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G-Town's Comment
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Some fun, eh?

The ten-wheeler I mentioned; 10-speed with no Jake. Since it was essentially a fire truck, they topped the tank...not subject to DOT compliance for axle weights, ran very heavy, more than the 65k gross most trucks of this size are tagged for.

My first run drenched me in sweat (no AC), navigation rural country roads. I had the same thoughts you had...chalk it all up to experience.

I also drove their tractor trailer several times and actually felt much more in control, with a working Jake and four additional brakes.

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Let's hope we can think of this as one trip that will last a lifetime to not repeat. LOL

Safe travels G-Town. I know I will have some questions on your dedicated accounts later on, but first I still need to go out with a trainer. You know, crawl before walking, walking before running etc. LOL

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Oh yes love the jake. I drove a gravel truck for two weeks for our sister company when they were short handed and it didn't have a jake. think old tractors that have been beat up by student drivers and then multiply by a hundred. Seats were all torn up mirrors "jerry rigged" to stay on, you name it it shouldn't of been allowed on the roads. But I was just starting out, and I didn't know I could refuse the the tractor for being not in compliance with regs. They don't teach that at school. And I needed the job.

What we'll do when push comes to shove and Very Naive!

G-Town's Comment
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Let's hope we can think of this as one trip that will last a lifetime to not repeat. LOL

Safe travels G-Town. I know I will have some questions on your dedicated accounts later on, but first I still need to go out with a trainer. You know, crawl before walking, walking before running etc. LOL

I’ll do my best to help. Good luck with Mentoring.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks

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