Duckwalk

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The Pelican's Comment
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Duckwalking.

As someone preparing for school, is this something I need to practice? Do all truckers need to be able to do this? Or only certain companies? Gimme the scoop.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Duckwalking.

As someone preparing for school, is this something I need to practice? Do all truckers need to be able to do this? Or only certain companies? Gimme the scoop.

Ideally you need to duckwalk so you can check your fifth wheel to make sure it latched completely. It's also useful to inspect everything under your trailer. Do you really want to be crawling around on your hands and knees in the lot? I guarantee after you catch the "sweet" aroma of urine on blacktop you'll feel disgusted even taking your shoes inside the truck.

You're not expected to be able to do it for long periods of time. Just a few steps or so

The Pelican's Comment
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Gotcha thanks

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Duckwalking.

As someone preparing for school, is this something I need to practice? Do all truckers need to be able to do this? Or only certain companies? Gimme the scoop.

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Ideally you need to duckwalk so you can check your fifth wheel to make sure it latched completely. It's also useful to inspect everything under your trailer. Do you really want to be crawling around on your hands and knees in the lot? I guarantee after you catch the "sweet" aroma of urine on blacktop you'll feel disgusted even taking your shoes inside the truck.

You're not expected to be able to do it for long periods of time. Just a few steps or so

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I had to do that @ CRST, with safety guys, with my bad knee, it wasn't actually the duck walk per se. Just wanted me to go under best I could, then climb in the back of a trailer and out, as well as thru the cab of the tractor......Funny now in Philippines, my knee and leg are better than in the US. I can actually pop my knee joint when it's stiff, unlike at home.

Maybe being closer to the Equator helps? or in the tropics? lol. My bad right leg, and foot, would swell to where couldn't get my right shoe on. After being here 2 weeks, it's fine,with no issues of swelling. Or it's the altitude of 1600 feet v.s. 4500 feet above sea level, dunno, don't care now....

Stevo Reno's Comment
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* Being here 1st 2 weeks* (Goin' on month 3, just got my 6 month extension last week)

BK's Comment
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I had to do that @ CRST, with safety guys, with my bad knee, it wasn't actually the duck walk per se. Just wanted me to go under best I could, then climb in the back of a trailer and out, as well as thru the cab of the tractor......Funny now in Philippines, my knee and leg are better than in the US. I can actually pop my knee joint when it's stiff, unlike at home.

Maybe being closer to the Equator helps? or in the tropics? lol. My bad right leg, and foot, would swell to where couldn't get my right shoe on. After being here 2 weeks, it's fine,with no issues of swelling. Or it's the altitude of 1600 feet v.s. 4500 feet above sea level, dunno, don't care now....

Stevo, my guess is that your improved health has more to do with your girlfriend than anything else. Lol.

BK's Comment
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A duck walked into a bar and knocked himself out because he hadn’t mastered the Duckwalk.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I just chose to duck walk under my trailer today, instead of walking all the way around the front, just so I didn't have to step in the mud! 😜

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I just chose to duck walk under my trailer today, instead of walking all the way around the front, just so I didn't have to step in the mud! 😜

Yeah, good idea! Sure wouldn't wanna look like this guy, haha!

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Do y'all carry mudboots on the truck ?!?!? Waders, too ?!?!?

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G'Day, y'all !

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol BK maybe so, and probably the healthier fresh food diet. I can't eat plate after plate of rice,like they can!

Eat only when hungry smaller portions,and taught her how to make grilled ham or cheese sammichs....And fry the plain rice to change up the taste lol....

Guess I have became a "trainer" of sorts 😂😂😂😂

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