Same. Also overheated the clutch... you know, in an automatic truck. Didn't even know it was possible until the little error message came up on the dash
2nd backing accident in over a month..most likely going to get terminated
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In the oil industry there are standard hand signals. When pulling onto a fracking site you aren't allowed to move, forward or backward, without two or three spotters. There is a team of spotters, all wearing head sets. One always stays in front of you and one or two are behind you.
As you are looking at the front spotter the standard hand signals are as follows:
BOTH arms up with palms facing you with arms moving forward and back means back straight up. If the palms are away from you it means move straight forward.
One arm up with palm facing you and the other arm is held straight to the side means back up with the wheel turned hard to move the trailer in the direction of the arm held straight out. If the up arm palm is facing away from you then turn hard in the direction of the outward arm as you move forward.
Two arms above the head, palms facing each other in a rubbing motion means straighten up the tractor to the trailer, whether moving forward or backward.
STOP - this is the most important signal. No matter what, make SURE you both understand the stop signal: two arms crossed overhead with closed fists. A single fist doesn't cut it, especially at night or if your rear view mirror is shaking.
The scary part of this post, is in my view point you have learned nothing by your experience.
Your post is blaming someone else in both instances.
Your a new driver and already forgotten to read the deal on the mirror G.O.A.L.
Also you NEVER, and I mean NEVER back up to get on the freeway. Just keep going till you find a suitable, safe place to get turned around, (avoid u turns your not ready for that yet).
You are clearly not paying attention to your driving at all. 2 accident both preventable, yes you should have been fired.
Hopefully the light will go on in that little gray area called a brain and think about where you are, where you need to be before you get there.
First step in learning from a mistake is to accept responsibility for the mistake,
Backing in a truck stop, radios off, windows down (yes even if its snowing), get out and survey the area making notes of the possible hazards.
I used to make trainee's list the possible hazards on a note pads prior to backing in.
just go to Craigslist there's plenty of rent a foreigners looking for a driver.. put you right into a truck immediately ...just know going forward two accidents in that short period of time is not going to leave a lot of good doors open for you..
you may have to work under a 1099 with no insurance or work for a really lousy company
. hello Western Express lol that's going to treat you like crap but hopefully you learned your lesson..
the problem is a fact that if he wasn't a trained spotter with a big company like the Knight Swift holdings corporation and Victor Aka big Vic overseeing the safety and security why Kevin Knight brought him in charge...decisions you have to think about one important thing is the fact that you did not GOAL..
which is why nine times out of 10 A backing accident is a preventable accident no matter what it is..
these big companies in these insurance companies like to hang that goal over you get out and look..
juss sayinFarmerbob1 Thanks this.
the hotshotting is kind of becoming like expediting and trucking as far as going downhill in quality so it's not so hard to get in the door..
companies like two three I mentioned that will present a problem because whether you're hotshotting with a dually or what you're doing they will look at your safety record in general before leasing you on
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