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Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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HELLO EVERYONE! I have been one busy little chick here lately! I have sooooo many stories to tell, just not enough time to tell them all! I'll have to think of the really good ones to share (like winding up in a Bass Pro Shops PArking lot! Somehow I got on a frontage road and drove by the dang place a couple of times and then one wrong turn and my response was "Oh Hell, I'm in the parking lot". I just waved at the staring crowd like I was in a parade and kept on going! Oh the adventures and to make matters worse (and that is how this happened) I HAVE ABSOLUTLY NO SENSE OF DIRECTION!!! So you can imagine! Thank goodness I ha e my own personal navigator which is none other than our very own "red gator" She has helped me out of many a situations! Ill try my best to check in more often and if anyone wants you can always send me a pm and ill get back with u or give ya my number and we can talk! Special K (aka Kathy)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That truck looks great!!! If you're gonna decorate, don't go half way - just go for it!

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I HAVE ABSOLUTLY NO SENSE OF DIRECTION!!!

That is actually something you can develop over time. My ma had major problems getting around a new town she moved to years ago and I told her, "Always try to keep track of where North is. Try to keep in touch with which compass direction you're heading. Then start remembering where certain places are in relation to each other like the grocery store is South of the bank, etc."

They make those cheap compasses you can put on your dash and most GPS systems will show you on the screen which way is North. Make a game out of it - practice keeping track of which way is North and which way you're facing all the time. And when you're heading to a customer or truck stop, be aware of the location relative to other known things. For example, when you're heading East on the Interstate and you're pulling off to go into a truck stop that's off to your right (South), put that in your mind. "The truck stop is South of the Interstate." Then as you're pulling in you might notice "The fuel pumps are East of the main building and the shop is to the South of the main building." Keep that picture in your head. And of course use the sun when you can to help keep track of direction.

It's not easy and you'll lose track plenty of times - especially on winding roads that keep heading in different directions. But you'll get better and better at it.

Having a decent sense of direction isn't something you're born with. It's a learned skill and anyone can develop that skill. So don't think you're doomed to be one of those people with a bad sense of direction. It just takes time to develop it. Keep practicing - you'll get better and better at it.

Interstate:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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That first month is always crazy. I'm just glad you're still alive through it haha. What area or states are they mostly keeping you? And what kind of truck do you have again? I'm always on the lookout for fellow TT drivers haha

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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That first month is always crazy. I'm just glad you're still alive through it haha. What area or states are they mostly keeping you? And what kind of truck do you have again? I'm always on the lookout for fellow TT drivers haha

I spend a lot of time in The mid west I am driving out if the Rochelle terminal. Today I am in Atlanta for a delivery pick up here tomorrow and back to Chicago. I have a white 2013 Freight Liner, and you can't miss it because I have it decorated with Hello Kitty on the doors! Ill see if Road Kill will post a pic for me!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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That first month is always crazy. I'm just glad you're still alive through it haha. What area or states are they mostly keeping you? And what kind of truck do you have again? I'm always on the lookout for fellow TT drivers haha

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I spend a lot of time in The mid west I am driving out if the Rochelle terminal. Today I am in Atlanta for a delivery pick up here tomorrow and back to Chicago. I have a white 2013 Freight Liner, and you can't miss it because I have it decorated with Hello Kitty on the doors! Ill see if Road Kill will post a pic for me!

Haha! There's a guy at Central with a Giant Buzz-light-year on the side of his truck. I guess that makes two decorated trucks here at Central :)

Yeah I'm mostly in the Denver area. Just spent a week in the East though right by Washington DC but apart from that I'm usually driving on 80 or 70.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Special K, aka Kathy's Comment
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That first month is always crazy. I'm just glad you're still alive through it haha. What area or states are they mostly keeping you? And what kind of truck do you have again? I'm always on the lookout for fellow TT drivers haha

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I spend a lot of time in The mid west I am driving out if the Rochelle terminal. Today I am in Atlanta for a delivery pick up here tomorrow and back to Chicago. I have a white 2013 Freight Liner, and you can't miss it because I have it decorated with Hello Kitty on the doors! Ill see if Road Kill will post a pic for me!

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Haha! There's a guy at Central with a Giant Buzz-light-year on the side of his truck. I guess that makes two decorated trucks here at Central :)

Yeah I'm mostly in the Denver area. Just spent a week in the East though right by Washington DC but apart from that I'm usually driving on 80 or 70.

I am on both of those A LOT!!!!!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Special K, you are becoming a great lady trucker !! And everything you are going thru is just part of the rookie learning curve. A year from now, you will think back and wonder...Wow....how did I get thru that ?? So just relax, and know that it will all settle down....

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Special K!

Okay, I'm on the lookout for the Hello Kitty truck now.

Starcar's Comment
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I hope Roadkill puts the pics up again...they are truly Special K....

RedGator's Comment
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But I wanted you to tell the state police storysmile.gif Yes indeed Star shes blossoming right before our very eyes:) Shes been doing alot better with her backing. Now if only we could get her on with a map shed be off and running lol.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I hope Roadkill puts the pics up again...they are truly Special K....

tractor-trailer decorated with Hello Kitty stickers

TADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

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