My Journey With Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer

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Matthew R.'s Comment
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Thanks Army!

Sorry again for the delay. Haha I'm in Springfield again. Testing tomorrow. S far everyone seems to think that I'm going to pass on the for try. I feel pretty good about it, so unless I make a boneheaded mistake or screw up royally, I think I'm ok. And on the plus side, i am getting to test in a 10 speed! Super happy about that. Really didn't want the restriction. Wen out on the "this may or may not be the driving course you will yes on." with the main boss of training and he said I have to work on some minor things, but that I'm ready as far as my driving and air brakes tests go. So as long as I nail my backing, and pre-trip too I think I'll be golden. Wish me luck everyone. Also Bubb Rubb as he is testing tomorrow as well. He's got it pretty nailed down. Stay safe everyone. Matt

PackRat's Comment
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Good luck tomorrow. Take your time, think things through, and pay attention to the details.

Matthew R.'s Comment
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Hey guys. So... I passed!!! Drew the full pre-trip and the 90° alley dock. Got 87 out of a possible 90 right on the pre-trip, didn't get any points taken off on the backing, and took 20 points driving because of a couple bad habits that I will be working on. Oh, and I tested in a 10 speed so I don't have the restriction. I'm getting ready to bus back to NM till probably early next week so I can get my license and then my new trainer will be picking me up and we will start teaming. My examiner told me after I tested that h would team with me any day if he was still OTR so that gave me a nice confidence boost. Love that I'm going to get some home time and see my wife and our 3 year old little girl. But I'm going to get everything ready to go home. Everyone stay safe. Matt


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.


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Rob T.'s Comment
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Matthew R.'s Comment
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Being home for a few days is amazing. Missed the family so much. Especially this little one. :-) stay safe everyone. Matt

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Old School's Comment
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Matthew, my kids had the time of their lives riding with me. They still talk about those times on the road with me, and they're all grown and have children of their own now.

I don't know of you've seen the conversations in here where I chronicled our trips, but they were some great times together. You can look forward to taking yours along with you someday. It's a blast!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cowboy's Comment
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Great job, man, and great diary. I too want to go with Jim Palmer and have learned, I believe, from your posts that I can train in Springfield, MO for Jim Palmer instead of going to MT. (I live 90 miles north of Springfield). Do you happen to know if all test-takers get to test in a manual? I do not want the restriction.

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