Tips and helpful information for new truck drivers.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WesternPlains, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    And if you absolutely must pull over on the shoulder please don't do it right after corner. That's about as stupid as it gets. You have no idea if it's safe or not to get rolling again. Can't tell you how many times I've saw that. Get back up to 40-45mph on the shoulder before coming back out in the driving lane. Don't just whip it out w/o checking your mirrors. That seems to be standard operating procedure nowadays.

    Always keep your tanks at least half full especially in the winter, never know where your gonna get stuck
     
  4. Trucker61016

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    Turn off the darn fog lights, looking at most of you volvo drivers, you dont need every light on while parked on your break either, it tends to shine into the sleepers across from you...use your head and a little freaking courtesy......
     
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  5. Catmando

    Catmando Heavy Load Member

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    1 thing I forgot to mention in my other post......DON'T HIT MY TRUCK !!!!!!!
     
  6. SoulScream84

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    Get out of the ###### truck for more than buying junk food. Stretch, walk, exercise! Sitting in these seats all day is bad for you, take care of yourself.
     
  7. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

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    So true. I quit doing that years ago but the damage is done. My chiropractor and massage therapist both have long-term job security because I ignored so much good advice like this for so many years.
     
  8. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    #### you. :D
     
  9. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    You're cute and all, but I'm gonna need a few more beers.:confused:
     
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  11. Ridgeline

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    and always look at what is on the shoulder, this past week twice a swift type mega driver hit construction signs on the shoulder

    I have a driver who carriers one of those small cans of fart spray and he just sprays it towards the stall. He tried it out in the office once, I almost fired him. We have to evacuate the office for an hour.
     
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