Jim Palmer Cdl Training

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Big Scott's Comment
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I love how your confidence has grown. In the beginning you were nervous about everything. Now you drive with confidence. Keep up the good work. I'm sure your wife is excited to see you. smile.gif

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Yeah, i mean I still get nervous from time to time but once I'm rolling I feel more comfortable and confident in my abilities. I know I have lots to learn and I'm all for it. So I'm just going at my pace and hey, it's working and I'm having fun!!

I love how your confidence has grown. In the beginning you were nervous about everything. Now you drive with confidence. Keep up the good work. I'm sure your wife is excited to see you. smile.gif

Heather C.'s Comment
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So Aaron I have another question regarding Jim palmer. When you applied how long did the process take?

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well when I first applied I wasn't planning to come out here right away, so I applied maybe 2 to 3 months in advance. But the day I applied I was called the next day. She stayed in contact with me every week. I decided to come out a week earlier. So when she ran my information and did all that I'd say the process took maybe 2-3 weeks. So it goes realitivly quick.

So Aaron I have another question regarding Jim palmer. When you applied how long did the process take?

Heather C.'s Comment
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I guess my issue is that they keep calling at the worst times. I deliver mail and really is hard to talk and work. I took awhile to call them back but recently have been talking to them everyday. Today recruiter told me he had to send application up to be approved. Not really sure what that means but am thinking verifying work and references. Then he said they do multiple interviews. Might be that I am working with someone who is mainly Wil trans but told me he does recruiting for both but not sure. Thinking of calling jim palmer directly and not go thru this guy but not sure what to do

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Yeah just give it a little time. You should be hearing from the others soon for the interviews. It won't take long(:

I guess my issue is that they keep calling at the worst times. I deliver mail and really is hard to talk and work. I took awhile to call them back but recently have been talking to them everyday. Today recruiter told me he had to send application up to be approved. Not really sure what that means but am thinking verifying work and references. Then he said they do multiple interviews. Might be that I am working with someone who is mainly Wil trans but told me he does recruiting for both but not sure. Thinking of calling jim palmer directly and not go thru this guy but not sure what to do

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Sorry for not being active lately. I'm at home for the week. So I'm just relaxing and spending some time with the wife. I'll continue to update all the way up to when I go solo.

We had the run from Missoula to New Jersey, then jersey to Ohio. Ohio to boston, then Boston to Maine. Overall everything has been going great. Think the biggest thing I've learned is don't rush. Especially when weather is crap and makes it tougher to see. But other than that. I've been progressing better with my shifting. Lane control is good, and keeping my eyes moving and keeping my distance. I know I have tons to still learn, and I'm sure I'll learn a lot more once I go solo. But for now I'm just taking in as much as I can and hopefully won't forget them. Anyways, everyone take care and I'll update when I get back out on the road. Be safe y'all.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thanks for the update. Once you go solo, hope you will keep us updated on your progress.

G-Town's Comment
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Aaron wrote:

Think the biggest thing I've learned is don't rush.

Music to my ears. That is one of the best, carry-forward lessons you can learn. Well done. It's not a race...be safe!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well since being back out we've had a few loads, one that took us to Gary Indiana, then another to Philadelphia, from there to Hershey in PA. From there to Kentucky, and now we are in Tulsa OK, he's visiting his son and his new grandson so I get to relax at the truck stop for the next couple days. This load is taking us all the way to California, so it's a pretty solid run.

Things been going good. Just been learning all the paperwork, which its all pretty simple. But other than that, I've been enjoying myself. I do miss my wife a lot ever since leaving hometime but it feels good to be making a decent check to help her out with everything. Plus I'll see her in October so(: no worries.

Anyways, just thought I'd drop in and say things been going well and sorry for the lack of updates. But yeah. Stay safe and I'll see you guys next time.

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