Am I Thinking Way Too Much?

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Svetlana K.'s Comment
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Has anyone felt nervous and excited at the same time before starting school? I leave this week for school and I'm just thinking, "what if I don't make", I don't want to let myself down. I've never been around rigs. I'm not having second thoughts, just want to get it done. Just need to know if anyone has felt this way. I don't expect to make alot my first year, I will be new at this. I don't care if I'm on the road. I guess it is the feeling of the unknown.

Howard P.'s Comment
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I don't know abut these other guys. But I always have an attack of the "pucker factor" when I hear a woman say; "I've been thinking......"

Nothing good comes after that in my experience. shocked.png

Cheers, Howard

P.S. Don't worry - you'll be fine.

RedGator's Comment
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Yes ma'am I was a ball of anxiety until they gave me my truck and until about 9 months in. Its perfectly normal, perfectly natural. Anyone who says they weren't lied. You are on a new adventure. Everything will be just fine and hey if you need a fellow asphault sister to talk to just hit me up and ill talk ya through it. Just ask Special K; -) Ive talked her calm too many times to count! Lol

Old School's Comment
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Svetlana, we all know those feelings. Seriously, I lost about twenty pounds my first two months into this, I was so pumped with adrenaline I didn't even have a need for food. I look back now on that beginning to my career and realize how much I accomplished out of ignorance, good fortune, and just plain blind luck. Everyday will be a new challenge and once you actually get in a truck of your own you will start a learning curve like you can hardly imagine, but it's all good, and there's no reason to turn back and trip over the things that are behind you. Stay confident and keep moving forward, one day it just kind of creeps up on you and becomes a reality that you are a professional driver and your doing a great job!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Svetlana K.'s Comment
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Glad I'm not the only one, I'm leaving for Mesquite, Tx on Sunday since I have my permit. School starts on Monday at way too early in the morning. I'm a night owl, guess I need to get to bed much earlier.smile.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Has anyone felt nervous and excited at the same time before starting school?

Has anyone not felt that way??? You'd half to be at least half-dead if the prospect of learning to drive an 80,000 pound building on wheels doesn't get you all revved up! Everyone feels nervous and excited about it. And trust me, your feelings will pretty much stay that way for the next 3-6 months. Every time you accomplish one goal there's another one even more challenging that lies ahead. Getting started in trucking is stressful & challenging. There are a lot of ups and downs. Go into it expecting to have a ton of fun sometimes, and some really tough days mixed in along the way. There's no getting around it. Everyone thrives at times and everyone suffers at times. It comes with the territory.

Just listen closely, learn all you can, and above all else have faith in yourself! Some things will come easy, most things will come hard, and some things will seem downright impossible at first. But stick to it with fierce determination and a great attitude and you'll do great!

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Wine Taster's Comment
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I am contemplating truck right now. I have those feelings now! What if I quit my career and fail? 3 weeks is all they give me to learn to drive that beast? embarrassed.gif Do I want to be away from my family? These are all the same feelings we all have I think. It is a HUGE responsibility driving these killing machines. On top of that you are pulling a box full of cash around that you must not damage. Healthy fear and respect of it is good I think. It is the people that don't think these things that I worry about. Good luck in school and please keep us posted about the process. It will go well for you. Think like Harvey Dent from Batman and "create my own luck."

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Vlad D.'s Comment
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Don't sweat it. We had a female in class that was a ball of nervousness and she did fine.

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