Trucking anxiety

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mr. EastCoast, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Mr. EastCoast

    Mr. EastCoast Light Load Member

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    I’m a rookie truck driver and I sometimes get nervous when I hold up traffic when I am parking. Did you guys go through that as well?
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yeah. Just take your time and dont rush. Dont worry about what others think of you. A good driver will come help u out if they see u struggling
     
  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    It’s normal. You’ll gain more confidence with more experience.
     
  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    assuming this is at Truck stops and shippers/receivers. If so, don't stress it. Some of them might grumble. but ALL of them were once new just like you. It does get easier. Just look at my signature for my timeline. I'm getting better and faster at backing all the time. Even in those tight places. It's all about setup and patience.
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Besides that, you will get a lot more nervous if you rush things and hit something.

    Take your time and be safe.
     
  7. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    well if that doesnt happen to you as a rookie, the you just arent human. Unless of course your momma gave birth to you while pulling a steep grade with a 379 longhood. Then bit the umbilical cord with her teeth , then sat your bloody arse up in the passenger seat
     
  8. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Anyone who gets mad about that isn't worth worrying about.
     
  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    There is a lot of madness out there.
    Like when I am passing a 60 truck going 65 and someone tries to rush up to pass me on the right.
    Then honks at me or flips me off as he finally gets past me on the left.

    Impatient people who don't plan their time right?
     
  10. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    As long as you don't try to park at Loves or a lot of the Pilots it's a lot more stress free. Especially if you park at the random non major truck stops.

    Any place that has every truck that fuels up going through the entire parking lot to leave are places that I avoid parking at. Now that I know where they all are at parking is a piece of cake and a lot quieter sleeping at night too.
     
  11. jinxutoo

    jinxutoo Light Load Member

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    It's callex the "hot seat" for a reason. I remember those days, lol.
     
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