Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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What can you as a driver do to help these truck drivers in their dangerous profession?

Truck drivers work in an industry that is known to be one of the most dangerous professions. A lot of that is the fault of the driver of the car. That little car that thinks nothing of pulling out in front of the semi and then slamming on the brakes. A truck loaded down with merchandise is very hard to stop.

You can remember some rules to keep safe on the road.

1. Do not tail too close to the semi truck. They can't see that you're back there if you are too close. Think about what would happen if they had to slam on their brakes.

2. Stay out of their blind spots when driving beside the truck. If you get beside the truck then make sure you move around to get either in front of or behind them.

3. Do not pull in front of the truck if you see or suspect that you are going to have to slam on your brakes.

4. Give them plenty of room. Room to speed up and room to brake.

Here are the Truck Driver jobs:

1. Reign in your emotions and keep the anger to a minimum. Remember that other drivers are not as aware as you are.

2. Watch for aggressive driving in others and be the bigger person. Do not give in to their aggression. You have a job to do, just focus on that job.

3. Give yourself plenty of space between all vehicles.

4. Keep your truck to the speed limit.

Following these tips can bring all drivers home safely. Let's focus on getting home and letting the truck drivers do their job!

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for CDL Driving Jobs and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

My dog is possessive of me.

He's been growling and nipping at people lately. He's been making lovely accidents once or twice in the house. He's been in time out a lot! So, John sat beside me on the couch and he couldn't get to me. He sat in the floor and growled at him. It was funny at first. But then we realized he has to stop this. We have 3 kids and another dog. So, what do you do when your dog is possessive of you or his toys. This is what I've learned.

1. Require him to work for everything. You want to pet him, make him sit. He wants to eat, put his food in his bowl, take his bowl away and make him sit before he eats. This serves as a reminder that you are the boss.

2. Practice giving him things and then taking them away. I gave him his bone and then took it away many times today. It shows him, his toys will come back and there's no need to freak out when someone takes it from him. I also made him sit before I'd give it to him.

3. When he would sit or not growl I would praise him and give him a treat...sometimes.

Possessive dogs are not cute. They are not to be petted on the head and rewarded for this behavior. Make sure you remind them often that they are not in charge. If you have to make situations happen so that you can recreate the possessiveness and teach him another way, you should do it. Teaching them that they are not the owner is the best thing you can do for them. Let them know they are loved but they will work for what they get. I love my dog but I will not allow him to be possessive and make my kids or others scared of him.

Have you dealt with this with a pet? What did you do?

Monday, January 30, 2012

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