My Truck Is Almost As Big As My House

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Need I say more.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Bill F.'s Comment
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If you would just park it in the garage you wouldn't notice it as much...

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Dan R.'s Comment
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My trainer was big on that. He insisted that all of his students swing by home(not go on home time, the company didn't allow that during training) and park the truck by a very familiar landmark so you could really grasp the scale. I won't say it made a night and day difference like he seems to think, but it certainly was an eyeopening experience early on.

Now I get that when I see folks drive by in their cute little lifted super duty pickups. They're so adorable!

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The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If you would just park it in the garage you wouldn't notice it as much...

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Can't put in the garage because my wife's car is there.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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That really is hysterical! It's true that you really understand the size of a truck when you see it in a residential neighborhood, especially one you're familiar with. I can remember being shocked by the same thing.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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That really is hysterical! It's true that you really understand the size of a truck when you see it in a residential neighborhood, especially one you're familiar with. I can remember being shocked by the same thing.

And it's so much fun when your delivery takes you onto some streets definitely were not made for trucks.

Unholychaos's Comment
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My trainer was big on that. He insisted that all of his students swing by home(not go on home time, the company didn't allow that during training) and park the truck by a very familiar landmark so you could really grasp the scale. I won't say it made a night and day difference like he seems to think, but it certainly was an eyeopening experience early on.

Now I get that when I see folks drive by in their cute little lifted super duty pickups. They're so adorable!

My trainer had me walk heel to toe from the nose of the tractor to the rear of the trailer and count the steps. Just doing that puts a big perspective on how long the truck/trailer combos really are. Fun fact! A football field, goal post to goal post is 360ft long. My collision mitigation system in my truck keeps about a 333ft following distance from the vehicle in front at 63mph. Perspective...

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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A view from the garage looking out.

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Peter M.'s Comment
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Need I say more.

That’s hysterical

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