First Two Weks Solo

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Ken S.'s Comment
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ok guys/gals hers my first two wk summary as well as remembered;left house al teary eyed Monday pick up split at Jacksonville dropyard didn't know what bb meant[bill box] time wasted arrived at first opt on time sat 3 hrs to unload off and running Jessup ga to Conway ar paked with 1 min on clock,from there to st louis ill,ky,oh,in,ky,oh ill,ky etc etc got turned away w/load that was 4 dys late cuz it sat at yard for a week,meet some really cool people I straight up told'm i'm new first time solo,etc .I just was smiling,polite,asked questions everyone I meet out there was super,sat for hrs,parked in strange places,only problem is with clock management,understanding quelcom jebberish,fleet mgr awesome got extra 50$in pay check for on time delives,and trying to be through no big mistakes this wk.but am going back to a dollar acct that keeps me closer to home[fl.al.ga so miss]more work but home more i'm not a otr're nope not me

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Pianoman's Comment
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ok guys/gals hers my first two wk summary as well as remembered;left house al teary eyed Monday pick up split at Jacksonville dropyard didn't know what bb meant[bill box] time wasted arrived at first opt on time sat 3 hrs to unload off and running Jessup ga to Conway ar paked with 1 min on clock,from there to st louis ill,ky,oh,in,ky,oh ill,ky etc etc got turned away w/load that was 4 dys late cuz it sat at yard for a week,meet some really cool people I straight up told'm i'm new first time solo,etc .I just was smiling,polite,asked questions everyone I meet out there was super,sat for hrs,parked in strange places,only problem is with clock management,understanding quelcom jebberish,fleet mgr awesome got extra 50$in pay check for on time delives,and trying to be through no big mistakes this wk.but am going back to a dollar acct that keeps me closer to home[fl.al.ga so miss]more work but home more i'm not a otr're nope not me

I remember those first few times I had to tell people it was my first couple weeks on the job. That's when I found out how many helpful and friendly people work out here.

Good luck with the Dollar account. Do yourself a favor and GOAL more than you think you need to. It might save your butt. Keep us posted on how that goes.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken S.'s Comment
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thanks paul i'll do my best right now I just want to keep going and stay focused and get paid ,,,,and not hit anything

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ok guys/gals hers my first two wk summary as well as remembered;left house al teary eyed Monday pick up split at Jacksonville dropyard didn't know what bb meant[bill box] time wasted arrived at first opt on time sat 3 hrs to unload off and running Jessup ga to Conway ar paked with 1 min on clock,from there to st louis ill,ky,oh,in,ky,oh ill,ky etc etc got turned away w/load that was 4 dys late cuz it sat at yard for a week,meet some really cool people I straight up told'm i'm new first time solo,etc .I just was smiling,polite,asked questions everyone I meet out there was super,sat for hrs,parked in strange places,only problem is with clock management,understanding quelcom jebberish,fleet mgr awesome got extra 50$in pay check for on time delives,and trying to be through no big mistakes this wk.but am going back to a dollar acct that keeps me closer to home[fl.al.ga so miss]more work but home more i'm not a otr're nope not me

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I remember those first few times I had to tell people it was my first couple weeks on the job. That's when I found out how many helpful and friendly people work out here.

Good luck with the Dollar account. Do yourself a favor and GOAL more than you think you need to. It might save your butt. Keep us posted on how that goes.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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