Lone Wolf: An Introduction And A Thank You

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Lone Wolf's Comment
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Appreciate the well wishes Rob. I've been waiting and preparing for this for a couple few months now. No slacking here. I'm chomping at the bit to go. Ready to get er did!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Good luck and remember people will read what you write even if they dont leave a post. Be a sponge.

Rainy 's Comment
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Hi Gary!! Welcome to Prime and TT

The negative people never had a real.job so they cant deal with trucking. I was a postal worker so this is the easiest job i have ever had. i laugh at those idiots who complain. Dispatch treats people like crap? hahahaha. I scare them. You are a Marine... this is nothing.

Get through the training which is the hard part. I guarantee problems get solved. Just do your best. You got this

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lone Wolf's Comment
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Thanks Rainy! I'm not fretting to much over the training. I'm expecting it to be challenging and stressful and everything in between. Besides, if i can survive this bus ride I can survive anything. Should have been in Springfield by now (1 pm). As of now, not gonna get there until around 11 pm. So far, have been rerouted twice and have had one 1 hour delay. Crazy...

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rainy 's Comment
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I got on my bus at 1600 Saturday.... arrived at Sprimo 0300 on Monday morning... class was 0700. yeah, i looked great. Monday is a loooonnnnggg day there. so good luck.

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Lone Wolf's Comment
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Ha, that's funny. The exact same thing has happened to me. Bus got delayed in St. Louis for 4 hours. Still haven't got to Springfield. Will be there around 3 am Monday morning. Have had two delays and have been rerouted twice. Have a thread about it in the general discussions section. Has been an experience for sure.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I feel like this isnt really needed in your thread because you have the proper drive already, but the biggest piece of advice on training I can give so far is remember that your training period is the longest interview of your life. Your carrier is watching hpw you go through training. Cant be bothered to get up in time for the shuttle? Probably not going to bother getting up to deliver our load either... Get this guy out of here.

Like I said, I dont see this being a problem for you specifically, just seen enough trainees shoot themselves in the foot before they even got to leave on a truck that I thought I should bring it up.

I am with Rainy as well in regards to the whiners in this industry. They're just lazy people who pull the v card instead of figuring out what they can do to better their situation.

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