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Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Solo week!

That first time in trucking is like most "first times". Memorable to say the least.

As for parking, many stops often start filling up as the sun goes down. Here's a tip: use Trucker Path to locate the address you expect to shut down. There should be a few "main" truck stops like Flying J or Loves. But look nearby for "no-name" facilities. Check the reviews and skip over the super negative ones - you'll get a general impression. I have been past "big" truck stops that are full up, and literally across the street is a fine stop with many empty places.

Enjoy your rookie week!!

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Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Do most truck stop restaurants offer healthy meal choices these days?

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Oscar, your posts remind me of some recent folks who've been in here. Everything they posted were researching into the reasons why they did not want to be a truck driver. You've now gone from your distaste for the modern shapes of our trucks to the excessive proportion of fats in our foods. And you even went so far as to worrying about the way our foot pedals are shaped in our trucks. You seem to be either happily unemployed, or just amusing yourself by trolling trucking forums.

Which one is it?

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I am serious about considering this job. I am not here to troll but to acquire valuable knowledge.

Forget about the design of gas pedals and such. That was another thread anyway. The purpose there was to make general conversation.

I am the type of man who likes to plan things cautiously and carefully.

Is truck driving even for a health-conscience CAUTIOUS man?

I don't know how to do it yet so that's what I figure this forum is for to ask questions.

I won't HAVE time for crock pots and such out on the highway.

I don't want to be preparing a bunch of meals myself on the road as I feel I must CONSERVE time.

I need as much personal time devoted to physical fitness workouts as possible.

How to back up a truck or shift gears is the least of my worries.

For every 24 hour period I spend out on the road, how many hours of PERSONAL time will I have?

Personal time to eat, shower, sleep, shave, sh_t, get dressed, exercise, check emails and so forth.

10. Maybe. Sometimes 24. A couple times, maybe 8. Who knows? It changes more often than I get to change my drawz. It really all depends on the load.

Seriously man, you are WAY overANALizing this. If you are the type who absolutely has to workout 3 hours a day, eat the absolute freshest healtheist foods, get at least 8 hours of blissful sleep in frilly satin sheets, shower everyday, have earth shattering great sex with Venus twice a day, you're probably not going to survive OTR. For a day.

However, if you can wing things, make do with what you have, improvise to meet needs, solve problems on the fly, and (most importantly) phucking compromise a little, then you're going to do ok out here.

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Question for our prime-ates here

I'm trying to envision the mental image Tastebuds had of "blue tiger set"

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Well ... blue tiger stripes... honestly that's what I was looking for. I mean, seriously, if I'm describing myself to someone that has never seen me before, I would describe what is DIFFERENT about me and not something small that 60% of the trucker population has. For instance, last night, I would've described myself as long red hair, glasses, light green shirt, and gray shorts and not "the guy with clothes on, an ID badge, and some hair"! I'm sorry Rainy, but I completely didn't get the blue tiger set description...

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Not looking good for me....

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Don't feel bad at all. I recently finished TnT and I'm about to finish up my first solo hitch. Just yesterday I tried backing into a spot at our terminal 3 times before I gave up and went to another spot. Funny thing about it? I was BOBTAILING!

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Now that's funny!

(I'm laughing WITH you, not AT you)

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Who said I was laughing??!! LMAO In all seriousness, if I couldn't laugh at myself out here, I'd never get to laugh.

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Question for our prime-ates here

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Tastebuds... Are u in Sprimo? I am right now.

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Yeah, thanks to Demon Turd. I'll be leaving sometime after midnight. Wanna meet up?

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Just got back from walmart. I'll be in the chairs at the bottom of the stairs blonde with blue tiger set

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Be there in a second, finishing up my dinner in the cafe.

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Pics or it didn't happen.

Doesn't look like it will happen. I waited over an hour and only saw 1 blonde lady wearing a blue Ron Jon shirt, but she was passing through. There was another lady sitting in the area, but she had a blue shirt with pink pants and neither resembled a "blue tiger set".

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Question for our prime-ates here

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Tastebuds... Are u in Sprimo? I am right now.

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Yeah, thanks to Demon Turd. I'll be leaving sometime after midnight. Wanna meet up?

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Just got back from walmart. I'll be in the chairs at the bottom of the stairs blonde with blue tiger set

Be there in a second, finishing up my dinner in the cafe.

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Question for our prime-ates here

Tastebuds... Are u in Sprimo? I am right now.

Yeah, thanks to Demon Turd. I'll be leaving sometime after midnight. Wanna meet up?

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Question for our prime-ates here

Thats very true. I just hope he underatands after 3 months straight training. Id like my first or second load to go to my home town to see my family.

They will. I told mine he didn't have to send me home right away as I could make do with what I had. (I wanted to start making MONEY!) My second or third load was home. Mind you, I live in a state that Prime has very few customers in, so it could've been on my first load if I lived in a more freight friendly state.

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Not looking good for me....

Don't feel bad at all. I recently finished TnT and I'm about to finish up my first solo hitch. Just yesterday I tried backing into a spot at our terminal 3 times before I gave up and went to another spot. Funny thing about it? I was BOBTAILING!

Posted:  6 years, 12 months ago

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Tastebuds' Totally Truckable Beef Stroganoff

To avoid the skillet, why not use the (Hormel?) Precooked beef tips?

I like browning my own meat, so raw is the way to go for me. But feel free to change it to fit your needs and tastes!

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