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40 Days's Comment
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Thank you for all advice and reassurance. Left a good job yesterday have 3 full days at home before I leave. Training in Springfield I am a 2hr drive away wife dropping off Sunday evening no bus ride. Keeping eyes on the prize, humble, and prepared to accept what comes my way. As always thanks TT if I don't know something I will ask. Might see you at some point safe travels Turtle.

Turtle's Comment
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Safe travels to you as well. It's likely I'll be at the mothership in the next week or two, so we could still run into each other.

Once you're there for a day or so, you're going to feel so much better, trust me. The initial fear will be gone, and you'll realize just how chill the place is. Don't sweat it.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Turtle said:

You're a good freight lane for flatbed,

Is St. Louis a good freight lane for flatbed?

BTW, I was in your neck of the woods recently. Niagara Falls to Rochester to Syracuse to Utica up Highway 8 to Highway 9 to Highway 74. Then crossed the Ticonderoga Ferry into Vermont. Very pretty country.

Turtle's Comment
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St. Louis is a good freight lane for anything. So much happens through there.

Yeah man that's some pretty country. The wife and I often take the bike through the same area. I've been over the ferry more times than I can count.

PackRat's Comment
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St. Louis is like the center of freight for the entire country, going outwards from every direction. A bunch of Interstates plus the Big River. It's probably the best spot that is not on the east or left coast. Most any big city bordering the river is good.


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Turtle's Comment
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40 days, what's the word? How's orientation going, and are you still in Springfield? I'll be rolling in early Fri morning, and will likely be there until 0dark30 Sun morning.

You'll probably be at the safety meeting tomorrow morning. I'll be there as well for the free breakfast.


Rob D.'s Comment
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Great job Turtle. Careful they might try and keep you to help train, that might be more of a need than really driving

Not if I can help it! shocked.png

I told my trainer that I gained a whole new respect for what he does after this experience. It's great if the trainee picks up on things quickly. But if he/she doesn't seem to have it in them, I think I'd lose patience quickly. Not a job for me lol.

Any update on taking on a new student?

Turtle's Comment
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Any update on taking on a new student?

The short answer is no.

Between vacations, planned events, and unexpected dental problems requiring multiple visits, I just can't commit to a student right now.

It's frustrating in a lot of ways, but I'd also be lying if I said I didn't kind of enjoy flying solo lately. Not that I'm taking training off the table. The timing just isn't good at the moment.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Somebody is trainer shopping!!!!


Rob D.'s Comment
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Of Course! I'm hoping to enlist you're help too when the time comes !

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