Ask For New Trainer, Or Suck It Up?

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I’m glad it is working out for you. Now back to the steering wheel Slave, LoL

It will turn lots of miles or it will get the tire thumper again. It will do as it is told!

Turtle's Comment
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It will turn lots of miles or it will get the tire thumper again. It will do as it is told!

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Yeah Grumpy, I was thinking of you just this morning, wondering how it was going. Glad to hear things are going well. You're getting close, no?

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Grump. Glad to hear of the remarkable improvement.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’m glad it is working out for you. Now back to the steering wheel Slave, LoL

It will turn lots of miles or it will get the tire thumper again. It will do as it is told!

LOL

300 today. Can’t get into consignee until 5 AM.

In 3 days, I have driven as much as I did in 2 weeks with the last trainer.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks everyone.

I am about halfway. Though I might be happy to drive longer with Joe, he has a brand new truck. I’m getting spoiled. Lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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One of the biggest issues I have other than needing shifting practice ( his new truck shifts differently than any truck I have driven) is that I have a tendency to hug the white line. Any advice? Other than get the $&@& off the white line? rofl-1.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Personally hugging the white line isn’t bad. Just make sure that if there is an obstacle on the shoulder to move away from it. I always tend to hug the outside of my lane. Now if there are 3 lanes and I am in the middle, then I stay in the middle of the lane. I always ensure I have as much space around me I can have. I have had a truck come across into my lane and run his trailer down my mirror.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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One of the biggest issues I have other than needing shifting practice ( his new truck shifts differently than any truck I have driven) is that I have a tendency to hug the white line. Any advice? Other than get the $&@& off the white line? rofl-1.gif

I think I have a handle on this, maybe it will help someone else.

I was looking at the white line, trying to stay left of it. Then I remembered my trainer saying that you tend to steer toward wherever you look and to be careful.

So yesterday I started looking at the dotted line and staying right of that and it seems to work. He only threatened to smack me 3 times all day.

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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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Your hood mirrors will help you stay in the middle of the lane. If you get the chance practice staying in the middle, hugging the fog line and hugging the zipper. Get the sight picture down for all 3. Also if you find yourself weaving in your lane, try lowering your seat down. Force your eyes farther ahead.

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