What Am I Waiting On.

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Donna M.'s Comment
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I know I didn’t want to change from Roehl but they didn’t seem to care about what I wanted. Sort of felt they were trying to push it on me. I don’t care to be pushed around much. I applied to prime around 1 last night and they were on que she had me a bus ticket before 5 this afternoon. When I make up my mind am READY. Rainy D we have to make time somewhere a long the road to stop and get us a good fat steak. Now Kim T. we waiting on you and don’t worry about getting a CLP cause prime wants you to get it with them so now I got to get a second one. Yes I will try to post a long cause I have really enjoyed reading everyone else’s. Yes I’m a southerner can’t you hear it even in my writing. I’ve got tons to get done before Saturday morning at 10:30 am when I begin my 24 hour adventure to Missouri and becoming a frigging trucker....

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Kim T.'s Comment
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LOL I won’t be far behind you. I’ve also pretty much decided on Prime instead of Roehl.

I knew I recognized that southern accent...even in your writing. lol I lived in Decatur and Smyrna, GA for many years.

Fingers are crossed that you have an easy, uneventful start of your journey. I can’t wait to start reading about your adventures on your way to being a frigging trucker!

DrByrd50's Comment
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Hi Rainy: thanks for the wonderful advice and response. I'm definitely planning on staying with the company I've selected. I'm not much of a job hopper because you only get out what you put in to any job! There is no place in this planet you can work and not have some issues ya know 😆.

I have a vision and goals and I've always wanted to be a professional truck driver so, this is my shot and I'm taking it! Nothing worse than sitting around saying, "if I could've, I should've, I wish I had!" Not me Sista, I'm on it like wet paint 😎 if I fail, at least I know I gave it 110% - - No regrets!

Safe Open Roads,

Dee Dee aka DrByrd50

Rainy D.'s Comment
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You go Dee Dee!!! when i came to the company my mother yelled "You can't just pack up and drive across country! what are you thinking?" well...i was 41, no kids, no hubby and my house was destroyed in a hurricane...so yeah i could...and did. lol

then i told her i would rent a truck and move her to MO and she said, "Just because you drive a big truck, it doesn't mean you can drive ANY truck".

my reply...."Yeah it does. I have a Class A ..the A stands for ANY truck!" lol

She tells me the same with my books i write. I send her chapters as i write them. So this one book had 5 suspects who hated the murder victim. My mom got halfway through and said she knew who did it. So i finished the story with a different murderer. she argued with me and i was like "thats the killer cause i wrote the book and say it is" lol

dont ever let others affect your decisions. reject all negativity!!!

Kim T.'s Comment
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Donna, how is your trip going? I know you just got on the bus this morning but I was just wondering about your thoughts heading into this. Have the nerves kicked in?

Rainy, when someone tells me I can’t do something it makes me more determined to prove them wrong. I’ve always been that way. I think if my mother were still alive she would be supportive...she always followed her own path. She would worry about me but that’s what moms do. I’m glad you did what was right for you and proved the naysayers wrong.

Dee Dee, what company did you decide to go with? When will you be starting your training? Good luck!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hahah kim..i knew i liked you. you sound like me lol. sorry your mom.is gone, but it is cool to know wherever she is, she is still in your corner.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Kim T looks like I will hit the Atlanta terminal about 9:30 pm. Crack city at the tweaking hour. Should be interesting hanging around there for an hour.

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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smile.gif Rainy, I am what I am. I hope it will serve me well before, during, and after I get my CDL.

Donna I’ve been through the Atlanta terminal in the middle of the night. Interesting is right. Just be safe and don’t go off by yourself.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Okay I survived Atlanta terminal and am back on a bus but geez. I was about ready to say screw this I want to go home. The sidewalks was wall to wall I almost missed my bus trying to get through the druggies wanted a quarter. I do not have sympathy for druggies. I don’t hate druggies that’s their choice but go out and work for your choices just as I do ..

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Congrats on your surviving the Atlanta terminal and NOT turning around and going home!!! When do/did you get to Springfield? Hopefully you will have enough downtime to recoup from the bus ride.

I am so excited for you and can’t wait for my turn!

Have a GREAT time!

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.

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