Prime’d And Ready To Go

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Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Thanks Jeremy😋 So today started our load from Ochelata, Al to Philadelphia, Pa. ran 10 good hours (including around Atlanta, Ga traffic n construction which put us almost a day ahead, and we found out they’ll take us early! So looking forward to getting us an extra load this week! Did full pretrip again, still missed 6 or 7 which on a full 90 point is great. So the plan is same, head back next week, weds is my 14th day state requirement before I can test, get a little more backing practice as needed and trifecta out. Stay safe everyone!

JT's Comment
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Great progress Squirrelly. Sounds like you've got this. My fourteenth day is Monday so I will be testing Monday or Tuesday. Good luck to you.

icecold24k's Comment
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Sounds like you are doing an amazing job out there. Keep up the good work. I am happy to see your trainer is letting you do all the backing and dock bumping and also practicing that oh so important PTI. Looking forward to seeing that trifecta post soon.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Thanks and good luck JT!! ice, indeed, I look forward to doing as much I can as possible

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Squirrelly, you got this! You're out seeing the sights, spinning those shiny chrome wheels, and strengthening your knowledge base. You're gonna own it all on test day. Can't wait to see you post the good news!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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Great post Squirrelly! Kick butt on your test day!!

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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So, it’s been a couple days since I last posted, but honestly, it’s been the same, just being safe and putting miles under the tires. Load I have now is Undies to Walmart. I have hours but trainer doesn’t so I’m having to drive based on his recaps. Drop n hook on weds anytime so no rush. We’re heading back to Sprimo fri or sat so I can Trifecta on Sunday and grab my license on Monday and get back on the road ASAP. I feel really good about it all. I’m doing/done 99% of the driving, all the backing n dock bumps. And running they pretrip n post trip everyday, I should ace it as well. Biggest thing that’s stressed everywhere, listen and pay attention. Everything else falls into place. Stay safe everyone!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Splitter's Comment
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Keep up the good work Squirrelly! Good luck on your testing!!

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Thanks to our FM , we got in to Springfield a couple days early. I reserved a couple pad times so I can work on my backing using Primes reference points I have to use to pass. My “real world” backing which does not include my head out the window like a dog down the highway is great, my trainer is completely happy with my work and dedication to the job. I plan on getting my license Friday, yea may sound a little ****y, but I’ve been busting my rump and paying attention and studying long before I got here. Trust me to any of you considering driving, it will pay off to study, listen, and learn. I know I’ll have a lot more learning to do, especially once I’m on my own, but that’s a general rule of thumb in life. I’ll post again Friday after I test and to everyone out there, stay safe!

Fm:

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.
Splitter's Comment
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Thanks to our FM , we got in to Springfield a couple days early. I reserved a couple pad times so I can work on my backing using Primes reference points I have to use to pass. My “real world” backing which does not include my head out the window like a dog down the highway is great, my trainer is completely happy with my work and dedication to the job. I plan on getting my license Friday, yea may sound a little ****y, but I’ve been busting my rump and paying attention and studying long before I got here. Trust me to any of you considering driving, it will pay off to study, listen, and learn. I know I’ll have a lot more learning to do, especially once I’m on my own, but that’s a general rule of thumb in life. I’ll post again Friday after I test and to everyone out there, stay safe!

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Fm:

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.
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