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Day 5: another day down. Started with pretrip as usual. Then we hooked to doubles and had to take one to the dhl. We went to the camco place and they had no load for us. So we stayed there and I practiced on my backing. What’s been my hardest part with backing is the set up. But got it down better today. Getting a little better with it all each day. I have the weekend off and on Tuesday we are doing his slc run Tuesday to Saturday.

Doubles:

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.

Rhino's Comment
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Day 6: Tuesday. Got to terminal and got truck pre tripped then got our paperwork and found our triples to hook to. Off we go to Salt Lake City. My first loaded triples lol the drive went good and no trouble. Stopped in beaver to get some fuel enough to hold us till slc and lunch. We drove an old international stick shift. Glad the ac worked great lol. Once in slc we dropped our trailers and fueled up the rest of the way. After that we headed to hotel. Stayed at the Ramada inn. End of day.

Day 7 today: woke up had a small breakfast at hotel then met with trainer. Pre tripped truck and drove to yard. Stopped by shop to have mechanics replace a light and adjust the cab air ride. And greased up 5th wheel. Got paperwork and hooked up to trailers. Then off to Vegas. Stopped in nephi or how ever it’s spelled lol and got lunch. Got back to Vegas and dropped trailers did post trip and paperwork and done

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Triples!?!?

OMG, you're my hero! That's impressive right out of the box.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Stopped in nephi or how ever it’s spelled lol and got lunch.

Nephi is correct. It's pronounced NEE-fy 😁

Laura

Rhino's Comment
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Haha thanks! Ya but it’s probably only during training. Trainer said they like to keep us on doubles till we get a year in. But it’s actually not as hard as I thought it was gonna be.

Oh ok I wasn’t 100% sure on the spelling lol

Triples!?!?

OMG, you're my hero! That's impressive right out of the box.

Doubles:

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Impressive, most impressive. Day 7 and you are already better than me. I turned down my chance for triples and here you are doing it from the start!

Do you have a lot of mountains to cross? I saw its only 420 something miles between Vegas and SLC but said 6.5 hours in a car.

Do they make you share a room?

Rhino's Comment
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Haha nah I don’t know your more experienced and skills r prob better then mine. You would prob catch on fast if ya tried them lol. Ya it’s like 430 I think it is and there’s a couple hilly areas in between. That was where I was most nervous at first especially when it was raining on the hill lol no we get our own room.

Impressive, most impressive. Day 7 and you are already better than me. I turned down my chance for triples and here you are doing it from the start!

Do you have a lot of mountains to cross? I saw its only 420 something miles between Vegas and SLC but said 6.5 hours in a car.

Do they make you share a room?

Rhino's Comment
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I see a dozen od trucks on the way up there and back and I just think to myself one day that could be me lol

Impressive, most impressive. Day 7 and you are already better than me. I turned down my chance for triples and here you are doing it from the start!

Do you have a lot of mountains to cross? I saw its only 420 something miles between Vegas and SLC but said 6.5 hours in a car.

Do they make you share a room?

Rhino's Comment
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Day 8: same thing to Salt Lake City. In hotel now. Go back to Vegas tomorrow. Then Saturday we do a turn and burn to beaver and back to Vegas. Then off till Tuesday night. So have to get accumulated to nights. Then Tuesday night will do susanville for a week.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Keep up the good work!

It took me awhile to get accustomed to nights, for me I basically had to scrafice a weekend and force myself to sleep when I needed and to be awake when I need. I really felt it the 2nd and 3rd week.

After a few weeks, months or years you might be able to stay up longer.

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