Im a noob

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by can i eat ur box, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Hi ladies and gents. Let me introduce myself. I worked preload for about 9 years and just recently got qualified as a full time driver. I did seasonal some and also jumped for a good 3 peaks to make sure this was something i wanted as a career. My biggest issue with driving so far is im just a little uncomfortable with my decsion making. For instance i pulled into a driveway the other day out in the country but when i got to the house there was no safe way to get turned around. I ended up just backing back down the drive, not fun or safe. When i was getting trained my sup told me, Dont worry you can always find a way to get turned around. My ? To all you drivers is some advice on if your delivering out in the sticks and cant tell if you can get turned around in driveway safely is what to do. I mean if you cant even see the house from the road and you have like an over 70?
  2. I've had to back the whole driveway a few times, sometimes there is nothing you can do. We are talking a half mile to mile long driveways. I have yet to ever be talked to about any of them. I'm sure you made the right decision t go down it by what you could see. Now you know for next time.
  3. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    As you go deeper into the unknown take notes of safe places to back/turn around and slowly venture. Keep your self focused on if you see safe places ahead and if not I've just stopped and walked a good ways to see if there were places ahead
  4. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Just when I thought I was amazed by one username, you come along.

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  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    If your unsure that you don't have a place to turn around, id back down the driveway. Its safer to come back out the driveway front first than to back out into a road. That's 1 of the first safe rules you learn or should have learned. Just think it over first a few times before you pull the trigger with indecisiveness. One of the things I tell newer drivers is, if you are backing and your looking in camera, and your thinking about backing just a little bit more but are indecisive with it, put the truck in park and shut truck off. Those few inches and the hint of indecisiveness can be the difference between a safe stop and a backing accident. Totally not worth the chance.