DOT Physical And Prior Use Of Prescription Medication

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Clem, what I meant is that when people have expectations, they are usually disappointed. We have quite a few people here who expected to pass on the first try, including me. Prime gives a $250 bonus for those who do and I know people who came to Prime counting on that money, then failing and getting upset and distracted over it, even quitting. And that was just the testing phase.

I honestly wanted to quit 50% of the time during my 40k mile training period. When I went solo, I cried and punched the steering wheel cause I still couldnt back.

Yes, I loved driving before applying. But I hated my old job and felt so trapped that anything would have been better than that. It turned out trucking was a great fit for me cause i hate being micromanaged and want to be left to do my job.

When I cleared my mind of what school and training should be like or what a trucking company should be, I calmed down. When I started to look at things like a puzzle, i could concentrate more. Newbies expect to just "know" everything, but dont realize how long it takes to learn.

Some think this is really just a travel agency so they can see the sights for free.

I am just saying to keep your mind open.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Clem C.'s Comment
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Clem, You make a valid point...

We are here to help you set realistic expectations and develop a base of truthful knowledge before you commit.

Have you read these links?

Truck Driver's Career Guide

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

I've read all the links on the first page but have not read any of the second. Looks like a fantastic resource. Thank you for pointing it out, and thanks for writing it! I will get on it.

Clem C.'s Comment
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Oops, I thought the first link was something else. I've read a good amount of those but not all of them. Will do. Sorry for double posting.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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