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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Got my first load. So nervous I want to vomit. Waiting for scale at Prime. Send prayer of safe travels and successful delivery!!! Thanks

Navypoppop's Comment
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Take a deep breath, breathe slowly, count to ten and relax. You will be fine. Anytime you try something different and new the anxiety can be great. All will be fine and just take your time and rely on what you have learned. Good luck!

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Congrats!! So exciting! smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got my first load. So nervous I want to vomit. Waiting for scale at Prime. Send prayer of safe travels and successful delivery!!! Thanks

Woo Hoo!

You got this. It's just like all the loads you have been hauling. Take your time, think things through, and concentrate.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Nervous about going solo? You're Not Alone!

Read my screw ups it will make you feel better.

You are in control now. You get to eat sleep.n shower when you want!!! Yay!!!

Good luck!

Mik D.'s Comment
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Got my first load. So nervous I want to vomit. Waiting for scale at Prime. Send prayer of safe travels and successful delivery!!! Thanks

omg, the scale will explode😝πŸ€ͺπŸ™„πŸ˜›πŸ€£πŸ€¬πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

Mik D.'s Comment
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Nervous about going solo? You're Not Alone!

Read my screw ups it will make you feel better.

You are in control now. You get to eat sleep.n shower when you want!!! Yay!!!

Good luck!

my first week on the road as a solo i had my one and only accident....turning right i clipped a bridge with my rear passenger side tandem tire on trailer..they had to torch it off to replace the tire..

response by law enforcement, they knew it was the bridge before i even said anything, and was very thankful that there was no ticket and no other vehicle involved....

intersection has since been fixed...

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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Just breathe and relax... you made it this far. Good luck and be careful.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Stephanie, nobody knocks it out of the park at the beginning. In fact most of us were just like you, nervous as can be. You're gonna have a few hiccups. You're gonna be so exhausted at the end of your first few days that it will seem like you did way more than you actually did. This can be a very stressful job at the beginning, but it gets better for those who endure and press on through the hard parts.

You've got this far - I have faith in you - you're gonna make it! Slow and steady wins this race. Don't rush yourself. Safety first. Rushing only produces more anxiety, which almost always results in accidents.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Don's Comment
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The anxiety can be overwhelming in the beginning. I felt the same way 6-1/2 months ago. You just take that deep breath and start your first day. Each day that you complete successfully will build your confidence. Before you know it, you will ask yourself" what was the big deal?" Well, let's not get carried away, haha. Good luck!

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