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Brett Aquila's Comment
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So they're going to let you drive the car home. Great. Then how do you get back to the terminal to get your truck after that? Another bus ride or plane ticket.

The thought of driving it down there free as a bird is intriguing

I don't know what you mean by that.

Take a plane if you can afford it.

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.

Aram KURD's Comment
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Yea I thought about that too lol.

So they're going to let you drive the car home. Great. Then how do you get back to the terminal to get your truck after that? Another bus ride or plane ticket.

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The thought of driving it down there free as a bird is intriguing

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I don't know what you mean by that.

Take a plane if you can afford it.

Just me and my car music blasting driving from Virginia to Texas.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just me and my car music blasting driving from Virginia to Texas.

Oh, I see. Well you'll have your entire trucking career to do that every single day.

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PJ's Comment
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When I started at Roehl I drove up to Marshfield WI. After school I drove home and they made areangements for my trainer to pick me up. It was nice having my own vehicle at school. They never said anything but after I graduated they paid me mileage to and from.

Aram KURD's Comment
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Just me and my car music blasting driving from Virginia to Texas.

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Oh, I see. Well you'll have your entire trucking career to do that every single day.

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Haha you're right about that.

When I started at Roehl I drove up to Marshfield WI. After school I drove home and they made areangements for my trainer to pick me up. It was nice having my own vehicle at school. They never said anything but after I graduated they paid me mileage to and from.

Due to my gas guzzling car and plane tickets being ridiculously high for Saturdays, I decided to just let them buy me a bus ticket. Gonna be a long trip, but at least it's free and I get to see some scenery...😢😭

Aram KURD's Comment
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Wasup y'all, just wanted to check in. Tomorrow will be my 4th and final day of orientation! On my first day we did a quick road test around Dallas to see where I was at skillwise. So far Stevens has been good, they've taught me a few backing skills that I didn't get a chance to learn in school. They are VERY safety oriented. One thing I don't particularly like is that I have a roommate in my room with me and as I type this right now, the guy is snoring my head off and I can't sleep lol. Even when I sleep he wakes me up with his snoring in the middle of the night lol, so single rooms would be nice!! They do feed us twice a day, which is good. I found out today that the recruiter lied to me, because apparently on home time we can't take the truck home with us. We have to find a drop yard and drop it off there 😡. Overall though it's a decent company, looking forward to getting on the road with a trainer soon.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Aram KURD's Comment
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Got my trainer today, we'll be heading out tomorrow at 9 am. He has a automatic KW. I'm nervous and excited to get this adventure going!!

PackRat's Comment
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Learn all you can, stay safe, have fun, and good luck.smile.gif

icecold24k's Comment
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Keep the updates coming as you can. I know it will be a little hard to during training as you make major adjustments to your new life. I am very interested in following along.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Got my trainer today, we'll be heading out tomorrow at 9 am. He has a automatic KW. I'm nervous and excited to get this adventure going!!

Rest up. Try to relax. Nerves are okay, fear is not. Don't sweat the small stuff, don't rush, read your signs and above all else...

Watch your Wagon!

Good luck and safe travels.

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