Game: You First Felt Like A Real Trucker When....

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Mr. T's Comment
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When I'm backing up in my car & I take my foot off the gas waiting for it to "Roll" backwards while I maneuver into my spot! rofl-3.gif

Lynn B.'s Comment
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When I didn't mind peeing in a jug, because when you take other roads besides the interstates you may not come upon any rest stops or stores with truck parking or that are open in the "wee" hours.


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

Pianoman's Comment
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...when I was handed the keys to my assigned truck and sat in it for the very first time. I felt like I had been holding my breath for months, refusing to believe this was real until I was finally through all the training. The truck was the same kind I had trained in for the last month and a half, but it was different because it was mine (not really, but you know what I mean). I couldn't wait to take it home and show it off to my friends and family.

I remember other times during training when I felt pretty bad-ass for safely driving through blizzard conditions on I80 in Wyoming on a 2-inch-thick sheet of ice, but the first time I felt like a trucker was when I got my first truck.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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When you shove more crap on the truck than you did an apartment then wonder if the weight will put u over 80k hahhaha

Bud A.'s Comment
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When I tried to float the gears and freaked out a little on a downgrade because there was no jake brake button over there by the radio in the car.

Also, one time my daughter made a dry comment at a 7-11: "I can tell you're a trucker."

"Oh yeah, how's that?"

"Because you pulled away from the fuel pump and parked before going in the store."

I hadn't even thought about it.

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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When I learned how to pump fuel.. we don't pump gas i n NJ

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Today at 0600; when I bumped my first dock.

Pianoman's Comment
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Today at 0600; when I bumped my first dock.

Oooohh yeeaahhh!!!


You'll REALLY feel like a trucker when you spend half your life sitting and waiting at those docks hahaha


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sarge435's Comment
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When I learned how to pump fuel.. we don't pump gas i n NJ

Hey rainy. Sent you an email asking about Prime. Thanks.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Sarge, we need you to ask your questions here in the forum. You have no idea how many folks will benefit from the exchange. We have disabled the private message feature.

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