Millis Transfer Training, Richfield Wisonsin

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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It probably was. Jaime our trainer warned us about after. For our class its just know as Scotts sign, Scotts intersection now. Its a really tight left with a center median to your left when your at the stop sign with a stop sign in the middle. I didnt drive out far enough before my turn.

Steve our instructor said Millis has paid to replace that sign quite a few times. Which is why he gave us the warning. Yea where to start your turn took a bit for me to get used to as well, I was originally too focused on keeping in the target lane instead of taking as much as I needed when it was safe to do so. Still a lot for me to learn, but I have continued to make progress.

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Day 13.

We got to the terminal at 7am and heated up the truck for the trip to Richfield. We coupled the trailer and headed out. We have 5 peo people in our class and on the way there we took three turns. About an hour each plus some change. We drove through cities and some time on 94. We ate lunch at a Chinese place that was pretty good and then went to the terminal. Did the whole meet everyone at corpodrate thing and met our recruiters. Everyone was ridiculously nice and really made me happy with my choice of Millis. We then headed back to Richfield. I didnt get to drive on the morning so the last 2 of us drove the rest. I drove on 94 to a state highway which took us on some backroads which were interesting. 2 school zones while school was letting out immediately followed by a congested downtown area which was chaotic but eye opening. Overall it went very well. We switched about halfway and called it a day when we got back. Tomorrow is our final chance to work the kinks out of our backing skills and road driving. We test on Friday and I have the luck of going first. I feel good about pretrip and decent on backing and road test. Im hoping to get some time on those tomorrow. I also want to go over a full pretrip just tokeep it fresh in my mind. Starting to get nervous as this comes down to the wire. It goes by so fast.

Thanks for following along.

~Noob

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Day 14.

We started at 7am straight to pretrip. Did the full truck and trailer outside and in cab with airbrakes. Feeling confident on exterior and interior. The brake test scares me just because its a pass/fail but i think i have it down pretty well. Then we went to backing straight line, offsets and alley dock. It went great in the morning bit i fumbled with my alley dock in the afternoon. We get 12 points for the skills test and i think ill need all of them. I just need to make sure i go slow and use my get outs and free pull ups wisely. Roaddriving went alot better, no curbs no signs hit! Same thing need to take it slow and very deliberate.

As i write this its test day and i am up super early with nerves just going over pretrip in my head and visualizing my backing. Nervous but excited. Wish me luck, i go first out of our class and ill post how i do.

~Noob

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Good Luck!

Army 's Comment
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Good Luck Noob, like I told my son, its your show.....you got this.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Good News!

I passed!!!!!dancing-banana.gifdancing.gifgood-luck-2.gifsmile.gifthank-you.gif

Got section A on pretrip got everything except saying the powersteering pump is gear driven.

Got everything on coupling and in cab and brake test.

0 points on straightline 0 points on left offset 4 points on alley dock. 1 encroachment and an extra pull up.

I got it to wide and didnt compensate enough right wheel turn to swing it back and then got wedged between the boundry line so i couldnt pull up so i hadto take an encroachment backing so i could take my 3rd pullup. Then it slid right in.

Driving test went well 5 points for not checking an intersection and changing lanes within a intersection.

Thank god this weight is lifted.

~Noob

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Awesome, Congratulations!!

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations!

Old School's Comment
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Nice job! Congratulations!

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