SpriMo Bound For Prime Orientation... Anyone Else?

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BK's Comment
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You can keep each other awake tomorrow if you’re grouped up.

And make sure the people running the orientation tomorrow are aware of what happened. Not to complain, but just so they know you are tired because of the snafu.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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You can keep each other awake tomorrow if you’re grouped up.

Yeah, we'll be the group that looks like they're just coming off a bender.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You have the right attitude, keep it up and youll do fine!

Turtle's Comment
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Yeah, we'll be the group that looks like they're just coming off a bender.

Well, that pretty much resembles 90% of those attending orientation. You'll fit right in, don't sweat it. Try to get as much rest as you can, tomorrow will be a big day. Good luck!

I'm so glad I flew to orientation...


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Lone Wolf's Comment
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Finally!!! Will be in SpriMo in a little over an hour. The Nightmare On Greyhound Street will be over... This is it for posts from me for a while. I want to give orientation all my time and energy. When it's over I'll start a new thread and let anyone that's interested know how it went. Thanks for all the well wishes fellas. Until then... Be safe.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Good to hear. What a mess.

I'm with you Turtle, that flight saved me a big adventure I bet.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Thought I'd update this post and my quest for the purple badge... so far things couldn't be better. After a grueling 40 hour bus ride I arrived at Campus Inn at 3 am Monday morning. Checked in and hit the rack for a 2 hour power nap. Woke up at 5:30 am bright eyed and bushy tailed. Showered, grabbed some breakfast in the cafeteria and was in the classroom at 6:30 raring to go. Filled out lots of paper work and given the run down on how things were gonna go for the week. Then drug test, physical, and file review. Lunch. Then simulator class. Dinner. Spent the rest of the eveing/night working on CBT's until 11 pm. Knocked out 19 of the 34 modules. Then bed... Tuesday morning started again at 5:30 am. Shower, breakfast, in the classroom by 6:30. Had a pre-trip class then off to the DMV at 11 am for permit and endorsement tests. Passed them all first time around, got permit and MO license issued. Then back to Campus Inn. Lunch. Knocked out the remaining 15 CBT'S. Then had a Health Awareness Class. Dinner. Then Simulator Class. Has been a busy but productive 2 days. Have gotten a lot accomplished. Am feeling pretty good right now. Rest of the week should be pretty easy compared to these first 2. Have a benefits class in the morning and then nothing until the Simulator test at 9:15 tomorrow night. Purple badge is almost within reach!


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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.


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The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

RealDiehl's Comment
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CBTs...ugh. my least favorite part about watching CBTs...watching CBTs. Unfortunately you will have to watch them all again when you upgrade! wtf.gif

Sounds like you have a terrific attitude about things. Even the Greyhound didn't bring you down. I wanted to throttle someone after my marathon trip. smile.gif

Stay positive, and good luck!

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I am here now. Need to take a class. Getting a room at Oasis, so if i can get things done early, ill try to swing by campus inn and sat hi... or invite youz guyz to Fire & Ice for dinner???

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