CFI Driver's What's Your 20? (2017 edition)

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  1. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Light Load Member

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    Update: Wife and I are scheduled to test Thursday morning at 7:30am and 9:30am. They pretty much just want us to get the pretrip out of the way, that way we can work on more yard maneuvers and finish out the rest of the test. But if we can pass Thursday than it's even better. We'll see how it goes, if we get parallels we can definitely pass the whole thing. But alley docks are still questionable since we've only been working on them for about 2 days. Wish us luck! I'll let y'all know how it turns out.
     
  2. hollywood76

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    awesome u guys can do it take ur time and breath and u will pass everything soon
     
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  3. RoadRooster

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    I think I was backing for about 6 months when I learned to get the trailer point where I wanted it and then follow it in. In other words, drive the trailer, not the tractor. Small moves on the wheel.

    For pull up, pull up straight in front of your nose. Then, when you start going in reverse again, turn the wheel in the same direction you were turning before you did the pull up. Again, small moves on the wheel.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
  4. RoadRooster

    RoadRooster Road Train Member

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    Alexandria, Louisiana... parked at customer... really good Chinese place next door.

    Most respected driver hits another jackpot. Pick up a loaded trailer in Waco with 2 bad lights... two trailers over is a trailer guy working on one of ours... Neither light was bad, broken wires... rolling twenty minutes later... would have been 3 or 4 hours at a shop.

    Picking up in the morning up near Shreveport... going up near Canton Ohio.

    Stay safe my friends...
     
  5. subseaguru

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    I had a lvl 3 inspection today in ca. Passed but it chewed up my on duty time so I was not able to make it through Sacramento tonight. Guess I’ll have to finish off the run to San Diego tomorrow. Hopefully I can get something going somewhere tropical :)
     
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  6. RoadRooster

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    I had a chat with your travel agents (fleet manager)... I see Otay Mesa to Jacksonville in your future
     
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  7. subseaguru

    subseaguru Light Load Member

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    I could certainly live with that.
     
  8. RoadRooster

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    The dogwoods are blooming in Texas and Louisiana... Seeing how I'm going to Ohio I'll make a prediction on when spring will start showing its face and all the states along the way.
     
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  9. mitrucker

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    It’s snowing here again. Supposed to stop by Thursday night.
     
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    I was coming out of Otay Mesa between Christmas and New year...sun had set, I was shooting for Yuma to park.

    I could see some haze in front of me... didn't seem like right conditions for fog... didn't seem windy enough to be a dust storm...

    It was dune buggies... zipping around on the dunes...head lights and lights mounted on those whip antenna things with the orange flag on the end...the campgrounds along I-8 were full...it was a pretty cool sight.
     
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