What's it like to drive a straight truck?

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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like one of these.
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  3. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    One thing that was cool about straight trucking is. When you finish fueling at the island and there is still a large car parked in front of you thats on a break or in the shower if you got enough room to sqeeze between his rear and the island you can get out of there without having to back out.
    Did this what seemed like hundreds of times. Often times parking somewhere and watching the driver who was behind me finish fueling and have to sit and wait to leave. Lol!
     
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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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  5. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    Sometimes you get a straight truck that is overweight and poorly loaded and you end up with something like this. It makes your turns a whole lot more interesting and a lot slower.
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  6. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Road Train Member

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    I drove one of those back in the 80s.Ran Savannah Ga and Jax.Worked for Robbins pkg co.
     
  7. TugHillRider

    TugHillRider Light Load Member

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    I drove one of those yesterday. hino with the reefer on it. Talk about top heavy. Always felt like it was going to tip lol
     
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