It`s About Time!!!Here I Go

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Ron G.'s Comment
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Well everyone I don`t write to much on this amazing site(brett could tell ya that).. I sit back and read and learn..and Boy did I learn a lot for the 3 years I'm have been on here.Kinda feels like I know everyone personaly.Here we go ..My whole I wanted to be truck driver( my grandfather was a O/O..use to take m e with him sometimes) and I started to study and looking at companies,but life pulls curve balls at you.My only brother got sick awhile back and just passed away.So that kinda put the brakes on.Now I`m ready to start again my wife to be is all on board with this.So I`ve called some companies and they all said I'm good to go but I live to south of florida..So I`ve searched more and found a school called"Tampa bay trucking school" so I called them,next day took a ride there and sat there and watched for a few hours.I called them and they gave a small list of companies that they work with..and the one company that I`m leaning to is one of the companies..YAAA WHOOO.. So everyone I`m going to go with Stevens transport. I listened to OLD SCHOOL and Brett and a few others on here so I went to a few truck stops and spoken to many of Stevens drivers..And everyone is happy where they are at..unlike the negative stuff I heard at other sites... so my start date with school is May 8th 3 weeks there..then off I go....I feel like a kid at Xmas time....Now Ive started the highroad awhile back.. but I would like to start over again but when I hit the reset on it ,it stays where I left off....can anyone help me?....And again Thank you everyone on here

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Ron, looks like you managed to reset your scores then it seems?

Study hard. That three weeks is gonna be gone before you know it!

Ron G.'s Comment
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Yes It sure is Brett ..I`ve must have read hundreds of post on this unbelieveable site,and I soaked it all in like a sponge.Im hope to think I1m ready for what ever is thrown at me.My emotions are all over the board..I`m going to do my best to keep everyone posted.Thank you very much Brett for resetting my testing

Hey Ron, looks like you managed to reset your scores then it seems?

Study hard. That three weeks is gonna be gone before you know it!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thank you very much Brett for resetting my testing

Actually I didn't reset it. You did. It was already reset when I looked at it.

Im hope to think I1m ready for whatever is thrown at me.My emotions are all over the board..

Oh that's totally normal. Almost everyone feels that way when they're ready to begin their training. If you're taking it seriously and you understand the risks and challenges that lie ahead you're going to be a bit anxious.

Just go very, very slowly in parking lots when you're maneuvering around, and even more slowly when you're backing and get out and look a lot. A huge percentage of the snafus rookies get into are tiny little dingers while running into something in a parking lot. New drivers get a bit nervous knowing that other drivers are watching and are often waiting for you to finish getting backed in before they can go. So new drivers tend to rush it or they don't want to take the time to get out and look and wind up bumping into something.

Take your time, listen well, keep a great attitude, and try to enjoy the process along the way. It's really cool to get to learn to drive a rig. Reminding yourself to relax and enjoy it as much as possible will help keep you from getting too tense and nervous about it.

Keep us updated!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ron G.'s Comment
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Thank you very much Brett for resetting my testing

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Actually I didn't reset it. You did. It was already reset when I looked at it.

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Im hope to think I1m ready for whatever is thrown at me.My emotions are all over the board..

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Oh that's totally normal. Almost everyone feels that way when they're ready to begin their training. If you're taking it seriously and you understand the risks and challenges that lie ahead you're going to be a bit anxious.

Just go very, very slowly in parking lots when you're maneuvering around, and even more slowly when you're backing and get out and look a lot. A huge percentage of the snafus rookies get into are tiny little dingers while running into something in a parking lot. New drivers get a bit nervous knowing that other drivers are watching and are often waiting for you to finish getting backed in before they can go. So new drivers tend to rush it or they don't want to take the time to get out and look and wind up bumping into something.

Take your time, listen well, keep a great attitude, and try to enjoy the process along the way. It's really cool to get to learn to drive a rig. Reminding yourself to relax and enjoy it as much as possible will help keep you from getting too tense and nervous about it.

Keep us updated!

Really? I did..Maybe it took a bit to reset..but awesome.. thanks Brett...I`m taking everything the instructors and my trainer seriously..I`m sure something like that will happen,but that would be a learning curve for me..

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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