Profile For Joshua W.

Joshua W.'s Info

  • Location:
    Knoxville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 7 months ago

Joshua W.'s Bio

Brand new to truck driving, having recently graduated from a school, before this new undertaking I worked in the health care field for 10 years.

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Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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New to industry just sent home from first job.

Hello everyone, I'm brand new to truck driving having just graduated from a 3 week truck driving school two weeks ago. I just went to Boyd trucking in Alabama and was let go on day two with no explanation as to why. My best guess is that I did a terrible job shifting in the truck, since all my background and such is squeaky clean. At the school after day one I was able to shift the Volvo pretty well, but there trucks are set up so different and the guy was telling me to hit the gas as I was letting off the clutch, which isn't the way I learned, I just bounced around a lot and wound up killing it. Anyways I'm not really sure where to go from here, and was wondering if anyone had any advise as to what company would take on a new driver who isn't able to shift that well. I learn fast, but I do need a little time to get the hang of it. I've only been in a truck to shift now about 5 or 6 times including my terrible experience at Boyd. I appreciate any advise anyone is willing to give me.

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