Took My Test Today

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Damn, you guys are making me blush! Thanks again. Today we went out to the pad to do alley dock. Who do you think they picked first? 😂 With all the trouble I’ve had I was very nervous. Especially since they don’t use cones, they’ve got 5 ton Jersey wall barriers set up to back into. I got it right in, no problem. The instructor told me I did a great job. I’m feeling very excited about this. Thanks for all the encouragement along the way. I almost gave up at least two times during this whole thing, but you guys really helped me dig deep!

Don's Comment
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Belated congratulations, Robsteeler! Dancing babanas for you!

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Old School's Comment
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I’m feeling very excited about this. Thanks for all the encouragement along the way. I almost gave up at least two times during this whole thing, but you guys really helped me dig deep!

Robsteeler, this is something we try to prepare people for, but it always seems to fall on deaf ears. It's difficult for us to realize how trying our adventure into a new trucking career can be. Most of us have changed jobs before at some point in our lives, and there's always those first day jitters, which quickly wane after just a few days on the job. Changing our career to trucking cannot be compared at all to that scenario, but for most of us we can't grasp how radical a change it is. We always say it's a lifestyle change, but the reality of that just doesn't really arrest people's attention.

You're going to have some more surprises clock you unexpectedly along the way. That's trucking! It has the unique ability to humble us just as we're starting to "feel" we're "getting it." Hang in there man - it's the people who finish the race who reap the rewards. It's a challenging career, but it's never more challenging than it is during those first three or four months. School is behind you now - Congratulations! Now you've got a brand new set of challenges. Keep at it like a warrior - that's what it takes. Victory is within your reach. Eventually the challenges subside a little and the rewards begin to become tangible. It's a great career, worthy of your best efforts.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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