Profile For Brandie C.

Brandie C.'s Info

  • Location:

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

Brandie C.'s Bio

I am brand new trying to figure out things

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  1 year ago

View Topic:

Rookie questions/mishaps

Hey yall so i am brand new. Im not going to say what company i started with but im just gonna note it is a mega company. Anyhow i was trained with a TE on a dedicated route. I was hired for south east regional. So i was able to start my first week solo being brand new I figured out that i dont know hardly anything that i need to know being regional. I already have a preventable, however i did not get a ticket. There was no damage to my truck. What happened was i was in tx (never been to the town i was in) and my gps was telling me to go to the “u turn” lane. My first thought was what the hell is a u turn lane lol so i see a truck go to this said lane and make a left turn under a bypass bridge. So i know a truck can fit. Anyways i did the same except i mistook the curve and my trailer went up on the concrete hill just a little too much and i wasnt able to go forward or backwards. Yes this was my fault i do take responsibility for it. However my incident did not cause any damage to my truck and it was only me involved but a wrecker did have to come out and slide my trailer off the curve. I did not get a ticket but im not sure if this would affect me getting a job with another carrier. I had talked to some vets about my situation i was put in with carrier and i was told i was not trained properly and with me being out by myself i am a danger ( just the fact that there is so much i do not know) i feel like me going forward i could possibly get hurt/hurt someone / or get my license taken and that is the very last thing i want to do. I need advice on what to do.( Let me put this in also when i was training on the dedicated route it was the most simpliest roads etc i did not to to a weight station or anything like that ) i feel like the only thing i learned was how to slide the tandems. I do not want to risk loosing my license after i worked so hard to get them. Any advice is appreciated. Also i was definately lied to about my starting pay and they are already trying to send me out of my specific region. Im not sure what to do

Page 1 of 1

Why Join Trucking Truth?

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training