Profile For Josh W.

Josh W.'s Info

  • Location:
    NY

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Does Backing Scare And Frustrate you? Of course! Here Are Some Stories To Help Calm The Nerves.

Ok. Thank you for clarifying. I'm trying to soak up as much from you guys as I possibly can.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Does Backing Scare And Frustrate you? Of course! Here Are Some Stories To Help Calm The Nerves.

One of the reasons why I'm so nervous about beginning this career is the backing up. But this thread is calming my nerves a bit. I'd also like to say that I'm very excited. Reading this forum and website has helped tremendously. What does GOAL mean?

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

Ok. Thank you for your help. I'm very excited, but also nervous about this opportunity.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

All of that is good. They told me that they already looked into those things. I've never been in trouble with the law. I've only ever gotten two tickets. One for a cracked windshield, which went away when I fixed it. The other was for an inspection that was expired by 9 days. And I've got a good solid work history. Just nothing in the trucking industry.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

What are my odds of getting hired at this point. I've already put in notice at my current job. I'm willing to put in the work. I just really need to get this.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

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Keep in mind you got an invite to orientation. That is not a hiring. The entire orientation is an interview. Be honest, answer completely. Follow the rules and be respectful and you got this!

Ok. Thank you. I'm really hoping that I get it. I really want this job.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

I'll do that.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Just got accepted for Wiltrans

I have completed the interview and application process for Wiltrans I'll be leaving home the 28th and beginning their training program the 31st. I'm very excited about beginning my career as a trucker. However, I'm also terrified. I've never driven anything close to that size. Any advice on beginning my career would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Interview

I will definitely keep you all posted. I know that it is going to be a lot different than anything I've ever driven. I was just making the comparison to say that I've never driven anything like a freightliner. I will also say that I'm thankful for this site. I haven't posted a ton, but when I have I've received feedback. I've also spent many hours reading the articles and Brett's book. I'm going to spend hours more studying for my test. Regardless of whether I get this job. Because if they don't accept me I'm going to try other places.

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Thank you for your help. I just got off the phone with the recruiter. I think it went really well. I should hear by the end of the week if I was approved for their trucking school or not. Now I'm going to be thinking a lot about what it will actually be like to drive. The biggest thing that I have ever driven is an F450.

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Congrats, Josh. If you get into Wil-Trans' school, I bet you're all but hired when you graduate.

You may have driven an F-450, but a Freightliner is more like an F-9500. No comparison.

Your biggest hurdles will be in getting your brain wrapped around the Hours Of Service, and backing.

Go though the High Road Training Program HOS sections several times.

For backing, I have two suggestions: get a toy semi and play with it, backing up around corners on the dining table. Also, get the broom or a mop, hold the handle against your hip, and walk around the house, not touching anything with the broomstick. Try backing that around a corner!

Keep us posted!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Interview

Thank you for your help. I just got off the phone with the recruiter. I think it went really well. I should hear by the end of the week if I was approved for their trucking school or not. Now I'm going to be thinking a lot about what it will actually be like to drive. The biggest thing that I have ever driven is an F450.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Interview

I have my first phone interview in the trucking industry coming up. It's with Wil-Trans. I'm very nervous. I want a job in trucking, but I've never been very good with interviews. Any advice for this one or ones that I'm going to have in the near future.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Considering a career in trucking

Thank you. I've been reading a lot on here over the last couple of days. I've been doing a lot of research on different companies. I think I'm going to apply to WilTrans.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Considering a career in trucking

I've had an interest in trucking since I was quite little. My grandfather was a truck driver. I've put a lot more serious thought into it the last couple of years now. I'm 27. I'm trying to decide the best company to go through. I'll most likely look to do truck driving school through the company. I've been thinking a lot about Celadon. Is that a good one to start with? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really enjoy this site and all that it offers.

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