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PackRat's Comment
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I was just wondering about it.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Alright yall time for some good news. This week so far alone have done 1407.10 miles and almost always had run my clock down pretty far. This is great so far now. We started to get tp

I was just wondering about it.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay so after deeper consideration and thinking I decided with Taryn Geralds dispatcher that it would be best to get off the truck and find another mentor that would not be so impatient and physical with me. Hitting me for slowing vehicle down was absolutely inappropriate and unnecessary. I was making attempts to be safe but he was irritated with that so he slapped me in the back. And overall he was not a safe driver. I feared for my life at a few points. So then I got off the truck and got in to a room at Red Roof in Allentown and then waited and I got a call early in the morning like 0800 hours and Nichole Robinson says she has another trainer for me. So then I found I had a wrong number so I had to run over to the terminal to get the correct number which was a 9 that I was missing. I met him today and he's already awesome. I mean he is patient, relaxed, and he is accomodating when it comes to needs for rest and getting used to driving a rig. I mean I have been out of a rig for 2 years and 2 months so I definitely got to get the feel of it again. Im definitely getting more confident. Im about to be able to meet my family because of his grace. Thanks be to the Lord for this trainer. We are going to Georgia for a live unload tomorrow at 9am. Look forward to whats next and whats better is that on Wednesday we are taking off until Sunday. He gets 4 days off. This is amazing.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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I sure hope this trainer and company are the perfect match for you.

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Packrat I think they are, because they are eager to see you succeed and are concerned a lot about safety. Thank the Lord!

I sure hope this trainer and company are the perfect match for you.

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Victor C. II's Comment
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You all my mentor and I are headed for Orlando, Florida after a unload in Disputana, Virginia and then we head to West Rock, West Point, Virginia to pickup the load to Orlando, Florida. Man am I excited. I have never been to Florida with a big rig or my own personal car.

This mentor is really taking great stretches to help me learn the art of backing up a big rig. Look forward to updating you soon! God bless you! dancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifsmile.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Thatโ€™s awesome Victor. Stay focused!

Good luck and safe travels.

Old School's Comment
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Enjoy that traffic on I-4. There's always traffic on I-4. Orlando attracts a lot of traffic. It doesn't seem to matter what time of year or what time of day. There's going to be some congestion on I-4.

I'm really glad to hear things are going well Victor - Congratulations!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you G-Town and OldSchool I appreciate it, right now we have been sitting at a shipper since 8 at the very least and found it at 2 that it would be another two hours before they get us loaded and out of here. So instead of getting to the reciever Food Lion at 6-7 its going to be more like 8-9 if things goes well. Lord willing they do get us loaded soon. I have been pushing myself to get at least 9 hours of driving in but most times not successfully but last night I did 9 hours and 25 minutes so that was a success.

Thatโ€™s awesome Victor. Stay focused!

Good luck and safe travels.

Enjoy that traffic on I-4. There's always traffic on I-4. Orlando attracts a lot of traffic. It doesn't seem to matter what time of year or what time of day. There's going to be some congestion on I-4.

I'm really glad to hear things are going well Victor - Congratulations!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Victor C. II's Comment
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