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PlanB's Comment
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I just met Rainy!!! smile.gif

I almost caught up to rainy once. Was delivering up in Vermont and was planning on taking a 10hr break at a nearby small rest area. Looked at the TT gps locator and saw a dot very close to me. It was rainy sitting at the exact rest stop I was planning on going to.

By the time I had unloaded and got over to the rest area she was gone tho. I think she sensed me coming and made a run for it.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Holy Crap!!!! that would have been great. Ben n Jerrys had me sitting so.long i got a 34 there!!!

well... at least Kim is still here to tell about it. Most meet me the disappear from the forum. gives me a comolex hahhahah

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

PlanB's Comment
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Holy Crap!!!! that would have been great. Ben n Jerrys had me sitting so.long i got a 34 there!!!

I was delivering a load about 10 minutes away from the rest area. receiver took 5 hours to unload and count. Then the load was short and claims didn't want me to leave the property until they made some phone calls. 3 more hours later I was finally cleared to leave the receiver. When I got to the rest area and didn't see any prime trucks I looked at TT gps again, you had just checked in about 90 miles south around Albany.

Missed ya by a couple hours.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Holy Crap!!!! that would have been great. Ben n Jerrys had me sitting so.long i got a 34 there!!!

well... at least Kim is still here to tell about it. Most meet me the disappear from the forum. gives me a comolex hahhahah

Hmm... Should we look for the bodies? smile.gif

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Kim T.'s Comment
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I don’t scare easy. LOL

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Holy Crap!!!! that would have been great. Ben n Jerrys had me sitting so.long i got a 34 there!!!

well... at least Kim is still here to tell about it. Most meet me the disappear from the forum. gives me a comolex hahhahah

LOL. I'm setting at Ben and Jerry's now! For the love of all that's bright and shiny I hope they get us out sooner then that! My trainer and I need to be in Henderson NV in 4 days by 08:15!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Holy Crap!!!! that would have been great. Ben n Jerrys had me sitting so.long i got a 34 there!!!

well... at least Kim is still here to tell about it. Most meet me the disappear from the forum. gives me a comolex hahhahah

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LOL. I'm setting at Ben and Jerry's now! For the love of all that's bright and shiny I hope they get us out sooner then that! My trainer and I need to be in Henderson NV in 4 days by 08:15!

Wouldn't ya know it, not more than 45 minutes after posting they come tell me to come get docked! WOOT! Small miracles.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Today was pretty difficult. My trainer and I went to the pad to practice backing. We worked on left side offset, right side offset, and alley dock. I absolutely could not get it. It would not click. I am so aggravated with myself. I know I will get it but today was not the day. Trying to tell myself that this is only day two of pad training, we only had a pad for two hours last night, and two hours today. I eventually succeeded in doing a right side offset. I’ll get it. I better get it. It better click...very soon.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Today was pretty difficult. My trainer and I went to the pad to practice backing. We worked on left side offset, right side offset, and alley dock. I absolutely could not get it. It would not click. I am so aggravated with myself. I know I will get it but today was not the day. Trying to tell myself that this is only day two of pad training, we only had a pad for two hours last night, and two hours today. I eventually succeeded in doing a right side offset. I’ll get it. I better get it. It better click...very soon.

Don't beat yourself up too bad. Try not to over think things. Listen to your trainer, it will come along just fine.

Ernie

Old School's Comment
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Kim, it's not going to "click" anytime soon. Just do the best you can. You don't need to be an expert to pass the driving test. Even now I may have days that I can impress any driver out here while backing a rig, and yet still have days I have to laugh and ask myself, "Have you been drinking? You're not even close to where you wanted that trailer to be!"

That's trucking - just as soon as we think we're starting to get the hang of things it will humble us like we're total noobs again. Everyday, from now on, you will be learning new ways to maneuver and manipulate that trailer by your actions with the tractor.

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