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I Can Drive A Semi

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    You Haven't Lived

    Until you get behind the wheel of a semi truck, turn it on and FEEL that rumble, THAT POWER from a Caterpillar engine at your hands and feet, listen to it roar and fill your ears with delight.  Mmmm, it's ready to go!!!  Push in the parking brake, push in the clutch...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Feb 13, 2010

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    Yes, I Can Drive A Semi

     For 17 years I drove a semi. Can't think of a trailer I haven't had behind my truck for one reason or another. Wait, there is one or two. One was a Bull wagon and the other was swinging beef. And as far as frieght goes, live cows etc and swinging beef is things I did not...
    Nitehowl Nitehowl 56-60, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I drove cross country

    for two years and it was a fun experience. I'd never seen the St. Louis arch and then I was driving past it every couple weeks. And you haven't experienced adrenaline until you drive a truck down a mountain range called Twin Sisters in an ice storm :) It was a good job but your...
    SRayne SRayne 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Have driven for 37 years.

    ...o/o for 11 ive seen a few sunsets
    daddybair daddybair 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    My Trucking Career

    started 30 years ago just loving to drive so I cross trained to streight trucks but I fell in love with semi-trailer trucks so I went and got my articulated licence been driving ever since even in my dreams
    sistermary sistermary 51-55 14 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    very poorly…am making progress that I can drive without stalling.
    H20baby H20baby 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    I have driven stick shift transmissions in farm tractors, pickup trucks, trucks and semi trucks. I've been doing it all my life since I was 10 years old.
    truckin365 truckin365 51-55, M Apr 5

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    When I was learning to drive my sadistic father use to take me to this road that was about a 40 degree angle with a stop sign at the top. There was never much traffic but he made...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 5 Responses Apr 17

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    It's sort of a common thing living in England. I got the chance to drive an automatic over the weekend, and I really didn't like it. It's been a year today since I got my first car...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Before I went to take my driver's test I had to learn how to drive a manual. It was a rule in our family. Looking back I'm so glad my dad forced me into learning how to but at the...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I drive a stick by choice: when I bought my Mini I made sure it had a manual transmission. I love to drive through county roads!
    carloscrossdresser carloscrossdresser 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I'm always amazed when people say they can't drive a stick shift. I owe my ability to my dad. He took me out on old dirt roads and patiently taught me. I guess people who didn't...
    dgrantmhs dgrantmhs 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I love driving stick, it makes me feel like a racecar driver and boys take a double look when they see me driving stick :)
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I am beginning to learn to drive a manual transmission. I'm going out on somewhat busy roads for the 2nd time today. Does anyone have any pointers?
    littlewallflower1 littlewallflower1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I learned to drive in dad's 67 mustang on the back country roads. no power steering or power brakes, full-color sized blind spots- it was a '67 fastback 4 on the floor - and dad...
    lucky4lucy lucky4lucy 46-50, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I really miss my first truck. She was a 5 speed and so much fun to drive. And reliable. What a great truck. I miss her. She's lives somewhere in Mexico, now.
    SunshineEddy SunshineEddy 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I love the fact that nowadays (in the US at least) having a stick shift is a theft prevention device.
    sonotmyrealusername sonotmyrealusername 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I had to learn when I bought my first car. The car salesman taught me before I bought it. I still stalled a few times before I got the hang of it. It's just not a sports car if...
    TMBlonde1970 TMBlonde1970 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I had to go rescue my lover after he ended up getting a tooth pulled and bone graft. Two Ativan and no driving so I took the bus over to him and drove his half ton back home up...
    Dotbar Dotbar 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    And double clutch too. Thanks trucking school.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 11

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    Me lets people criticize my texts and can avoid scolding them a few times. Me can let unwilling stay sad and keep hunting who to advise. Me can see a need to do my advice on...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I know other people judge us for our situation . but the only thing i always remember that all of this is a normal, but he is seminarians . seminarians also people who can fell...
    parvoyasersu parvoyasersu 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm sharing my story for the first time online. It has been going on for almost a year already. This may be one of the most disturbing and unfortunate experiences you've ever come...
    Klovehjkl Klovehjkl 18-21, F Apr 2

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    a lot of people said that being involved in a consecrated one is setting up a competition to the One that's up there, well yeah its true i have a friend who's in a relationship to...
    peecee13 peecee13 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Visiting a rural farm Rush Limbaugh and his chauffeur were out driving in the country and accidentally hit and killed a pig that had wandered out on a country road. Limbaugh told...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Ok so I have some questions to ask Okay so I am about to turn 17 in July I have already took drivers ed but I have not got my drivers permit. Isn't there a way I can get my license...
    kaileyyy6 kaileyyy6 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I was about an hour from home yesterday and my event ran into the evening! I had been busy with work issues from eight in the morning until evening. Although I am usually seated...
    Minnwild Minnwild 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    semi-charmed life is my all time favorite song from the 90's-00's.
    cocaineblues cocaineblues 18-21, F Apr 10

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    When I was a little girl I was placed into several different foster homes. I was very young. Apparently, I was very hyper active and slept very little. I remember one foster mom...
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Just got my first stick shift car a few days ago, been wanting one since I was 15, now I'm 18 and finally got one! I'm still learning by myself for the main part had a couple show...
    Alexxx420 Alexxx420 18-21, M Apr 18

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    I was on long coach trip to Paris which had been delayed by several hours because of severe road congestion. We stopped at Charles de Gaulle airport, which is still some distance...
    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I've been a firefighter/EMT for over two years and I can't count how many dead bodies I've cut out of cars after being struck by a drunk driver, and it is incredibly hard to stay...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't say I "hate" the drunk driver, I just hate the choices they make. Driving while intoxicated is selfish. There are other choices than being a drunk driver.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I don't have a car, but I drive. But only when I'm back home and I use my parents car. However, I only drive on the streets I know. Now I moved to a place where it's almost...
    mtea mtea 26-30, F Apr 14

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    i.m 35 I and I have never driven vehicle or have a license for year I have used this excuse it is cheaper not to drive it is cheaper but that is a lie I use because driving...
    eric8811 eric8811 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just thought that I would share my LDR story, to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I would love to just get in the car and go. The best kind of drive is a drive that doesn't have a destination.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I passed my driving test when I was 18 and I drove for about 8 years but I wasn't confident enough to drive different places. I was only driving places that I could walk to or get...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This morning I got my coffee an got in my truck naked I decided to take a drive as I was driving down the road it hit me what if I get into a wreck I said to my self o well its...
    commandr1978 commandr1978 36-40, M Apr 8

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    when I have my driver's license I will drive nude all day (I'm a female, by the way)
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I just about always have. Driving an auto is not driving it's steering a car and only telling it how fast u want to go. I drive an SI and I mean drive it. oh yeah, there's a lot...
    mallysim6259 mallysim6259 56-60, M Apr 18

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    It's the second best thing about going to concerts when you live in a smaller town. Ten hour drive to see VNV Nation? Why yes, I think I will. Ten hour drive back home running on...
    CasvalEarth CasvalEarth 22-25, T