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I Can Drive A Semi

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11 People

    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    In UK, if you pass your Driving Test on a manual, you can drive an Automatic but not vice versa. So all my family learnt on manual and all now drive automatic.
    Henry23569 Henry23569 70+, M May 15

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    i grew up on a farm so a stick shift was more common than an automatic. driving the country roads made the stick a better choice just because of being able to choose the right...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

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    No clutch, no fun. I'm currently stuck driving an automatic. :(
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M 6 Responses May 10

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    my boyfriend moved away three months ago and it was the most heart breaking experience. He is the love of my life and everything i could ever ask for! He moved two and a half hours...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1

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    I wish I could just put in a new brain. My PTSD can drive me up the wall with flashbacks. I still don't know all my triggers yet stil...but the ganja bud chill you out && the...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    try this, I drive truck! people in cars (4 wheelers) obviously think that getting somewhere in a hurry is more important than being safe or courteous. on a daily basis, I get cut...
    Openhonestnudist Openhonestnudist 46-50, M 3 Responses May 1

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    Part 2; Oh what a night that was!!!!! Due to EP censoring this is the Disney version of events. lol I drove the garage courtesy car to my wife's work's customer's car park with 2...
    AmandaCarrington AmandaCarrington 56-60, T 3 Responses May 19

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    With legalization and medical use of marijuana sweeping the country in just a short time, many questions and debates are becoming top headlines. Colorado has really been the test...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Been wanting to egg my neighbor's car or call a tow truck hotline cause it's an "abandoned" car. For the past five years, I have been living in a 2-floor house/apartment where my...
    cupidsbride cupidsbride 26-30, F 3 Responses May 8

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    It pis*es me off. I did a £600 driving course, could drive perfectly well. but failed cos of the eye test. So i can't drive (found out later i am apparently slowly going blind...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M May 2

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    I love long drives to nowhere. I love late night long drives. I love long drives to other towns/cities. Let's go for a long drive ?
    Breannab Breannab 18-21, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I know I'm not perfect. I don't ever act like I am. But I hate driving {in the city}. Just about everyday, I drive past accidents that have already happened that immediately...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F May 2

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    This is for a dinner table. What can I do?
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 7

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    So today is the first day my little cousin is driving a car all by herself and she's following me and God knows I love her but she drives like old people ****.... I'm doing five...
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    like when the streetlight is RED & the drivers wanna try running a RED Light when it's your turn to cross the damn street. Moron drivers I hate drivers like that
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M May 21

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 Response May 21

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    Gaining knowledge isn't what drives people mad. It's the idea, dream and quest for knowledge that drives people mad. The truth is the truth, the path to aqcuire it can either be...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response May 5

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    I want to tell you something that I feel needs to be said. I love Mother's Day for the reason it's meant to be. Growing up, I had no mother. That's not something that bothers me...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 10 Responses May 10

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    I want to get in a car and drive without destination. To go on an adventure and never look back. Never worry about being lost or not having enough money. And after that is like to...
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F Apr 30

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    My brother died 44 years ago today hit by a drunk driver . I called my sister and asked her what happened to the drunk driver - she said you wouldn't remember ( I was 3 years old...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 1 Response May 5

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    Not only do I remember I still go to them. On the long weekends you can even catch 3-4 movies in one night. So much fun and relaxing at the drive in.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response May 10

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    I drive quite a bit for work related reasons. I have many pet peeves while on the road, what might yours be? Here's just one of mine - when waiting behind a car in the left hand...
    waterseeker waterseeker 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    It's actually better for me to drive barefoot because it was raining recently and my foot slid off the brake pedal with my wet slippery shoes. Also I feel like I have more control...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    We returned home around 9:30pm from a visit to friends, and we were standing near our front door, about to unlock the door to go in, when my older son said "Fox!" "Where?" We asked...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response May 16

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    and so last night I was the Designated driver....I thought "ok" this is going to be a low-key night...it was anything BUT a low-key night my friend got super intoxicated, as I sat...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Not OTR but I drive for a living. I work for Brinks and drive the armored trucks. I also work as a messenger for the banks
    CamoCountryGirl CamoCountryGirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    I have my Drivers Permit. I have my boating license. I have my motorcycle license. I just need help with getting the drivers license aka getting a car.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F May 18

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    I have driven naked several times over the years in the daytime mostly, usually when I" am coming back from the beach or nude resort, it’s definitely a different feeling and...
    exthor exthor 41-45, M May 19

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    just driven through town (don't do it very often ) why don't people have a bit of consideration no one stops to let people out. No one lets people cross the road it doesn't cost...
    crims12 crims12 51-55, M 1 Response May 1

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    If you think about drinking Have your buddy drive you home.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 1

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    so I finally got my drivers license, its a bit sad that the reason I'm most happy about it is because now my friends have a use for me since I'm the first one to get my license.
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M May 4

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    I want to drive to some place without planning anything or where to go. Kinda sort of an adventure to be in one place without knowing what that place has for you.
    Vasha1986 Vasha1986 26-30, F May 5

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    Do us safe drivers a favor: Watch where the **** you are going so that you won't get into an accident which will be an inconvenient for the rest of us. And maybe you won't get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I'll be 20 in two days. I got my permit on my 19th birthday. I wish I could have gotten my license four years ago like almost everyone else.... I've always had a fear of driving. I...
    jaycer1 jaycer1 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I enjoy taking long drives without any particular rush or hassle because it gives me the opportunity to reflect and to think about life.
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F May 7

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