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Old School's Comment
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Good for you - that's a good start. Don't concern yourself with where you start, but how you start. Somehow you're going to have to make a better impression this time around. Try to be realistic when considering the things you could do better. Don't waste your time on blaming your trainer or thinking he didn't know what he was doing. I had a terrible trainer, so I know how that can be.

Everything that makes for success at this is based on your performance. Let that be your driving motivation.

Pay attention to your training instructions.

Be the best you can be.

Always ask, "What can I be doing to improve myself."

Hang in there.

Yasir's Comment
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Good for you - that's a good start. Don't concern yourself with where you start, but how you start. Somehow you're going to have to make a better impression this time around. Try to be realistic when considering the things you could do better. Don't waste your time on blaming your trainer or thinking he didn't know what he was doing. I had a terrible trainer, so I know how that can be.

Everything that makes for success at this is based on your performance. Let that be your driving motivation.

Pay attention to your training instructions.

Be the best you can be.

Always ask, "What can I be doing to improve myself."

Hang in there.

Thamk you sir. I will follow your advise . I have been following posts in this truckingtruth website for over two years. But this recent incident blew mind, that I was being nice to someone who threw me under the bus. And I was thinking. Well I could learn few lessons from this failure. Thanks again you guys. I will update you with any progress.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Yasir, these days I'm fortunate to have a reputation that allows me to work anywhere I desire. It wasn't always that way though. I understand all about rejection. I got sent home like you three different times! There were quite a few companies that rejected me during the application process alone.

I'm telling you all that so you'll realize that many professional drivers have a rough start at this. How you start isn't nearly as critical as how you finish. Your performance is always the critical component.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Yasir's Comment
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Yasir, these days I'm fortunate to have a reputation that allows me to work anywhere I desire. It wasn't always that way though. I understand all about rejection. I got sent home like you three different times! There were quite a few companies that rejected me during the application process alone.

I'm telling you all that so you'll realize that many professional drivers have a rough start at this. How you start isn't nearly as critical as how you finish. Your performance is always the critical component.

Dear sir, Thank you for your time. I just got call from CRST( thanks to truckingtruth). I told her the whole story upfront . She said once you get home. Get cdl permit from ur state then has to call her back. Since they are first to call me. I m gonna go for them with all my energies. And please bear with me. I will ask you people more questions. Abt how to get comfortable behind the steering wheel. Thank u.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Old School's Comment
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Yasir, remember that CRST is team driving. Make absolutely sure that is what you want to do before committing to them. If you would rather be a solo driver, you need to explore some other options.

G-Town's Comment
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And please bear with me. I will ask you people more questions. About how to get comfortable behind the steering wheel.

Practice and repetition (lots of it) is the only thing that will help you to get comfortable behind the steering wheel. You need to commit to this, laser focus and grow a much tougher, thicker skin necessary to handle the stress and challenges of this job.

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