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Stewart A.'s Comment
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Kudos to you Aaron for not getting down during your wait and just giving in to the temptation to fill your time with mind numbing TV. Getting out on the pad and putting in more time there is not only a good use of your time but shows character as well!

Hey don't be too shy to say hi to anyone either. There are so many people out there that not only would be OK with it but desperately in need of new friends and it sounds like you would be a good one.

Keep up the good work and best of luck to you and your new family!!!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Fill it out now, they'll run the background check when you get to the 30 day mark but she'll stay in contact with you the whole time. She called me once a week to see how I was doing and I actually came out a week earlier. She made it work so. I'd say just apply now and see what happens.

Aaron after filling out your application how long did it take for Jim Palmer to get back with you ? Also once they accepted you how long until they scheduled your (5 0r 6? person ) training class? I'm wondering because I've been stalking about the site for a couple of years and vacillating between Prime (whose already accepted me) and Jim Palmer. I've been biding my time taking care of some issues that kept me from trucking but now it looks as though I should be ready to take the plunge around the middle or end of September. I live in the Northwest so actually Jim Palmer may be a better fit for me than Prime. I just don't want to put my application in too early at Jim Palmer since they're a smaller company and have such a small class size. I want to be ready to pack up and go immediately when they have a class open up. Long story short- I'm trying to gauge my timing on when to fill out my digital employment application.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Thanks! I appreciate it. Definitely a lot to learn out on the road but it has been fun so far.

Kudos to you Aaron for not getting down during your wait and just giving in to the temptation to fill your time with mind numbing TV. Getting out on the pad and putting in more time there is not only a good use of your time but shows character as well!

Hey don't be too shy to say hi to anyone either. There are so many people out there that not only would be OK with it but desperately in need of new friends and it sounds like you would be a good one.

Keep up the good work and best of luck to you and your new family!!!

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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We waited at the yard for awhile, I did a couple 90s and then talked with my trainer. He's pretty cool guy. Someone brought us a load to Salt Lake City. 34,000lbs of bacon. So we head out and I drove a couple hours, definitely feels a lot different with a load. You can feel it move you around and yeah. It was a good experience. Also those hills 😂 I need to get this downshifting down or its gonna suck.

We get to Idaho falls and truck at 11pm, only going to stay for 8 hours since our appointment time is at noon. He's driving again only because it's a rush to get it here, I'm okay with it since I was doing 60 the whole time while he was pushing it 😂 I'll be doing 90% of the driving on this next load. Not sure where but I'm ready to give it a go. Just been watching him and asking questions. Doing everything I can to retain things he does so I can do the same.

Overall it's been cool, I'm hoping in 3 weeks I'll be decent enough to pass and get my license. I'll update as I can.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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Thanks so much for that post. Hope you can keep us updated. Stay safe.

Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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Fill it out now, they'll run the background check when you get to the 30 day mark but she'll stay in contact with you the whole time. She called me once a week to see how I was doing and I actually came out a week earlier. She made it work so. I'd say just apply now and see what happens.

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Aaron after filling out your application how long did it take for Jim Palmer to get back with you ? Also once they accepted you how long until they scheduled your (5 0r 6? person ) training class? I'm wondering because I've been stalking about the site for a couple of years and vacillating between Prime (whose already accepted me) and Jim Palmer. I've been biding my time taking care of some issues that kept me from trucking but now it looks as though I should be ready to take the plunge around the middle or end of September. I live in the Northwest so actually Jim Palmer may be a better fit for me than Prime. I just don't want to put my application in too early at Jim Palmer since they're a smaller company and have such a small class size. I want to be ready to pack up and go immediately when they have a class open up. Long story short- I'm trying to gauge my timing on when to fill out my digital employment application.

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Thanks Aaron I pretty much figured it wouldn't hurt to put it in now - thanks for confirming that. Congrats on all your success so far sounds like you got this thing wired !

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Also, keep me updated on how things go with them. And thanks. I wouldn't call it success yet. I'm just trying my best to learn everything I can and be safe. Have a good one.

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Fill it out now, they'll run the background check when you get to the 30 day mark but she'll stay in contact with you the whole time. She called me once a week to see how I was doing and I actually came out a week earlier. She made it work so. I'd say just apply now and see what happens.

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Aaron after filling out your application how long did it take for Jim Palmer to get back with you ? Also once they accepted you how long until they scheduled your (5 0r 6? person ) training class? I'm wondering because I've been stalking about the site for a couple of years and vacillating between Prime (whose already accepted me) and Jim Palmer. I've been biding my time taking care of some issues that kept me from trucking but now it looks as though I should be ready to take the plunge around the middle or end of September. I live in the Northwest so actually Jim Palmer may be a better fit for me than Prime. I just don't want to put my application in too early at Jim Palmer since they're a smaller company and have such a small class size. I want to be ready to pack up and go immediately when they have a class open up. Long story short- I'm trying to gauge my timing on when to fill out my digital employment application.

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Thanks Aaron I pretty much figured it wouldn't hurt to put it in now - thanks for confirming that. Congrats on all your success so far sounds like you got this thing wired !

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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Hey Aaron, how is it going on the road?

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Well today has been a very interesting day. Last night while at flying j we got a load plan heading to California. Pretty stoked about heading to Cali. We wake up, shower, and head out to odgen, Utah. We drop our trailer and grab the loaded one. We open the door and bam, a pallet has fallen and product almost hit us. So we take pictures, the security guy at the place took pictures. He told us the overnight security guy took the trailer last night to fill the reefer tank. We are guessing it fell then because we moved very little and was only doing 5 mph or less in the dirt lot. We call Eric our dispatcher and he called sales. We drop the trailer and grab our empty and head to flying j and grab lunch.

About an hour or so goes by and we get another pre plan load, it's in Salt Lake City, Utah. So we head back 40 miles and get to the yard. We drop the trailer and, my trainer says we have a problem. I hook everything up and he tells me the reefer isn't on, it's ice cream and supposed to be -20 degrees. It's at 20 degrees and climbing. We take it up to the front where they inspect all trailers coming in. Tell them our problem and they say oh it'll be fine lets get it up and running. We call Eric again and tell him what's going on, took a picture and sent it his way. He called sales again and then told us to drop it and wait for another pre plan load.

We drop it and wait. By this time we only have 6 hours left on our 14 so we are just having some bad luck today. I didn't see it as a bad thing, I took it as a learning experience. I know everything won't work out perfectly and I'm happy to have had the experience of going through this.

We get our next pre plan this one heading to Oregon, we grab it and head on out. I got in 3 n half hours of driving in plus I backed in my first truck stop. May have been a straight line back but I was still nervous for how tight it was. I did two pull ups because I kept getting the left side crooked, so I thought. Then I realized the lines were not perfectly straight. So I left it be. 😂 We are in willow, Utah. Have little over 700 miles and it doesn't deliver till Tuesday. So we plan to sleep in and go. Not in a rush, which I like so I don't have to push it and take my time and be safe. But yeah that was my day and I'm just sitting inside the flying j where it's nice and cool. I'll update again later on. Take care everyone and have a safe weekend.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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It's going good, I'm actually starting to hit the downshifts. Pretty happy about that. Watched my trainer drive the last time and seen what I was doing wrong and corrected it. It's still not smooth but I get it to go in the gear! 😂

Hey Aaron, how is it going on the road?

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