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And tests i passed, General, Brakes, Combi, and Tanker. never did more then a skim over the state manual. most is just common sense imo. Then again in my background give me something to drive or operate i can figure it out within an hour or so. (Tractors and 12-17' attached tools at age 8 solo ect.)

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One of orientation coordinators (he now runs our Pittston, PA terminal) told us a story of how his dad would throw rocks at him while he learned to drive the machinery on their farm. I was born in a small farming village in the Dominican Republic but no machinery there. It was all old school with horses & these bulls that had huge humps. All organic too. Left when I was 7 & grew up in NYC.

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We grew sod (Grass). no animals. so lots and lots of mowing ect

Lol. I should've been more specific. The animals were the machinery to till the soil & do all the tractor work. Cows & goats for milk. Grandparents grew coffee & all kinds of veggies. No Walmart's, so if you didn't grow it? You didn't eat it. Hehehe

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Scott D.'s Comment
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And tests i passed, General, Brakes, Combi, and Tanker. never did more then a skim over the state manual. most is just common sense imo. Then again in my background give me something to drive or operate i can figure it out within an hour or so. (Tractors and 12-17' attached tools at age 8 solo ect.)

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One of orientation coordinators (he now runs our Pittston, PA terminal) told us a story of how his dad would throw rocks at him while he learned to drive the machinery on their farm. I was born in a small farming village in the Dominican Republic but no machinery there. It was all old school with horses & these bulls that had huge humps. All organic too. Left when I was 7 & grew up in NYC.

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We grew sod (Grass). no animals. so lots and lots of mowing ect

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Lol. I should've been more specific. The animals were the machinery to till the soil & do all the tractor work. Cows & goats for milk. Grandparents grew coffee & all kinds of veggies. No Walmart's, so if you didn't grow it? You didn't eat it. Hehehe

Goodness plowing the fields we had would take forever "animal" style

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Doug C.'s Comment
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Welcome Scott. Good luck to you. I start school with CRST in Cedar Rapids on May 6.

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