Profile For Phoenix

Phoenix's Info

  • Location:
    Vernon, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 4 months ago

Phoenix's Bio

Got my licence through C.R. England and finished out my contract. Great company, did pretty good on a dedicated route.

From there I went off track, thinking i could do better. Four companies later, I realize it's not the companies, it's my attitude, and I'm working on changing that.

I've teamed; I've trained; now i run solo. Each circumstance has its own rhythm and best practices. I loved teaming with my husband, and i miss his presence and the security i felt with him around, but i totally love being solo. My truck, my way of keeping it! LOL And, i get way more sleep!

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Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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It could have been worse...

Thank you for sharing! Even though I check and double check, I'm always nervous pulling away after hooking to a trailer. I really, really like that I don't have to switch trailers anymore. This one stays with me.

If you've ever looked at a king pin close, you've probably noticed that there's an indentation where the bar, or jaws lock across. Always make certain the king pin is seated so that bar, or jaws actually fit into that indent, because otherwise it's not hooked correctly, ... even though it may look like it is,. .and one good pothole can pop it out, and the trailer separates from the tractor while you're rolling down the highway.

My guess is that because of how that trailer was situated, you didn't get a snug fit, even though it seemed to be locked in. I agree with asking a hostler to pull a trailer out when it's sitting so poorly. But then, I'm not big on risks lol.

So glad it wasn't worse. Great hook procedure!

Posted:  5 years ago

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I survived my 1st year otr

Awesome job, Bucket Head!!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Low underpasses

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I've yet to rip a seat cover, or even crease one, lol, but yes, most definitely!! For those really low ones, I'll slow down just in case. I've even put my flashers on, stopped, and gotten out and looked, just to be sure.

Unless I need some snow scraped off the top of the trailer. rofl-3.gif Kidding!!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Trooper sideswipes truck driver, cites him anyway (dashcam!)

I agree with Rainy on this. Also, the police cruiser was in Terry's lane at the beginning of the video, before swerving to the right and swerving again to get the truck to slow down. Not knowing the full circumstance, but it seems to me that officer was going side to side in his attempt to slow traffic down across all lanes.

I too would want to know what, why, how many, where, and where do I need to be to get out of their way. My flashers would be on, off throttle on brake, engine brake if necessary... and i (hopefully) would have seen those flashers loooong before getting that close to them.

I may have missed it, but again agreeing with Rainy, I don't remember seeing Terry even try to move to the left... actually, I believe he was surprised by the hit, which would mean he wasn't even aware that cruiser was coming at him.

Think I'm going to take another look..

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Mother's Day

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Unusual Or Embarrassing Injuries

Ouch!! shocked.png

I get really dehydrated, especially in winter, because I love coffee and don't drink near enough clear fluids.

One day, when exiting my truck from the passenger side, both hands slipped off the hand rails because they were so dry... and down I went... in a fuel aisle no less.

I was showing my student what NOT to do. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

I now use hand cream lol rofl-2.gif

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Stolen Police Car Swerves Into Semi Travelling In Opposite Direction

Okay, so my first attempt to post a link didn't work as planned lol...

Subject should have read... Stolen Police Car Swerves Into Semi Travelling In Opposite Direction

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Stolen Police Car Swerves Into Semi Travelling In Opposite Direction

Stay Alert! My husband passed this stretch an hour before it happened; I, (thankfully), decided to park at the FJ instead of continuing a couple more miles to the Simonson. I could have been that semi had I not pulled off when I did!

That's a rather sobering thought, and begs the question... would I have been able to successfully control my vehicle in such a situation? I'd certainly like to believe so, but in all honesty, I really don't know... and pray I never find out!

Thankfully, the truck driver was said to sustain no serious injuries.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Kenworth dashboard height

Forgive me, but, don't the seats raise up? I'm 5'3" and I drive a kw now. I don't even like the seat high, as it takes my little stumps off the floor.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Sights while looking for Emt

So cool guys, thanks for the smile!!

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