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Donna M.'s Comment
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Twice last week I saw two different ladies from two different carriers have problems backing. No big deal, however they got frustrated and both dollied down and forgot to put landing gear down. Sorry but I had never seen such. An older driver showed us how to get it off her frame. So I learned something and was able to help second lady. It’s much easier to lower it before u unhook! A good example of distracted driving.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I like to remind people that getting frustrated over something little often leads to much bigger mistakes later on. You have to keep your emotions under control out there and focus on what you're doing each moment.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Yesterday I had to drive thru Atlanta it was raining and wrecks everywhere blue lights and people were still driving like crazy. I slowed down, I wasn’t worried about being late. I just wanted to keep my cool and get through it safe. It worked!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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In training we were taught to “work from the back to the front” during uncoupling and couplings. Then the landing gear always gets the first attention. Like has been said here several times lately, it’s about thinking about what we’re doing at the time and not on the next step. It’s also about developing a mental checklist for every procedure we do.

Glad you came through the bad weather ok

G-Town's Comment
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Yesterday I had to drive thru Atlanta it was raining and wreaks everywhere blue lights and people were still driving like crazy. I slowed down, I wasn’t worried about being late. I just wanted to keep my cool and get through it safe. It worked!

And it always will work. That was the right thing to-do Donna. Common sense should be the underlying rule of most things we need to perform and make decisions on. It usually can’t be taught...you obviously have “it”. Trust it.

Great job!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My trainer taught me PAL and LAP

Gonna hook up with my PAL and go to town. Pin, Airlines, and Landing gear

When it is time to go, gotta get this lady off my LAP. Landing gear, Airlines, and Pin.

I repeat those every time, silly as it sounds.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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My trainer taught me PAL and LAP

Gonna hook up with my PAL and go to town. Pin, Airlines, and Landing gear

When it is time to go, gotta get this lady off my LAP. Landing gear, Airlines, and Pin.

I repeat those every time, silly as it sounds.

I still use the “PAL/LAP” in my head every single time. Never had a problem.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Until you're tired at a truck stop, the driver next to you hearing you mumble something about getting your pal off your lap

Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m just a little simpler it’s 1,2,3 for me!

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