriptions that took so long to get and passed the DOT physical. Today I'm finally enrolling in a CDL school! I will be finishing up my CDL practice quizes. I stopped for awhile because I didn't know if I could even get to go to school. So glad I can!

Kristine.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Tire Chains

I was wondering how heavy are the tire chains? I can lift approximately 50 pounds. I am hoping that they are lighter than that. Also, I'm wondering if there is a way to look up any questions I have asked and see the answers that I have been given from Trucking Truth. Thanks for everything!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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More Questions

I have many questions and I will try to put them all right here. Some companies allow their employees to take a pet with them. If I did that and I worked by myself, how does anyone keep their pet under control? How would I keep my cat from going to the pedals where my feet are and not allow her to sit on my lap while I am driving?

Also, do Truck Driving schools teach students how to understand Dispatch? Whenever I have heard a little bit of dispatching they have codes mixed with English and I don't really understand it. If they don't teach students how to understand it, how do we learn to understand it?

If I am single with no kids, but I am a lady, is that okay? Maybe it's ideal, but I understand from reading Trucking Truth that most women do a Truck Driving career with their husbands. That is safer. Any advice on that?

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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How much strength is required?

I can lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Maybe 60 pounds, but I have a difficult time with both amounts of weight. Am I strong enough to be a truck driver?

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