I'm Going Off To Roehl 'cause I Need To Train!

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Avvatar's Comment
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Maybe the peanut gallery is talking while you are driving and distracting you?

You need to breathe and think. you can do this. i did.

I think this is my issue. I need it to be quiet and I need feedback. Im not really getting either. Today I have a few things I need to do. I'm going to talk to my instructor about feedback and expectations. I'm going to talk to the guys in my truck about not talking.

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Today's a new day. Dont think it's the "beginning of the end" , because then it will be. You got this. You're learning and there will be setbacks it's how you recover from your mistakes that matters. I remember in school there were days I'd shift perfect, then the next I'd stall the truck 5 times and grind every gear. Take a deep breath and relax. It's a new day, treat it as such. You can do it.

PackRat's Comment
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Focus on what you need to accomplish. Don’t set the bar to high for yourself, and do the best you can. good-luck.gif

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Today, my instructor let me drive 20 miles on the interstate. That. Was. Great. It allowed me to regain some confidence and remember why I'm here. He drove back and spent the whole time highlighting how to handle situations he noticed I was struggling with. It helped a lot. It remeinded me that I can still do this and that I still want to.

Gotta get the pre-trip down pat. I'm close. Little more in-cab. Little more trailer.

Thanks, TT Gang.

By the way, dress warm. The weather is all over the place up here.

One guy dropped out and we have had some silly drama. As a 39 year old, it all seems childish. C'est la vie. I hope that this isn't the future of trucking. Of course, I'm not doing so hot either...

Interstate:

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PackRat's Comment
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You’re still there, and that’s what matters most! Glad you had a better day. More practice and experience makes it easier through experience.good-luck.gif

Avvatar's Comment
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Today i got a few things ironed out.

Our truck has three students in it. We are all pretty damn good at backing. I drove today and my instructor asked me to do a really thorough self evaluation. This helped! I am running the RPMs too high and my lane usage needs improvement. I'm pretty good otherwise.

The fix for this is taking me out to areas which require these things to be done properly. Basically, I'm going to get tossed in the deep end and let's swim or get out of the pool. I love a challenge. :)

I'm still here. No one is giving up. No one is dropping out. No one is accepting defeat. I have proven again and again that I am capable of amazing things when I put my mind to them. I will not succumb to a transmission. If I can survive the past 39 years, I can do this.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement. It's difficult to keep my spirits up when I'm going through trying times. I appreciate all you who are reading this and helping me.

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Avatar, the emotional highs and lows we experience while training are part of the stress that can wear us down. Once we go solo in our own truck it's even more severe. Do your best to put each day behind you and move forward with the next. Every step of progress is good. Everything about this career is learned incrementally. I'm still progressing in small increments.

The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Truck Driver Training

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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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Saturday we covered the atlas. I'm old enough that we didn't have a gps or smart phone on road trips. I still like an atlas. The trucker's atlas is a bit different and much more useful.

Mondays, am I right? Today I'm going to drive the rig better than I ever have. I know I can do this. I know I can put everything I have into this and do better than I have been. I can concentrate. I can focus. And I can get my CDL.

Go get em today, guys!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Today I'm going to drive the rig better than I ever have. I know I can do this. I know I can put everything I have into this and do better than I have been. I can concentrate. I can focus. And I can get my CDL.

Go get em today, guys!

Dang right you can! Keep up the awesome work.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Avvatar's Comment
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Monday was amazing. A MAZ ING. TOTES AMAZEBALLS. ZOMG, HOLY COW, A M A Z I N G.

It's 2:45 and I can't sleep, but I think we're going to do CDL pre-testing today (Tuesday). Update tonight.

I'm still here, folks! Stay tuned.

Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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