Starting My Career Soon With Stevens Transport March 2016

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Roy B (Giddy) 's Comment
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Good luck next go round. So what the heck is splitting the lane???

The Chad's Comment
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Good luck next go round. So what the heck is splitting the lane???

THATS WHAT I THOUGHT!! Lol, aka button hook. You use part of the lane to your left to set up a tight 90 degree right turn

The Chad's Comment
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Failed again, SMH...made that tough turn, but later in the route I hit a curb. Fail...instantly😡😡

The Chad's Comment
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Got another appointment tomorrow at a different location. I'm super stressed

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Got another appointment tomorrow at a different location. I'm super stressed

Take a deep breath. Don't let your nerves rule you here! You have the skills to do this. Watch your mirrors for the WHOLE TURN! Until your tandems clear that corner, don't take your eyes off that mirror. Don't try to be a speed demon either. Take it slow around corners and you will be fine.

You CAN do this!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

The Chad's Comment
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Thanks, I appreciate the good words

The Chad's Comment
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Failed again...I'm so disappointed, don't know what this 3rd strike means for me, find out soon

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

The Chad's Comment
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Well Stevens gave me the boot, not sure why others are granted chances, but once guy took out someone's mail box...and they are letting him stay. I guess this company wasn't in the cards for me. I'm not going to sit here and make a bunch of excuses, I think for not having any experience, and maybe 6 total hours real world seat time, I was doin ok. Need to find a new company now 😔

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Don't give up now! Apply at every possible place you can think of and don't be picky. If this is really what you want to do, then find a way. Use the application form here and get your application out there and see what comes.

If you don't mind me asking, what happened that failed you the third time? Are you struggling with one particular thing?

The Chad's Comment
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If you don't mind me asking, what happened that failed you the third time? Are you struggling with one particular thing?

I had a sharp left turn that was coming off an overpass. The road veered to the right, and then sharply to the left, about a 110 degree turn. My right front steer tire went off into the dirt

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