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Backing Boss Ben

Backing Boss Ben

Prime instructor Ben got us going on how to turn and use cone markers to complete straight-line, offset, and alley dock backing maneuvers. First he diagrammed them on a white board in one of the classrooms, then he took us out on the “pad” to practice the...
Pre-trip Inspection Jargon

Pre-trip Inspection Jargon

Yesterday a student from the class previous to mine gave us our first look at how a tractor/trailer pre-trip inspection is done. There are quite a bit of names and jargon to remember. The inspection is broken down into six areas: Engine compartment Driver’s door...
Simulator Practice

Simulator Practice

Today we got a chance to try out the driving simulator. With a driver’s seat and three large center and side monitors, it almost feels like one of those driving video games you’d see at a fun center. But this is programmed to accurately reproduce just...
Iron Reads a Book

Iron Reads a Book

This drawing is of my nephew, Iron Hills, done while he was quietly reading a book on Thanksgiving day 2017.

Fallen Cake

Fallen Cake

I often let my mind wander in search of something interesting when working in my journal.

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