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    2 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Time management

Thanks I appreciate it. My company is giving me plenty of time to make the customer I'm just not managing my time right, that's what's getting me. thanks for the advice.

I forgot to say congrats on getting your career going lol. And good on you for not getting any tickets or accidents so far. Keep up the good work there.

If you don't already have it, download the TruckerPath app on your phone and use it to determine where you'll stop at the end of each shift. It's worth its weight in gold. You can use the parking status history to determine which truck stops should have parking when you'll be ending your day. It's a good idea to have a few different stops planned for the end of the day just in case you don't get to the one you want to park at or it doesn't have parking when you arrive. Also consider parking at your customers when possible in order to maximize your clock and possibly get unloaded early sometimes. If you have an 8 am appointment, you can arrive at midnight and get unloaded while on your 10 hr break so you're ready to roll with a fresh clock at 10 am.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Time management

Hey everyone, I'm just about to enter my 4th week solo driving. I've made it this far without getting seriously lost, I haven't had any accidents, andi haven't gotten any citations. Those were my 3 biggest fears about becoming a truck driver. My big problem right now is time management. As of now I've been late to several customers, can't seem to get ahead on anything, and twice now I've driven over my legal 11 hours, only by a little bit but it's still not good. it's been frustrating. Is this normal for new drivers? Any tips on how to better manage your time or is this something that will come with experience?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Right turns without hitting curbs

Yeah I'm going through a school but they aren't going to do that I already asked, I just need to make sure my timing is perfect so I don't hit the curb or median on either side.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Right turns without hitting curbs

Hey everyone, I went to test for my cdl today and I passed the pretrip and the backing without any issues, but it all fell apart on the road test. I failed the road test due to hitting curbs on my right turns, I was not happy about it. I'm really having trouble making right turns without hitting the curb with my trailer wheels, but I'm also having trouble not hitting the median with my steer tires. I know to hold it out to avoid hitting the curb but I can only go out so far because I'll hit the median on the other side. Any advice or tricks on how to get these turns down. It's really the only thing holding me back from passing my CDL test. I retest on Wednesday. Thanks

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