6 Months OTR

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yes, I'm sure this time!

Oh yeah? What year is it? Who's the president?

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Great job! Congrats!

The good news is that first 6 months are the hardest. The bad news is that the next 6 months are the second hardest.

Actually, winter is winding down so the next 6 months will seem quite a bit easier in that regard.

Jamie's Comment
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Oh yeah? What year is it? Who's the president?

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Great job! Congrats!

The good news is that first 6 months are the hardest. The bad news is that the next 6 months are the second hardest.

Actually, winter is winding down so the next 6 months will seem quite a bit easier in that regard.

Thank you! I believe the next 6 months will be much easier then the previous 6 months, considering half of that was spent worrying about winter driving! That was mostly due to my lack of experience in winter driving, although it has gone good up to this point with a few close calls but training kicked in and saved the day. I'm looking forward to when winter is completely over, and I can night drive all the time without any worries of ice and what not. rofl-1.gif

I don't like getting caught in traffic, although it's part of the job; I try my best to avoid it when possible.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Complacency is the new danger we all face at the next stage. It can strike at any time and can come at different times for different drivers. That is why the 'continuing education' we all receive on TT is so valuable. I'm just thinking out loud because I need to always be aware of this danger.

Jamie's Comment
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I'm just thinking out loud because I need to always be aware of this danger.

Yeah that's good as well. I have had a different out look on driving since one of my friends I know crashed not to long ago, ruined his whole life basically. He worked for a small company out of Florida, but they leased onto different companies. He pulled freight for Schneider, and about two months ago he crashed his truck while going through VA, not sure which part. Anyways long story short, ever since that day I've been more worried about making the same kind of mistake, considering he had about 5-7 years of experience in trucking. It just goes to show you're more likely to have a bigger accident the more comfortable you become behind the wheel. Which in my opinion he was far to comfortable, which lead to his accident. He was driving to fast for conditions and hit a patch of black ice and slide off the road, the truck and trailer was totaled.

On top of that, it was a preventable accident and he got a few tickets.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats on the 6 months.!!!

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Great Job, Jamie!

It's one mile stone down and many to go. But like this one you'll tackle it like the others. Congratulations. But like you said, don't get complacent or too comfortable, it bite you in the a**. I was thinking the same thing yesterday when I was taking off from getting fuel. This day cabber came flying by me when the snow flurries were flying so fast you couldn't see more than 150 feet max. I thought he is going to wreck or hurt someone. I just kept my slow steady pace.

Keep it up Jamie, you have this.

Raptor

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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