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Cece's Comment
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Hello ,

Last time everyone heard from me I was going to Knight. Orientation was going well but there were discrepancies on what my recruiter said vs what was said at orientation. No problem I know some recruiters fudge some. Cant blame Knight. Hometime and Tuition Reimbursement wasnt I was told so I thanked them for the opportunity then drove straight up to CFI orientation in Joplin. Everything lined up and I am a new hire. πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ˜Š

Sucky part they dont have any trainers available to for weeks. As the Safety & Training department said: I'd be extremely fortunate if I see a trainer in 2 weeks. So they paid for me to get back home. I'm on call. Anything I can do to keep me on my toes with trucking while I wait?

Thanks all 😊

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the team!

Unfortunately, I'm not a trainer, but you'll get one soon.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Sucky part they dont have any trainers available to for weeks. As the Safety & Training department said: I'd be extremely fortunate if I see a trainer in 2 weeks. So they paid for me to get back home. I'm on call. Anything I can do to keep me on my toes with trucking while I wait?

It's that time of year. Most working trucks are busy making Christmas happen. With the weather and holidays there are more delays and scheduling issues than normal. It will all die down in January.

If you have a truck stop near your home you can hang out and watch the other trucks back into parking spaces around sundown. Take note of how they approach the space and how they maneuver to line their trailer up with the slot. If I'm parked for my 30 or 10 I still do that for edutainment. As a rookie driver you'll earn your pay backing. Driving the truck is something thrown in for free like the toy surprise in a box of cereal. If nothing else there's always this.

Bre The Newbie 's Comment
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Congrats Cece! I hope you some how some way you can get a trainer sooner than that. Also I agree with Pacific Pearl. Try going to your local truck stop and watching the drivers maneuver and set up for backing. Also if you know anybody who had a truck that can let you practice driving and backing that would be great. I am happy that you made it through. I cant wait to hear about your adventures in trucking!

Rob T.'s Comment
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That sucks that you need to wait so long for a trainer. The truck stop idea is good, or if none close enough find a warehouse and watch them back in. Hopefully you get a call from your trainer soon! Good luck.

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