First load tomorrow

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  1. DustDevil

    DustDevil Bobtail Member

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    Taking a tanker from Pleasanton, Tx to Plaquemine, LA to get filled then back to Pleasanton. Any tips for these two states? Not sure what I'm picking up. Pretty nervous but should be alright.

    And howdy, TR forum
     
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  3. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    Good luck --- Some tips: Get out and Look. Seriously, if you need to get out of the truck 100 times to make sure you won't hit something then do it. Don't risk doing something stupid because you feel like being a "super-trucker".

    Turn off your radio, and CB (if you have it) when backing, and roll down your windows. Listen for horns, other drivers may be trying to warn you. GET OUT AND LOOK. Seriously, no joke, just do it.
     
  4. DustDevil

    DustDevil Bobtail Member

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    Will do, gun. Thanks. IllI he driving a 2007 Pete 396 with big ol' heat shields so I'll be getting out often
     
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    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Experience. This is what it looks like. ^^^^^
     
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    DustDevil Bobtail Member

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    Dixiegypsy Light Load Member

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    Avoid Louisiana like the plague after this. Keep your butt in Texas and life will be great
     
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  8. Dixiegypsy

    Dixiegypsy Light Load Member

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    Don't forget to do a thorough pre trip. It really is important. I recently picked up a new guy to be my team driver and on his first trip he clocks in and says "ok so now we sit here for 15 minutes". I said he'll no get out and check everything out man. Dude got stopped by the DOT with the blue lights 3 times in 2 weeks for trailer lights out, missing mudflaps... easy stuff. Don't be like that.
     
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  9. DustDevil

    DustDevil Bobtail Member

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    Looks like I'll be driving into the bands of that hurricane. o_O
     
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    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    And slow your pace down a bit. If you start feeling nervous, take five and regroup. Things will get smoother with practice. Be patient.
     
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    Watch out for hurricanes......:-/
     
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