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I am truely amazed..and to think I had a rookie breakdown moment having to do a drop off in Downtown LA where i had to blind side back off a two lane street into a receiver with two small docks that dipped underground. This is why I love this Forum. When I think things are bad I can always come here for an attitude adjustment, just by looking at what you guys go through on daily basis. This is the reality of Trucking. Thanks for Sharing!

It just takes time and you'll look back at some of the places you stressed about and think "what the heck, that place looks easy!" Backing takes quite a while to master and even then there are days you'll struggle. As long as you get it in without hitting anything it's a success. Not to get off topic too much, but how are you enjoying and adjusting to the OTR lifestyle?if I'm not mistaken you're about 3 months solo right?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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I am truely amazed..and to think I had a rookie breakdown moment having to do a drop off in Downtown LA where i had to blind side back off a two lane street into a receiver with two small docks that dipped underground. This is why I love this Forum. When I think things are bad I can always come here for an attitude adjustment, just by looking at what you guys go through on daily basis. This is the reality of Trucking. Thanks for Sharing!

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It just takes time and you'll look back at some of the places you stressed about and think "what the heck, that place looks easy!" Backing takes quite a while to master and even then there are days you'll struggle. As long as you get it in without hitting anything it's a success. Not to get off topic too much, but how are you enjoying and adjusting to the OTR lifestyle?if I'm not mistaken you're about 3 months solo right?

Thanks for the advice and thanks for asking. Yes I am actually 4 months solo now. Im adjusting quite well. Definitely was among those that thought I would be making about $100,000 my first year(just exaggerating lol) but that's not the reality of it. Especially being a citizen of the great state of California who just loves to tax the people for any and everything, its crucial that I run good miles each week in order to live comfortably. No complaints though. I enjoy what I do.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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