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I Can Drive A Semi

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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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    I used to drive. i stopped driving back in

    2007, when i was call up for active duty. i went back to Iraq. With this deployment i was reinjuried my back. So with that i wasnt about to sit for the 11 hrs of driving like i was used too/
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M Aug 17

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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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    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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    I grew up on a farm so I learned to drive a stick when I was about 13 years old in the middle of a pasture in an old Chevy pickup... Redneck, I know!
    liztee55 liztee55 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Real chicks can drive sticks :)
    brandinichole85 brandinichole85 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A girl is just a girl if she drives automatic. It takes a woman to handle a stick cx
    SlyGal SlyGal 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There's a stigma around mental disorders and illness that makes people say it's a choice. I disagree. I personally have struggled with anorexia. And before you ask, no I never saw...
    decimatedxdreams decimatedxdreams 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Some people just can't drive.
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My poor daughter - I let her drive home from the store, in the dark (first mistake) and letting her with her sandals (second mistake). We made it to about half a block away when I...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I learned to drive a stick shift before I ever got my license. But that was back in the early 70's when they were still a lot of stick shifts. You had better learned how to drive...
    volvoman60 volvoman60 56-60, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yet but soon as I pass the written test again and someone is available to teach me how to drive I can then take the road test and hopefully pass and have my license at least. I use...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    On an eight hour drive to go do some training for work. I left early this morning and was free ballin' in my athletic shorts and it's been such a nice drive I've been driving for...
    ryderstrong ryderstrong 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Around the world individuals are choosing for technology they might take together with them everywhere. Very good even signifies the greater compact sized something is, the greater...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M a week ago

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    Diamonds are overrated. Their value is driven up by the diamond industry not by their availability. They aren't particularly rare. Geologists figure that deep, deep in the earth's...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Aug 26

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    An uncle........the driver took my dead uncle & put him in the drivers seat ( 3-4 were killed ) and preTENDED for years that it was my uncle driving ( he was eventually found out...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I thought it was just mee!! Years ago I used to work in a restaurant and my clothes would get gross and smell like fried food so I'd change and toss them in the trunk. One day I...
    BlissfullDazE BlissfullDazE 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm 30 years old and I've just got my driving licence. After the first initial anxious days of driving by myself I have to confess that I indeed love to drive. Anywhere, any time...
    Raffskii Raffskii 26-30, M Aug 25

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    My first car was a 82 datsun, so it was kinda learn as I drove.
    fitzpizzle fitzpizzle 46-50, M Aug 25

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    I actually learned to drive on a stick shift. I won't forget it ever. I was 12 and in the city of Houston, it was an old beat up Mazda truck those little bitty ones. The person who...
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    But why should I just because I know how?
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 10 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't drive, but my uncle sometimes drives shirtless because it's always hot here, at least during morning until afternoon. I hope one day I can learn driving and go shirtless...
    manboobsPlaying manboobsPlaying 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I go very often for a drive with no destination - feeling the endlessly freedom, listening to my favourite music and getting know beautiful new places. That´s just great!
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Finally!! I gave a Mustang, 1987 with t-tops. I love it. Tops off, sunout, weekend drive, almost perfect day.
    SeekingMyUnkown SeekingMyUnkown 26-30, M Aug 23

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    I was driving behind one a couple of weeks ago. He is lucky the 911 dispatcher never answered the phone or I would have told the police about him. There was a cop just down the...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Aug 22

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    today I think I made the biggest mistake of my life apologizing to my older brother. about 3months ago I was applying for a scholarship to fund my tuition and needed a reference...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    A stick shift is more common here in the UK than an automatic, so most people learn this first.
    vocaleyes vocaleyes 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Here is my story....When i was 16 and old enough for drivers ed my parents never had the money to pay for it and i couldn't of got a job because school was hard enough for me to...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I drive a Golf VR6 mk3 from 1992 with airride suspention
    Erikswimsuit Erikswimsuit 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Is a stickshift what we in the Uk call the gear shift? :L
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I find it weird that people, especially young people don't know how to drive stick shift. Where I live, you can't use automatic car in driving school. If you want your drivers...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    God I ******* hate long distance relationships :/ living 2 hours drive from my boyfriend sucks.. Even worse when I'm the only one with a car yet I can't even drive up and see him...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Not right now :( But I really want to learn!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    They are the best drives. I need to go on a road trip! :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Dad let me have the truck.😏👌🏼
    ssamuel ssamuel 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    The obvious question is – how can one do something he has no definition for? It is like me asking you to do “jigago” planning. Can you do it? Of course not. The same applies...
    mikihtaus mikihtaus 18-21 Aug 18

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    I'm only 20, but I feel like I can get by without driving. I can carpool or use public transportation. In certain cities, I can get an Uber, especially if I don't need to go too...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    This was more difficult for me to learn, but since we have an old farm truck, I am able to do it. I'm also able to drive a tractor trailer, not legally, but I can do it enough to...
    RedHeadedNinja RedHeadedNinja 13-15, F Aug 18

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    There is nothing more relaxing then going for a long Sunday drive up through the mountains, and seeing all of the beautiful scenery. ;)
    Camarolover Camarolover 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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