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Turtle's Comment
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Good news, Marc. Congratulations!

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations

Old School's Comment
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Rest is up to me, eh?

Marc, I got sent home three different times. At my fourth orientation I determined "if this is going to happen, it will be because I made it happen." It wasn't easy, i ended up with a lousy trainer. But what I learned while with him has been the very key to my success.

People who really grasp the concepts of success in trucking are fiercely independent. They face conflict and challenges with a tenacity that won't back down. My trainer and I started team driving on my second day. From that time forward he slept while I drove all through the night - I always had the night shift. We crossed the country about three or four times like that and then I was given my own truck. I learned everything on my own - most of which was learned by finding out what not to do!

Get your mind right before you ever get in the next truck. What I mean by that is determine that you will make it happen no matter what distractions or impediments arise. Get on the bull and stay on it for the duration. It's not easy, but worth all the effort.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you-2.gif Old School.

Hoping 3rd time is the charm! (I am approaching this as "do or die"). Not counting on being offered a 4th!

Old School's Comment
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One of the things people can learn from your experience is that these opportunities you've been given have no guarantees. You have got to show them you're worth taking a risk on. That's a much higher bar than when the company has some skin in the game. You are much more likely to be let go than someone they trained through their program. It's possible for you to perform better than one of their students on the driving tests and still be determined as insufficiently worth the risk involved in putting you on the payroll.

Keep that in mind. You have got to excel. Your experience is so limited that it puts you into a very complicated category. You need to really shine and present an attitude that says you're humble/teachable and very able to get this done.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Congrats Marc....git er done

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G-Town's Comment
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Marc I totally, 100% agree with Old School.

You have got to take ownership of this; your performance will be measured against a higher bar. Embrace the challenge.

Having trained many new drivers coming into the Walmart Account, I’ve heard lots of orientation stories. It’s an elongated job interview, not automatic, and expect you may be tested to evaluate skills before being assigned a mentor. Be mentally prepared for this.

Good luck!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc I totally, 100% agree with Old School.

You have got to take ownership of this; your performance will be measured against a higher bar. Embrace the challenge.

Having trained many new drivers coming into the Walmart Account, I’ve heard lots of orientation stories. It’s an elongated job interview, not automatic, and expect you may be tested to evaluate skills before being assigned a mentor. Be mentally prepared for this.

Good luck!

Thanks G. Road test already listed. Backing not. (That one is still a concern). Hope is their process is road test then Mentor. Backing improvement over time...

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congrats Marc....git er done

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Marc Lee's Comment
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FYI... Ten Street / Driver Pulse also works (with many companies) for Onboarding purposes.

Recruiter needed to get her boss to approve my hiring. She was going to call or text me back. Because I have the app she just sent me a Conditional Offer letter via Driver Pulse, as was the hotel / Orientation information letter.

Just sharing my experience...

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