Swift: First Week Solo

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T-Rex's Comment
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That sounds great G-Town. The more I hear about this account the better it sounds!

T-Rex's Comment
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Bryan the upgrade test was surprisingly easy. I don't know if there's different versions but mine was 57 questions. A few were about trip planning the rest were about general knowledge and macros. Some of them were multiple choice as well. You were allowed to get up to 11 incorrect answers.

G-Town's Comment
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That sounds great G-Town. The more I hear about this account the better it sounds!

It will challenge you in other ways...unfamiliar to most OTR assignments. I recommend (if you have the time) to read the exchanges I've had with Danielsahn, Chris, Pianoman, Gladhand, Miss Miyoshi, Jim J and finally Tractorman (sorry if I missed anyone) They have all run surge during different times of the year, with Danielsahn committed full time to the Johnstown NY DC.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

T-Rex's Comment
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I will definitely look up that stuff as I'm sure it will be a huge help. For now I am off. My 10 hr break is just about up and it's time to hit the road. Thanks G-Town

T-Rex's Comment
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Do they have laundry facilities in Pottsville?

G-Town's Comment
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Do they have laundry facilities in Pottsville?

No. However there are several laundromats 5 miles north on PA-61.

Pianoman's Comment
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Phew, rough first week! You'll get the hang of it. If you don't already, use the Trucker Path app. It's a lifesaver--I still use it if I'm parking in an area I don't typically park in.

Another option (not the greatest idea and some people are adamantly opposed to it) is to park on an on ramp if you can't find anywhere else to park. I can count on one hand the number of times I've ever done it, but I slept well and no one bothered me. As I said, not the greatest idea (more of a last resort) but it's better than circling the truckstop for 10 hrs. Good luck, you'll catch on quick since your running the same areas all the time.

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