Rookies mistakes happen take your time and breath

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WrightTrucker33, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    It’s an overrated experience, your not missing anything lol
     
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  3. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    I was! And that being my first day back on the road made it worst. If I was at fault I would of gotten fired. Hand to God if I didn’t live in Houston Tx I’d deny loads there.
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I've done stupid things myself man.....but the stupid mistakes are what makes you better
     
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  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    There're 2 types of accidents. Human error & mechanical error. Both end up badly.
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  6. Pittstruck

    Pittstruck Light Load Member

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    I think you’d be hard pressed to find a driver out here who has never goofed up. I’ll tell you mine since the statute of limitations is up.
    I dropped a trailer in a yard in New Jersey one time, tight little place with a rutted out lot. Anyway while backing into the hole between 2 other trailers I managed to catch my right front fender on the right front corner of another trailer......... everything went into slow motion. I had that feeling you get when you don’t want to get out and look but knew I had to, and when I did I saw a 1 foot long by 1/2 inch deep gouge in the fiberglass fender. ( in a brand new freightliner with 60000 miles )
    Being young and dumb, and knowing nobody saw me do it...... I decided it best to hightail it to Doswell VA to the truck stop for the weekend. I tell you it bothered me the entire way, but you reach a point of no return where it becomes harder to explain what you did, the further you literally drive away from it.
    I spent the weekend, not sleeping and thinking about my situation. Even got a hotel room because I didn’t want to look at the truck. Knowing that the truckstop didn’t have cameras , Monday morning I marched out to the truck, marched back to the fuel desk, and asked what I already knew the answer to......” nope sorry no cameras “...... well what the #%^! Some **#%*. Hit my truck this weekend. Called the cops and got a report written up and continued on my way.
    Lesson I learned? Doesn’t matter how small or large you mess up..... always fess up ! Immediately ! Also pay attention when your backing up....... to what’s in front of you also.
     
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  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Going to construction sites, taking out phone and cable lines, and very rarely an electrical feed happens.
     
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  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    It can happen fast,,this guy was lucky.
     
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  9. 50WT

    50WT Bobtail Member

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    We all make mistakes, get in hurry, not paying attention, it happens.
    The important thing is slow down when you need to . Get out and look if you need to.
    I started driving for my dad in 1974 and could write book about some of my many screw ups . But hey I'm getting better, I haven't hit anything all day !
     
  10. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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    I have never been told after I bumped the dock to slide my tandems. Always before I dock. I would also not take the word of a secretary that it was OK to pull away from the dock. How would she know? I would have pulled out, slid them and backed in again.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’d love to know the story behind that one.
     
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