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Bird-One's Comment
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I was thinking about this today. I can think of 2 things I was told that helped me a lot out here. One was “turn towards the trouble” when straightbacking. Two was when trying to maneuver past an object, once your tandems clear you are clear.

There are a few more but those stick out the most for me. What are some others?

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Most people work a ten hour day at their jobs, so most days I work a ten hour day out here. That gives me good recaps and keeps me better rested.

Jammer a's Comment
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Slow an easy in the snow and stay off you tube 2 that popped in my head lol

I was thinking about this today. I can think of 2 things I was told that helped me a lot out here. One was “turn towards the trouble” when straightbacking. Two was when trying to maneuver past an object, once your tandems clear you are clear.

There are a few more but those stick out the most for me. What are some others?

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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Yeah slow and easy in the snow is a good one. Another one was one my driving instructor although I’m going to word it differently than he did haha. And that was “When in doubt, swing it wide.

Slow an easy in the snow and stay off you tube 2 that popped in my head lol

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I was thinking about this today. I can think of 2 things I was told that helped me a lot out here. One was “turn towards the trouble” when straightbacking. Two was when trying to maneuver past an object, once your tandems clear you are clear.

There are a few more but those stick out the most for me. What are some others?

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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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jammer a's Comment
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Yeah slow and easy in the snow is a good one. Another one was one my driving instructor although I’m going to word it differently than he did haha. And that was “When in doubt, swing it wide.

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Slow an easy in the snow and stay off you tube 2 that popped in my head lol

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I was thinking about this today. I can think of 2 things I was told that helped me a lot out here. One was “turn towards the trouble” when straightbacking. Two was when trying to maneuver past an object, once your tandems clear you are clear.

There are a few more but those stick out the most for me. What are some others?

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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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harvest's Comment
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"If you're not learning something new everyday, its time to retire."

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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One that I am using today due to iffy road conditions and winds upto 50 along with snow and ice.

" Better to be at home wishing you are on the road, rather than be on the road (or ditch) wishing you are at home."

PackRat's Comment
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" Better to be at home wishing you are on the road, rather than be on the road (or ditch) wishing you are at home."

That's a good one!

Rob D.'s Comment
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Turtle told me " use all the room you got."

EricGuvNC's Comment
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At Night or Thick Fog when Backing Anywhere: GET OUT AND LOOK!! shocked.png embarrassed.gif

REDUCE SPEED >in Heavy Rain!! >on/in Snow and/or Ice!! >in FOG!!

DON'T DRIVE TIRED!!

KEEP YOUR C.B. ON!! (when a C.B. was actually useful).

Turn Your MUSIC DOWN!! (unless Parked).

The Life You Save May Be You!!

CHEERS!!

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