When Written Directions & GPS Unit BOTH Fail?

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G-Town's Comment
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Jeremy my advice to you is don’t sweat the Small Stuff. You know yourself, true, but I also know that if you apply all kinds of added pressure; you run the risk of burn-out.

Even keel Brother. Even keel.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Check every stop on Google maps, satellite view. Make sure you know how to get in. Run directions on Google maps. Look at the route from the highway. Compare to GPS. Make sure GPS is taking you to the right address. In the case of the exit, go to the next one where you can get off and back on in the other direction. Use all tools you have available.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Jeremy my advice to you is don’t sweat the Small Stuff. You know yourself, true, but I also know that if you apply all kinds of added pressure; you run the risk of burn-out.

Even keel Brother. Even keel.

Exactly this. It is easy to get caught up, and every little mistake seems that much bigger. Eventually becoming a distraction, and potential big mistake. To me, it seems like you are trying to "measure up," to Gtown, Old school, and the other vets. Stop! The only person you need to measure up to, is yourself.

You can plan out your arse, every mile, every turn, but Mr Murphy will sometimes throw a wrench into things. Don't beat yourself up, because something out of your control sent you on a scenic detour. You adapted, and overcame. You won! You just went into extra innings. 😊

Don's Comment
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We newbs are in for some edjumication in the coming months, aren't we Jeremy?

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Jeremy my advice to you is don’t sweat the Small Stuff. You know yourself, true, but I also know that if you apply all kinds of added pressure; you run the risk of burn-out.

Even keel Brother. Even keel.

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Exactly this. It is easy to get caught up, and every little mistake seems that much bigger. Eventually becoming a distraction, and potential big mistake. To me, it seems like you are trying to "measure up," to Gtown, Old school, and the other vets. Stop! The only person you need to measure up to, is yourself.

You can plan out your arse, every mile, every turn, but Mr Murphy will sometimes throw a wrench into things. Don't beat yourself up, because something out of your control sent you on a scenic detour. You adapted, and overcame. You won! You just went into extra innings. 😊

This for sure. As Clint Eastwood said in Heartbreak Ridge: "You improvise, overcome, and adapt." That is what you're 1st year in truckin is about. 😁

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Jeremy my advice to you is don’t sweat the Small Stuff. You know yourself, true, but I also know that if you apply all kinds of added pressure; you run the risk of burn-out.

Even keel Brother. Even keel.

I know perfection is far beyond my reach, but I really do want to be as safe and effective as possible. One is for the safety factor and the other is because (far as I can tell) those are the traits that decide your future in this career.

To me, it seems like you are trying to "measure up," to Gtown, Old school, and the other vets. Stop! The only person you need to measure up to, is yourself.

Yes, I certainly look up to these folks and many others here but I'm not even in the same league, much less able to measure up.

I dunno, I just have it in my head that I want to be better than some of the people I've met in real life lately. I just can't believe how arrogant or complacent some people get after a year or two of driving experience. I dont ever want to be like them!

Don't beat yourself up, because something out of your control sent you on a scenic detour. You adapted, and overcame. You won! You just went into extra innings. 😊

Not beating myself up as much as being utterly unsatisfied with my performance after reviewing my choices. I could have done this trip a lot better. Better preparation will help me to really win the next time Senor Murphy rears his ugly head! 😎

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Check every stop on Google maps, satellite view. Make sure you know how to get in. Run directions on Google maps. Look at the route from the highway. Compare to GPS. Make sure GPS is taking you to the right address. In the case of the exit, go to the next one where you can get off and back on in the other direction. Use all tools you have available.

Yes, sir. I also need to compare them with my written notes. Trip planning is starting rank much higher on my priority list than what my trainer has shown me.

We newbs are in for some edjumication in the coming months, aren't we Jeremy?

Brother, that's an understatement!

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See, I want to learn everything - just dont want to learn any of it the hard way. If only I could figure out the formula for that...

This for sure. As Clint Eastwood said in Heartbreak Ridge: "You improvise, overcome, and adapt." That is what you're 1st year in truckin is about. 😁

I wish I felt that confident right now. Your examples got me here. And you're one of the few experienced drivers I've met in real life who isn't arrogant or complacent about the job. So, I'm hoping to have your attitude after I pass the one-year mark.

(Is it arrogant to just proclaim that I'll see the one-year mark? I hope not, because that's nothing but stubborn determination making that claim.)

Heavy C's Comment
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Like the old adage " I put my pants on one leg at a time"

Doesn't matter if you've got 10 days it 10 years experience. You just have to take one moment, one turn, one back at a time. Don't over think.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Don't over think.

I'm not making light of your advice... But this seems to be a recurring piece of advice I get, lol.
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Heavy C's Comment
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Don't over think.

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I'm not making light of your advice... But this seems to be a recurring piece of advice I get, lol.
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It's like back in school when you took a test. You read the question and you usually have the answer in your head. But then as you look through the other choices you question yourself. You second guess. So you choose a different answer which ended up being wrong. There's actually science behind this idea.

We'll just refer to backing since that's normally gonna be the most difficult thing you'll do, outside of handling weather. You get to your destination and get your door. You drive by and see your door. You've got a sight side back between two other trucks. Well you know what you need to do and how to be safe. So just do it. More than likely you start second guessing your set up or how much to turn the wheel your gonna end up being wrong. Just go with it. I mean you could be wrong to begin with. So then you have to start over. No big deal. Over thinking just seems to cause more problems than it solves.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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