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    Company Driver In Training

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    10 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Day one of Orientation !!

Jimmy, every time I get a run out west I see May trucks all over the place. I love it on the west coast - it's wide open spaces with friendly people - completely opposite of the eastern parts of this great land.

Maybe I'll see you out there one of these days !! If all goes well I should solo out in about 30 days ! Thank you for all of the help along the way even if you didn't know you were helping !

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Day one of Orientation !!

Well I pulled the trigger and started orientation with May Trucking in Brooks OR. today . I was pretty nervous when the morning started and they wasted no time within 20 minutes we were out in the yard starting the skills test . There are only 5 in this group and 2 are experienced so it went pretty fast I did pretty good I almost hit one cone but the tester said no big deal . Then came the road test and mind you I have never driven a 53ft. or a 13 speed so it was all kind of new to me the only problem I had was on one shift when I was going into 5th and tried to put it into the spot where 5th was in the school truck , well it wasn't there needless to say but I recovered and overall it was good and everyone there are pretty laid back and seem to truly want you to succeed . So as of tomorrow morning I am on the payroll and I should get my trainer by the end of the week . The adventure continues !!!

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Vote on a new logo and motto for TruckingTruth!

TruckingTruth.Com Great People , Great advice and just don't hit anything !!

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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What GPS unit should I used or its the most helpfull?

Just thought I would mention that Pilot has the Rand McNally TND 720 LM with free lifetime maps for $299.99 reg price is $399.99 . $100.00 off not bad I picked it up with the 2015 Deluxe Motor Carrier's laminated atlas the total was $329.98 not bad and I really like being to make notes in the atlas with a dry erase marker then wipe them off when done !

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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About to take my test and really worried about the driving portion...

I don't know if it will help you but here is what helped me ! I was having trouble especially on the down shift and found what I was doing was holding the shifter from the right side , I started holding the shifter from the top with a light grip and found it was easier to feel the rail and I had less trouble with the wrong gears as well as I felt that I had a better feel for when it would want to slide into the hole ! Hope this makes sense !

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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I did it !! Now the real adventure begins !!

Last Wednesday we tested for the school and Thursday was the " Big Day " we tested for the state examiner . I lost 4 points on the pre trip then on the backing I lost 0 points on all 3 backs ( nailed it ) then came the road test and I will admit I was really nervous by this point but when all was said and done I passed with a 94% on the road test . I didn't get home in time to get to the DMV but first thing this morning I went to DMV and I have my CDL-A !!!! Thank You All for this site and support !! I am scheduled for orientation on the 15th and then hopefully off with a trainer !!

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Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Last Day Of School !!

Well today was the last day of school , yesterday we tested for the school and today was the " Big Day " we tested for the state examiner . I lost 4 points on the pre trip then on the backing I lost 0 points on all 3 backs ( nailed it ) then came the road test and I will admit I was really nervous by this point but when all was said and done I passed with a 90% on the road test . I didn't get home in time to get to the DMV but first thing Monday morning I will have my CDL-A !!!! Thank You All for this site and support !! thank-you.gif

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Wanted to share !!

To clarify not my wife just a trucker I read about and found it touching so I shared !

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Wanted to share !!

God speed, driver. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I am a driver for CC Jones produce trucking in North Little Rock Arkansas ... last Sunday my codriver and wife of twenty eight years Angela Deaton Johnson died suddenly in her sleep while we were unloading in Riverside California ... if everything goes as planned I will be leaving wlth her remains from Perris California heading for her familys hometown of Ashdown Arkansas tomorrow before noon ... we literally met on a rising fast truck 28 years ago and will finish this one last run together .... just the two of us and our dog Sally .if you see us along the way honk and waive for her . We will be traveling l 10 to I 20 to I 30 taking our time ... CC Jones truck #24 .blue Volvo ...

Posted:  9 years, 11 months ago

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Bad day on the road !!

Thanks guy's makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone !! thank-you-2.gif

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