OK experienced drivers, post your most recent rookie mistake!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by PackRatTDI, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. eptp88

    eptp88 Bobtail Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    Nashville, Georgia
    Stopped at Pilot mm29 on 75 in Corbin Ky last week for coffee, heading south. Got back on heaading north. What makes it so bad is I was on the phone with my wife and told her at mm 46 that the dot messed up the road signs because the numbers were going up, lol. Figured out I was the idiot not dot and turned around at 71 or 72. Oh yea, green light at scale just before Corbin first time through and pulled in for log/paperwork check second time. They probably thought, look at that idiot, he just came through her a few minuets ago, he must be drunk..lol Good thing I get paid for each mile because I went 69 out of route.
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  3. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    in the bush somewhere
    Locked my keys in my truck in NJ Turnpike service area, no spare key. Bought a tool to unlock it in the store. (Must be a common thing there). Cost me $20 and a ton of humiliation..

    Left the hose tube door open on a tanker and drove from Carlisle Pa to Augusta Ga and surprisingly, both hoses made it.

    Tried going down a 35mph hill at 70mph while arguing with my wife over the purchase of a vacuum cleaner. (Hey $2500 was on the line). At the turn at the bottom I realized what I'd done and threw the phone down, stood on the brakes (yes they got VERY hot) and went around a 30 mph turn at 55mph. She got the vacuum cleaner and I had a good laugh after a few beers at home.

    There's more, but I'll keep that for my memoirs lol
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  4. "Hang - Man"

    "Hang - Man" Heavy Load Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Western PA
    LOL --What brand of vacuum costs $2500.00 ( never mind the part about you almost dying) ?
    Let me guess she never cleans the house either -just likes to buy expensive things.
  5. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    I feel for you. My wife bought a $2000 vacuum over 10 years ago. I was flabbergasted. BUT, the dang thing is still going strong and is by far the best vacuum I've ever used. Uses water for the filter and every time we vacuum the house it is amazing how much dirt is in there even if we think the rug is clean.
  6. SheepDog

    SheepDog Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Sand Lake, MI
    American made vacuums are very high..
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Did you keep your drawers after that?:lol:
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  8. full speed

    full speed Heavy Load Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Los angeles CA.
    Never, not that I would talk about it on here anyways.

    There is one though. I guess you can say this was kind of a lamey.

    I hadn't had an accident in about.six years. Some have told me even greater,that they hadn't had one in in 11 years or so.
    I've herd some say, never. Greatness.

    Here it goes.

    I had a dam lane violation going over the grape vine earlier this year. I got a little impatient after being slowed by some heavy trucks and decided to pass on the left out in violation, in lane two.
    Payed to have that reduced, I'm actually still paying on that one. Gotta pay the fine.
    Don't want any more either , I'd like to skip the drama of having to go through them.
    It all comes done to money losses.

    That's all I'll share, I guess even the best fall short at times right. Lol.

    Good luck guys, enjoy the holidays. Drive safe.

    Gotta be able to get home to appreciate the time.
    You road dogs at home away from home out there. Take it easy and have a safe one.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Friday I delivered a grill to somebody, and for whatever reason I decided to go his street forwards. As as luck would have it, no where to turn around.

    Had to back out about a mile. I usually back IN because I hate backing OUT so much.
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  10. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    Unfortunatly,,, i stopped for fuel (brand new volvo first run didnt have a hidden key yet) and left the new pup in the truck while I fuelled, she stepped on The power locks. Volvos are not so easy to get into. $160 later and lots of mad guys behind me at the fuel island.... I now have a hidden key....
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  11. rank

    rank Road Train Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    50 miles north of Rochester, NY
    I read them all and the guy who took his co driver on a 520 mile joyride wins. That's funny.

    I hooked the red line to blue and the blue to red once. That took a while to figure out.
    I got a double drop trailer hung up on the crown in the road once in Bloomville, NY. On Memorial Day. On the parade route.
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