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Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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After chasing my drivers license and permit in Missouri, getting them transferred to SC (which had delays), and talking to lots of recruiters, I am pleased that I finally get to quit backing up, and start moving forward. I start school with Celadon on June 6.

Only bad thing, my wife and I couldn't get accepted at another company together. So, at her insistence, I will start, and when I get going, she will go with another company. When we can, we will go to another company, together. It will be a tough year, but will be well worth it in the long run.

When I finally get my big butt in a truck, good luck getting it out. Now, in true TT fashion bring on the bananas. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Whoohoo!!! Awesome news Sam!

It sucks that you and your wife can't go together but trust me a year is going to fly by!

By the way, did you follow me on Twitter? I think you did...

Matt M.'s Comment
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Grats man! Who knows, maybe if you show Celadon what you can do, they will let you train your wife down the line.

I had a pretty good reason to believe Prime might not hire my wife, but she had no issues getting in.

Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats Sam, so awesome to hear!! Kudos on your persistence to get going.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Thanks Chickie, Matt and Paul.

Yes Chickie, I like reading trucking adventures, so I thought I would follow ya.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Sam - really happy for ya!

Hey you guys have had a rough start, and now starting at different companies may even make it harder, but hang in there. You seem like you've got a really great gal to go through life with - I understand the importance of that, because I'm in the same boat with you. My wife has always been very supportive of my career, and it makes a world of difference. I hope you guys can make it through all the difficulties and end up teaming together one day soon!

Listen, I realize that what happened before was obviously a personal thing that you guys didn't need to share in a public forum, but in the future when you guys feel discouraged or disillusioned, I hope you can bring the issues in here for advice before you jump ship. We have seen just about every scenario out there playing out, and I know that there will be someone in here who can offer some constructive advice.

Best of luck to ya!

Davor M.'s Comment
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Congrats man!!! Better days are ahead, feels good when you can move forward ...congrats again

Quinton's Comment
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Good deal man! Best of luck

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Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Thanks everybody, and thank you Old School. I do have a great wife. Her sacrifice has taken my fire to succeed, and poured a lot of gasoline on it. Unless I have zero ability, I will make it.

Also, for clarity, one of us didn't have the choice to stay at Prime. The other left out of loyalty to their mate. I will bring any questions and concerns to the boar. I respect the ones who drove before me, and I know I will get the truth and not my ego petted.

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