Training Complete...my Own Truck Now.

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kayakngal's Comment
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It's been a long two months in training. Very long. I had one bad trainer - will not go into details about that one and, one great trainer who taught me the ropes well. I feel confident and ready to go solo. I'm sure I'll make mistakes along the way but I will try my best not to make many of them :)

I can't remember who gave me the advice about backing with my hands on the bottom of the wheel to avoid over steering but I use that everyday and, it works for me so THANK YOU!!! :) I hope to be on the forum more now that my training is complete - team driving was hard because sleeping while the truck is rolling (bouncing like I was on the back of a horse) is next to impossible for me so, I slept any opportunity I had.

Kathy...thanks for keeping in touch and can't wait to meet you when we cross paths :)

Starcar's Comment
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Kayaakngal...Its so good to hear from you...and your all ready to go solo !!! GOOD JOB !!! i'm glad that the "bottom of the wheel" trick works for you...cuz its the only way I've ever been able to back up...I think of that little old man who taught me that all the time....Alot of folks won't try long enough, cuz it feels weird...but it works like a charm once you get used to it...I'm curious..did either of your trainers comment on it ?? We'll need to see a pic of your truck...I'm gonna haveta start a Lady Drivers Success Gallery...wonder if Brett would set one up for me....I'll have to ask..

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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It's been a long two months in training. Very long. I had one bad trainer - will not go into details about that one and, one great trainer who taught me the ropes well. I feel confident and ready to go solo. I'm sure I'll make mistakes along the way but I will try my best not to make many of them :)

I can't remember who gave me the advice about backing with my hands on the bottom of the wheel to avoid over steering but I use that everyday and, it works for me so THANK YOU!!! :) I hope to be on the forum more now that my training is complete - team driving was hard because sleeping while the truck is rolling (bouncing like I was on the back of a horse) is next to impossible for me so, I slept any opportunity I had.

Kathy...thanks for keeping in touch and can't wait to meet you when we cross paths :)

Sorry, couldn't help myself..WHOOOO HOOOOO!!! dancing-dog.gif That is AWESOME!! I can't wait to start hearing your stories, too. Don't be shy, come on over to the main page and post some there..I Don't wanna have to feel like a peeping Tom when I come in here to check out how the Ladies are doin..rofl-3.gif

Starcar's Comment
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Ah Roadkill.....we just see you like one of the .....ahhh....ahhhh....well, you know we love ya, and don't mind you bein' in here. Look at it this way...we all know that the other guys lurk in here...but you, my friend ,have a big enough pair to step up and show your here....You Da Man !!!!

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Ah Roadkill.....we just see you like one of the .....ahhh....ahhhh....well, you know we love ya, and don't mind you bein' in here. Look at it this way...we all know that the other guys lurk in here...but you, my friend ,have a big enough pair to step up and show your here....You Da Man !!!!

Thanks Star..always nice to know you all see me as just another one of the...ahhhh....yeah...rofl-3.gif

Old School's Comment
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Congrats Kayakngal! I know you worked hard for this - hope you can start enjoying your new career as it progresses along.good-luck.gif

Starcar's Comment
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Glad you came in to visit, Old School....theres always room for one more...And you have some great experience to share with us ladies....So don't be shy...we don't mind who posts in here...and the door to this forum doesn't have a "No Boys Allowed" sign on it...

RedGator's Comment
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Im so excited for you! Good Luck. If you need anything let me know:)

kayakngal's Comment
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Im so excited for you! Good Luck. If you need anything let me know:)

Thank you Red I had to come to the forum to see who you are before I called :) And thanks to all the well wishers - it's been quite a journey. Some I would take back but, I will say I learned from all of it. I'm on my home time now and enjoying this while it lasts. There's a lot to be said about trucking and it's not as easy as everyone would like to think BUT I have had some fabulous times on the road....Washington state I had some down time due to a customer being closed over the weekend and having a delivery on Monday....so, I spent the weekend in Seattle/Tacoma area - rented a cheap car and went hiking, out to eat, to the beach, to the Space Needle and so on - just fell in love with Washington state so I'm looking forward to seeing much more of the USA and exploring every chance I have.

I can't understand why so many people sit in their trucks all day ... but, I'm not judging because I don't want them crowding up all the hiking trails either, lol.

Roadkill - thanks and I will Oldschool - thanks to you too

Starcar - I did use the method in front of my trainers and they really didn't say anything - I was always complimented on my backing ability though :) backing is where I'm least confident and both my trainers seemed to sincerely believe I did a mighty fine job of it. The first trainer, despite the negatives outweighing the positives, did know how to operate a truck like a pro so I learned a lot from her just by observing how she maneuvered the machine. My second trainer was just as good but I did most of the backing by the time I was with her. Thanks for the advice - it's funny because you think of the old man who taught you but, I think of the trucking forum gal who taught me that little trick :)

Thanks so much to everyone for being here from the beginning!!

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