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Tractor Man's Comment
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Did my Road Test this morning. After being out of a truck for 2 years, it was a bit nerve wracking, but all went well. I was asked if I wanted to get assigned my own tractor, or if I still wanted the 50-100 hours with a mentor. I told them I would be much more comfortable with the additional 50-100. They are in the process of trying to find a Regional driver to keep me closer to the terminal for upgrade in 10 days or so. I'm looking forward to getting back at it!smile.gif

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats. I am sure the additional 50 to 100 hours was a wise decision.

Best of Luck

Tractor Man's Comment
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Congrats. I am sure the additional 50 to 100 hours was a wise decision.

Best of Luck

Definitely!

I sure hope they don't send me Raptors previous Mentor!

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Congratulations and welcome back to the forum.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Welcome back, Tractor!

Being away for two years, it's a better idea to take behind steps getting back on the road.

True, it's like that bicycle thing - you never really forget, but having respect for the dangers in this business, taking your time ramping up is a wise decision.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I don't think they r going to let anyone near him until he comes into the terminal at Jurupa Valley and has a talk with management. So tractor man very best of luck to you.

Raptor

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Congratulations. Stay safe.

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome news Tractor! No surprise though... best of luck. Safe travels!

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Hopefully they will give ya G-Town or Errol as a mentor. Then you will truly know you are being trained or in your case retrained by the best. 😀

Tractor Man's Comment
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Hopefully they will give ya G-Town or Errol as a mentor. Then you will truly know you are being trained or in your case retrained by the best. 😀

I ran surge out of G Towns Walmart DC in Pottsville, PA 2 years ago with 6 months under my belt. Those drivers have one of the most difficult assignments I ever experienced. I made it out intact, all of the fenders and hardware still on the truck, and headed back west. It was a great learning experience.........but I wouldn't want to do it again! I'm sure they gave me the "easy" runs too!

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My hat is off to that crew. It was brutal on this rookie driver.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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