Can't Seem To Catch A Break

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Jamie's Comment
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The last two days has been one thing after another.

1) I locked my keys in my truck, no big deal.

2) I turned down a road with no way to turn around. I almost started to backup with no help, but I stopped and contacted the local police.

3) I misjudged a corner I was coming up to and I had to brake hard during the turn and it register as a hard braking event that I had to call my DBL and discuss.

4) Now I was backing up at a loves to park for my 34 hour reset, and while backing up i hit a stationary Rock thing and damaged my bumper. It all started due to this guy who kept honking at me, and I ended up letting him rush me. I got out and looked twice to make sure I wasn't going to hit the truck beside my spot, I was good. It never hit me I was near those Rock things.. As it was on the passenger side I should have walked around and made sure I was clear like I normally do. I had to call Schneider accident department and reported and they gave me a claim number so I can get it fixed. Its not that bad, but I got pretty upset I let that guy rush me.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Lesson learned never let anyone rush you and always look at everything when you GOAL. You are brand new to this and it will get easier. Then sometimes we get a week where everything goes wrong. Your doing a good job.

Jamie's Comment
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Lesson learned never let anyone rush you and always look at everything when you GOAL. You are brand new to this and it will get easier. Then sometimes we get a week where everything goes wrong. Your doing a good job.

Yeah, i always G.O.A.L. just this time I let that guy get to me, and of course that's when bad things happen. It was a lesson learned and it won't happen again.

Other then a few stressful moments like i listed, everything else has gone smoothly. I'm enjoying my time out on the road, i went down my first 6% grade today. It was foggy at first, but it lifted a short time later

Jamie's Comment
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I did get over 2500 miles this week, nearly 3000 driven miles

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Jamie- Sorry you had a rough week, but as you said lesson learned. Don't ever let another driver rush you. They are not responsible for your rig, You Are. But also don't get into a shouting match with them either.

One step at a time-one day at a time.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Were you late? Did you run anyone over? No? then you did great!

so far, i was far worse than you are. you scraped a bumper and got locked out. i got locked out, exposed myself to a stranger, a forklift guy had to chase my tire down the road and my 42k pound load had to be switched to a different trailer after the axle fell off.

Oh... and i called the Elizabeth NJ cops on myself twice in one night .

Calling the cops shows good judgement. This is the hard part. Didnt you read i just pull my brakes when guys yell and im backing? jump in the sleeper. lol that confuses the crap out of them.

one guy yelled at me "You have wasted 10 mins of my time, when did you get your license?"

my response "YESTERDAY! Now stay the hell away!" lol

you're doing better than half the rookoes so stick with it.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Were you late? Did you run anyone over? No? then you did great!

so far, i was far worse than you are. you scraped a bumper and got locked out. i got locked out, exposed myself to a stranger, a forklift guy had to chase my tire down the road and my 42k pound load had to be switched to a different trailer after the axle fell off.

Oh... and i called the Elizabeth NJ cops on myself twice in one night .

Calling the cops shows good judgement. This is the hard part. Didnt you read i just pull my brakes when guys yell and im backing? jump in the sleeper. lol that confuses the crap out of them.

one guy yelled at me "You have wasted 10 mins of my time, when did you get your license?"

my response "YESTERDAY! Now stay the hell away!" lol

you're doing better than half the rookoes so stick with it.

Yep. Honking and yelling would just make me move slower

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Yeah welk that Loves you are at is super tight all around the fuel island. Some spots should only be for bobtails and it is always jam packed in there regardless the time of day, I only work a mile from there and fill up there twice a week.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jamie's Comment
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Yeah, I mean look at it...rofl-1.gif im not the only person to hit it, its in such a bad location and I agree about certain areas being for bobtail only 0588207001536942197.jpg

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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