What Am I Waiting On.

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Kim T.'s Comment
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Rainy, I started reading Zodiac Lives when I got home from work yesterday, continued reading while I fixed dinner, read late into the night, and finally had to force myself to go to bed. Woke up this morning and finished it. I will not post any spoilers but...WOW! I loved it!! You are an amazing author!! I will be starting another book later today but I’m not sure which one yet. Thank you for sharing your stories with me.

Donna, how’s it going? Are you still in Minnesota? Where is your adventure taking you next?

Be safe ladies!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Kim thats awesome thanks....i would really appreciate a review on amazon if you get around to it. again that was the best edited. the others are more rudimentary in the writing mechanics but just as unpredictable in the story.

im finding out today when my surgery will be so once im back if you are ready to.come to.prime i can take you...for the TnT phase only...once you have the cdl.

donna.. are you in a manual or auto?

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Rainy, I did a review a little while ago. Hope it’s ok.

It would be great if the timing worked out and you could be my trainer for the TnT phase. I’m still working through things at home and trying to work through the fear of going from something I know very well and am very good at to something so completely different and unknown. I’m not so worried about the driving part. It’s the “quitting my job to go to a place where I could possibly fail the physical, be sent home and be jobless” part. I hate failing at anything. I work hard at succeeding but the physical is something I can’t study for. lol Yes, I could always get another job in another law firm but...

Well, that’s what I’m trying to work through. lol

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kim T.'s Comment
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I know, I know. I just have to do it.

Donna M.'s Comment
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No we are in Wisconsin. Ran out of hours last night about one . My trainer was gonna drive the last 80 miles had a bridge out had to turn around to find detour and deer decided to to run into the steer tire and then slam into the skirt over the fuel tank broke it. Scared the hell out of me, thank goodness I wasn’t driving. We both were out of hours and ended up at a quick trip for the night. Couldn’t make first stop on tume this morning due to hours. Second stop they want us to wait 2 hours. We are headed to Chicago from here and I want to get close and find a good shower. 7:00 in the morning first stop and then one more in Chicago then we will probably head back to Missouri so I can test out and he can get his truck fixed.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Awesome Donna! Your trainer must be very impressed if you are testing out already.

Good luck driving in Chicago, I’ve heard it’s loads of stress.

Thinking of you and crossing my fingers.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Oh having one of those stress afternoons. We have been here 9 hours waiting to be unloaded, I have to learn to hurry up and wait. Gonna be a long night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Surely by now you’re out of there and either in Chicago or close. Did you have something to keep you occupied while you were waiting? Did your trainer use the opportunity to teach you? I think that would be a great time to discuss job duties that aren’t drive by related, like HOS , weight and balance, etc.

Have a great day and be safe.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Taking that long is unusual....but the learning op here is...sleep when getting loaded and unloaded. if they take 10 hours you now have a new clock to run with...and one way you beat other drivers to the next load.

are you driving an auto?

Kim T.'s Comment
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My 18 year old daughter, who is moving off to college in a few weeks, and I were talking about her leaving while we were eating dinner. She said she didn’t know if she was ready to go but if she waited until she was ready then she would probably never go. A few minutes later she said that her mantra lately has been...Greatness never came from the comfort zone.

And this morning on Facebook most of the posts I saw were talking about life being short, do it now. One post said...be decisive, there are a lot of flat squirrels on the road because they couldn’t make a decision.

I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

I hope you ladies have had a productive day.

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