Day 10

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Adelmo, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Adelmo

    Adelmo Light Load Member

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    So I'm in my 2nd week fellas! Still enjoying it, challenged and slooowly noticing my progress.
    I am able to do a "straight back" with no assistance, the key, I found, is making sure my trailer is straight before backing up (actually making sure my trailer is straight before doing anything is key). I was told to move towards my off-set. The challenge begins! But again, I "get it" in principle. The panic begins for me when I lose sight of the cone. Though I know to quickly change directions and it'll appear, I still panic when I lose it. Then there are those who mean well in coaching me but saying things like,"turn completely and hold it for 3 seconds then cut it the other way" don't take into account how fast I'm reversing, I mean, right?
    Anyway, today there was a new teacher who I met once before and has been very helpful, who apparently wasn't impressed by me telling him I did the offset and wanted me to do the alley dock. Intense! with his help I was able to do it but it was humbling nonetheless.
    I will be showing up tomorrow and keeping at it, this WILL be accomplished.
    Just wanted to update you guys!
     
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  2. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    Nice!

    Spend all your free time studying your pre-trip inspection and you’ll be rolling down the big road in no time.
     
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  3. Valuable Asset

    Valuable Asset Light Load Member

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    Before long you will wearing flip flops and urinating in parking lots...keep up the good work!
     
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  4. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Light Load Member

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    You are on your way! Might as well start saving your Gatorade bottles now.
     
  5. Richierich76

    Richierich76 Light Load Member

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    Don't forget feet on the dash
     
  6. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Hope it's still going well for you, @Adelmo ~!
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Let's move you up to parallel parking =)
     
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