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Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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HELP

I was way way way oversteering by the sound of it.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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HELP

I know this probably is gonna embarrass the crap out me down the line but I need someone to give me tips on my straight line. My husband is a 10 yr veteran and he said I just need to keep practicing. Seems like i can picture myself doing it but I get in the truck and like my mind wont cooperate. I dont know if its the whole trailer drifting concept or what.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting school

Holy freaking paper work george!

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting school

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Some guys seem to have alot more info that i didnt even concider.

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What info did they have that you did not consider?

Just little tips on backing and 90°docking that helped me visionize the maneuver before I am even in the truck.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting school

Well I am here. Checked into the hotel this morning at aroynd 2 am. I start tomorrow. Here goes nothing. Or everything rather. Im nervous as ****. Prpbably wont sleep well tonight. Talked to some of the other guys in classes before me. Not real positive about how this all works. Some guys seem to have alot more info that i didnt even concider. I guess all I can do is go in with an open mind and hope that my husband with all his prior expirence will be able to guide me a lil.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting with Earl L. Henderson Trucking 10/13

Day 1 in the books. Filled out tons of paperwork. Took my drug test, which I hope isn't diluted, drank a little too much water this morning. Passed my DOT physical and company physical. They went over the rules with us, and took us grocery shopping. Tomorrow I report to the yard for training 😊

So hows it going? I just got here to yhe hotel. Start tomorrow.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting school

Believe it or not, the people who run into the biggest problems with their careers early on are people who come into the industry with a rigid set of expectations and strong opinions about pretty much everything. They expect to be treated a certain way, trained a certain way, and they think they have the entire process figured out in their head. Then they arrive for orientation and training, find out everything is completely different than they had imagined, and start believing that the company is disorganized or unprofessional.

So these student drivers start questioning everything. Why don't I get more time in the truck? Why do they keep changing our schedule around? Why aren't the instructors spending more time with us? Why do we spend so much time waiting on things? Why aren't they sending me out on the road sooner?

Before long they start getting an attitude and begin confronting the staff and drumming up discontent amongst the other students. Their attitude continues to sour, they get more confrontational with the staff, and before long they're on a bus headed home. Naturally they blame the company for their demise and begin hitting every website they can find to badmouth the company.

The best thing you can do is go in with a great attitude and an open mind. Whatever you expect, toss it aside and deal with whatever is in front of you instead. Just roll with it. Do what you're asked to do and do it with a smile. Someday you'll understand why things are done the way they are in this industry but in the beginning it's going to seem baffling. Don't sweat it. Just keep listening, learning, working hard, and do it all with a great attitude.

Here is some reading for you:

Thanks for the words of advice guys. I really dont know what to expect. All I can do is walk in there as humble as I can and absorb what Im being taught.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Starting school

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Hey yall. Here goes. On our way to O'Fallon IL to start school for Earl L. Henderson. We are so super excited. Of course my husband has driven before for about 10 years and got out of it for a while and now I am gonna doit with him, so Im a lil more nervous than him. Any calming words of advice for this rookie gal?

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Deep breaths, stay focused and listen to the people teaching you. I'll be there on the 26th, perhaps I'll catch you guys around the yard.

Awesome. Maybe we will see each other. You coming alone?

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Hey y'all. Here goes. On our way to O'Fallon IL to start school for Earl L. Henderson. We are so super excited. Of course my husband has driven before for about 10 years and got out of it for a while and now I am gonna do it with him, so I'm a little more nervous than him. Any calming words of advice for this rookie gal?

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Henderson trucking driver academy

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When I get hernia check, I'm always tempted to run my fingers through the doctors hair, however I always chicken out. I think that be funny as hell

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rofl-3.gif That was awesome!

Well here goes guys. We are on our way to O'Fallon, IL. We start school on Monday. Totally excited. Any words of advice?

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