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Papa Pig's Comment
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Wish me luck. Road training in downtown Columbus , Ga

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First thing I notice is the Instructor in the passenger seat is not wearing the seatbelt.

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Papa Pig's Comment
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He is, look again. It’s just obscured by the arm rest. I did well! Drove about an hour in downtown traffic. I only missed 7th once but was able to rev and recover quickly. Much less nervous than my last trip. Had a blast TBH

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I see it now.

Couldn't pay me to right in that passenger jump seat--No AirRide!

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Yeah, I wasn’t very envious of the instructors job. Couldn’t be much fun going into traffic with a bunch of us noobs. Heck I was a little nervous just being in the back. Hanging out of a tank hatch whilst teaching them how to drive is my only relatable experience. I would go home beat up, cracked a rib once during a hard break. Not to mention dodging tree branches lol

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Today’s road driving didn’t go as well as yesterday. Timing and rpm synchronization was a little bit off. Ground a few gears and got a little flustered. Wasn’t horrible but definitely humbling. I don’t really like going out in different trucks. (I need to remember that if I ever think about a slip seat based company) Backing Skills are progressing slow and steady and I can see definite improvement. if I mess something up I generally know what caused it and do a facepalm. Found out today that we may be going to Miami to text next week ( we are in Georgia) something about Georgia being severly backlogged due to grader shortage. At this point i will welcome the weather lol.

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Didn’t get a chance to hit the road today but did well enough on my offset to start the alley dock. That ways actually easier for me than the offset! Lol

Full size trailers were pretty easy. Always used one pull-up

The pup trailer again took some getting used too. That thing seems like it moves so fast. Once you lose it you might as well just start over.

Pretrip is getting much better. And the in cab / break check is coming along nicely

Dean R.'s Comment
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I had the same problem double-clutching the downshift yesterday. I was doing fine until we took a 15 minute break. I couldn't find the gears to save my life! The instructor ended up having to give me clues. Clutch - shift - rev - clutch- shift.

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