1 Year Accident Free

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Gladhand's Comment
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Should be 2 years, but I made some mistakes last year that ended up costing me bonus money. Still it's better that my incidents were not fatal. I continue to get better and always make sure to take my time. Rushing is what caused those incidents last time.

Now I just have to survive another winter. Thankfully I am set up well financially that getting snowed in let's me be lazy and I don't have any worries about meeting a quota for the week. That's good and bad, anyways I hope everyone has a good safe winter and a great 2018!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gif way to go!

G-Town's Comment
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This is a significant accomplishment. Congratulations!

Tim F.'s Comment
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Congrats Gladhand!! I remember how down you were when you had your incidents. I hope your equally proud of the one year.

Old School's Comment
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A big Congratulation from me!

It's a major accomplishment, one in which most people just researching this career don't really comprehend. There are so many things that can go wrong out here, and I really liked that you pointed this out...

Rushing is what caused those incidents last time.

As new drivers who are struggling to get enough done so that we can make some decent money, this is almost always where we make our mistakes. Rushing things certainly raises the chances of us making mistakes. These days I am able to get a lot done while staying calm and not even feeling under pressure. I honestly think the ability to handle a lot of different curve balls being thrown at you all at the same time is a characteristic that marks many successful truck drivers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Congrats man! Great observation about the rushing. I hope things continue to go well for you.

Big Scott's Comment
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Congratulations. You have come so far in your trucking career. I also see your attitude about everything has improved. It has been a pleasure watching you grow. You have shared your good and bad times and how you delt with them. That is a help to everone who reads them. Stay safe. Have a happy new year.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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great to hear it. i was worried about you for awhile because i didnt want that stuff to get you down.

congrats!

Robert J.'s Comment
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Should be 2 years, but I made some mistakes last year that ended up costing me bonus money. Still it's better that my incidents were not fatal. I continue to get better and always make sure to take my time. Rushing is what caused those incidents last time.

Now I just have to survive another winter. Thankfully I am set up well financially that getting snowed in let's me be lazy and I don't have any worries about meeting a quota for the week. That's good and bad, anyways I hope everyone has a good safe winter and a great 2018!

That's great. Always remember safety is priority #1 no matter what. Just a second or two of carelessness can destroy lives, both the person/people you hit and yours.

Besides the enormous legal consequences, I don't know how I could live with myself if I caused a fatal accident.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Old School always knows the right thing to say, as follows:

It's a major accomplishment, one in which most people just researching this career don't really comprehend. There are so many things that can go wrong out here, and I really liked that you pointed this out...

Robert J wrote this:

That's great. Always remember safety is priority #1 no matter what. Just a second or two of carelessness can destroy lives, both the person/people you hit and yours.

Robert J...please refer to the paragraph (above) written by Old School. As someone just starting to investigate trucking as a career, your words should be foremost in your mind and resonate loudly as you get closer to a schooling decision.

Gladhand is very much aware of safety, he is living it everyday and succeeding as a Professional Driver. I suggest searching on his name and read about the challenges he has overcome to arrive at this accomplishment. You can learn much from how he recovered and made adjustments.

Good Luck Robert J.

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