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  1. What the heck.

    I'm sitting at home tonight. I live 10 minutes from the terminal and our truck is headed to the shop in the morning. My trainer is supposed to call for me in the morning.

    Right now I'm beside myself with a total feeling of complete lack of confidence. It's two days into training and I'm having the worst problems with the most basic driving skills. My trainer even asked me "what the hell I was doing at school", like I obviously didn't learn anything. I get frusterated and ...

    Updated 09.03.2008 at 11.23 AM by bullhaulerswife (Removed references to the f word.)

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  2. The Rest Area

    Cerca - a long time ago.
    I was driving a piece of garbage truck - it was a cabover and I don't remember the kind of truck it was, only that it had a 13 speed tranny with a 350 Cummins that were popular in the day.
    It was old for that time's standards. It also broke down. I was in a small caravan of vehicles headed together to the same destination. A large hole had somehow formed in the metal tube that was going off the engine to feed to the radiator hose that attached to it. ...
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  3. Smoke - LOTS of it!

    In my early years of trucking, I can honestly say that I was probably one of the dumbest drivers on the road. Check your sides? What the bleep is that? I was a missionary. I had not gone to the mission field to become a truck driver - the thought had never entered my mind.
    But that's what I ended up doing - between driving trucks, fixing trucks and taking supplies across the border, I was a very busy person.
    Well, there was this one particular trip I made. I was sent from El Paso ...
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  4. Got my CDL from Central Community College

    Got my CDL from Central Community College! OK, Now to find a decent job with a company that hires newbies!
    Have applied to Werner and to May Trucking......
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  5. Another 2 weeks goes by...

    Here we go, finally back home again...these 14 days weeks are starting to get old, but 4 more days till days off YAHOO!

    Back to Hay River again this week-end...man she's getting colder at night now, was only 30F over night. Actually had to start my bunk heater. Crap it's still AUGUST! But the leaves are turning & soon the snow will return & the almost constant darkness of the northern winters will arrive...UGHHHH I don't mind the cold, snow, crap roads...but I sure miss the ...
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  6. Mailboxes

    Circa 1986.
    I was driving late at night through "somewhere", Texas. I wasn't in any town, is why I say it that way. I was looking for a particular place out in the middle of nowhere that I was being sent to to pick up supplies to take back to the border.
    I was driving along a narrow, 2-lane highway, the moon was not out so it was pretty dark out there. I was a missionary at the time and basically my truck driving journeys were either for the purpose of picking up donated ...
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  7. National Carriers "not the place to be an O/O "

    National Carriers took me to the cleaners, if you think about working here as a Company Driver or as an O/O you need to run. I understand that there is a law suit out there against National Carriers. Does anyone know who the Attorney is for this class action suit? would like to know. Thx. CR Raider.
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