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Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Yuuyo!!!!

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I told ya your tenacity and determination would pay off and you'd do great. And you did!

Very awesome news!

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Yuuyo!!!!

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I told ya your tenacity and determination would pay off and you'd do great. And you did!

Very awesome news!

You better watch out when I'm on the road so you know to avoid me!

Today I went to the school and we slid the tandems and did some 45 degree backing. Then that was it - those of us who passed will be waiting for a few days for our paperwork and folders to be completed by the instructors and then we can get our certificate. I will be going to school on Monday to hopefully get that.

I called Schneider and have been sent the e-mail - so I'll be doing the application here soon. I hope that I head to orientation I get my plastic license. I just want everything I need to be squared away before I go rather than having to go and come back and deal with BS while I could just be out and focused on being out.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I have an interview scheduled! Now my phone has a really bad habit of becoming unresponsive with the touch screen. I should get a new one because it's been this way for a year now. I have to strangle it really bad to get it to become responsive - I've actually missed a few calls I wanted to answer this way.

I hope I don't get unlucky when they call me. rofl-2.gif

I just gotta keep using it up until the time so I can catch it before hand.

Old School's Comment
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Nice job Yuuyo!

Of course we all knew you had it in you.

Stay in touch - there's going to be plenty of times you'll be glad to have a lifeline for help in here once you get out there on your own.

Congratulations!

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Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Nice job Yuuyo!

Of course we all knew you had it in you.

Stay in touch - there's going to be plenty of times you'll be glad to have a lifeline for help in here once you get out there on your own.

Congratulations!

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Well, my orientation is on the 10th. I have a whole week of nothing to do. How boring

Army 's Comment
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I guess you can look at it 2 ways, boring or restful lol....I imagine the phase will having you forget what day it is before you know it ....

Safe Travels Chris

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I guess you can look at it 2 ways, boring or restful lol....I imagine the phase will having you forget what day it is before you know it ....

Safe Travels Chris

It's only restful if I had been tired! And since I'm not working or learning anymore, I definitely am not.

It'll come before I know it - just like the end of class did from the start of class.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Time better move by faster because I'm ready to go!

Sadly my real license is stuck in - "Your application has been processed and your license is currently in production. Once the license has been produced, it will be checked for quality assurance and mailed to you.Thank you for your patience."

so it looks like I'll have to leave with paper and then come back here before my 2 months is up.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I went through the same thing as I Was preparing for training. It literally showed up today before I left. I called the DMV to ask if they could check where it was in the system and she was able to. But she wasn't able to give me an exact day...you know how the USPS works....confused.gifconfused.gif

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Splitter's Comment
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Time better move by faster because I'm ready to go!

Sadly my real license is stuck in - "Your application has been processed and your license is currently in production. Once the license has been produced, it will be checked for quality assurance and mailed to you.Thank you for your patience."

so it looks like I'll have to leave with paper and then come back here before my 2 months is up.

Try to enjoy this down time. It’ll be stressful & hectic enough trying to cram all the new info & procedures from your company trainer. You have a great attitude just give time time! Safe travels!!

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