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    Reno, NV

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 7 months ago

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Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Caught a unicorn

Oh wow! How does it drive? I wonder how long it would take to get one of those to our terminal. We're kind of at a shortage of trucks with so many at the shop.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

As promised, a picture of my first triples run. RNO to Elko, NV, a 560 mile round trip run. Climbing hills suck but an otherwise uneventful trip.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

So majority of our triple runs go to Carlin, NV to swap with SLC. A few go to Tonopah, NV to swap with Vegas and I think there is one that goes to Mill City, NV which swaps with Boise.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

Update for you guys. Just got home from my triples run and everything went great! Just need to working on my turns but that comes with practice and repetition. So now just have to forward all the paperwork to corporate to be official.

Thank you guys for the vote of confidence. I will be careful and I will take a pic of my first triples run!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

How are you liking doubles so far?

I've never done triples so can not offer any help there, just remember you have an extra trailer when making a turn.

Personally I prefer driving doubles now over a 53' trailer. I'm liking the drive because I lucked out and got a regular scheduled run rather than having to go on the wild board. We'll see next year if my run would still be available since I'm pretty low on the seniority right now. Just wanted to get my LCV so I could pick up extra runs on my days off.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Six Months Driving LTL. Time to get LCV Certified!

Hello all! Just wanted to update you all on my driving journey here at OD. Like I mentioned, it will be six months of driving here at OD so I'm able to do a "drive-along" hauling triples with a trainer. I'm scheduled this Thursday and I've been looking forward to it since I started. Aside from the mileage rate raise, it's a real confidence boost as a driver and is something I look forward to be able to do. Any advice from the veterans here om what I should look out for? I've been doing linehaul for the past few months hauling doubles so I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week 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:  6 months, 3 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:  6 months, 3 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  10 months 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:  10 months, 1 week 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:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Day 1 - ODFL Training Program

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Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks 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:  10 months, 2 weeks 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:  10 months, 3 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.

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