#MyPlan #ToPlan #DifferentPlan #NoPlan

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Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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So I had planned to get my permit before going OTR with Jeff. Well, he called the other day and said his trainer suggested picking me up on the way back to Springfield, so my plan is out the window! rofl-3.gif I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off getting everything together before leaving the house for a few weeks. I'm in the truck right now finger pecking on my phone...lol

We left NC Friday afternoon heading to Jessup MD to deliver. We rolled over to the TA to eat and wait for dispatch. While we were there, Eric ( trainer) asked me if I wanted to drive around the lot...well DUH!!! Heck yea I wanna drive!!smile.gif They taught me the basics of turning and shifting gears. Double clutching is definitely an art but it can be done. I had the opportunity to back but I declined due to the fact I did not want to be any in the way of another trucker coming in. But over all....I FREAKIN LOVED IT!!!! It felt like second nature to me!!!smile.gif

#NewPlan #RollWithTheFlow #MakeThingsHappen

#PeaceOut

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.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's awesome! That's an opportunity very few people get. This should be a ton of fun for ya!

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