Divine Intervention In Truckin'....and Also Some Updates Regardin My Students.

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millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Well I have brought back who I feel has been my best student so far here to Cedar Rapids for his upgrade and then his hometime. I have stated in my diary that I believe that it was divine intervention that I got out of the h***hole that was South Florida and was able to get to Iowa to restart my journey. As you all know, I was certified as a Lead Driver for CRST Expedited back in January and I have now had 4 students. My 1st was my best up til now. He successfully upgraded and is still with the company and is doin great. He is one of his DM's Top Tier Drivers for his experience level. My 2nd student upgraded successfully and went through 3 different DM's includin mine and then resigned from the company a couple of weeks ago. My "3rd" student and I put that in quotation marks because he was only on my truck for 2 weeks and then had a family emergency and had to de board my truck. Hius first couple of days we had to spend time in a rental car to go to another terminal to get me another truck which is the junker I have now. However he left me in Downtown Nashville TN and I had to stop my 10 hr break to get us to the TA 2 mi from the Greyhound station when it should have been him that took us to the TA instead. Anyway, he came back, completed his trainin with another lead driver and upgraded successfully and is still with us as I write this. My 4th (and which is now my final student for the next year anyway....more on that later) was so far the best I have ever had on my truck. We both are on hometime. However when I met him, I knew and he knew it was divine intervention, because I happened to be at the front desk when he was there and he told the clerk his name and I showed him the e-mail that day that I received with his contact information that my DM sent me and he said it was him. We got to talkin and he is truly a stand up guy so far as I have gotten to know him. We only "live" 180 mi apart. He told me after his 1st day that he would be honored to remain on my truck after his upgrade to co driver. He told me that he had a desire to become a Lead Driver and I am goin to get him through his first year and help him to become a Lead Driver. Plus he just like me is super fond of my DM and I knew that if I stepped down temporarily from trainin people that I could guarantee him a position in my DM's fleet. Plus he is also goin to help me live a healthier life over the road. He really knows his way around a Crock Pot so now I can finally eat healthier so I can get to my ideal weight for my height and then next year I won't have a problem with my physical. If yall remember from my diary I was STONE COLD CLOSE on my BP for a 2 yr card. I GOT LUCKY. Anyway meetin up and teamin up with him I KNOW was divine intervention. Anyway he has been prayin that we also get a newer truck so tomorrow that is finally goin to happen. Anyway I am TEMPORARILY steppin down from trainin people until his 1st year is up and he becomes a Lead Driver himself. My main mission in life as I have always said is helpin others. Well I am goin to help him to get to his goal. Its what I want to do and its what God has asked me to do. Anyway, I STILL have my Lead Driver Certification and my DM said anytime I want to go back to trainin people again, all he has to do is route me back here to Cedar Rapids and I can resume trainin people if I desire after a 34 hr reset is completed. I have always tried to teach my students the TT way to stick it out for your 1st year so those great other doors can open up for them, however it doesn't always work out. My 1yr with CRST is comin' on July 6th of this year and I know CRST will continue to be my future. I LOVE this job and this industry. I am SO glad I am able to help others and also serve my country in a civilian sense also. A lot of people don't realize that without us, this country wouldn't exist. I am so glad I get to serve this wonderful industry every day I can and I am not just glad to do it......I am HONORED to do it. To everyone here on TT and to ALL truck drivers in this wonderful country.......

I AM HONORED TO BE OF SERVICE......AND THANK YOU ALL AS WELL.

Hopefully yall aren't mad at me for makin this decision, however this whole month I have been thinkin about it and its not just what I want to do, its what God wants me to do. I will go back to trainin drivers one day, when God feels and I feel that I am ready again. BTW Jeremy, it was LEGENDARY AWESOME to have met you. PLEASE stick with this your 1st year. I hope my DM can get you and your co driver on his fleet. I sure want the best for ya. Thanks for allowin me to inspire ya with my diary. If I could meet several more like you and inspire them the same way that God and TT have done I truly and HONORED to. Thank y'all again. Y'all stay safe now and remember: I love you all.

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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.

Over The Road:

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Enjoy your time with him.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Wow, Miler, when you have your mind made up, lol, you really go after it. I think it's totally awesome you've found someone that compatible and that complimentary to trucking that you are willing to share even more of your time and skills with him. And I hope he feels honored to have such a great mentor helping to contribute to his learning and success.

As most already know, it was your diary that inspired me to get moving and that made CRST a clear choice for me. It was so awesome to have the privilege of meeting you in person, and I cannot thank you enough for the introductions to people here and the doors that have now opened because of that.

I trust that my new manager here (hope that still happens) will assign me to another great lead. Guess I should have started training just a month earlier and that could've been you and me, eh? I wish you and your new co-driver the best of times and the safest of travels. If I don't get to catch up with ya before ya leave, then thanks for everything my friend!

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Wow, Miler, when you have your mind made up, lol, you really go after it. I think it's totally awesome you've found someone that compatible and that complimentary to trucking that you are willing to share even more of your time and skills with him. And I hope he feels honored to have such a great mentor helping to contribute to his learning and success.

As most already know, it was your diary that inspired me to get moving and that made CRST a clear choice for me. It was so awesome to have the privilege of meeting you in person, and I cannot thank you enough for the introductions to people here and the doors that have now opened because of that.

I trust that my new manager here (hope that still happens) will assign me to another great lead. Guess I should have started training just a month earlier and that could've been you and me, eh? I wish you and your new co-driver the best of times and the safest of travels. If I don't get to catch up with ya before ya leave, then thanks for everything my friend!

You are so welcome my friend. I was honored to meet ya. Be safe out there with your Lead Driver.

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