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ROCKO The Best ever 's Comment
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gotta wait for orientation an it's been since tuesday i got done with the school then i got to go with a mentor i wonder how thats going to be.

Old School's Comment
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i got to go with a mentor i wonder how thats going to be.

Hey Rocko, it could be good or bad. I had a terrible mentor, but I made it work just so I could get going as a solo driver. Here's the deal with the mentors - some are excellent, and I hope you land one of them, but it's not the end of the world if you get one that's not so stellar. The main point of that time period (in my opinion) is to get yourself familiar with driving that giant vehicle in all sorts of situations so that you know what to look out for in terms of possible problems. It's kind of like learning to ride a bicycle with training wheels on it. Eventually they take the training wheels off after they figure you are not going to scrape your knees up too badly. So after you've had about four weeks with somebody there in the cab with you they usually figure you can do this on your own now. The truth is that for at least a full year you will be experiencing a huge learning curve that will become the foundation for your future success as a truck driver. I'm still learning stuff everyday. All of us, as rookies, will make some mistakes. What you want to do is keep them to a minimum - you really want to set as your personal goal for that first year to not hit anything. That may sound silly to you now, but it is a tall order which few people manage to pull off.

If you're interested, here's a blog post you could read on my experiences with a trainer/mentor.

ROCKO The Best ever 's Comment
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Okay thanks I'm about to read it

ROCKO The Best ever 's Comment
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Hi. old school thank was very helpful thanks man

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