So Easy To Run Out Of Time.

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Susan D. 's Comment
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It's never taken me 30 minutes to fuel.. 10 or 15 tops. As soon as the fuel caps are on, I change myself to off duty and pull up to not block the fuel island, go in grab my receipt and go. If I need to grt food etc I park. We can keep from throwing ourselves into driving if we stay under 15bmph and go less than a mile.

it's funny, my other half insists I must be spending too much time on duty lol.. no they are consistently running me right at 3k miles a week. Let me tell you as a brand new driver that's tough.

We are discussing teaming in the near future. Yes it's my former company trainer. We got along so well we began dating after I tested out of traning and was issued my own unit. Our company isn't really set up for teams so we have tons of questions because they only have a handful of teams there and once you go team you can't go back to solo. But we both love driving for west side transport and he wants to stop training.. just too stressful and detrimental to his bp these days. Most trainees are ok and a rare few can actually handle a truck right from the start but he's had some pretty scary ones that they ended up sending with other trainers for a 2nd opinion and subsequently let go.


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David's Comment
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Can you hit sb like that w/o reprocussions?

Yes you can.

I was trained with the words "log what you do"

If your fueling, log it, if your in the SB, log it

If your out of the truck doing stuff on your time, log it off duty.

The main thing is showing a certain amount of time.

If you get to a customer and show 3 mins on duty, you better prove you can get in and out in 3 min. Better stop time or something.

Now if your running 3k a week, I can see your clock running down by the 6th/7th day.


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Tractor Man's Comment
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We are discussing teaming in the near future. Yes it's my former company trainer. We got along so well we began dating after I tested out of traning and was issued my own unit

Hey....Sue found love on the road! Congrats, that is so cool!smile.gif

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah the big hitch abput teaming is I really need to do this on my own for a while first to get my solo experience. . When I say near future.. maybe 6 to 12 months down the road.

He's definitely a keeper.. after my two teens had met him a few times, we were going out to dinner (he takes hometime with me every other week now) my daughter was like OMG the 3 of you are JUST alike! Meaning me, my 18 yr old son and my other half, Michael. After training we let the company know we were going to be dating and they had no problem with it. It would have been easy to figure out why a driver from Georgia was requesting hometime in Kentucky twice a month and our trucks were consistently parked at my approved location lol. But yeah their trainer matching for personality was spot on.

Training was interesting. When you spend 30 days nonstop in a truck with someone you really get to know them. Oh we had our trainer/trainee conflicts like everyone else does but as training was almost over he mentioned that typically when he's about finished with a trainee he's happy to have his truck back to himself for a little while, but he actually said he'd miss me and I knew I would miss him too. We're both sitting there shaking our heads thinking it would cause problems with both our jobs so we shouldn't begin seeing each other. But when we arrived back at our home terminal the night before I was to test out, he took the time to go over everything for my test out and had dinner. I didn't get to my motel room til almost midnight.

He left on a solo load assignment and called me the following night to make sure I had passed everything and was issued my truck. After hearing I had passed everything, then he asked if he could continue seeing me when time allowed. I will say during training it was always completely professional and during down time we often spent some time away from each other although it was pretty obvious we were both smitten with each other.


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Jeremy G.'s Comment
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No they couldby roll them off. They were on their side. I couldn't lift it. Week got worse. But it has finally worked out. Thanks for the support. Good luck with the love you found.

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