Will This Effect My Next Job Search Got Truck Stuck

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ivan, I don’t completely understand the result. Did you get fired/? Did you leave voluntarily?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Sometimes, we need to be smarter than the GPS lol My last load said to go to the end of the street to the entrance, well DUHH it turned out to be a dead end, with no way to turn around. So luckily I can pretty much straight back a mile if needed haha, So I backed up all the way, and dumb me I passed the entry because they had NO signage it was where I needed to be. All the spots WITH signs saying NOT an entrance, but none AT it hahaha

G-Town's Comment
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Many of us will sound like a broken record when this sort of thing happens...

Preparation is key, especially if you do not know where you are going and unfamiliar with a location.

Trip Plan

Sounds trivial, but it’s not.

Relying on one tool, GPS, to navigate is risky. Use all that’s available including the Truckers Atlas, Google Maps or Google Earth (to get a satellite visual of any destination), and the tried and true method of calling a shipper or receiver ahead of time to determine specifics or anything unusual regarding entry and exit. Write the directions on a sticky note or something similar enabling easy reference.

Get familiar with the route before you turn the key. Use all the available tools.

IMO... using the GPS as the only tool is basically “flying by the seat of your pants”. Take the time to effectively trip plan and all but eliminate surprises.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Many of us will sound like a broken record when this sort of thing happens...

Preparation is key, especially if you do not know where you are going and unfamiliar with a location.

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Trip Plan

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Sounds trivial, but it’s not.

Relying on one tool, GPS, to navigate is risky. Use all that’s available including the Truckers Atlas, Google Maps or Google Earth (to get a satellite visual of any destination), and the tried and true method of calling a shipper or receiver ahead of time to determine specifics or anything unusual regarding entry and exit. Write the directions on a sticky note or something similar enabling easy reference.

Get familiar with the route before you turn the key. Use all the available tools.

IMO... using the GPS as the only tool is basically “flying by the seat of your pants”. Take the time to effectively trip plan and all but eliminate surprises.

This so much. Redundancy of systems is my thought process. A back up system for the back up system of the system. I leave no stones unturned with my recon. I absolutely hate that feeling of not having an adequate entrance, docking and exit strategy. Even if it's a multiple day trip, I'm studying my delivery and planning for it right from the start.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Ivan, I don’t completely understand the result. Did you get fired/? Did you leave voluntarily?

I think what he meant was that he had an opportunity to correct his mistake earlier, he just didn’t take advantage of it; he continued on a course of action that led to his preventable accident, but if he could go back and start over, he would and this time, not get stuck.

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