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Joe H.'s Comment
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I've always considered myself to be of at least average intelligence with the ability to work things through with little to no assistance. But I'm having trouble with on aspect of trucking.

I've been impressed with the lack of judgement and open-mindedness on this forum when it comes the newbs so I thought I'd take a chance and put this out there for some feedback and maybe some advice.

How long will it take before I stop banging my head on things (the underside of the trailer, the ceiling of my rig, etc.)??

Jolie R.'s Comment
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I've always considered myself to be of at least average intelligence with the ability to work things through with little to no assistance. But I'm having trouble with on aspect of trucking.

I've been impressed with the lack of judgement and open-mindedness on this forum when it comes the newbs so I thought I'd take a chance and put this out there for some feedback and maybe some advice.

How long will it take before I stop banging my head on things (the underside of the trailer, the ceiling of my rig, etc.)??

I am 5'0" and constantly hit my head on the over head compartment of the truck. I guess I think I am even shorter than I already am!smile.gif It will be interesting to see what others have to say!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Oh boy! Yeah I remember having that problem. I think you'll just subconsciously remember where everything else and then you won't do it so often. I did that so much, but it stops after the 6 months now that I think about it.

Steve L.'s Comment
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During my years in the Navy I spent over 5yrs on ships. Hit those steel hatches enough and you'll be cured real quick. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Must have a thick skull and just not hitting it hard enough to get through....rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

Mike H.'s Comment
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Must have a thick skull and just not hitting it hard enough to get through....rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

...or hitting it too hard and getting amnesia.confused.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hitting your head is bad. But hitting your head on the bottom side of the trailer when you're messing with the 5th wheel in the winter is the worst! Now you have grease and salty road scum on your head, and a headache to boot!

I had a friend who used to hit his head on things an inordinate amount of times it seemed. One time he was ducking under a metal pallet rack and hit his eyebrow on the rack. I was like, "Man, how could you not see that coming??? You were only 3/4 of an inch from hitting your actual eyeball!!"

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DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Scott O.'s Comment
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They make bump caps for that I think they are called anti window licking devices lol

Scott O.'s Comment
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They make bump caps for that I think they are called anti window licking devices lol

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Chris M's Comment
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My wife can attest that I tend to watch my language when in public. But theres something about the way that the top of my head connects with the shelf above my seat that allows my mouth to open and let every cussword I know come pouring out lol. I've had this truck for 40,000 miles now and I would almost need my toes to count the number of times I've hit my head on that SOB rofl-2.gif

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