Watkins Shepard 30 day training as experienced by Warpdrvr

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  1. Warpdrvr

    Warpdrvr Heavy Load Member

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    Dunno...regular clutch, I suppose. Both have Eaton-Fuller Straight 10's. Orientation is pretty cool, the instructors are both ok guys...
     
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  3. spotmister

    spotmister Bobtail Member

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    Is the orientation 10 straight days?
     
  4. Znine

    Znine Light Load Member

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    Sounds to me it starts on Wednesday, weekend off but can patactice in yard on your time, and ending on the next Friday.

    Warp those floods have been on every channel such as Discovery, History, and public TV. Many still don't know even locals. Not trying to act like a know it all, you just seem like the person that would be interested in looking when you truck this way.
     
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  5. soon2betrucking

    soon2betrucking Road Train Member

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    history fan are ya??
    iv seen it before on pbs... it is actually pretty cool,
    i got a cool history lesson on Reel Lake down in Tenn... got while i was running one night from Taylor to Atlanta with a car hauler... looked it up.. pretty cool.
     
  6. alex94

    alex94 Light Load Member

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    keep us updated warp. sounds like you are doing well. great work.
     
  7. Znine

    Znine Light Load Member

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    Yes S2B like my history. Always like to hear about something a person just can't find anywhere. Was working with a WW1 buff the other day and he didn't know Germany wanted the Winchester model 12 shotgun outlawed like gas warfare was.

    You should check out dry falls when you make it this way or even palouse falls. A little out of the way but dry falls in on U.S. 2. Then drive state route 17 south to Soap Lake. Cool drive and gets you back to i-90.

    I have been to Gettysburg and just had a feeling about it like no place I have been. I like to go see history but far from knowing it all. Interests me and makes good conversation.
     
  8. Warpdrvr

    Warpdrvr Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks for the assist... you are correct, they say 10 days, but in class only 8 with the weekend off. The keys to the trucks are available 24/7 so you can practice whenever you want to...been hard to find a place to practice backing as the yard is completely full with drivers/trailers waiting for loads out of Missoula.

    As for the floods, I'm not into that type of history usually, but now my curiosity is piqued..I'll try to check it out next time I have a chance on Discovery...
     
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  9. Znine

    Znine Light Load Member

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    Bretz received the Penrose Medal; the Geological Society of America's highest award, in 1979, at the age of 96. After this award, he told his son: "All my enemies are dead, so I have no one to gloat over."

    Bretz was the one who brought up the theory but no one would accept it. The ripple marks was the proof he needed but it wasn't until planes flew over them to see them because thy are too big to tell on the ground. LOL.

    OK I will put this one to rest Warp and every once in a while there is a documentary about these floods on TV. I looked on youtube but didn't find anything good. Hope those trucks get out of the way!
     
  10. Lynchmob

    Lynchmob Light Load Member

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    YAAA!!!! Go Warp!
     
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  11. B-rad

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    Warp, how is the 10 day going?
     
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