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08 February 2013 | earninghertrust's Blog


Finally got our load about 1030 today. Took care of paperwork and off to Springfield, MO, about a two-hour trip. Pleasant, if cool, weather the whole way in. Had a challenge finding a spot to part the trailer, due to others parking theirs in places that aren't legitimate. I was initially upset that Mike took the truck after stopping in the fuel bay, but after squeezing through a couple of spots, I was more than happy for him to have taken it.

Checked in to the hotel, took a shower (even lukewarm ones feel pretty good when you haven't had one for a couple of days), had lunner, then off to the practice.test pad to work on the backing maneuvers I'll need to perform for my test. Straight backing; no problem. Blind (passenger) side off-set (backing into a spot that is a truck-width to one side or the other); no problem. Backing into an alley dock (truck ninety degrees to the desired location, which is only four feet wider than the rig); two tries. Parallel park on driver's side (yes, you can do that with a big rig); too two tries. Tried to do the alley dock and the parallel park the way the instructor said the first time. Once he let me do it *my* way, no problem.

First chance to log into my Navy email in three weeks. 222 emails later, it's caught up. Will study the pre-trip tonight and sleep in a real bed an take a shower when I get up. Heaven!

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