What Have You Learned From Trucking Truth?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Brett said

They became convinced that the Government, the large carriers, and even we here at Trucking Truth were liars, con artists, and conspirators.

it's crazy how many members have been going "off the wall" lately. Especially when it comes out of no where, like the post that was made yesterday (and thankfully removed quickly). Regardless of what that person said, it has nothing to do with what is being taught here and having the time, or desire to find such information clearly shows they're focused on the wrong things. What I found quite ironic though is the post mentioned being ashamed of the advice of 2 members here and pretty much trashed the site but then still logged in several times (according to TT Tracker) over the coming hours. Hopefully not many seen it before it was deleted, as it was complete trash and not worth repeating. What's funny too is often times when people have left their large company for a smaller one all of a sudden megas are terrible. However, they fail to mention that because the size of their company the different opportunities they were afforded to find their "niche".

Brett and moderators thank you guys for creating, and keeping this a great environment where rookies and experienced drivers alike can continue to learn.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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What I learned from TT is that the people here on this site have helped me come back to the job I love. I have had a rocky start back but it has gotten better. Not saying that I'm floating on air, but with the help of so many(too many to mention),it has helped a lot. I'm on sorry that I haven't had the chance to meet anyone but Tractor Man. There might be a change coming, not sure. Family stuff rearing it's ugly head. But that's for another thread. Raptor

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brett, what a great, thoughtful analysis. Success is all about attitude and the willingness to keep learning.

I'm not driving now, but I'm so grateful for what my dive into trucking and my involvement with TT has taught me. I've learned that if you can adapt to trucking, it can help you adapt to almost every situation in life. Right now, I'm in a situation where I sold my house and bought a "project". I'm going to live in a travel trailer for the foreseeable future while I work on my project. I know from living in a sleeper cab (smaller than a prison cell), that living in a travel trailer will be no issue.

Right now, you young guys and gals don't even know how much trucking is going to benefit you in the future, but you will have a can-do outlook and no challenge will be too hard for you.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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You were worried about going under a 13’ 6” bridge? Why? Most of those heaight are measured from the curb, which is at least 6” more allowance

Because as I turned onto the street, it just didn't look right. So I pulled over, and called the receiver. She told me don't go under that bridge. The way you leave the receiver is on that street and I found out later you could only make a left and not a right which would be coming straight at me. As I was calling the receiver I saw a truck coming out on the street and he was coming straight at me and he stopped. I saw him backing up and I thought I made the right call. On top of it it was a side street and not a main road. It's total BS because there was no signs anywhere saying this is not a truck route. thank God there was an open lot where I was able to make a very tight u-turn otherwise I was calling the cops


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Bruce K.'s Comment
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JYK9, I remember a post from Rainy a long time ago about her experience with a bridge. If I remember correctly, she came up on a bridge that didn't look quite right to her. So she parked until another truck came by and got under the bridge without incident. I thought that was a smart decision. Better to be safe than sorry.

Wilde's Comment
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I have picked up a lot of knowledge in the short time I've been reading through this site but the main thing I've learned here is just how little I knew about the trucking lifestyle to begin with.

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