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  • Kanelin
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Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Feel like such a disappointment when backing

Reaper, I was exactly where you are 6 months ago. I drove and did everything fine until my trainer woke up. Then I got nervous and started making mistakes. Believe me when I tell you it got so much better when I went solo.

My very first solo load was a drop and hook from the caves in Springfield. Not outside in the yard, in the cave. I had to drop the mty in one spot and then pull the loaded trailer out. It was not easy, took my almost an hour to spot the mty. And it took me another 45 minutes to get the loaded trailer out. But I wasn't anywhere near as nervous as I was every time I tried to back with my trainer. Backing has come in fits and starts since. I'm getting so much better, but there are still times when I can't hit an easy straight back. I told a guy once I had no idea why I was having so much trouble. He said "because you drive a truck." That little bit of wisdom comes to mind every time I just can't seem to do it.

You'll get there, man. I promise you'll get there if you stick with it.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Any Primates in Sprimo...

Was in and out earlier today. Needed some trip sheets or I wouldn't have stopped. Bobtailing to VA to pick up a new trlr. Some easy money right there!

Posted:  7 years ago

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I'm Done.

Congarats!!

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Posted:  7 years ago

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Anyone in Sprimo this weekend?

LoLol Rainy that's why he was so short with me Friday. Now I have to go to Allentown tomorrow to the international dealer. Might have a leaking head gasket. Maybe they'll give me one of these brand new trucks they have here. Even a couple '18 internationals here!

Sorry I missed you turtle. Got I need about 1800 and it took me almost an hour to drop trlr.

Posted:  7 years ago

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How Old is too old to start as a truck driver?

I started at 59 and I believe at least one other is even older. The companies don't really care as long as you're healthy, unless you're going flatbed.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Anyone in Sprimo this weekend?

I'm in Pittston as well. Truck decided to smoke every time I went uphill... a lot! Then, I had to stop on the shoulder of I70 and do a parked regen. Plus, my apu is being finicky. Wish they would sell MY truck.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Question for the North East drivers, and G-town

I had to look to make suse, but I delivered some soap to a Walmart DC in marcy ny a couple weeks ago. Didn't see a whole lot of reefers there and I didn't notice who has that account, I just wanted to get the heck out of there...

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Am I still working at USPS!!!

Lol I've had high winds every day since I left Pittston 5 days ago. This is the first day that I haven't had to drive through snow. High winds along I44 and down to Bentonville AR. 10k in the box. It's was a blast...NOT! Then take an empty to a Tyson plant otw back to Sprimo. Even more fun.

Now truck is sick and I can't get into the shop til wed morning. Sucks to come in during million miles banquet week. Oh, and I get to stay in the no-tell motel across the street from Campus because of the frigging banquet. Didn't even want to come but I can't sleep in the truck so I had to. Grrr

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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Newbie Questions about OTR homelessness and sleep

And now we return you to your regularly scheduled post...

I am truly homeless. No car either. I live in my truck. I have 1 son in San Diego another in New Orleans and my daughter loves in Pensacola FL. I can choose which one I want to visit and my FM routes me as near as he can get me. 3 weeks out = 3 days,hometime.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Rainy where are you?

Haha and I'm in Pittston. Brought in a trlr for repair and ended up with new steers and an alignment. Slavedriver sent me a load as soon as I told him it was done. And the com I any store is closed embarrassed.gif

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