Profile For Thanos

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  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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    6 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Coming to a complete stop

For your information i have been doing that and im still struggling with it so instead of insulting someone just give the advice man! No need to be a digital gangster. Like a i said, i been in the passenger and watching aswell as actually driving but its my instructor he who is 72 years old gets angry and starts yelling at us and he's very hard of hearing too. Yesterday i thought he was going to have a heart attack he was so mad i had to let him know that he can't get mad and to be a professional becuase he was so red and sweating like hell. The oldman will probably have a stroke soon poor guy.. so we were worried about him. Before all you guys start talking **** just give the advice i don't know you so you aren't hurting my feeling i don't even know what you look like. Just give the advice not your personal feeling on me

Thanos, you really need to sit in the passenger seat while your instructor is driving and watch their feet when they are coming to a stop. You obviously don't get this whole concept or understand what's being said. It's important during training that you pay attention and observe how things are done if you can't understand the verbal instructions.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Coming to a complete stop

If i just use the brake pedal if i don't have time to downshift wont that kill the engine and make the truck die?

When you come to a stop (train, stop sign, red light, teaffic, etc), once stopped, you will have both pedals depressed. If you have the time and distance it is always easier to start slowing down via downshifting. If this is not possible, use the brake pedal.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Coming to a complete stop

I was told by my instructor to brake clutch throttle then downshift.

Im in CDL school and I'm very confused on how to come to a stop. Do i only downshift and never touch the service brake? Or can i just press the service brake until it stops? Or do i have to press the clutch and the service brakes simultaneously to stop??

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Coming to a complete stop

Im in CDL school and I'm very confused on how to come to a stop. Do i only downshift and never touch the service brake? Or can i just press the service brake until it stops? Or do i have to press the clutch and the service brakes simultaneously to stop??

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Washington to alaska

(Sealand) runs all over in Alaska and it needs drivers.

good day all, would like to know if there is companies or is it Independent truck drivers that drive to Alaska and back to the lower 48. would like to here from those that have done this trip be for, and are going to do it, I have done this in a suv had a great time. thanks. Easy E

Posted:  6 months ago

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Routes that go into Canada/ Mexico

I'm with on that one. I heard GRtrucking heads into Mexico regularly but could just be a rumor.

Thanos. I have traveled to Cuidad Juarez and I can say that I would never feel comfortable transporting anything into Mexico. It is just way too dangerous down there as an American. The Mexican people are wonderful but the government and the drug cartels are very bad. I wouldn't go there by myself let along drive a semi load of anything into the country.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Routes that go into Canada/ Mexico

Has anyone ever drove into Canada/ Mexico or specifically thru Canada to drop a load in Alaska; for example? If so what was your experience like?

Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym Membership

Seems like planet fitness would be the best option because they're literally everywhere

Does anyone have or use a gym membership on the road something like plant fitness. It seems like the would be time and there is good parking at most location. Thanks John

Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Do you know the definition of the word will? And do have any idea how many gyms there are nationwide that have huge parking lots? Guess not..

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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

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You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Thanks for your input but no one will be needing to hold my hand. I trained being up for 36 hours before and had the best workout of my life. Its about mindset and will power and being a little insane to helps too lol.

Prime drivers have a list available to them of about 300 gyms that have truck parking. not all will. i have seen some gyms that i said oh no way! cause of the mulch and tree cut outs there is no room to swing. ive been meaning to move the list to google maps so i can share it.

i think you might be better off paying per visit rather than getting a membership. Or you might need a couple of memberships. Also, you need to look into 24/7 places. Truckers do not have a normal stop and start times.

Despite popular belief, i have had days that lasted 24 hours or more without sleep. No way could i fit a gym in then.our terminals have nice gyms but once a month through a terminal unless you are a trainer or need repairs.

Most days im not sure what day of the week it is. Your expectations are indeed unrealistic, and no one here thinks it is "weird stuff". its a matter of experienced driver versus new driver that

When we talk about exahustion, we mean to the point that when you pull your brakes, you are too tired to crawl into the bed so you pass out on the steering wheel. you are happy you made it to a rest area with 10 min left on your clock. you dont know need to shower eat and sleep and need to decide which u need more.

when we talk about time management we mean no one is there holding our hand and telling us exactly how to go or when. they tell us what time to get places and often as a newbie you might have to sleep at customers because you dont have the time to get out.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Just a heads up, I also design workouts for peoples individual goals, what equipment they have access to, injuries they may have, how much time they have for training etc. If you guys need me for anything about training just ask.

Thanks but where there is a will there is a way. I could definitely understand how someone who's not into my lifestyle can easily say there no time for strength training. But I can just as easily say some of the weird habits/Hobbies I see other truck drivers do.. That I wouldn't have the time for any of that either.They make the time for their weird stuff and I'll make the time for my weird stuff. After listening to some of the responses I'm going to choose Planet Fitness they're always off of freeways open 24/7 and they have free showers so I wouldn't have to worry about that too much. Another thing I wanted to point out there's a lot of people saying that i wouldn't have the time to spend that much time in the gym. Well, my workouts are only Monday Wednesday and Friday and they only last 45 minutes long. I follow a conventional Colgeiate wrestling/College football program I focus on big compound barbell movements none of that fluff and puff crap that doesn't work.I do the overhead press, various styles of deadlifts, squats, bench press, and the barbell row it doesn't take any time to do this workout especially if you go after it hard as hell.

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Trucking is a lifestyle.

Power-lifting, especially the competitive version is also a lifestyle. Mark you need to think about how many hours you spend in the gym per week and realize a commitment to full time trucking may not support your desire to continue power lifting. You will need to make a choice.

If you peruse some of the threads on this forum; things like finding time to shower, eating healthy, regular sleep schedules and elongated wait times at shippers/receivers are frequent challenges presented to all OTR drivers. From the sounds of your initial post, “lifting” is a major part of your life. This career path, especially as you are absorbing the first 12 months learning curve is demanding, unforgiving and will require 100% of your focus.

Yes it’s possible to maintain fitness while doing this, but no where near approaching what you want to do.

I suggest giving this link a read so you better understand what you are asking:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Good luck!

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Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Thanks but where there is a will there is a way. I could definitely understand how someone who's not into my lifestyle can easily say there no time for strength training. But I can just as easily say some of the weird habits/Hobbies I see other truck drivers do.. That I wouldn't have the time for any of that either.They make the time for their weird stuff and I'll make the time for my weird stuff. After listening to some of the responses I'm going to choose Planet Fitness they're always off of freeways open 24/7 and they have free showers so I wouldn't have to worry about that too much. Another thing I wanted to point out there's a lot of people saying that i wouldn't have the time to spend that much time in the gym. Well, my workouts are only Monday Wednesday and Friday and they only last 45 minutes long. I follow a conventional Colgeiate wrestling/College football program I focus on big compound barbell movements none of that fluff and puff crap that doesn't work.I do the overhead press, various styles of deadlifts, squats, bench press, and the barbell row it doesn't take any time to do this workout especially if you go after it hard as hell.

Trucking is a lifestyle.

Power-lifting, especially the competitive version is also a lifestyle. Mark you need to think about how many hours you spend in the gym per week and realize a commitment to full time trucking may not support your desire to continue power lifting. You will need to make a choice.

If you peruse some of the threads on this forum; things like finding time to shower, eating healthy, regular sleep schedules and elongated wait times at shippers/receivers are frequent challenges presented to all OTR drivers. From the sounds of your initial post, “lifting” is a major part of your life. This career path, especially as you are absorbing the first 12 months learning curve is demanding, unforgiving and will require 100% of your focus.

Yes it’s possible to maintain fitness while doing this, but no where near approaching what you want to do.

I suggest giving this link a read so you better understand what you are asking:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Good luck!

Posted:  6 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

I want to talk about something that I never see anybody talking about on forums and that is what's the best commercial Nationwide gym to belong to keep muscle that you've built?? And I'm not talking about just staying in shape. I'm talking serious hardcore lifters. Thanks, Mark from Bakersfield California.

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