In Today's Episode Of "What Makes Experienced Drivers Look Down On Greenhorn Rookies"

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Good to know how you feel about the EXPERIENCED drivers here that have helped you and many others get started in your career. Good luck, I think you'll need it.

Banks's Comment
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I saw that thread and decided not to comment on it. I saw the picture he posted and I didn't see anything wrong with the trucks position, but it's not something I have experience with. Pulling doubles , I'd always stay out of truck stops because I wouldn't be able to back and I didn't want to put myself in a position where I'd have to figure it out.

I don't know what he's so upset about, honestly. He felt one way about it, others felt another way. Agree to disagree and move on.

What I do know is that nothing in this profession is uniform. What works today may not work tomorrow. I can one shot today and need 10 pullups tomorrow. Hopefully, he'll learn that and accept this for what it is. Get from point a to point B on time, without hitting anything and keep the customers happy. Sounds easy in theory, but takes a lot of practice.

I tell people all the time, I'll help out anyone until they give me a reason not to help them.


This is from a conversation I had with a new driver at FedEx before I left. I received a lot of help and I pay it forward. MSGT will learn how it works, eventually.


Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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