Good to read your positive accomplishments and more to come, right on!
Congrats on the schooling! Keep being positive!
Congrats on your accomplishments. As far as the girlfriend, it will be one less distraction and such, as you take the next steps to becoming a solo driver. I deployed twice both times to Iraq, and I have a feeling the idea is the same for trucking, but I was happy that when I left, I didn't have a wife or girlfriend to worry about at home. It was so much easier to keep a clear head.
Safe Travels, and I look forward to reading about your journey.
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.
Congratulations, Workhorse! Keep up the positive attitude and please keep us updated.
Stay safe everybody, Colin K.
Congratulations! Continued success & safe travels ahead. Soak in as much as possible from your trainer. Remember to swing wide on your turns & always watch your wagon!!
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Hello everyone, missed you all. So I've been to school as you all know and passed every test thrown at me in the first try! I completed my final testing as a 1 & Done!!! I've been hired by US Xpress and am currently home waiting on a trainer. It's been 3 weeks since I graduated and as you may know have had a lot to do. I've watched over 50 safety videos and completed about as many small quizzes. I signed up as an OTR Solo Driver so that I can gain the most experience in every climb and place. My girlfriend left me while I was in school but I'm not going to let that get me down as I'm looking at it as she didn't want to be a part of this great and exciting new chapter in my life. My family has really stepped up for me in these times and they're as excited as I am for me to begin my training and upgrade to my very own truck. I wanted to take a moment real quick and thank you all for the encouraging words, comfort, and advice that you all have given to me and to all the others that visit your website. Also, keep up the good work and I promise to drop in and update you all as I go. Thanks again to my new trucking family. "Workhorse"
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.