Stuck In A Bind: How I've Gotten Into And Out Of Some Terrible Circumstances - New Article By Rainy

Topic 24614 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

Another fantastic new article by Rainy!

Every driver finds themselves in tough circumstances from time to time - a parking lot that's too small to maneuver, a country road with no place to turn around, and all kinds of crazy circumstances.

We all love to hear stories from the road. In this article Rainy share some stories of really tough circumstances she's been in over the years, how she got out of them, and the lessons she learned from it.

Stuck In A Bind: How I've Gotten Into And Out Of Some Terrible Circumstances

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
member avatar


As usual Rainy has another fantastic article. This was spot on. No one does these things on purpose. But they happen and we need to get out of them. But the best thing to do is not panic. But of course this is the first thing that starts to set in. Being calm is your friend and not your enemy.

Thanks again for creating this article.


Rob T.'s Comment
member avatar

Great article Rainy. Using real examples of how someone got into a tough situation and then got out of it SAFELY really helps. It's easy to become overwhelmed and panic in a situation like that but we need to control our emotions and focus.

In all seriousness thank you (and all moderators) for your contributions here. It helps many new drivers and even experienced drivers.

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

Rainy, nice piece of work, thanks for putting that on paper, so to speak. One thing that came to mind while reading it was a point of emphasis from my instructors during training: If the problem is creating a safety hazard, call law enforcement so they can direct traffic while you back out or maneuver out of a tricky situation. The police would rather do that than deal with an accident. And then all that gets hurt is your pride!

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More