Traffic Jam And Averitt Express

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Traffic Jam (SunnyWalker.'s Comment
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I am off tomorrow (9/15/13) to join Averitt Express. First hurdle is get through DOT physical and orientation. I am anticipating a good time and hope to have lots of good news to report to you. I am flying to Cookeville, TN tomorrow and will enter their HQ on Monday 9/16/13. Take care and I hope to have good news to report to you all later in the week. Thanks for reading along and don't get into a

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I am off tomorrow (9/15/13) to join Averitt Express. First hurdle is get through DOT physical and orientation. I am anticipating a good time and hope to have lots of good news to report to you. I am flying to Cookeville, TN tomorrow and will enter their HQ on Monday 9/16/13. Take care and I hope to have good news to report to you all later in the week. Thanks for reading along and don't get into a

-Traffic Jam smile.gif

Good luck! Bring us some information about Averitt for the future folks who are interested in them. Have a great time and remember safety first. I'm sure you'll do great, keep us updated!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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Good luck Traffic Jam!

I wish you the best. When it gets tough just dig a little deeper, there's another gear in there somewhere you can get into and keep pulling till you crest that mountain. After the initial difficulties it really does get better.

I'm wishing the best for you!

Traffic Jam (SunnyWalker.'s Comment
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Hey thanks. I'll look for those Extra gears! Today was a great day: made it thru the DOT physical just great. Not worried bout drug test of course. Went to training ctr n did computer based trading on HazMat n OSHA n security n etc. I forgot to say morning started with hot breakfast at Clarion Inn where Averitt put me up in private rm. Received nice uniforms today n did usual lap sk n things J mentioned. It looks like things ramp up km Tuesday. Averitt employees seem just great n I have a good impression. Oh they gave us a nice catered lunch. I return ed to motel n ironed uniform for tomorrow. I've said my prayers n now get some shut eye. Only regret is Cowboys lost yesterday! Watch out for any

-Traffic Jam

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Traffic Jam (SunnyWalker.'s Comment
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Sorry for typos. Its hunt n peck on this Kindle Fire. Traffic Jam.

Starcar's Comment
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The Huntsville Cowboys lost....the Chiefs musta done an extra special kick butt dance....I'm a Bears fan....I know..I know....

Traffic Jam (SunnyWalker.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif Today I am using the motel's business center computer so ought to do better on typos and all. Another very nice day at orientation. Averitt served us a nice tasty catered lunch again and overall the day was just fine. It was again, a day filled with paper work, issues related to new hires, etc., that one would expect in coming to a new job. The president of the company came by and I was able to shake his hand and say "howdy" and all. I also met my recruiter and that was nice to thank meet and thank her for her work. I found out yesterday that I do not have a road test as I am classified as a "student driver" (having graduated from Truck Driving School recently with no long term experience) and so get to by pass that dealie. I will fly out of Nashville on Thursday morning early and return home. I will be reporting for work sometime later in the week down in Dallas, TX. The "TX" part is for all you non-Texans who might not know where Dallas is. Although I can't imagine anyone now knowing where the world famous, home of the Dallas Cowboys IS! This weekend was full of surprises, -how BOUT them SEAHAWKS! Ok, that was moment interlude, now back to the main subject. Tomorrow, Wed is my last day of Orientation and so we are over the hump so to speak. There about 40 of us in Orientation. There are non-drivers there, for example there are mechanics, management people, and administrative as well as drivers. The bulk of the class is drivers though. I learned Averitt is a privately owned company and they also have profit sharing for all employees. This is automatic and is contributed to each employees 401(k) automatically. One can also elect to contribute up to %75 of your paycheck into your 401(k)! Full med/dent/vision plans start 90 days from hire date. As I have all that from retirement with the State I am not hurting on that but it is nice and all. In case anyone is wondering the Clarion Inn where they put us up is very nice and defintely if you come here you do not have to worry about the motel. That is not an issue. The breakfasts in the morning include such things as: sausages, eggs, pancakes, fruit, juices, gravy and biscuts, etc. As I have shared the catered lunches are real good and the location of the motel is such that is easy to access other restaurants close by including fast food. And good Walmart is a few blocks away, withing walking distance. Transportation is provided by Averitt in a combination of limo, cab, and van while you are here. Depends on the situation and it is all billed to Averitt with no out-of-pocket expense to you. OK, that about does it and if you have any questions just jot them down here in this thread and I'll try to answer them. Right now I am going on my daily vigorous walk and so you watch out for any,

-Traffic Jam

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Traffic Jam (SunnyWalker.'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gif I forgot to mention the most important portion of the menu in the morning breakfasts: COFFEE!!

-Traffic Jam

Starcar's Comment
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Traffic Jam....you are having TO MUCH FUN good-luck.gif

Miss J.'s Comment
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Traffic jam do you have to go through a school first ? Or dose this company offer training for those of us who would rather sign on with a company ?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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