Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone - Article By Rainy

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have another awesome article from Rainy:

Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone.

Rainy shares some awesome stories of her first terrifying months on the road and talks about how much better things have gotten over time.

Everything becomes more fun as you get better at it. In the beginning with a new job, a new hobby, or a new skill you're going to be a total klutz. There's no way around it. You're going to make a lot of mistakes, frustrate yourself, and probably embarrass yourself to boot.

It's important to keep things in perspective and understand the learning process is indeed a process that you have to work through. The key is to do everything as safely as possible and never give up. Before you know it you'll be the master and you'll enjoy looking back on the mess everything was in the early days.

Like Rainy says, you're certainly not alone being nervous and feeling unprepared when the time comes for going solo. This article will certainly help you understand what lies ahead and be better prepared for it.

Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone.

Old School's Comment
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Those are great stories Rainy! Every trucker has them, but some of us have more than our fair share. The article shares a great truth about trucking - we're completely unprepared for the realities of it at the beginning, but if we can stay calm and learn from our experiences and mistakes we will slowly develop into the kind of professional who is enjoying themselves out here, and making a good solid paycheck while we're at it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan S.'s Comment
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Always enjoy reading the most informative and interesting articles from Rainey.

Keep em' coming!

Thanks

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hhahha thanks guys.

these are just the ones i thought i wouldnt get fired for posting. I had way way more than my fair share. But im still here.

Last night I saw a new guy backing into a dock.in the dark in the pouring rain and i was so glad that im past that stage. man i got soaked in that storm trying to.help.guide him back. in a year he will be great.

i guess my point is that it is just growing pains and we all go through it

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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