Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Upright, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. mrdot

    mrdot Light Load Member

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    We never even uncoupled a trailer at the truck driving school I went to. It was a small school with terrible training with an overflow of to many students with 3 teachers. Needless to say I was off to a bad start!!! Lol
     
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  3. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    That's because truck driving schools only need to teach students how to pass the test. And drop/hook isn't on the test.
     
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  4. Upright

    Upright Medium Load Member

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    Its in the pretrip section of the dmv handbook. Atleast in Cali it is. I remember it was a question on the test about it once
     
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  5. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    I carry kitty litter with a scoop for this purpose. Usually a few scoops under each drive tire does the trick. I do also carry a collapsible shovel that stows away for more challenging exits.
     
  6. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    Keep a extra key to your rig , clipped to your belt loop.
     
  7. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    There's some really good advice here and it comes from experience and not out of a book.
     
  8. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    RIGHT ON............Had a 14 579 pete, went to a pre trip with truck running. Started my walk around and found my doors had locked. Extra key was inside truck. What a way to start the day.
     
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  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Or hide a few keys on the truck. zip tied to a battery cable or airline or even the hide a key boxes tucked on the inside of the frame.
     
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  10. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    I agree.....hide it then you don't have to think about it until you do get locked out.
     
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  11. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    Or get a KW T680. You can't lock the door without a key from the outside. If you try prelocking the door on the inside and close it, it will unlock.
     
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