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    Reno, NV

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Posted:  3 days, 1 hour ago

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Force of habit

It's a lot better than hitting the hazards before a railroad crossing OR honking the horn before backing into a parking space OR taking an embarrasingly wider than necessary turn. In your personal vehicle. Been called on it haha!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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OD Driver Training Program, is it over for March

What region are you from? As far as I'm aware there is a class starting the last week of March at the Boise terminal.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Getting OD Certified next week!

Hey Bobcat. So it took a while but I got approved as an OD driver! My goal is to get into linehaul but for now I'll be a combo driver. Some days a yard hostler, some days, a P&D driver, some days doing line haul. It's a pretty cool position to be in, considering going through the dock to driver program so I've been trained in those areas. Been good so far though!

Posted:  4 months ago

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Getting OD Certified next week!

Hey Daniel. I'll be headed to SLC terminal. By the way, how did your interview go for the open position of safety manager?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Getting OD Certified next week!

Hey Miss Anne! I'll definitely be more regular on here as much as my schedule allows me.

Hey Bobcat, funny how you mentioned how safety implemented having a road test with the safety manager because apparently before that happened someone before applied and got hired on here as a driver w/ an auto restriction. Somehow, someway this fell under the radar and he was sent out on his own. Destroyed 2 transmissions before he was let go.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Knight a good company??

Hey Shantiwa! Looks like we are going down the same path as far as having a fresh start as a driver for OD. Looks like you got your endorsements so congrats! I already had my CDL A for a year before hand so it may a little bit different process. It consists pretty much of classroom training at one of their terminals wherever it will be held in your region. I'm from NV but they sent me Portland, meanwhile others got sent to Sacramento so it depends. After that week, you'll be sent with a P&D driver doing pickups and deliveries around town so your schedule goes with your trainer. My trainer started either 9 or 10 AM so the day ended around 7 or so. That is usually the bulk of the training, which includes learning the handheld, delivery processes, paperwork and so on. Probably lasts about 4 weeks. After your trainer signs you off, you'll be trained in linehaul. Mostly overnight shifts but you'll be home every day. That lasts about 2 weeks. Then you get sent to a terminal to meet with a safety manager to get certified as an OD driver.

I know it's a lot of info so just holler with any questions. Good luck!

Posted:  4 months ago

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Getting OD Certified next week!

Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on, just been busy training for P&D and Linehaul for the OD training program. I have my eye on doing linehaul to start my seniority on the board but the TM would like me to start on the combo board for the time being until the next graduate finishes.

Now I'm scheduled to see a regional safety manager up in SLC to be certified as an OD driver. Anyone been through this process? Is it as thorough as some of the driver say it is? Guess it's better to be overprepared than not, but any advice from the other drivers on here? Bobcat, looking at you dude!

Anyways, y'all have a good rest of your day and I'll keep you guys posted!

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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I just had an interview...

Good luck! Maybe you will be doing my road test at the end of my training!

Posted:  6 months ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Congratulations! Just finished the classroom portion of the training portion myself and it was awesome! Which terminal are you headed to?

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Day 1 - ODFL Training Program

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Day 1 - ODFL Training Program

Just finished Day 1 of training and so far, it's been pretty good! Pretty much what I expected. A lot of videos, paperwork, and some goodies too. We have a really good trainer up here in Portland and looking forward to the upcoming days. A lot of it is just review since I already have my CDL but there's always room to learn if I want this to be my last job, so to speak. I'm really stoked to see what happens next and I'll try to keep you guys updated on the upcoming days. Got a lot of reading to do and gonna grab something to eat. Have a good rest of the day everyone!

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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You guys ever

I remember when I was getting ready to head home for my home time after 5 weeks out on the road, I felt like not only drivers but other things was out to get me from getting home. Traffic, construction, dispatch asking if I could do one last load on the way home but taking hours for trailer to be loaded, etc. Pretty sure it was just my imagination but seemed like everything was out to get me from getting home.

Always got home on time though haha!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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First week at OD

Sorry guys for the late reply but it's now close to a month since I started at OD. I'm still working the docks since the class I'll be in got pushed back to mid-November.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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First week at OD

So one week has passed being employed at OD. To start, my first 2 days were spent watching videos, paperwork, and computer work. I start the Driver Training program first week of November, up in Portland. I originally thought it would be sooner in Sacramento but hey, no complaints over here. They put me in dock work for the time being and, my goodness, my respect for the dock workers shot up the roof. Not that I didn't before but I guess as a driver I took that for granted. Never been on a forklift in my life, much less driven one but it took a week before I would call myself a beginner haha! Now because I have my CDL already they have me training as a yard hostler. I like the place and everyone seems to as well. A lot of the drivers I spoken to have been here multiple years and plan to retire here. Everyone has been helpful as far as the docks go and I can't wait until I get to start my linehaul gig once training finishes. I'll keep you guys updated on how it goes!

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Got the call!

Yesterday was my first day at OD. They had me watch videos for the first few hours and fill out some paperwork. Then for the rest of the day I was getting trained with the dock work. I've never worked the dock a day in my life. When I was driving to shippers and receivers at my previous job, I saw some of the work they do with forklifts back and forth, fitting pallets of odd sizes into the trailers at the speed they were doing it, I thought I couldn't do that. But after following one of the dockworkers for a few rounds, they had me jump in the forlifts to work a trailer. The speed the other workers were going was crazy. Here I was driving that forklift like a semi, moving slow, checking around if I had clearance, trying not to hit anything. But the other guys were pretty cool about it. Never made me feel rushed or anything. I know it's only temporary until I start the driver training program but it was exciting learning something brand new. Looks like it will be 10 hour shifts for now but time goes by pretty quickly. I'll keep you guys posted on the journey!

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Got the call!

I will let you know Bobcat. My scheduled time is in an hour. So far, I'm thinking it will be an orientation day today but if they need me to jump in dock work, I'm all for it!

Posted:  8 months ago

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Got the call!

Got the call from the OD terminal for my start date this morning! I start on the 6th of next month and I'll be working the docks until the driver training program starts!

Posted:  8 months ago

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Interview update w/ ODFL

Quick update: Last Friday, OD called and needed me to sign a release for DOT physical so since I was on the road, they had me swing by their Boise terminal to sign some paperwork. And still waiting on that call. I know the date of training starts on Oct 13 so I'm hoping I hear from them beforehand so I have enough time to put in my 2 weeks.

Cheers!

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Interview update w/ ODFL

Hey Daniel. I wonder if I am included in that 6 in your class?

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Interview update w/ ODFL

Nothing in the spam but when I spoke with the OM, he seemed surprised that I haven't received anything either. I'm sure it's not a big deal. Just trying to figure out when to send in my two weeks notice at my current place.

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