Game: Vent & Brag

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Brag 1; Selected for the most recent trainer class. After a lengthy hiatus from training, it's a feeling kind of look putting those old familiar jeans back on.

Brag 2: in an effort to maintain my new-found positivity, I am choosing not to vent....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Brag: Got my CDL back. Vent: It shouldn't take as long as it has to get a hair follicle test results back!

Are you FINALLY in the clear, Raptor? They really drug their feet on that one!! Congrats on your CDL!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Brag. Just drove through the tightest turns and streets in downtown Philadelphia without hitting anything,lol! 😂

Vent. WHY DO THEY KEEP SENDING ME INTO SUCH TIGHT SHIPPERS!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Vent: the 70hr/8 day clock.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Vent: my first day solo I hos violated by 34 minutes trying to find somewhere to park. 2nd day hos violated by literally 5 seconds, same thing. I couldn't look on my phone for a place as I had dropped it while exiting the truck although where I was had a hundred plus miles with absolutely nothing for trucks anyways. Oh also I got a safety hold for following a car too close that I was trying to pass. Brag: 3200 miles for my first week solo and some really good backing into a couple really tight spots including a blindside alley dock at a partially blocked Hobby Lobby store. New phone. Safety hold was remedied over the phone (not really a brag but more a plus)

I don't know that my brags outweigh my vents but at least I am learning from them!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ok, I want to play, although my favorite so far is by Curmudgeon. (Maybe just a senior citizen bias). My Brag: After seeing what my instructors know and can do, I have no brag. Just humility My Vent: WHY THE H**L CAN"T I DOWNSHIFT MORE CONSISTENTLY?????????? So frustrating.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My Vent: WHY THE H**L CAN"T I DOWNSHIFT MORE CONSISTENTLY?????????? So frustrating.

Use the engine speed.

Did they teach you the "add the numbers" method?

45 = 9th (4 + 5) 35 = 8th 25 = 7th 15 = 6th 5 = 5th

I was always trying to downshift while moving too fast. After I started paying attention to the speedometer, I did well. Hope it helps.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks Grumpy. Yeah, I've had that drilled into me all along. I'm getting better, but I'm proof that just because something is in the brain, it takes time to coordinate all the physical components of the action. Just think of everything that is involved: Brain, eyes, both hands, both feet, fingers, toes. But failure is not an option. I'm gonna nail this TOMORROW!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Vent: my first day solo I hos violated by 34 minutes trying to find somewhere to park. 2nd day hos violated by literally 5 seconds, same thing. I couldn't look on my phone for a place as I had dropped it while exiting the truck although where I was had a hundred plus miles with absolutely nothing for trucks anyways. Oh also I got a safety hold for following a car too close that I was trying to pass. Brag: 3200 miles for my first week solo and some really good backing into a couple really tight spots including a blindside alley dock at a partially blocked Hobby Lobby store. New phone. Safety hold was remedied over the phone (not really a brag but more a plus)

I don't know that my brags outweigh my vents but at least I am learning from them!

Before you start your day, write your route out on the left side of the page and on the right list the parking for every 100 miles. This allows you to know whether you can make the next point.

also plan on parking at weigh stations, walmart you must call tge store and ask, casinos, adult book stores, or restaurants with truck parking.

good luck

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks Grumpy. Yeah, I've had that drilled into me all along. I'm getting better, but I'm proof that just because something is in the brain, it takes time to coordinate all the physical components of the action. Just think of everything that is involved: Brain, eyes, both hands, both feet, fingers, toes. But failure is not an option. I'm gonna nail this TOMORROW!

Uh HELLO!! it takes time to learn. It can take some people 2 months to get downshifting and most people 6 months to back. give it time!!!

The examiner can only give you 5 points for shifting even if you grind tge whole test. they expect you to suck but need to see you can remain calm and recover.

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