Profile For New-School

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    5 years, 11 months ago

New-School's Bio

New to the game.

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Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Per Diem Pay For Truck Drivers?

To put it simple, if you are good with keeping up with all your receipts for your taxes then it's no need, but if not then I would get it.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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1st week of training

You got it, I only been driving 6 months and in school it didn't as to me as others but I passed on the first go. Practice and patience

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Werner Best Buy Account In Illinois

Are there any Werner drivers on the bestbuy account in Illinois?

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Jobs

It's a temporary account servicing the Midwest, from what I'm told 850 a week minimum. I'm OTR now, it's not bad but my checks be funny sometimestory. Just wanted to know if it's worth the switch. Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Jobs

Are there any Werner drivers or any other company drivers doing a best buy? I'm currently OTR but thinking about switching over, any suggestions.

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Best GPS

Does anybody know if can use the GPS on the trucker path app? Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Points?

Yes

Points? As in Truck Stop rewards card fuel points?

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Points?

When you are in training who is supposed to get the points

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Accident on scale

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments and feedback.

Hang in there New School. Most incidents with new drivers happen in parking lots. You just have to watch those mirrors, move very slowly, and get out and look when you're backing into places.

And in case safety wants to speak with you about this, make sure you're very humble and apologetic. They expect new drivers to make some small mistakes but most importantly they expect you to care deeply about being a safe driver and learn from everything you do. If you take the approach, "Oh what's the big deal? I bumped a curb" or you start making excuses it's going to look really bad. They're going to think you're not safety conscious enough to become a true professional out there.

So make sure you let them know you feel terrible about it, you've definitely learned from it, and you're going to do everything in your power to make sure it never happens again. It seems to me like you are taking it seriously and that's great. You should. No one wants to make a mistake but if you approach it with the right attitude you'll learn from it and you'll be a better driver because of it.

Take your time out there. Watch your mirrors at all times and get out and look when you're backing up.

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Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Accident on scale

Much, appreciated I'm just worried cause I'm still in training

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I just started driving a little over a month ago and things has been going well until recently I waa driving on a scale and my tire hit the curb. Bust the tire and damaged the rim. Does these type of thing's happen starting out or is it just me?

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This is the start of my 4th month solo and I did the same thing last month but at the fuel island. Always watch them mirrors. Especially in the parking lot. It's a common mistake, you will be ok. Better to damage a wheel then to take off somebody's nose!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Accident on scale

Thanks.

It can happen to anyone. Just try to be more careful and watch those tandems.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Accident on scale

I just started driving a little over a month ago and things has been going well until recently I was driving on a scale and my tire hit the curb. Bust the tire and damaged the rim. Does this type of thing happen starting out or is it just me?

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