GOAL (Get Out And Look) doesn’t always work

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Diantane, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    GOAL is not the problem, over confidence is the problem.
     
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  3. Trucker Carlton

    Trucker Carlton Bobtail Member

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    That means you didn’t fully look around your whole truck and the surroundings. That’s why it’s very important to “Get out and look” for that reason. Either you weren’t taught right from your motor carrier or poor training techniques.
     
  4. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Diantane and moose, both great drivers. Everyone here listening. You’re both right. We have developed strategy, we’ve been using for a long time. I get out and look, but on my way to the truck, I’m cursing out loud. Then times I pull up and cut too the left to see, done both of those many times
     
  5. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    I fully look many times, But on the way back to the truck I forgot what I saw Ha Ha Ha
     
  6. stuckinthemud

    stuckinthemud Medium Load Member

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    Well I have worrying about forgetting what I walked to the back of the trailer to look for .
     
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  7. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Sometimes, for I, it's been Get Out And LAUGH, sometimes.
    Usually I, like all with barn door trailers, would Get Out And LOOK, Laugh, Point as well remove Lock and Swing Doors to secure point.
    Only at Night (period of Non Light) would I Get Out & LOOK around a few times, ESPECIALLY when I was overly TIRED or Worn Out!!
    The BLIND SIDE is except when Combo is straight lined!!

    To Err Is Human, To Forgive, Divine, but not when some comedian pulls on the side of Blind.
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Those who hold the habit to get out and look in contempt, when your have your truck backed into, think about this ... if that driver got out, saw the situation from the rear of the trailer, how much that would have saved you in time and money.

    don’t think it is stupid or useless, just because you don’t use it doesnt mean there are drivers who don’t need to get off their ******, out of the cab and see what is behind them.
     
  9. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    To address the OP, a 'correct' GOAL (my opinion) is to walk completely around your truck and trailer. In my experience I found that this helps me see everything I should see, not just the thing I think I need to see. On several occasions, I found out I had either more clearance or less clearance at other spots besides the one I was concerned about.
    Also, once again my opinion, NEVER EVER be too proud, lazy or in a hurry to GOAL! If you question if you need to get out and look, you do!
     
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