Specific question.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jbrow327, May 1, 2021.

  1. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

    May 14, 2012
    go flatbed. from what I hear on the internet is they don't back up
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    Yeah yeah that’s the way to go! I completely forgot! They NEVER back up! Right guys?
  4. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    Chinatown Thanks this.
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    I recommended Pride Transport in Salt Lake City in his other thread.
    Automatic transmissions for drivers that want them and can take the dog.
    Pride Transport runs the finest equipment on the road, running both automatic and manual transmission trucks. Our fleet average age is 23 months and all trucks come equipped with refrigerator, satellite radio, optimized idle, available 2000 watt inverter and fully installed DirecTV.
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  6. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    The honest answer is you pretty much have to learn to back up. Even if you don’t have to do it often at the customer if your otr your gonna need to do it at the truck stop and many of them can get tight as heck. Especially if a few guys park a little wonky.
    CrappieJunkie and Lumper Humper Thank this.
  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    Can't make any promises however L.W. Miller have a yard just around the corner from the Flying J Refinery in SLC they have Pneumatic, Tanker, Livestock, and Reefer divisions
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    With pneumatic and tanker, you have to back up but you only have to get it close enough for the hose(s) to reach. Now you'll certainly get into some tight spots every now and then, especially in older chemical plants, but in general it's not as bad as livestock and reefer where you have to hit the chute or dock every time.
  9. 50WT

    50WT Light Load Member

    Dec 26, 2015
    Wow , just wow. It's a job not a hobby.
    We all do things every day that we may not enjoy, that's why it's called work. If you find this specific job you're looking for, I would suggest not taking the dog along until you've gotten a little time in the seat .
    You're gonna have enough going on starting off without worrying about
    the dog .
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  10. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    I’d suggest taking the CDL class at the local community college or vo tech school.
    They will teach you how to shift and how to back a trailer , the HoS and how to use the ELD,

    How to do a pre trip, and and all the other stuff that’s required of a truck driver.
    Just having the license isn’t gonna help much of you don’t have the knowledge or skills to accompany it .

    sounds like you may need to stick with a box truck or a sprinter van or if you can stand the cargo, a school bus .
  11. reeferwrencher

    reeferwrencher Medium Load Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Check companies around Brampton Ontario, driving skills don t seem to be a priority for a lot of them.
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