Millis Transfer Training, Richfield Wisonsin

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Sounds like you're having a great time and staying busy!

Located Rainy nearby and pulled my drapes closed and locked the doors and hid inside until i determined she was heading west so was safe.

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Jeez Rainy, even the newer people around here are scared of the dungeon!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Noob you awake?

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Nice to finally meet Pete at our Cartersville terminal tonight! My weeks turning to junk rapidly but that was nice to put a face to an avatar.

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.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Wow its been awhile.... My apologies. Ill have a detailed recap soon when i get a chance.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I know its been awhile and Ive made a ton of runs so i wont reference all of them.

So im about 5 weeks into our road training and Ive hit the minimum 15k miles. Ive also had about a weeks worth of hometime.

Everything has improved drastically. Lane control, speed control, following distance, route planning and time management. My backing has gotten better. For awhile it seemed to have actually back slided but a hometime away from the truck appears to have fixed that for some unknown reason. I guess its good to get away from the truck every once and awhile. Hometime is wierd..... Day 2 i want to get back out on the road ASAP but by day 3 and 4 i didnt want to head back. I guess i really enjoy my naps more than i thought i did. Ive come to realize with backing my problem is with corrections. Id setup for my back, start rolling realize i needed to pull up and i would end up in a worse spot. Im pretty good at 90s and 45s but for some reason i cant get the easiest back out there..... Straight back.

Dont get me wrong i can back straight. What i cant figure out is the setup. I turn to early, cut it too hard too soon, take it to wide and dont cut enough fast enough, i end up with some wierd offset either blind or sight side everytime.

I am alot more confident though and can see myself as a solo driver now as opposed to my last update where it felt like i was drowning i was so overwhelmed. Ill check back in when i have some more time if anyone wants more details just let me know.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Great update! That backing just takes time and experience to really get the hang of it. As long as you don't hit anything, you're doing it right. Use as many GOALs as you need to, in addition, take as many Pull Ups as you need. Repetition, repetition....Try to envision what you want to do, map it out in your mind, then try and execute it. Don't get down on yourself. It will come to you with time and lots of practicing.good-luck.gif

Old School's Comment
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I completely agree with everything PackRat said about backing. Let me just add that typically all new drivers tend to oversteer when backing. Just make small adjustments to the wheel allowing time for the trailer to react.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I definitely oversteer when backing ive gotten alot better constantly muttering small movements mean big movements something my trainer yelled in my ear for 3 weeks!

Speaking of better my trainer feels im ready to test out to go solo so we'll be getting that setup ASAP! Backing has drastically over the past week. Even straight backs! rofl-3.gif

Im heading into orlando tomorrow morning for an 8am delivery then if all goes perfect ill go to our cartersville terminal to test out.

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.

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.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Awesome news! Congrats.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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It didnt go perfect, but hey thats trucking I suppose. Delivered at 8am and was sent to our Albany GA terminal for another beer load up to wisconsin. So no test right now but i will have a ton of miles this week!

Pete, goodluck on your upcoming test!

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.

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