“Training Wheels” will focus on driving around BIG TRUCKS in your city or town. Provide you with our BEST TIPS to keep YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES safe!
The difference between drivers who stay safe on the roads everyday and those who don’t… is more often-than-not …education. What they know.
You might be surprised at what we see happen on a daily basis… what we see drivers “do” out there on the roads. We’ll share some of those stories with you here.
We’ll also talk about things the DMV should be telling you… but isn’t. Things that can and will save your life if you make a point of keeping them front and center when you’re behind the wheel.
Will these be boring articles? We dare say they will not be! (But… who really knows how you will see them? Until you see them! We’ll have to wait and see.) 🙂
However… we will do everything in our power to keep them delightful to read (or watch) and useful to you in a plethora of ways.
Training Wheels is TIPS that Jai and I have learned about “road safety”. These TIPS continue to grow as we drive professionally.
Are we “experts”? Well, “Yes” and “No”.
Everyday, thousands of people all over the country depend on our expert-ise to make it possible for them to get where they’re going safely …not to mention to have things on the shelves in their favorite stores.
We have, through effort, training, study, testing and experience earned the right to drive professionally in this country. We have put 150,000 miles under our belts over the last five months. That’s nothing to sneeze at… AND …we have both been 4-wheelers ourselves for the better part of 35 years. THAT SAID…
…we know we learn every single day! We are always delighted to learn something new and hope you will be to.
The TIPS in the articles here will be useful to every road user in America -but- especially for non-commercial drivers …folks who have a personal vehicle and use it to get from point A to point B on a daily basis, for work or pleasure.
We all share the road together. Daily.
There are roughly 3,000,000 BIG TRUCKS on the road on any given day.
That sounds like a lot doesn’t it?
There are roughly 190,000,000 (that’s 190 million) cars jumpin’ on the roadways of America on any given day.
Now, consider this…
While it’s true there are a lot of cars on the roadways, there is no car that can out-match a semi in terms of weight, width and length.
A semi tractor trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds depending on the load. That’s 40 tons. This is the average heavy truck – not the wide loads. Wide loads can go up to 120,000 pounds.
A semi tractor trailer “combination vehicle” is 8.9 feet wide, 13.6 feet wide and 72 feet wide.
The biggest personal pickup truck in America today, is a dually. The heaviest one out there weighs roughly 13,000 pounds… is 22 feet long and 8 feet wide. It is still outweighed by a semi 7-to-1!
Think your Mazda is a good match for the nearest semi? Please, please don’t. We really like you and need you to keep visiting our site. It’s IMPORTANT to us that you and your loved ones learn how to drive around a semi. You do it everyday and perhaps haven’t even noticed.
When I started driving a BIG TRUCK, I began to notice how many trucks were actually on the road! I was shocked! You begin to see them when you’re paying attention to them. You know how that is. When you want to buy a certain kind of vehicle, you start to notice them everywhere, right?
…those BIG TRUCK have been there all along.
They’re behind you. Beside you. In front of you. To the right and left of you… and you may not have noticed.
Let us share our BEST TIPS with you each week on Thursdays. We hope you’ll meet us here!
Keep the shiney side up!
Andrea & Jai
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