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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Well, here I go!!! Getting on the bus now!!! Nervous, excited and just plain freaked out!!!!

Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Stephanie K, Relax girl and take several deep breaths. You be fine and succeed in your new venture. It is just like going to a new school, meeting someone for the first time or learning to drive a car. They are not the same but the anxiety is. You just need to concentrate on what is taught to you, makes notes both on paper or mentally, get plenty of rest while at school and practice everything you learn. Ask questions if you are not sure because the instructors are there because you are training. Be sure to ask here on the forum any questions or issues because the people here are the best especially Rainy, Scott, Old School and all the regulars who have "been there". Good luck and keep posting on your adventure.

Splitter's Comment
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Good luck Stephanie! If you weren’t feeling all those emotions then I’d be afraid for you. You will overcome all of this & be in your own truck in no time. Other than the obvious advice about practicing your pretrip, getting all you CBT’s done ASAP, not missing a single SIM class, I’ll throw this in for you, if you find yourself struggling with SIMs? Ask the instructors if you can get some extra time in during the day when they’re not busy with a class. This was huge in helping me learn the shift pattern & ultimately passing.

Shoot I just realized this class may be totally different now that they’re going fully automatic. At any rate, it’s cool to be apprehensive going into this new challenge but many have before you & are thriving now. You will do the same. About that bus ride? Umpff, I hope it’s an uneventful right of passage for you.

Again, all the best!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Thanks guys for all the support and advice. If it doesn't work out than it simply wasn't meant to be, but it won't be because I didn't give it my all. At least I am not a Greyhound employee. They are all sarcastic and rude for absolutely no reason. They must just be miserable.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Stephanie, you will do fine. I just talked to Nicki at Prime and she told me If decided to go I would be training out of Salt Lake City, Utah. But if all goes well, maybe I'll see you out there. Just keep in mind, even starting a new job anywhere, you have to take that first step. And remember, the instructors have to put one pant leg in at time just like you do. They are not some super hero, just people trying to usher in the next great people to work for Prime. You will have others from all over who starting in the same class as you who you will bounce things off of. Any instructor that has his/her salt, will strive to help you succeed! As Navy said, just relax and do what you know you can do. Just do it! Good luck!

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Good luck at school.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Woooohooooo! See you when you get here!! The bus ride was awful but it’s good you are getting here a day early.

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