Can't Drive A Car Anymore...

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Pianoman's Comment
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Am I the only one that has to pretty much re-learn how to drive a car whenever I come home? I swing too wide on curves, over-correct when backing, accelerate and decelerate to fast, accidentally run a red light I thought I didn't have time to stop for... It's comical to me that I drive a giant machine 8-10 hours a day for weeks and have such a hard time adjusting to this little car I've driven for years!

Pianoman's Comment
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Oh yeah, almost forgot about frantically mashing down with my left foot looking for the imaginary clutch. I drive an automatic truck now, but when I first got out of trucking school I did this alot at first.

Pat M.'s Comment
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They put reverse in the wrong place in my car. I have standards in all of mine.

James J.'s Comment
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I drive a F-250 and when I come home it seems like my a$$ is dragging the ground I feel so low...lol

murderspolywog's Comment
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I have the hardest time backing in and out of parking spots, as well as garage. I also have a tendency to drive in the right lane only and do about 55 to 60 I drive mostly CA, OR, and WA. Drives my wife nuts half the time she want even let me drive. And when she drives I am holding onto the ow **** handle. And stomping on the floor looking for the brake pedals and telling here to leave more space. I also can't sleep at home the bed is to soft and there is no reeffer running. I find the floor suite me better. I find thought I have no Problem from to my rig to my motorcycle.

Pianoman's Comment
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I have the hardest time backing in and out of parking spots, as well as garage. I also have a tendency to drive in the right lane only and do about 55 to 60 I drive mostly CA, OR, and WA. Drives my wife nuts half the time she want even let me drive. And when she drives I am holding onto the ow **** handle. And stomping on the floor looking for the brake pedals and telling here to leave more space. I also can't sleep at home the bed is to soft and there is no reeffer running. I find the floor suite me better. I find thought I have no Problem from to my rig to my motorcycle.

Haha we're like the same person! Even the mattress thing--I told my wife the exact same thing a couple days ago!

I've actually caught myself speeding a few too many times in my car though. I drive a company Swift truck otr so I'm governed at 62 and drive mostly interstates..which means I almost never have to worry about speeding. It's just too easy to get this little car up to speed!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

C. S.'s Comment
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I also can't sleep at home the bed is to soft and there is no reeffer running.

It's pretty disconcerting to sleep in a stationary, extraordinarily large bed that first night of hometime.

I always try to put the clutch in as well. I'll think I'm speeding and look down and see I'm doing ten under. I also think the road seems very odd and flat-looking in a car. It's weird to see the road surface straight ahead instead of almost looking down at it. If that makes sense.

Sunrise Driver's Comment
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It's really feels weird driving a car after months of big rig driving. Sitting so low and not having the high vantage point drives me insane. You guys have pretty much covered all the basis of forgetful automobile driving. One thing to add is that I forget all about the rearview mirror when driving a car, I find it hilarious looking out of the convex. Trucking has definitely made me a better driver. Before trucking I never really put much thought into the daily maneuvers of driving.

Nathan N.'s Comment
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The steering is so darn tight in a car compared to a truck so I tend to jerk the car going down the road.

Gee's Comment
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I sleep better in my truck than at home. And my rogue feels like a freaking go cart with a tiny steering wheel. I twitch and change lanes. And backing up Omg feel like I'm 15 again and just learning.

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