Nervous Excitement

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Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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In the morning, the Mrs and I board a Greyhound and take that 28 hour ride to Springfielda MO. Very excited aboutt the opportunity with Prime. We'reg going to bust our butts to prove our worth. I just hope I don't suck.

Michael S.'s Comment
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A little doubt is good. It can keep you from being ****y, or impatient. Just don't let it take over, and you'll do fine. That is, don't beat yourself up if you don't master something right away.

Best wishes for you and your S.O.

Quinton's Comment
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good-luck.gif don't worry man keep your nose to the grind stone and stay focused y'all will be solo team in no time. Hope to see y'all out there someday. Keep the dirty side down and be safe!

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I just hope I don't suck.

Oh, you probably will at first, lol. Most people do in the beginning. Just don't let it get to you and work hard and that will change

ChickieMonster's Comment
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It's all crazy intimidating at first but the first time you really get out there in control of the giant machine, it's worth it!!! Best of luck to you both! I'll be coming thru Springfield on the 22nd on my way to Olathe KS for orientation at TransAm so I'll send good luck vibes to you guys! good-luck.gifdancing-banana.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just hope I don't suck.

Oh you're gonna. In fact I wrote a fun article about watching people learn to back up at school from an experienced driver's perspective:

The Backing Range At Trucking Driving School - It's Like Clown Soup For The Soul

Errol V.'s Comment
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Sam, do not be concerned about your suckiness. If you're like most truck students, you'll question your ability to back up a tricycle about the second day of backing practice.

Stay cool, focus on the job at hand, and try not to get flustered. Helping your fellow students will help you, too.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Thanks guys. I hope I don't suck long term lol. On that long bus ride now. After 3,hours, we're finally getting out of SC. We're getting closer.

Old School's Comment
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Sam, don't just think of this as a new job. You guys are embarking on an adventure, and adventures take time. If you want to get to the good part of the adventure you have to hang in there during the times that might "suck," or seem a little difficult. I can promise the both of you that there are going to be multiple times that you are going to want to throw in the towel and go back home. Please, try to support and encourage each other, because this adventure only gets better, but you have to make some commitment to sticking with it for at least a full year to really enjoy the benefits of what you are getting into.

Phoenix's Comment
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Best of luck to you both, Sam!!

Daryl and I passed our tests today, and I know I still suck, but honestly, how much can I expect to learn in less than two week's time? I figure if I focus on being a safe driver, I'm going to get better and better as I drive more and more, and on the road is where I'll get the experience, not on the shifting or backing range.

I am awed that two weeks ago I'd never been in a rig, and now I can actually drive one! They crammed so much information into our heads! Here's just one example of how scrambled my brain was.. My husband and I were eating tuna and crackers the other day, and he commented that he never considered putting jalapenos with fish, and I turned to him and replied, it's not fish, it's tuna! (my nickname here is now Tuna, and everyone loves to rib me about it, lol.) Ayah! Lol

We've enjoyed this journey so far, though, and I believe you and your Mrs will too. You're going to do just fine(once you get off the bus lol)!!

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