Stupid, Stupid Mistake...

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Josh E.'s Comment
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So it was my second load on the Dollar Tree account and these places can be a royal pain getting in and out of...

Well, I had just arrived at the DT and was going to shut down for the night and thought I would go ahead and back up to the door.

I guess I was just tired and my judgement was off, but I thought I had enough room to turn around...Nope...I ended up with a jacknife, then panicked, and made it worse and ended up ripping the fairing and panel off...so stupid of me, wish I could take that one back. I should have known better and took the extra time to drive down farther and find a better spot to turn around in. Just goes to show the stupid stuff you can end up doing when tired...so to the other rookies on here, when you're starting to feel tired, don't push yourself. Park and get some rest.

I'm sure this isn't going to look good when it comes time to get a local job once I got a year in, which will be September of this month...

Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
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People make mistakes...don't beat yourself up too much! Thanks for sharing your oopsie with us though. A good reminder to all, experience and not, to honor your body and rest when it needs it. Better luck tomorrow and safe driving!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's a bummer. At least you know that panicking is really what caused the mess for you.

We all make mistakes. When it comes to doing risky things like trucking, the key is to never make that 'big' mistake. Little mistakes like this one are hard lessons learned but they're not life or death. You can't do anything now except learn from it and move forward.

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