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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Items needed for orientation..

Just wondering about items for orientation...mainly a backpack...I have a carry luggage bag is a backpack really necessary? Thanks everyone for the advice.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Thank you Joseph! The test well I start off with the pretrip then we get in the truck , now there is a gate we have to go through and I watched the others going through so I knew I had to keep a close eye on my trailer pulling out of it, boy was it rough but I got it out and on the road ...now we hit some winding , curvy roads and have to watch for cars and trucks .where the area is there are trucks hauling grain, etc.. so made the curves kept the trailer in my lanes and didnt run off sides, then onto a gravel, dusty road where it's a white cloud wash out if someone else is on the road with you, also theses roads are very narrow. Lots of interesting driving for a test, we also go over bridges that you wouldnt think driving a car you would see trucks, but yep driving them was scary but I made it just fine, then over railroad tracks and onto the interstate, that was fun lol . I'm not much for writing my story , so I hope at least someone else new will learn. just stay calm, breath and listen to your instructors. easier said than done sometimes but it does work. Most importantly believe in yourself, work hard and dont let negatively and self doubt enter your mind. I will continue my journey here. I'm applying to lots of companies now and hopefully will have one selected soon.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Today I Passed!!! The road test that is. I went through alot and alot I haven't discussed here, but to overcome the obstacles and the self doubt not only from myself and others I made it ..well at least through school now real work begins and I've worked hard all my life. so I'm looking forward to this new adventure. I just want to say while doing that road test a thought kept entering my mind and no not keeping up with what I had to tell instructor but .. wow this feels awesome driving this truck this feels right. Thanks to everyone here for the support and encouraging words and info many have given. Now let's find a job trucking smile.gif

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Woman Wanting To Start Trucking Carrer.. But lil nervous doing it

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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CRST, The second chance: Waterloo.

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Congratulations!!

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Thank you Sandy S, I am waiting for your next postings in your CDL training diary😀

not much except Road test tomorrow!!!!!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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CRST, The second chance: Waterloo.

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Havent done parallel parking, we were only told we needed to learn straight back, offset and alley dock. ??? yep gonna need more practice for sure but like you said everyone , more in depth training is done when you get out actually driving otr.

Tomorrow is road test day for me, I havent done any driving except in the parking lot practicing on the backing maneuvers. I'm very nervous, excited and you name it , I'm feeling every emotion imaginable!! shocked.png

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Not giving up!! Today class was canceled... truck broke down and had to be checked out. So those of us in the automatic was outta luck with backing practice or any road test. So we start over tomorrow smile.gif

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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CRST, The second chance: Waterloo.

Congratulations!!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New career with CRST Van Expedited

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Thanks Joseph!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New career with CRST Van Expedited

Hi Joseph it's going good still practicing on the backing..Some days I do very well other's like today I couldn't do anything right. My brain said go left my hands turned right.. I will get it though. So happy things are going well with you!smile.gif

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Keeping a level head

Sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New career with CRST Van Expedited

Way to go Joseph, I was wondering how things were going for you.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Prime CDL Training

I wanna come to Prime lol Congrats to yall! good-luck.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Thank you Joseph! Yes Kim it was definitely a sight lolrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gifthank-you.gif

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Passed written test.

Congratulations!!! hope everything gets cleared up for you soon.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Starting with CRST

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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From 911 to trucking

Yippie!!! dancing.gif Congratulations

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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CRST, The second chance: Waterloo.

Joseph I like that your so detailed in your diaries. Best of luck to you and yes it's a very emotional rollercoaster ride. One day I'm jumping up and down that I got it the next I'm beating myself up about all . good-luck.gifsmile.gif

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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My training so far. ...

Well school is almost over ...Wait What??? yep you read right my time is almost over. 160 hours (4 weeks) ???? embarrassed.gif Today was backing practice again and I didnt have the nervousness like before as bad , so I climb in that truck and do it , got all 3 maneuvers. I was so excited when I did the alley dock and got out to look ,I started jumping up and down I had it right on! could I do it again...well No lol but my instructor said it was the adrenaline rush to take a break and Breath and then keep practicing. So next week more practice and then test. Felt good to get that right and get more of the feel of positioning that trailer. I started doubting myself and really let that creep in my mind , I know I have to stay focused.

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