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Cecelia 's Comment
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To everyone who gave me advice I really appreciate. I've wasted time being unsure of myself and companies when there was no need. Special thank you to Old School. Anywho, I start orientation with Knight this monday ! Veteran's Day. Hopefully I can get free meals after class. Happy early veterans day to anyone else who is a veteran here. And once again just a thank you to everyone on this website who has encouraged me and given advice. I'm driving my personal vehicle to orientation because it's only 2 hrs from my house. They will reimburse me for my gas. Hoping everything goes well. Have a good weekend all.

PackRat's Comment
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Yay! Another big step on your journey! Hope it all goes well for you.good-luck.gif

Rob D.'s Comment
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From one veteran to another, good luck.

Keep us posted with a training diary.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats!!!!

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome Cecelia, congratulations! Best of luck & safe travels... Watch That Wagon!

Cecelia 's Comment
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I will be doing a training diary 😊👌🏾

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Congrats and good luck

Old School's Comment
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Hey Cecilia, that's great news!

Let me tell you something. Getting this career started is tough. There's just no getting around that. I know it seems like you've accomplished so much at this point. You've been conflicted with decisions, stressed out over choices of companies, and overwhelmed with all there is to learn. To be honest, you have accomplished a lot, and you've come a long ways. Congratulations!

You are about to enter the next phase of this wild ride. Guess what? It only gets more real, more challenging, and more exciting. It's like you just got on a roller coaster ride that never ends, and the further it goes it just gets more intense. Hang in there. I'm pretty sure I've detected a really competent truck driver developing in you.

Let me also tell you the people at Knight will treat you really well. But, this whole process of starting as a new rookie driver is not painless. It's stressful because it's all new. It's long hours and demanding schedules that are filled with anxiety and stress. Every new job has it's levels of being uncomfortable, but trucking has a level that is multiplied over. I think it's partly due to not getting to go home at the end of our day and unwind with the people we love and are comfortable being around. Instead we just go to sleep while still inside our workplace (the truck) and we have our new co-worker, who was a total stranger to us up to now, sleeping right in there with us. That's just weird!

Hang tough and keep coming in here to us if you have concerns. I know Knight does a good job of trying to have good trainers, but there are still problems that arise. It's just a difficult situation at times being with a trainer. Hopefully you'll have a great experience - many people do. Just remember we are here to help if you're struggling.

I'm really excited for you! good-luck.gif

Turtle's Comment
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Can't wait to hear your success story. It's all right there inside you. When you think you've hit a brick wall, please come to us. We'll try to help you find that resolve. Best of luck to you!

Rob T.'s Comment
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I will be doing a training diary 😊👌🏾

Woohoo! I love reading diaries and feeling the excitement our new drivers are. I'll definitely be following along. good-luck.gif

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