My First Week With A Trainer.

Topic 14904 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Daniel C.'s Comment
member avatar

Last Tuesday I left with my trainer. The first run, we went to Utah. That was fun going through Donners Pass. Dropped that trailer, picked up a different trailer and back to Minnesota, again through Donners Pass. Dropped that trailer in Faribault and picked up the next trailer in Northfied. Spent that night at home because we were so close. The next day we took off for Illinois. Dropped that trailer at a walmart distribution center and had to hang out there a few hours waiting for a empty trailer. The next day, we had to pick up a load at this place that was not easy to get in. I made it in and had to let my trainer back it to the dock because there were to many people waiting and i was taking to long to do it. Then we headed back to Minnesota and dropped that load in Mankato.

After that, he dropped me at the terminal in New Ulm so I could get my car. That is where the night got bad. I put on about 2700 miles in the truck this week without hitting anything, then get in my car to go home and hit a deer. I am ok though and it was only damage to my car and no damage to any other vehicles .

I will be going in the morning with my trainer for 3 weeks. Have fun out there and stay safe.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Daniel glad to hear your training is going well. Let me help you with your story;...

The deer hit you.

In the event this happens in the truck, when you report an animal strike like a deer or worse a bear, it's always, always, always; they hit you, not the other way around.

Daniel C.'s Comment
member avatar

You are correct G-Town. The deer hit me. It is almost like the deer saw my car and said that it would be great to run full force in front of me. I was doing 65mph when it happened. No big deal. It did cause a lot less damage hitting it head on rather than swerving to try avoiding it like i used to. I have learned a lot of things becoming a truck driver.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

You are correct G-Town. The deer hit me. It is almost like the deer saw my car and said that it would be great to run full force in front of me. I was doing 65mph when it happened. No big deal. It did cause a lot less damage hitting it head on rather than swerving to try avoiding it like i used to. I have learned a lot of things becoming a truck driver.

Cool, you get it. They certainly can make a mess of things. Glad you were not hurt. How do you like the transition going from the truck, back to the car? Ain't that a hoot? I totally suck at driving my car, especially backing it. LOL.

Jodi 's Comment
member avatar

This Daniel. What company are in training with?

Jodi 's Comment
member avatar

That was supposed to say hi Daniel

Chris K.'s Comment
member avatar

Isn't Donners Pass on I-80 in California?

Daniel C.'s Comment
member avatar

Hello Jodi, I am with a trainer from J&R Schugel. It is a great company. Chris K, I know that the sign in Wyoming on I80 said donners pass. I was probably just on a small part of it. G-Town, getting back in the car felt like i was sitting on the ground. I felt so small. Stay safe everyone, I am off to walmart to get supplies.

Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

Isn't Donners Pass on I-80 in California?

Yes, between Reno, NV and Sacramento, CA.

Parrothead66's Comment
member avatar

The real question is did you get any deer meat????

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More