Bus Bound Today

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Kyle P.'s Comment
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So I'm bus bound today for Prime and I'm beyond nervous I packed one bag with everything I need and carrying my CPAP and sleeping bag and pillow with me, kinda bummed I only had enough for clothes can't pack my shoes I'll be wearing my steel toed ones on the bus any advise from anyone for this ride or anything else I'll take it

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Turtle's Comment
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Shoot man once you're on the bus just kick off them boots and enjoy the ride. When you get there you can take a free shuttle from Prime to the local Walmart for anything you need. They'll come pick you up when you're done too.

Good luck buddy, you can't go wrong with Prime. You'll enjoy it

Colin K.'s Comment
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Best wishes, Kyle and please keep us posted. I hope to be starting my journey sometime in February.

Best Regards, Colin K.

Papa Bear's Comment
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Best wishes, Kyle and please keep us posted. I hope to be starting my journey sometime in February.

Best Regards, Colin K.

Good luck to you, keep us updated.

Keith G.'s Comment
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Good luck and don't stress. You'll be able to snag anything you need on arrival or during training.

DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Nice man i would have been on the Bus with you if everything would have went fine...

How long did it take you from start to finish to get on the Bus? From Day 1 talking with recruter to getting In the Bus, In the bus.. Seems to be less wind in there??

Proud to hear, good luck and enjoy handle your bizz.

Deke's Comment
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Best wishes Kyle! Embrace the adventure!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best of luck Kyle! Everyone is super nervous at first. Well, almost everyone. Some people don't take trucking very seriously, which is part of the advice I'd like to give ya.

The best advice I have is to focus on your mission and don't let anyone or anything distract you from it. You're going to come across some people in your class, and possibly some current drivers for the company, that maybe don't have what it takes to thrive in this industry and don't have the right attitude.

Do not let anyone spoil your great attitude or make you second guess yourself. You're on with a great company and you have an awesome opportunity to get your trucking career off to a great start. Work hard, stay positive, and try like crazy to have some fun along the way. When you find others that have a great attitude and work ethic try to work together with them if you get the opportunity. Help each other out. When you come across people with the wrong attitude and the wrong approach just ignore them and avoid them. Every class and every company has some few people that you really don't want to be around. Expect it, and don't let it concern you. Trucking is a solo mission. You know what you're there to do. Not everyone is going to make it through that class so just focus on what you have to do and work as hard as you can. Things will work out great if you do.

Here's a few podcasts for you to listen to that will certainly help out:

Go get em and best of luck!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Splitter's Comment
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I hope that nervousness has given a little way for excitement Kyle. Congratulations on accomplishing the most important step, taking the plunge & taking yourself out of your comfort zone. There are a great many people who’d rather sit back & complain rather than make the effort to change themselves or their negative situation.

All the best to you going forward. Keep your head up when things become challenging & keep your head down when the crap hits the fan. 😁

God bless & be safe.

(Most of what I write is a way of reminding myself when my time comes in 8 weeks!)

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