When Did You Decide You Were An Experienced Driver?

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Greg H.'s Comment
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You made me think. Lol Stop it. :)

I think bottom line, you won't have to ask, you'll know.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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At 6 months I told my FM "I got this. Don't worry about me anymore, you have others to deal with, I'll message you if I need something".

His response was, "everyone has bumps in the road at first. Yours are less memorable than others which is great, so keep it up".

I didn't feel comfortable with my backing until about 2 years. The backing was the hardest for me, not the time management or trip planning. The nervousness went away and now I'm like "I have to make this thing fit in that door" or "I will just find an easier spot, screw that tight space"

But I am no longer embarrassed or nervous about other drivers waiting. They have to wait for me, period.

The thing to remember is that everyone's skills develop at different rates. Just because one driver learned to back in a few months didn't mean I suck. it means my backing sucks but my time management is awesome lol

it gets easier and easier


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.
Jeremy's Comment
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Jyd and real at a year succesful its ok to consider yourself experienced and i know it used to be the criteria here for changing your status there is a very big difference between experienced and top tier be proud of your accomplishments it only gets better from there im about to wrap up year 3 and ive been through alot what brett said in his second comment is so true i hear it everytime im at our shop long time drivers that hate everything thats why they drive 2012’s with a million miles and i drive a brand new truck with now 65k miles theres 5 of us in a company of about 80 trucks and drivers

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I was an experienced driver after my first day. I had one day of experience, lol.

Not quite equal to my trainer, who had 23 years of experience and was only 43 years old. 3 million miler.

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