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Lisa S.'s Comment
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Going on the road at 59 with my permit. My bf will help me but I have experience already. Not worried about becoming a driver worried about if I will be ok in a relationship on the road when all I've ever had is a stable home. I want this to work. Any advise will be accepted. Thankyou. Love and peace to all.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you had a stable relationship before then you still will. People who were together before trucking tend to stay together longer than those who meet while trucking

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lisa S.'s Comment
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We met on line and then in person he asked me to join him. I feel great about our relationship so I'm probably letting my fear of the unknown get to me. Thankyou for the words of encouragement. Love

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hope things are going well with you, Lisa.

Any updates?

I 'teamed' (well, mostly rode) with my husband a few years back, and loved it, actually.

Let us know how it goes~!!!

Anne :)

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Lisa S.'s Comment
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Everything is great but 10 gears to go thru. Learning from a great driver and lover too!☺ so glad I did this and I love seeing wemon out there driving. Thanks.

Hope things are going well with you, Lisa.

Any updates?

I 'teamed' (well, mostly rode) with my husband a few years back, and loved it, actually.

Let us know how it goes~!!!

Anne :)

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Lisa, i'm not much younger than you, haha! (Just been in the game w/the hubby for over 20 years...!)

If he hasn't yet, he will teach you how to skip/float... and the 'peace' begins~!!

Still wishing you well; contact info in my profile~!!

Drive on, sistah~~~~!!!!!! good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck.gif

Lisa S.'s Comment
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Everything is great but I really want to drive so need to tighten up these gears that seem to go into the cup holders. Poor old girl!!!lol but she's a good strong truck just like me. Love

Lisa S.'s Comment
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Made it past 3 weeks and we are even closer and more in love than before. And what a great teacher! Uncoupling, tandums, gears fixed, even found the perfect size pee cup. Lol life is good. I wish I had started this year's ago. Just an update.

Lisa S.'s Comment
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UPDATE: I have my class A for over a month now but taking it slow. Following directions from my trainer/fiance but I am comping at the bit. Added to elf. Insured. Capable. So why can't I drive more???? Backing???? I want to get more in but feel I am being held back. He's been doing this alone for 15 years so I kinda understand. We set a wedding date for 5-28-2022. Life is good. God is good. Now I just need more drive time. Love to all the ladies out here.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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UPDATE: I have my class A for over a month now but taking it slow. Following directions from my trainer/fiance but I am chomping at the bit. Added to self. Insured. Capable. So why can't I drive more???? Backing???? I want to get more in but feel I am being held back. He's been doing this alone for 15 years so I kinda understand. We set a wedding date for 5-28-2022. Life is good. God is good. Now I just need more drive time. Love to all the ladies out here.

Love back AT YA, Lisa!! CONGRATS!!!!! Yes'm, God is SOOOOO Good. Amen.

Congrats on the WEDDING DATE, omg, wow! A year goes QUICK, i know!!!

My guy's been in the gig since 2003, I hear ya. I 'did' drive with him for a year, and it was exactly the same. It took some time for the testosterone to simmer, in reality. What made a difference, is that I got all up in my hub/Tom's business about the weights, the tandems , the CAT scale receipts, the BOL's, etc etc etc.. Then, he trusted me more. I did the 'background' work....even fueling ...myself. DEF and fuel, and wipers, and all....Myself. It mattered.

Hang in, hang on. A month is still 'fresh' .. but what 'I' would do, is help him TRIP PLAN. Say, 'hey, we are going from X to Y so perhaps let's take this route, and I can drive "here, here, and here." Become best friends with the Rand McNally Atlas.

And also, be like 'so, on this route, let's try to get a spot at the PFJ on exit *** and maybe rent a spot, so I can back'er in.'

If he sees you being proactive to the OTHER parts of being a trucker, he WILL open up to you. Guaranteed.

Try this, and let us (me) know!!

I'm so proud of you, for real. Do the 'hard' (non driving) stuff, proactively, even sliding the tandems and dropping/raising the landing gear. There's SO much more than 'just driving.' When he sees you get the 'whole big picture,' ... it will click !!!

Be safe!

~ Anne ~

ps: email in my profile, jsyk!! Kudos!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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