H.O. Wolding

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Yep, I know Jamie in recruiting read it, lol. She told me so. I did find something out. I guess there is an available bonus for student referrals. I don’t care about it. From what Jamie said, they have to stay so long to get it. Another reason not to worry about it. Students have the highest turnover rate.

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One thing I do know LDRSHIP, if Grumpy Old Man gets you as his trainer he will be trained by a true legend in this industry. You sir are one of the best and I would love to meet ya someday. Legendary Gratz Grumpy on obtainin your CDL. Sorry if I am a little late to the congratulatory party. 😀

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Thanks, million miler. I think Patrick's wife rides with him, otherwise, I would love to train with him. I think they try to get you a trainer near your home, not sure if that is for home time, or so they can train me on my specific region. Jamie did say if none were available in my region, I might have to train wherever, and I'm fine with that.

I do pity the poor soul that has to train me though, according to my wife, I snore like a freight train.

Patrick, Ashley called and asked if I was still in school Friday. When I told her yes, and my road test was Monday, she asked if I was still considering Wolding.

She seemed kind of shocked when I told her I hadn't even considered or even talked to anyone else, Wolding was always my plan. :)

They try to pair you up with a trainer that will run what you are going to run for both of those reasons. My wife don’t ride with me as often as she used to. After my last trainee bombed, I am kinda disheartened. I am really evaluating how I train. TBH, I tend to be more laid back. As long as you are not going to hit anything, I tend to let ‘you’ figure it out. In the end that is what you are going to be doing your whole career. Figuring it out. Even then most of my corrections usually come in funny sarcastic comments. Maybe I just need to be more hands on I guess. I do ask frequently if my trainee has any questions about anything. I just try to make it as low stress as I can. Training and starting out in this career is stressful enough. I do usually request loads to some of our customers with interesting backing situations. I try to get loads to a couple different places. Like a load to Chicago, a load out west. A load to the Carolinas from Cherokee. Just to get exposure to different terrain and areas. I especially love ST Paper in Oconto Falls, WI. The first time a trainee drives down the hill and looks at the dock area is priceless. That look of we ain’t going to fit is great.

Btw, we have a ton of trainers in the NE. Probably over half of our trainers are in that area. It is also our area of biggest turnover.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yep, I know Jamie in recruiting read it, lol. She told me so. I did find something out. I guess there is an available bonus for student referrals. I don’t care about it. From what Jamie said, they have to stay so long to get it. Another reason not to worry about it. Students have the highest turnover rate.

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One thing I do know LDRSHIP, if Grumpy Old Man gets you as his trainer he will be trained by a true legend in this industry. You sir are one of the best and I would love to meet ya someday. Legendary Gratz Grumpy on obtainin your CDL. Sorry if I am a little late to the congratulatory party. 😀

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Thanks, million miler. I think Patrick's wife rides with him, otherwise, I would love to train with him. I think they try to get you a trainer near your home, not sure if that is for home time, or so they can train me on my specific region. Jamie did say if none were available in my region, I might have to train wherever, and I'm fine with that.

I do pity the poor soul that has to train me though, according to my wife, I snore like a freight train.

Patrick, Ashley called and asked if I was still in school Friday. When I told her yes, and my road test was Monday, she asked if I was still considering Wolding.

She seemed kind of shocked when I told her I hadn't even considered or even talked to anyone else, Wolding was always my plan. :)

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They try to pair you up with a trainer that will run what you are going to run for both of those reasons. My wife don’t ride with me as often as she used to. After my last trainee bombed, I am kinda disheartened. I am really evaluating how I train. TBH, I tend to be more laid back. As long as you are not going to hit anything, I tend to let ‘you’ figure it out. In the end that is what you are going to be doing your whole career. Figuring it out. Even then most of my corrections usually come in funny sarcastic comments. Maybe I just need to be more hands on I guess. I do ask frequently if my trainee has any questions about anything. I just try to make it as low stress as I can. Training and starting out in this career is stressful enough. I do usually request loads to some of our customers with interesting backing situations. I try to get loads to a couple different places. Like a load to Chicago, a load out west. A load to the Carolinas from Cherokee. Just to get exposure to different terrain and areas. I especially love ST Paper in Oconto Falls, WI. The first time a trainee drives down the hill and looks at the dock area is priceless. That look of we ain’t going to fit is great.

Btw, we have a ton of trainers in the NE. Probably over half of our trainers are in that area. It is also our area of biggest turnover.

I kept watching them hire people and thought they aren’t going to have a spot left for me. Lol. Guess I shouldn’t have worried

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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