Recruiters, Thievery, And Testing Day... Oh My...

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Miss Ed's Comment
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So... Today was our last day of classes.

I'm in training at my local community college. My first day was October 3rd. Things have generally been going well. There've been some hiccups, but I have gone with the flow, taken the good with the bad, and I've hung in there through it all. We are a class of 5 students -- Three of us are scheduled to test tomorrow (8am, 10am, and 2pm), and two of us are scheduled to test on Wednesday (8am, and me at 10am). We are all, each and every one of us, anxious, nervous, and excited all wrapped into one. It's glorious...

Due to scheduling constraints, our testing was pushed back a week. We were initially due to graduate last week, but instead it became this week. Because of that, and how it effects the time on duty for our instructor, we have been having Fridays off and having some much-appreciatged one-on-one time with our instructor. Last Thursday I had my final one-on-one time with her, our instructor, from 2-7pm. The truck we have been testing on, a daycab and trailer which are the ones we are to test on tomorrow and Wednesday, needed to go in the shop for a couple days to have a few things worked on, so on Thursday after our 1-on-1, the instructor drove the tractor and trailer over to the shop and dropped them off - due to pick them up this morning some time.

This morning we had a recruiter from a local oil company come in. After he met with us all, our instructor and the program director left to to fetch the truck while the 5 of us took a short break. Well, 20 minutes became 30 minutes, and so on ... and then my phone rang. It was our instructor...

Seems that our truck has gone missing... Yep, that's right... The day before our scheduled testing for our CDL-A's, our tractor has gone missing... Our tractor with our school's logo on the doors is not where it belonged to be... Our tractor that we are due to test with beginning in less that 24 hours is missing.... gone....

THE TRUCK IS GONE... Gee Ohh Enn Eeee... GONE...

It has been stolen, apparently, from the repair shot's lot... and now we have to re-learn the pre-trip, re-learn the in-cab inspection, and re-learn backing on a sleeper (stolen tractor being a daycab)....

Man, ya sure gotta lovit...

PS -- At around 5:00 this afternoon, the tractor was discovered 2 counties over. That's good news, but of course due to it needing to be processed by law enforcement, it won't be available for our testing... gahhhh!!!


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Big Scott's Comment
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Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

Miss Ed's Comment
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Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

...there are few things in different places, but the 90 is what's got me worried.

Miss Ed's Comment
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Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

and Thank You!

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