Update And Sorry For The Delay

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Colin K.'s Comment
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Greetings! I'm sorry for the delay in posting and for not finishing my diary yet. I'm still with my trainer. We either are running hard, and I have no time to update, or we are in an area that does not have phone/Internet service with my service provider.

I am hoping that we have the time for me to finish my required practice backs this week. I have found someone to team with that I get along with very well once that happens.

Today is one of those days that I find myself questioning my new career choice, but I'm sure it will pass.

Take care, everyone, Colin

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Good to hear from you Colin. You're going to have a lot of ups and downs, especially in the beginning, but as long as you stay in the game and keep learning you're doing great. Almost everyone questions their decision to become truck drivers during those first few months. It's super hard work, long hours, stress, and a lot of time away from home. That takes its toll on ya.

Just keep after it, and at the same time don't forget to count your blessings. 95% of the people in this world will never even see a beautiful, brand new American Big Rig in their lives. You get to drive one every day! It's an amazing privilege that I hope you'll appreciate and enjoy along the way.

Best of luck. Hang in there!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Colin K, Don't worry like Brett says, there isn't any driver out here that hasn't second guessed him or her self about being a truck driver. When you have those hard, tough days that you just want to go home and forget the whole thing remember the good days that went like clock work and the beautiful places you have seen. It is all worth it with the right attitude. And you have already found yourself a co-driver that you feel compatible with is a big plus too. Hang in there and good luck to you and remember the family you have here at TT will always be here to help and support you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Colin K.'s Comment
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Thank you for your kind words Brett and Harry. They help a great deal.

Overall, I am enjoying this a lot. When negative thoughts creep in, I try to get rid of them right away before they fester.

I had three weeks of school and tomorrow it will be four weeks with my trainer with zero home time in between. I'll get through it though, thanks to everyone here at TT.

Take care, Colin

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