One of the requirements for the job is a class 5 license. I unfortunately did not have mine at the time I got hired, so I spent the remainder of last week and beginning of this week taking driving lessons. Some people normally wait two or three months to find the next available road test, but I was fortunate to find an early exam date on such short notice. Yesterday, I actually had my driving test and finally got my class 5 license. We need this in order to drive the 3-tonne truck that will be carrying our exhibit displays. The next step is learning how to operate a large vehicle. In the afternoon, we drove out to Coquitlam for our 3-tonne truck driving lessons at Valley Driving School. Yep, things have been moving pretty fast these couple of days and I’ve been super busy!
Today’s driving experience was quite interesting because I had just gotten into the good habit of constantly doing my shoulder checks, but am now realizing it is not important for driving trucks. In the times that I did do a shoulder check, I caught a glimpse of the box attached to the truck. I have to develop a new habit of checking my side mirrors instead. Despite this learning curve, I enjoyed learning how to drive a truck because ever since I was eight years old, my dream car has always been a Hummer. I liked the fact that with big cars, you get a better view of the road and driving it makes you feel like you’re unstoppable. A car can crash into your truck, but you would not be harmed at all. Driving the 3-tonne truck was the highlight of my day!