New guy from MO

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by Farmer Wulf, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Farmer Wulf

    Farmer Wulf Bobtail Member

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    im just a young farmer who has taken up a job hauling high end horse trailers all over the mainland US. I get from point A to Point B fine but I know I need to better my craft just like I want to grow great yielding corn and soybeans I need to be the best driver I can be not just for me but for my fellow haulers. If an experienced person has time to talk I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and have a safe haul.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Grind em til ya find em and put the fuel pedal thru the radiator !!
     
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  4. Farmer Wulf

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    I heard that same advice from my grandfather hahah. Is there any tips you can give when it comes to flashing the lights? Noticed it’s guys normally flashing 2 times or 3. Does this mean I’m doing something wrong?
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    What do u mean flashing the lights? If u go to pass somebody and they flick the lights on and off , they are telling u that u are clear to come back over.u can thank them by hitting the 4 way flashers for a couple seconds
     
  6. Farmer Wulf

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    Perfect. Thank you. That was my gut feeling just needed to make sure. Is there any other tips like that, that a rookie could find handy? Thank you for your time.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    No problem boss!! The biggest piece of advice i could give is to just take ur time, even more important when u get in a sticky situation , its best to think it thru and figure out the best way to get out of a bad situation without wrecking anything. In my experience its when u start to rush and get frustrated bad things happen ! Case in point , was tarping my freight on this last load and i started to get pissed off and frustrated and next thing i know i fell off the deck and tumbled all the way to the ground. Trucking has a way of humbling u when u think u know somethin ! Just take it slow and easy and use ur brain more than ur pride and ego
     
  8. Farmer Wulf

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    Thanks again!
     
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  9. I glide 47

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    That's good advice
     
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  10. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Don't put your foot through the radiator because it'll lose all of it's fluid and overheat causing the heads to crack. Then you won't be going anywhere.

    Sorry, D. Tibbit. :p
     
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