I'm Alive And Still In Training At Prime!

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Penny's Comment
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Just a quick update on my training.

My trainer is a slave driver, but in a good way!!

I get to back up a lot in truck stops and at customers and I am improving some!

My shifting and downshifting has improved greatly.

I've learned how to fuel and add DEF and all that good stuff!

I've dropped trailers and hooked to new ones.

And probably other stuff I can't remember.

The last few days I've driven 400-500 miles and I'm exhausted but my stamina will improve I'm sure.

Y'all have a great day and I'll check in again when I can!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sounds great Penny!

Everyone is exhausted throughout training and most of those first few months running solo. But once you adjust to trucking you'll only be exhausted most of the time, not all the time.

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That's truckin! The Government says we're allowed to work 70 hours every 8 days so it's kind of baked into the cake that trucking is going to involve putting in a ton of hours for most of us. But hey, it wouldn't be fun if it wasn't challenging.

Keep us posted and take your time out there with everything you do, especially in parking lots. Move very, very slowly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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There is so much more for you to learn. But by the sounds of things, you are doing great. Keep up the good work.

Ernie

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Penny. Sounds like you will be well prepared one you become a solo-Primeate.

Best of luck in your progression.

Penny's Comment
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Oh I know I'm a babe in the woods and wet behind the ears...my trainer LOVES my Southern sayings...

You should have seen the look I got when I said the road was crooked as a dog's hind leg...

Thank you guys for being soooooo supportive!!

Love y'all!!

G-Town's Comment
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Oh I know I'm a babe in the woods and wet behind the ears...my trainer LOVES my Southern sayings...

You should have seen the look I got when I said the road was crooked as a dog's hind leg...

Thank you guys for being soooooo supportive!!

Love y'all!!

...oh the fun I could have with this... LOL, I'll refrain.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Next time your trainer gives you an off look, just lightly touch their arm and politely tell them: "Bless your heart." LoL

G-Town's Comment
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Next time your trainer gives you an off look, just lightly touch their arm and politely tell them: "Bless your heart." LoL

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millionmiler24's Comment
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I LOVE people with that down home southern charm! That is why even though I won't live there anymore, I am proud to be originally from Texas.

ShortRound's Comment
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You need to throw "cattywampus" into the conversation. That's one of my favorites.😀

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