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Troy V.'s Comment
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Im so excited today. I went in to the terminal today to take my graduation test and I passed it with flying colors! So what does that mean? I get to pick up my own rig Monday!!! Im super excited. Its been a long stressful training period with the complete crap of a winter we have had. It only gets more stressful now but it will also be more rewarding. Im excited to continue this journey as a professional driver at Modular Transportation. The staff there is amazing and would recommend them to anyone. I also wanna thank all of you here who have gave me the little boosts in confidence and the kind words while I was stressing the heck out. So THANK YOU! Drive safe everyone and Ill definitely keep you all posted on how it all goes.

TroyD

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Good job Troy. I wish I could have been there more for you like the others have. But you did great! Remember to inspect your new truck with a toothpick. Do not miss any detail and write down any defects it has. Have everything repaired before you take off with it. Check permits, emergency equipment, chains, EVERYTHING. Be very thorough bud!

Good job!!!good-luck.gif

William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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good-luck.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gifrofl-3.gif Congrats Troy!!!! Glad for ya brother. Hope it all works out well for ya good buddy. Good luck and drive safe. And keep the pedal to the medal!!!!

Troy V.'s Comment
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Good job Troy. I wish I could have been there more for you like the others have. But you did great! Remember to inspect your new truck with a toothpick. Do not miss any detail and write down any defects it has. Have everything repaired before you take off with it. Check permits, emergency equipment, chains, EVERYTHING. Be very thorough bud!

Good job!!!good-luck.gif

Definitely will. When I get it they have a guy from the garage out there with me going over it 10x over they said lol. Because if I dont mark it down and for some reason if I end up leaving the company and something is wrong with it, like hitting something and not reporting then its coming out of my pocket. So any dent or scratch or crack will be put down for sure. Any leaks will be fixed before i even think of moving it outside of driving it to the Ryder to be fixed ( about 90% of our trucks are Ryder leased ) But thanks man. You helped in more ways then you think just from reading your journey here on the forum. Super excited and Super nervous at the same time.

Troy V.'s Comment
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good-luck.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gifrofl-3.gif Congrats Troy!!!! Glad for ya brother. Hope it all works out well for ya good buddy. Good luck and drive safe. And keep the pedal to the medal!!!!

Thanks man!

Starcar's Comment
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WTG TROY !!!!! now the adventure begins.....its now that you will realize you should have listend more...asked more questions, read more stuff...studied more...got better at that Atlas.... But....you have us here for questions....and you can make your Atlas your nightly reading material for awhile. TRIP PLAN yourself to death...it will save your bacon. And do not run yourself short on hours...if you can't make it safely, and within hours...call your DM. LEt them know and they should reset your appointment.... And above all...STAY SAFE......nothing is worth your life, or the lives of others....NOTHING. Motor safe, keep us in the loop...and go out there and enjoy your adventure...YOU HAVE EARNED IT !!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Congratulations Troy! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

I just love those dancing bananas!

Troy, it sounds like you really like the company you're with and they really like you. That's a great combination! Hey don't forget that spring is on it's way - this winter weather will soon be a distant memory and by the time next winter gets here you will be such an expert at securing and tarping your loads you won't even remember how you struggled with it this winter. Keep us informed as to how things are going, we really enjoy keeping up with the new drivers that crossed our path as they began their careers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Troy V.'s Comment
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Thanks! I will definitely keep you posted. Im sure you will definitely hear about how my first load goes lol.

Jah F.'s Comment
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Hey quick (dumb) question....did they **** test you again during upgrade. And its just a simulator test right?

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Good job Troy. I wish I could have been there more for you like the others have. But you did great! Remember to inspect your new truck with a toothpick. Do not miss any detail and write down any defects it has. Have everything repaired before you take off with it. Check permits, emergency equipment, chains, EVERYTHING. Be very thorough bud!

Good job!!!good-luck.gif

Take it from me when they say check everything. Just because the truck has a new engine, that does not mean everything is new. If you get lucky enough to get a new truck, still check. Someone at the factory could have been suffering from a hangover when he assembled your truck.

Dave

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