Western Express Orientation Ashland Virginia

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Sharon C.'s Comment
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I have my trainer and she is picking me up tonight. Orientation consists of: many online tests, a road skills test, backing test, pretrip by an instructor. Lodging is at the red roof inn and includes a continental breakfast. It is clean and I feel, nicely managed. You get a catered lunch at the terminal mon - Friday and it is very good. Only once did we have Domino's Pizza and they offered the specialty pizzas which were delicious. We receive a subway gift card for dinner valued at $8. On the weekends you receive six such cards and I am keeping them for when I go on the road. Their is a shuttle that can take you to Walmart, etc. So far my experience has been positive and I am extremely grateful for the second chance opportunity.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Old School's Comment
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Thanks for the update Sharon!

It sounds like things are going well for you. Keep us posted if you can. We love hearing about the experiences you guys go through while trying to break into this career.

Sharon C.'s Comment
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Thank you for the support.

Thanks for the update Sharon!

It sounds like things are going well for you. Keep us posted if you can. We love hearing about the experiences you guys go through while trying to break into this career.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Congrats, Sharon. Takes a heckuva woman to do this; that's awesome!! Are you going flatbed side? Just curious. I'm here in Ohio, I can shout out to your kids when I ride with my hubby, LoL~! :) (Are you originally from here?)

Best wishes all around; fellow female.

Anne

Sharon C.'s Comment
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Thank you...I am doing dry van. I am happy to be back in the driver's seat. I am originally from North Carolina....my grown kids still live in Ohio ..

Congrats, Sharon. Takes a heckuva woman to do this; that's awesome!! Are you going flatbed side? Just curious. I'm here in Ohio, I can shout out to your kids when I ride with my hubby, LoL~! :) (Are you originally from here?)

Best wishes all around; fellow female.

Anne

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Simon N.'s Comment
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Sharon...When backing..always stay on ur right side to correct ur self w it en you can..

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