Never driven a CDL Vehicle before

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by P71Tech, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Adelmo

    Adelmo Light Load Member

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    I don't believe in coincidences Ill tell you why;
    I am a 54 year old who burned out after 20+ years in the mental health field primarily substance use. Worked in methadone clinics, detoxes, residentials with parolees, developmental delayed and, my favorites, heroin addicts. Couldn't do it effectively any longer after coming home and kicking the dog for years after yet another funeral. So, sold my place in NYC, packed up (the dog included) and moved to Tampa with the understanding that I will no longer work in the "helping profession". The reason why I chose driving semis is because I view it as a complete opposite of what I was doing. I will be working alone and my mantra is going to be,"just give the keys, address and a jazz playlist". Though driving rigs are a bit intimidating I am up for the challenge. Drove my first rig yesterday, a complete f%#@ up! BUT an awesome experience nonetheles and I can't wait to go back and get it together. I have found the guys here (and girls) being very supportive and encouraging. I mentioned I am 54, but even though there are some snaps, crackling and popping when I get up in the morning I REFUSE to roll over and hide behind my age. So, do it Mann! and let us know your progress!
     
  2. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    You're not getting old. You're are just getting "crispy." At least that is what I say when it happens and I turn 53 this year. lol
     
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  3. P71Tech

    P71Tech Bobtail Member

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    Where might I find this. Sounds interesting
     
  4. WIlee81

    WIlee81 Light Load Member

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    Steam store. You'll need a steering wheel and pedals tho to get the proper experience. Dont worry about the size too much. The largest car I've owned is a Ford Fusion and it didnt take long for me to adjust to driving a semi. Just be sure to properly adjust and utilize ALL your mirrors.
     
  5. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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  6. FLtoOKBound

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    that's what she said. lol
     
  7. Mid-May Trucker

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    Computer that can run it
     
  8. Linte_Loco

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  9. Odin's Rabid Dog

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    Get goin', yer already late!
     
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  10. x1Heavy

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    And if you sit quiet and watch long enough, you will notice the ones who screw up. Its a ripple effect from that point on. Bonus if you see a front end being torn off.
     
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