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Posted:  2 weeks ago

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My Trucking Journey from the beginning

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Gorgeous, Bora!

I'm a 'state away' ... on 77 !!!

Be safe, and congrats.

Chewing gum and life saver wintergreens (single wraps) are essentials to MY guy... in case of the drowsies. Stay away from those damn coffee shots and those 2" tall energy things. The crash... can cause just that.

Wish you well, still following~

YAY!!

~ Anne ~

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Yes the best thing about the trucking for me now to see all the beautiful places!!

Thank you for the tip for the wintergreens I would try. I am not a coffee person or energy drink person. I just have Gatorade or Powerade and water.

Thank you for following πŸ™‚

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It's BEEN awhile, Bora !!!

How ARE things, now???? Hoping, GREAT!!!

~ Anne ~

Everything is perfect thank you for asking! I am trying to adjust to the trucking life. I have only one problem, I haven't managed to find the way to override idling in my truck ☺️

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Hello Everyone,

I wasn't able to write too much because I finally got my truck and trying to adjust myself to the trucking life :) . Everything has been good ' Knock on Wood' . I haven't had too much trouble and I hope I won't have too much trouble going on. I just had one minor trouble which I ended up somewhere stupid and took me almost 1 hour to get out but I finally managed to get out from there!!.

I have been able to see really beautiful places. Thats really good. I have only one problem, I have 2018 Kenworth T680 and I really like the truck except I wouldn't manage to find the way to run the Autostart. I tried everything. Its showing that it would autostart but it won't

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Gorgeous, Bora!

I'm a 'state away' ... on 77 !!!

Be safe, and congrats.

Chewing gum and life saver wintergreens (single wraps) are essentials to MY guy... in case of the drowsies. Stay away from those damn coffee shots and those 2" tall energy things. The crash... can cause just that.

Wish you well, still following~

YAY!!

~ Anne ~

Yes the best thing about the trucking for me now to see all the beautiful places!!

Thank you for the tip for the wintergreens I would try. I am not a coffee person or energy drink person. I just have Gatorade or Powerade and water.

Thank you for following πŸ™‚

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Hello ,

This will be my last week finally! I have been in really beautiful places in West Virginia. I did my longest drives last two days. 300 miles in one drive! I am really proud of my self because when I first started I always felt sleepy after 2 hours. But even with 6 hours drive, I didn't feel sleepy. That's really good achievement for me!!. Below you can see some pictures from West Virginia

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Here I am in the last week of training. Everything was good since I switched to the Dollar General account. I have really good trainer. He lets me do my thing, if I make mistake he lets me realize it first and after he would tell me I made a mistake. Everything is good. The bad thing is I am in South Boston VA right now and there is basically nothing to do after work. It is really boring right now. I thought to rent a car to go some place but because there is basically nothing, cheapest rental cars are starting from $100 daily. I don't want to spend that much money.

I am still debating about moving Florida or Texas but I decided to stay at the current account at least 6 months and see if I like Pennsylvania better 😁

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If you ever start thinking of moving again, Dallas, TX and Houston, TX are both excellent locations for trucking, for local, linehaul, intermodal, regional, dedicated, and even OTR work. I live in the Dallas area and jobs in every type of trucking that exists, hauling every type of freight possible can be found here. So, if you ever want to relocate, anywhere in the Dallas area is a great place to be for your trucking career. In fact, you could relocate without having to switch to another company. Werner has plenty of work here in Dallas/Fort Worth. There is a Dollar General account here, plus opportunities for OTR and regional, if you wanted to try something different. Just thought I'd share with you the outlook of a trucking career in Texas.

Thank you for the recommendations. I am still debating between both of them but like you and most of the people mentioned Texas seems better choice.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Bora Bora, sign up for an audio books subscription or something like Netflix’s.

Bora bored, not good

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ROFLMAO!!

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Here I am in the last week of training. Everything was good since I switched to the Dollar General account. I have really good trainer. He lets me do my thing, if I make mistake he lets me realize it first and after he would tell me I made a mistake. Everything is good. The bad thing is I am in South Boston VA right now and there is basically nothing to do after work. It is really boring right now. I thought to rent a car to go some place but because there is basically nothing, cheapest rental cars are starting from $100 daily. I don't want to spend that much money.

I am still debating about moving Florida or Texas but I decided to stay at the current account at least 6 months and see if I like Pennsylvania better 😁

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Good for you hanging in, Bora. Yep, the starting part is the toughest part. Glad you got the $ accounts squared away, yet even the 'new' one you are on 'WILL' probably be difficult. It's only for a short while....HANG IN!!! Rooting for ya, u know!

Bora Bora ... still reminds me of 'Dora' ... and now, the 'Wooly Bully' song plays in my head, with the new lyrics singing.. Bora Bora .. instead, haha!

I hail (sorda) from Florida.. born in NY and partially raised there. Lanes for freight are AWFUL in FL; much better in TX. Think of the ports . . . and many are backlogged (and will be for some time...) and are paying really well; still WILL be in 6 months to a year.

I looked up S. Boston, VA . . . oh, WOW! Looks like 'our' little village; Shauck Ohio ... haha! Go see! Yep, no Uber or Lyft here, either..haha!

Anyway, as Bruce K. said . . . audio books! Podcasts! Have you listened to Brett's treasure trove of these?!?!?

Link to follow ( I hope! )

Brett's (and other!) Podcasts, for new & aspiring drivers~

Hang in, man.

Best wishes, always.

~ Anne ~

This is the song that I always remember when people say Bora Bora

https://youtu.be/h7cR9qsprCE

Thank you for all the support. I don't have many friends here in USA so that forum really helped me a lot. Actually trucking community is generally so helpful.

South Boston is really for retirement lol

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Bora Bora, sign up for an audio books subscription or something like Netflix’s.

Bora bored, not good

Haha yeah you are right Bora Bored, not good lol. I subscribed for bunch of audio books. I like to listen tech and startup stuff so i am listening them.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Here I am in the last week of training. Everything was good since I switched to the Dollar General account. I have really good trainer. He lets me do my thing, if I make mistake he lets me realize it first and after he would tell me I made a mistake. Everything is good. The bad thing is I am in South Boston VA right now and there is basically nothing to do after work. It is really boring right now. I thought to rent a car to go some place but because there is basically nothing, cheapest rental cars are starting from $100 daily. I don't want to spend that much money.

I am still debating about moving Florida or Texas but I decided to stay at the current account at least 6 months and see if I like Pennsylvania better 😁

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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For some crazy reason I want to call you Bora Bora. Strange

Just wanted to comment on your comment about owner/operator in a few years. The best time for a company driver to become an O/O is NEVER (with rare exceptions)

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Yeah, Where's PJ ?????? Spoke with him a week or 2 back... it's CRAZY. LOOK AT THE PORTS! No'tank'ya!

(Oh yeah, ^^^ too busy chasing rates around...probably!!) sorry.gif

~ A & T ~

Bora, MOST WELCOME!!!! Anytime.

ps: Who's / what's 'bora bora' anyway????? I kind of thought of 'Dora the Explorer' myself... (and Boots, of course! .. and the BackPack!)

Haha I am Bora which translates to Tempest in English. But there is also island called Bora Bora 😁

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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For some crazy reason I want to call you Bora Bora. Strange

Just wanted to comment on your comment about owner/operator in a few years. The best time for a company driver to become an O/O is NEVER (with rare exceptions)

Haha you are not the only one that call me Bora Bora. Bora Bora actually beautiful island 😁

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy 😊

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Congrats, for sure.

Arm/air pumps are great!!

Werner is doing some WalMart dedicated in 'our' area, jsyk...my husband gets an email 1x a week..LoL.

Here's PapaPig's diary, as I'd mentioned; in case you didn't find it: Papa Pig's Werner Diary

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~ (&Tom)

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Thank you so much! I actually want to move Florida and do Walmart account. Would you be able to give me some information about the Walmart account?

Thank you for sharing Papa Pigs diary. I read it all and following him 😊

Best Regards

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Howdy again, Bora!!!

I'm not sure I could be of any help regarding a Florida Walmart/Werner account; I'm here in Ohio to stay, now. We get 'offers' via Email for that account 'here,' (in Ohio,) but my guy is on a regional/intrastate gig, hauling paper/cardboard products for Int'l Paper, so he's not looking to change.

I'm sure once you finish your training, you can discuss those accounts with your DM/Fleet Manager(s.) I'd ask, if I were you!! Our guys on here hauling WalMart dedicated routes (ie: PackRat drives for Crete on a WalMart dedicated based out of Cheyenne or thereabouts) are VERY happy; Turtle drives for WMPF, now...after starting with Prime flatbed division a few years back. WalMart IS a great gig, if you can get it.

Wish you the best; still following!

~ Anne ~

Thank you so much for the answer. I would definitely ask them about it.

Best Regards

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy 😊

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So awesome to read that things are going well for you. I am also glad to hear that you were able to change accounts easily. Not all companies are willing to be so accommodating. It's awesome when a company is supportive of a driver's needs/desires. Please keep the updates coming. I can't wait to read when you get your own truck.😎

Thank you so much for your kind words. There will be 10 more days in the training and I would be getting my own truck. I am really excited about all the situation right now. I hope everything will work out and I am hoping that everyone else would reach whatever makes them happy

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy 😊

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Congrats, for sure.

Arm/air pumps are great!!

Werner is doing some WalMart dedicated in 'our' area, jsyk...my husband gets an email 1x a week..LoL.

Here's PapaPig's diary, as I'd mentioned; in case you didn't find it: Papa Pig's Werner Diary

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~ (&Tom)

Thank you so much! I actually want to move Florida and do Walmart account. Would you be able to give me some information about the Walmart account?

Thank you for sharing Papa Pigs diary. I read it all and following him 😊

Best Regards

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Started for the new training week. I am really looking forward to finish the training and get my own truck. Today was a good day though , I had my first arm pump from a kid . I am so happy 😊

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Hello,

That was really intense week! They gave my my new trainer and he was working for Dollar Tree account. I didn't know that you need to unload 4-5 thousand boxes one by one! There was basically 15% driving and 85% unloading. I am ok with working but that didn't make any sense so I called my recruiter to change my trainer to my preferred account which is Dollar General. Thankfully recruiter was really helpful and she found me new trainer in Dollar General account in West Virginia. I drove to West Virginia almost 8 hours and met with my trainer. I was scared first what if new trainer is a bad person and I would need to quit again in 3 days!! Thanks God He is really nice person. Clean, organized, knowledgeable. Dollar General account is not easy too but at least it doesn't take 5 hours to unload only one store. Also I am able to practice my backing and driving more often. Right now I am at the hotel resting for the new week. I am so happy things worked out.

Best Regards

Posted:  2 months ago

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Today I finally started at Werner. I was really excited so I wasn't sleep really well from the night. I went to the Werner facility 30 minutes early. They have new and really good facility in here Easton PA. It seems like they also have really good training going on but I would see if it is really good or not in upcoming days. Tomorrow they will do skill evaluations for all the students. I hope I would be successful on these. Today was first day of my new life...

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Bora, you have my respect. If everything you said is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, you may be one of those rare individuals who have a knack for driving. I would add to the advice not to get sucked into a lease by adding this: Don't even consider becoming an owner operator at 3 or 4 years. Wait a lot longer, like 10 years. By then you will know enough to make an intelligent decision. So many drivers become owner operators and fail with crushing debts.

Looking forward to your continuing reports of you progress. Best wishes for your success!

Bruce,

Thank you so much your kind message. Like you mentioned, I really need long time for grasp enough knowledge about trucking. Actually I need to learn a lot about the country too :) I will try to share my journey along the way.

Best Regards

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Congratulations!

You’ll be tested everyday, in many different ways. But it sounds like you’re off to a good start, with a great attitude. And THAT will make a difference.

Congrats again and l hope your journey is all you want it to be.

Thank you so much! I think I am ready whatever this brings to me but I know it won't be easy. I hope I would manage to be successful like you mentioned :)

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Congratulations!

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Thank you so much :)

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Congratulations Bora!!

Keep up the good work. I must say, your English is perfectly understandable! Keep us informed on how you are doing. Learn all you can from Werner....just do NOT get into being a Lease Operator!

Laura

Thank you so much Laura. I am going to share my journey as much as I can. Thank you for the recommendation. I don't want to be owner operator unless I learn everything about the system. After 2-3 years I may consider to being owner operator.

Best Regards

Bora

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