Well, Here Goes Nothing.

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Jason K.'s Comment
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I chose Werner Enterprises. I will have to give my recruiter a call back on the 19th to set my orientation for the 28th since I need the next couple of weeks to get my things put in storage, and ensure other things are handled and in place while I'm gone.

My start with Werner is at the Joliet, IL Terminal , yes, the brand new one. LOL.

I will be choosing the OTR position at $0.38 CPM instead of the dedicated option they also gave me.

So, here goes nothing. Wish me luck everyone, I'll need a little bit. You may not see many posts from me for a couple months, wishing you all safety, and positivity. As always thanks to everyone that heard me out, contributed information, and more.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Stay in touch with us Jason. As you know, that first three months is going to be the toughest time slot. You will question your choice so many times that it will rattle you. We've all been there and know how to help you get the proper focus. I've admired your determination to change your life. That type of conviction and tenacity will assist you greatly as you seek to establish yourself as a professional truck driver.

WoooHooo! Congratulations!

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations on your decision, don't look back.

Good luck Jason.

Jason K.'s Comment
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I will most certainly stay in touch OldSchool. I sound like a broken record, but thanks again. I have this site/forum saved as a quick access app on my phone and bookmarked on my laptop, so I will make sure to reach out on here first when I run into discouragement.

Colin K.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you Jason. I'm rooting for you, as I'm sure everyone here is. I look forward to reading the updates on your progress.

Best Regards, Colin

's Comment
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Congratulations Jason. Good luck. I'll be praying for ya.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Jason on your decision. Now that part is over. Take a deep breath and get ready for the next step. Remember you will be your own worst enemy if you allow it. You got this. Stay focused not obsessed and you will be fine

Turtle's Comment
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Awesome! Glad to see you're taking this step. We're all behind you. Keep us updated.good-luck.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats and good luck! As everyone else says, stays focused. Training sucks. It is what it is. Just keep your eye on the prize. Upgrading to Solo.

Drive Safe and God Speed

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