Cargo Relocation Engineer ;)  

TexasTantra 56F
49 posts
7/26/2005 5:01 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Cargo Relocation Engineer ;)

I made it. Completed the truckdriving school during '11 day' held a 98.5 average. Not too shabby. Made a 98 on my final. Passed the CDL test and now have a Texas CDL. But what a ride it has been. The school was much like basic training. Rising early, working out in the heat of the day.. going in late in the evenings wiped out. Dog ass tired, drained from the Texas summer heat. But a sense of satisfaction because one more day was behind me.

Now, Ive made it over the hump, and it's all downhill right? I know there will always be challenges but at least this is something I have accomplished. I have to say it was fun, challenging, exciting, scary and nerve racking. Nothing like your heart jumping into your throat when some bonehead in a four wheeler cuts over in front of you no thought in mind at how many feet it takes to stop that huge machine.

People you should really think twice before pulling over in front of one. I know I will now.
I have a whole new respect for my fellow truck drivers. My having obtained my license also means a whole new way of life .. lifestyle. Being away for weeks at a time. Thoughts about relationships? Well.. Ya know I can always hang some chains and leather cuff restraints from the upper bunk. Yes, I know I'm a naughty girl.

For the snooty folks, my job title is 'caro relocation engineer'. Aint life grand?

rm_anacortes 74M
2850 posts
7/27/2005 9:28 am


I am happy for you.. I agree with your selfassessment and the new life ahead of you.. another chapter eh?

My "baby girl" is now married and in her late 20's.. I mention this because as a guy/dad it is a really special feeling to see a daughter or lady making it and being justly proud of overcoming.

You brought up memories from a whole long time ago when I spent several weeks at Ft. Riley Kansas courtesy of the US Army.. Phew, you brought back memories of those hot,long, sweaty days..

Please let me know if you ever head for the great Northwest/ Puget Sound region..

Hang in there.. hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

and a few pats on the (back).. is that where you want em?


rm_anacortes 74M
2850 posts
8/3/2005 7:47 pm

Traveling thru Texas.. Midland, etc.. GOING WEST..

It is HOT down here in the south and southwest..

Saw Clinton's mansion in Little Rock AK as I went thru there..

Then visited my good friend Ed in the Dallas area.

Headed west.. saw a great oil musuem in Midland, TX and ended up sleeping in Odessa, TX.

Then caught the Carlsbad Caverns.. walked in the cave for 1 and a half hours.. phew!!!

Then headed west thru the Lincoln National Forrest in New Mexico.. BTW, Carlsbad Caverns are here in New Mexico..

So, you see I have been keeping busy heading for Arizona,..

Best wishes to you all,


TexasTantra 56F

8/13/2005 3:52 pm

Back home for a few days.. Had a couple of good runs.. OTR ( over the road). First was up to Des Moine, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA and then back to Dallas. Next one was up to Jenks, OK then out to Jessup, MD / Winchester, VA and back down to Dallas again. Thoughts?
I dont much care for driving in the mountains when its raining and getting dark / or is dark. Just too dangerous with fools speeding by and cutting in front of you.

Sex on the road?? I suppose if I wanted to hang out in the truckstops I could have had opportunity.. but I confess I am not real comfortable yet being a woman alone in a truckstop at night.
A bit skittish I suppose but I assume I will get past that.
Ideally, with the right man it could be a great life, teaming.. driving and hanging from the upper bunk rocking that sleeper. But I stress 'with the right man'. Until then I am solo.

Hmmmmmm what else? Have made my loads on time and have done pretty good finding the shippers / consignee's thus far. Had several issues with maintenance but thats a book in of itself.
enough for now.. going to veg in front of the TV...


anacortesftemp 106M
7 posts
8/16/2005 4:56 pm

Great to be able to read your posts.. your travels, etc.

"They" did something to anacortes.. sooooooo.. I dont seem to be the only one having problems... being a prepaid Gold Member did not protect me from....

I recently drove from Indiana to the west coast via Tucson and some real fun driving on the open roads of Nevada and S. Oregon..

Utah trooper got me going to Tucson on the way East... mmm silly me, he was just over the hill....

Hope to be able to read more from you... I sure miss my "network"..

Namaste... Frederick

heathecliffe3000 55M
11 posts
8/18/2005 11:02 am

Hi TT,

I just discovered your blog. Congrats on your new career. I used to drive a dump truck for a landscape construction and garden center company. I know it's not the same, but I know what you mean about getting cut off, etc. My biggest concern was for cars inching up behind me on a steep incline. Holy cow, these folks had no idea of the danger they were putting themselves in!


Plano69 54M

8/25/2005 9:02 am

Reaching a goal in life is an important, wonderful, and empowering moment in every persons life. You came, you saw, and you conquered!! Does it get any better than that? I salute you. Cheers!

TexasTantra 56F

9/4/2005 2:43 am

thanks to all for sharing their comments. I have been adjusting to my new occupation has taken some of my strength energy etc.. and so although I can access the internet via a cellular type card I insert into my laptop at any location that I have access with cingular or att to their cell network.. but still, I have been pretty tired and usually go to bed without getting online. I need to make a effort to update the blog more often. Thanks for stopping by.

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