Profile For OllieBoy45

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  • Location:
    Southaven , MS

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    2 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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I don't think this is fair.

Thanks I really never looked at it like that!! I'll take your advice.. thanks a lot!!

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Ok guys explain to me what's the best way to handle this situation!! I've been out over the road with my trainer two days and I've drove over 500 miles so far.. And I've been doing pretty well and my trainer is impressed.. I think I've been doing so good because he has an automatic and I haven't had to worry about shifting gears. But here's the tricky part, when I'm done with training the company but all new drivers in 10speeds. How can I possibly be ready to drive and test out in a 10speed if I'm gone be training in a automatic the next 4 weeks!! What should I do? I don't think it's right to do that!!

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Hi. I know a couple people in the same boat. They will give you drive time in the manual before you test (they should at least. Just ask your trainer or DM to confirm).

The important part about the test is safety....swing wide, use blinkers, change lanes with mirrors.

When it comes to missing gears. The max amount of points they can give is 5. So even if you grind every gear....you only get five points. They are looking for awareness and safe handling. Once you have the wide turns and don't hit anything down, the shifting will be easier.

You might even. Be ahead of some others who have to swing wide, shift etc all at the same time and they have mastered none of it. You might be more calm having mastered the others. Good luck

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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I don't think this is fair.

Ok guys explain to me what's the best way to handle this situation!! I've been out over the road with my trainer two days and I've drove over 500 miles so far.. And I've been doing pretty well and my trainer is impressed.. I think I've been doing so good because he has an automatic and I haven't had to worry about shifting gears. But here's the tricky part, when I'm done with training the company but all new drivers in 10speeds. How can I possibly be ready to drive and test out in a 10speed if I'm gone be training in a automatic the next 4 weeks!! What should I do? I don't think it's right to do that!!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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The time has arrived!!!

Don't forget, pre trip, post trip and everything else

Right that's a must!! I'll be sure not to forget any of that..

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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The time has arrived!!!

You are lucky to start in the snow with a trainer.... I would have had to think about you facing your first snow trip without one..... congrats

Appreciate it man!! I just hope he's a good trainer and actually teach everything he can in the next 4 to 5 weeks

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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The time has arrived!!!

I go out on the road with my trainer tommorow. I'm really nervous and anxious at the same time.. I just want to get it right and be a productive safe driver. I feel like I'm not ready but I hope I have a great trainer that really teaches me everything I need to know and teach me the right way!! Any advice guys or encouraging words!! Thanks in advance.. I've learn a lot from just reading things in the forum

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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New Driver

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I'm a new driver graduated CDL school two weeks ago.

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Also, if you don't have your CDL yet, get cracking on the High Road Training Program so you can pass the test

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Errol MUST be tired. Get some sleep Errol!

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Lol yea he's tire!! Probably had a long day!!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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New driver

Welcome Ollie.

There is a lot of good advice available on the Trucking Truth website. Use the search bar (upper left-hand corner of the page) to access specific threads in the archives.

My initial suggestion is consider orientation a prolonged job interview. Stay focused and conduct yourself with professionalism.

Good luck!

Thanks a lot!! I'm a stand up guy and very respectful and treats everyone with respect

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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New driver

Congratulations, who is your orientation with?

It's with Ozark!! I've good and bad things about the company

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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New driver

Just looking for some advice and pointers from some of the older and more experience drivers.. I also need all the tips and help for safely driving driving a standard shift... I did pretty good in CDL school driving a standard but I would like to hear some advice from some real drivers!! Thanks in advance guys!!! Ready to get my career started... I got orientation Monday💪🏾💪🏾

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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New Driver

I'm a new driver graduated CDL school two weeks ago. I have Orientation with Ozark Motor line Monday morning. Do you guys have any pros and cons about Ozark?

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