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Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Scooter Jones, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. skootertrashr6

    skootertrashr6 Medium Load Member

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    When I went solo I was asked about my time on my trainers truck, whether I was forced to drive fatigued or not, if I felt I had plenty of drive time and back practice, etc... The first day he drove, the 2nd day I drove about half the day, then each day after that he would go for a couple hours in morning and then I would usually go for 8-10 hrs. Every time had to back in at a dock or truck stop I was the one who always did it, or if we went by one of the yards I would practice skills course also. He made sure I understood and could operate Qualcomm and understood all HOS and procedures for the company. Yes there are trainers who only care about the money, but lucky I got one that actually cared up teaching the student to the best of his ability.
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Sounds like you had a decent trainer skootertrashr6. You were a natural born truck driver :)
     
  4. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Well, I'm in Avenal, CA getting ready to head down to La Mirada for a delivery. January was a really good month for me and February is started off well too.
     
  5. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    I don't recall anyone asking me,but then again I do have CRS so who knows.:biggrin_25511:
     
  6. MBunt387

    MBunt387 Light Load Member

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    Just my .02 cents. Parking will come in time, your trainer should help you out with it, but basically it comes down to two things. the first is to focus on parking the trailer not the tractor. I know that doesn't sound right but one day when you throw that big ##### in a hole that you didn't think you could get it in, it'll dawn on you, that I made the trailer priority #1 and the tractor just followed. Second thing is you'll get plenty of practice when doing deliveries. I always had a problem with a tight 90 degree backing. So what I did to hone my skills at it was ALWAYS do it even if I could do a straight back or a 45 degree. You'll thank yourself for doing it that way. Its all about confidence and confidence only comes with time. Good Luck pal
     
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  7. Blue02celi

    Blue02celi Road Train Member

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    so this might sound weird.. but not having that constant beeping when im backing seems to make it soooo much better lol
     
  8. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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  9. platinum

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    Blue, life in general got better when we left. But brings us together because we struggled to survive. Maybe one day we will cross paths and have lunch sometime. Scooter too and ge is buying. ;)
     
  10. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    Are you gonna invite wheelholder lol
     
  11. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    Yup,sure glad my tractor doesn't beep,the flashers even bug me so their off when I can do without safely.
    I have to back in 4-6 times a day and sometimes more.
     
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