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Jesse G.'s Comment
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Hello All, I'm Jesse G., totally new at this and quite new at this site...my questions show registry about 3 months and 2 weeks ago....wow...time DOES fly....okay...where to start...and how...okay... FIRST OFF....to: Errol V. Moderator

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Bill F.

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I wanna say a VERY GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!! For taking the time to even ''look at me and my way'' and giving me advice...I am SO grateful...y'all gave me advice and 'didn't judge a book by it's cover' and helped guide me and I am very thankful to y'all and wish God's blessings to you and yours and be safe on the road and KEEP ON TRUCKING! :-) :-D :-D :-)

THAT said....i'd like to share a little bit for ''OTHER '''newbies''' out there... I am now Driving a GREAT BIG TRUCK -THANK GOD ALMIGHTY...and my ENTHUSIASM HAS NOT -- BY ANY CHANCES DIMINISHED!!! IT HAS INCREASED A THOUSANDFOLD!!! I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE these trucks and the road and everything about it. I joined through one of these schools that gives you all the training as long as you drive for them for a while. I say...what more could you possibly want and/or ask for? I mean, what are you looking for and why did you even look for/go there in the first place? I hear people talk bad about Roehl...about PAM...about Knight...about Swift...etc., etc., etc.... and I---VERY PERSONALLY...can offer this....there is always things to deal with anywhere and everywhere you go...and with anyone and everyone you meet....BUT....in the end...it is and always will be---ultimately WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT....i firmly believe....''you reap what you sow....''' I went there...'''ON A MISSION'''and with ONE purpose and ONE goal in mind....TO LEARN ALL I COULD ----FROM the INSTRUCTORS there...and do the absolute best I could and give it my ABSOLUTE ALL....heart and soul...i went for ONE thing and ONE thing only...TO LEARN to drive a truck.... and....THAT said... PRAISE THE LORD! I DID!!! :-) ;-) :-) I met up with a lot of people from all over Texas and some even from as far as New York...and some would '''try to help me....'' trying to tell me to '''do this...'' and '''do that'''...and '''don't do this...'' and '''don't do that..''' and -- I tried to make it clear that I was not there to get advice (no offense---from someone who was doing WAY WORSE than me...and whom-further---I had not requested their help)...sometimes I had to be a little more blunt but I got the point across. I wanted to learn from the people that I was sent to learn from and I did NOT want to listen to all these people giving ''good'' and ''bad'' advice because they were - perhaps not doing good and/or their heart was not in it. SO, again---THAT said....DO WHAT YOU WENT TO DO...and remember and keep in mind WHAT and WHY you went there for...and give it your best...and do EXACTLY what you are told to do and do NOT do what you are NOT told to do...(it's really easy...it's not ''rocket science''....really)...follow directions...they (the instructors ARE there to help you...they WANT you in their company and doing what they are supposed to train yo to do...but on THAT note....you must ALSO put forth your best and show you are ABLE and CAPABLE...of doing so.). Don't follow the ''bad'' reviews of people who have had a '''bad experience'' (sometimes---perhaps from their own doing..) make YOUR OWN judgement...never be a '''follower'''...LITERALLY...MAKE YOUR OWN ROAD.... I LOVED the school I was at and all the instructors....and I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned soooo very much...it's unbelievable. Now...on THAT note as well...I can say (AND VERY PROUDLY)...it is NOT EASY. NOT BY A LONG SHOT! It is not '''hard'' either...per se....but, it is definitely not easy by an y means....which brings me to another thing.....NOT EVERYONE CAN BE A TRUCKER.....I've heard people say things like, '''...oh, anyone can drive one of those...''' yeah, well hey...NO THEY CAN"T! .....believe me.....(which makes me all the MORE proud :-) ) Now...for me personally....this falls right along my '''old lines'' of my hardcore biker days....not everyone can ride a bike....and much less the definition of a '''hard core'' biker...which is basically....you're gonna ride...come hell or high water....in scorching heat....in pouring rain/sleet and hail....in snow.....every day of the week...every week of the year....yeah....THAT"S a ''hardcore'' biker. NOW....multiply that '''a thousand fold''....cuz now you got TONS and LOADS of responsibility with these beautiful, powerful behemoths....on the road...simply said....AWESOME!!! :-) :-D :-) So....without going into 20 pages of details and so on and so forth....I meekly offer my '''newbie-rookie'' advice.... >>>when you get advice...whether sought out or not....always CONSIDER THE SOURCE..... >>>again....do what you're supposed to do...listen to whom you're supposed to listen....and give it your best.....and for crying out baloney....BE DISCIPLINED....(again...we go back to -----if it was easy....'''everyone/anyone would do it'''....AND...'''you reap what you sow''')....if you know you're not supposed to '''ditch'' school/class/practice....then DON"T....simple. If you're not supposed to go out and party or whatever...then don't....if you'rs supposed to study and practice...then DO..... that's it. Really...y'all ...it's not '''rocket science'' to do what you're supposed to do....and the way you're supposed to....and if you make a mistake...ask for help and try again.... I hope this helps God Bless


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Blake 's Comment
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So who did you chose to drive for?


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Lucky Life's Comment
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Jesse G - I like that Man, great post and I do believe you will be very successful in this industry. Absolutely no doubt at all, good luck and always keep it real!

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