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    Considering A Career

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    5 months, 4 weeks ago

Cecelia 's Bio

My name is Cecelia, most people call me CeCe. I am 24 years old. I served 4.5 years in the Army, decided to get out in beginning of 2018. I am married, and my husband is still active duty. Interested in getting my CDL and starting a new career.

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Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Sobering Winter Weather

I'm very nervous about going out with a trainer this winter. It has been pretty bad. Orientation ends soon so I'm praying for a good trainer. Be safe out there Kearsey

Posted:  5 days, 10 hours ago

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Knight Transportation Orientation

11/12/2019

TODAY WAS INTERESTING .

Shuttle arrived at 8am took us to the terminal. Within the first 30mins the gentlemen that was on class threw up the ✌ said he could go make money and be rich somewhere else and walked out 🤣

Then the poor guy trying to give us all our PowerPoint presentations today keeps getting interrupted by the lady in my class. She has 4.5 years experience so EVERYTHING this guy says she has a response to. She says "well I do things like this" or "that's stupid" or she will go into a full blown story. I think the guy giving us instruction is kinda new to this so he just let's her rant then he will look at me and say "do things the right way"

It's only me and the other lady at orientation now. For lunch the Terminal Manager came and took us to a Mexican restaurant. My favorite food so I enjoyed. After lunch more PowerPoint on company policies, payroll, ELD, then we went outside to practice pre trip. And learn the way Knight teaches it.

I'll say that the people at this terminal are great and full of information. It's the lady in my class making it hard to get through. Tomorrow is our last day of orientation. We will be taking a test just to see if we've been paying attention about policies and such. Covering some last minute things. Then I'll figure out if I have a trainer yet. If not, they said I'm free to drive back home over the weekend and everyone will keep in touch.

Sidenote: I LOVE all the bonuses Knighr has to offer. It really is great incentives. Be blessed everyone.

Posted:  6 days, 6 hours ago

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Knight Transportation Orientation

Yes Sir, will do Old School. Also anyone reading Knight does not allow male trainers with females. Too many problems have come up they said. So I know for sure I'll be with a female just dont know when yet. I'll figure out as orientation goes on

Posted:  6 days, 8 hours ago

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Knight Transportation Orientation

11/11/2019 0730

I arrived at Knight Terminal in Tulsa, Ok. Along with 2 other. I'll give the demographics: I'm 25, african american, married. The other 2 in cladd with me are white, one man and one woman. Both early 50s. I'm just being detailed for those who are going to freak about me bringing up gender or race.

First we did our DOT physicals. It was from what I hear more in depth than other companies. We had to step up and down on a ladder for a minute straight as fast as we could. They took our heart rate beforehand then right after. Then we were timed for 3 minutes and the goal was to get our heart rate back down to what ot was before the exercise or very close. After that we had to squat. Then squat with 40lbs. Then pick up those weights and out it above our head and repeat. Then we had to pick up 75lbs chest level and walk it back n forth 10 times . Listen, I had a blast but I like working out. The others did not enjoy or said it was hard. But it definitely was a little workout. Also they have to get your height & weight and BMI. Eye exam, hearing exam, etc. I was good on BMI so no need for sleep apnea testing but the other 2 need to do a sleep apnea test. IT DOES JOT DISQUALIFY A DRIVER SO DONT BE WORRIED!

They had Raising Cane's chicken catered to us for lunch. After that we did a lot of online training. The woman in my class went to do a road test because she had 4.5 years experience. Myself and the gentlemen wont road test until after we complete 4 weeks with a trainer.

The woman in my class had a very abrasive personality. I'm not a fan. She used to drive Swift and she says she only got home 7 times in the whole 4 years she worked there and how horrible it was. I dont get why she would choose Knight then since they are partner companies ? But whatever I dont believe her anyway. But she is always "giving" me advice since I'm the young one. Taking that with a grain of salt. She stays interrupting our instructor. I'm only mentioning this to let people know "it takes all kinds" lol. Anywho other than that no complaints. The hotel is right by a lot of restaurants and shopping so that's great. The hotel itself is just okay but hey we all get our own rooms so that's a bonus in my book.

We got done around 3pm.

Back tomorrow at 8am for powerpoints and company policies.

Did I leave anything out ?

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Orientation !

Turtle, I have a feeling I'll be hitting a ton of brick walls so be ready for me to ask a lot of questions 🤣🤣

Can't wait to hear your success story. It's all right there inside you. When you think you've hit a brick wall, please come to us. We'll try to help you find that resolve. Best of luck to you!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Orientation !

Thank you so much Old School. I'll be at the Tulsa Terminal. My recruiter was Dustin out of Phoenix. He said I'll be meeting with a gentlemen named Jason. I opted for a male or female trainer. It doesnt matter to me as long as I learn and I'm in a safe space.

Hey Cecilia, that's great news!

Let me tell you something. Getting this career started is tough. There's just no getting around that. I know it seems like you've accomplished so much at this point. You've been conflicted with decisions, stressed out over choices of companies, and overwhelmed with all there is to learn. To be honest, you have accomplished a lot, and you've come a long ways. Congratulations!

You are about to enter the next phase of this wild ride. Guess what? It only gets more real, more challenging, and more exciting. It's like you just got on a roller coaster ride that never ends, and the further it goes it just gets more intense. Hang in there. I'm pretty sure I've detected a really competent truck driver developing in you.

Let me also tell you the people at Knight will treat you really well. But, this whole process of starting as a new rookie driver is not painless. It's stressful because it's all new. It's long hours and demanding schedules that are filled with anxiety and stress. Every new job has it's levels of being uncomfortable, but trucking has a level that is multiplied over. I think it's partly due to not getting to go home at the end of our day and unwind with the people we love and are comfortable being around. Instead we just go to sleep while still inside our workplace (the truck) and we have our new co-worker, who was a total stranger to us up to now, sleeping right in there with us. That's just weird!

Hang tough and keep coming in here to us if you have concerns. I know Knight does a good job of trying to have good trainers, but there are still problems that arise. It's just a difficult situation at times being with a trainer. Hopefully you'll have a great experience - many people do. Just remember we are here to help if you're struggling.

I'm really excited for you! good-luck.gif

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Orientation !

I will be doing a training diary 😊👌🏾

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Orientation !

To everyone who gave me advice I really appreciate. I've wasted time being unsure of myself and companies when there was no need. Special thank you to Old School. Anywho, I start orientation with Knight this monday ! Veteran's Day. Hopefully I can get free meals after class. Happy early veterans day to anyone else who is a veteran here. And once again just a thank you to everyone on this website who has encouraged me and given advice. I'm driving my personal vehicle to orientation because it's only 2 hrs from my house. They will reimburse me for my gas. Hoping everything goes well. Have a good weekend all.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Important or Not

Terminals. How many a company has or if there are any near your Home of Residence. Why is this important or unimportant? Also for the experts besides Hometime, Pay and Training is there anything else you would tell a rookie is very important to look for. My CDL School I went to would tell us to look up safety score on FMSCA and cpm. That is the only thing they really preached of importance.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

Okay makes more sense. I'm sure I'll understand better when I'm out there. Are Resets a bad thing? Or just you try not to do them so you can keep turning miles?

It's not about miles, it's about the 70 hour clock we have to use in 8 days.

If you use 8 3/4 hours every day, you'll never need a reset.

Resets are not required, unless you run out of hours. After 8 consecutive days, you get the hours back from 9 days ago.

Past 3 days in a row, I have driven between 477 and 491 miles each day, using between 8.1 and 8.3 hours each day.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 me still confused on how one doesnt do a reset and how many miles someone should have before they reset. Brett, Kearsey, Old School, G Town anyone experienced... SOS 😅

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

Can someone explain to me the rookie who is still waiting on orientation and training what the average miles someone should have before a reset or will I learn that in training. I'm sorta confused on everyone is asking Jaime why he had to do a reset already ?? Help my rookie brain understand lol.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Wishy Washy

No worries Grumpy !! Lol. I read all advice and I appreciate everyone input, truly

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Wishy Washy

Thank you so much Kearsey. I'll definitely try to go with my gut.

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Hello people. I'm cleared by my doctor. All better 😊. Ready to get on the road. Those who followed me know I had orientation set with Crete Had to cancel due to my injury. Since being better havent had much luck reaching my recruiter, idk if he is just busy or assumed I'm another person who wasnt serious about going. When I last talked to him he was asking how I did in CDL School because Day 1 of orientation with them I would have to take a road test and backing test even tho I'm new to see if I am ready to go with trainee. That makes me nervous I struggled in CDL School. It was by the grace of God I passed my CDL Exam 1st try.

Anywho my sister in law. She finished training with Prime recently and she is swearing up and down on how great the company us especially the training. She is telling me if I struggled in CDL I'll get the best training from Prime and would take my test after being out with the trainer 60,000 miles. She tood me to seriously consider. I'm not tryna be wishy washy. I've been set on Crete. I guess my brain is working overtime. . .

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Honestly, there are great trainers and bad trainers everywhere. You could have a completely different experience. Even at Prime you could get a bad trainer, despite how much i love it.

Do what you feel is right.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Wishy Washy

Hello people. I'm cleared by my doctor. All better 😊. Ready to get on the road. Those who followed me know I had orientation set with Crete Had to cancel due to my injury. Since being better havent had much luck reaching my recruiter, idk if he is just busy or assumed I'm another person who wasnt serious about going. When I last talked to him he was asking how I did in CDL School because Day 1 of orientation with them I would have to take a road test and backing test even tho I'm new to see if I am ready to go with trainee. That makes me nervous I struggled in CDL School. It was by the grace of God I passed my CDL Exam 1st try.

Anywho my sister in law. She finished training with Prime recently and she is swearing up and down on how great the company us especially the training. She is telling me if I struggled in CDL I'll get the best training from Prime and would take my test after being out with the trainer 60,000 miles. She tood me to seriously consider. I'm not tryna be wishy washy. I've been set on Crete. I guess my brain is working overtime. . .

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Going Great With Crete So Far

Awesome! I'm waiting to go to Orientation with them out of their terminal in Wilmer, TX. I have to go with a trainer first. Best wishes

I'm officially hired now and been assigned my truck. Currently in the shop installing an inverter for my cpap.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Two 15+ speeding tickets 2 years ago, No jobs will hire me because I'm fresh out of CDL School. Any suggestions???!?!!?

King O ,

I'm no expert. But 2 speeding tickets both over 15mph is two too many . I dont think most companies would hire you right now, not enough time has passed. Like I said I'm just out of CDL School and waiting for my orientation start date so I'm NO expert. But you're going to get quite a few comments saying you're in a tough position. Gotta control that speeding too man , it's seen as reckless driving. Best wishes.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Pre Orientation Mistake

Guess who injured her foot and had to push back orientation with Crete? Me. 😢 bummed but my recruiter told me it wasn't a big deal and to just let him know when to reschedule. I see my podiatrist on Wednesday. Should be cleared then, not a bad injury. I just feel bad, dont want the recruiter to think I'm not committed or I'm wishy-washy. He was real cool about it. He said either way I'm a new driver so I have to do my 6-8 weeks training. Orientation can happen whenever. I just dont want to be out of a truck too long. Anyway thanks everyone I'll be keeping everyone updated.

Posted:  1 month ago

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What do you miss?

Old School, I LOVE smothered pork chops. My favorite meal is fried pork chops tho with some mashed potatoes and green beans 😊😊 delicious ! Sounds like you had a great time with your daughter. I'm not a great cook but I'm sure I'll miss the freedom of cooking whenever.

I miss cooking in my kitchen at home. I love to have friends or family over and share a great home-cooked meal with them. Last week I stopped in Branson and took a 34 hour break at my youngest daughter's house. She wanted me to cook smothered pork chops for them.

I enjoyed that thoroughly. She learned how to cook them, and I got immeasurable pleasure out of the whole experience. When I take time at home my wife will usually let me cook for someone.

Posted:  1 month ago

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What do you miss?

Errol, I've been humbled many times lol. I can definitely hold my own tho. It's just a great workout and so much fun. Try it one day 😊

And thank you for your input. I feel like everything in life has its ups and downs. I'm sure I'll miss having a full size kitchen at my disposal lol

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Right now I'll be heading to my boxing gym.

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Jeez, Cece! Boxing! I think you'll do all right in the personal safety department! shocked.png

For many there's lots to enjoy about driving alone across the country. Things I have missed (beside, as you say, the obvious family connection) is the freedom of going where I want to go, either from having a schedule to keep, or too far from my route, just no place to park a big rig.

Also, you only have so much room in the closet space you call home. Lucky to have an electric cooler, not a fridge (Do your best to do better than a picnic cooler & buy ice all the time!). Washing clothes more often b/c there's, again, only so much room on board.

Just a couple of things that came to mind.

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