Getting Started In Trucking With Felonies

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Wilde's Comment
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Finally getting time to post an update:

i started with a local company on august 8th. its fairly small, around thirty trucks i believe and they do a little bit of everything. they dont typically train people but agreed to put me with another driver for a week or two before going solo. the route they started training me on is driving from here to dallas/ft worth to three different hubs with pick ups all along the way. supposedly its the most stressful position they have and i guess its what you call a p&d run. it is very fast paced and i was pretty overwhelmed at first but after only my third day today i feel like im learning it pretty quick. pulling a 53' trailer through dallas traffic and backing up to docks all day long has certainly been a learning experience. probably not the safest way to start out but if i can handle that, then whatever they put me on next should only get better. they were needing help with flatbed when i interviewed and im hoping to wind up there. ill let you guys know how it turns out. i really appreciate they advice and encouragement, thanks to all.

m wilde

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Old School's Comment
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Good luck Wilde!

Be really vigilant about being safe.

We understand your situation. You've had to take what you can get, but an accident could easily end this whole thing for you.

I'm really glad to hear you found something. Just keep it top of mind how critically important this first year is.

Wilde's Comment
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Got to go on my first flatbed run today!

so i went out with another driver today to get some flatbed training. we picked up this little load in waco and i drove back to wichita falls with it. so heres my first ever flatbed load. yeah i know its tiny, but you know what? it still paid the same as if it was a full trailer. im so freakin stoked... cant wait to get up in the morning and see whats next.

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PackRat's Comment
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That's fantastic! Every day should be a new adventure.

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