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Victor C. II's Comment
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So I am glad in the Lord to tell you that I have graduated into a solo van driver, butI did not, stop at that juncture; for I had had a goal this whole time, even from the beginning, which was to drive flatbed at Western Express so that when I wanted to drive flatbed elsewhere I could say that I was a bonafide flatbedder with diverse types of platforms. I wass looming and reviewing what Western Express Inc. hauled as a company, and I see they have flatbed, step deck, double step deck and lowboy flatbeds. I also have heard reports that over the road truck drivers haul more equipment than not. There are a lot of neat opportunities here. I do see that they care enough to put you through 3 days load securementznd then they are sending me out for 100 hours of training before I roll out on my own. I will enjoy and make good use of asking many many questions and do as much as I can so that I can experience as much as I can before I go on my own and DONT have a excuse.😁😁💪👍! Old School and yall who be experienced in flatbed, I am excited to here your flatbed stories, experience and advice. Y'all have a blessed day, week, and Gods speed in your travels!

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Victor I had been wondering how you tested out. Congrats! Western Express is a fine company. You’ll do well there.

Keep in mind that the responses available here are sometimes delayed. You may want to develop some “go to” contacts at Western Express that you can call for immediate advice.

Good luck and congrats again!

Tim

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you and I will. I already know I want Andree, Tim and Rick from the Bethlehem terminal. Very good very knowledgeable and very much a friend to look too for help. Just do not call at 3 in the morning😂.

Victor I had been wondering how you tested out. Congrats! Western Express is a fine company. You’ll do well there.

Keep in mind that the responses available here are sometimes delayed. You may want to develop some “go to” contacts at Western Express that you can call for immediate advice.

Good luck and congrats again!

Tim

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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Congratulations Victor!

Keep us posted. You've been making some good progress, and that's great to hear!

Victor C. II's Comment
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I sure will keep you updated! I am excited to haul the tractors and equipement.

Congratulations Victor!

Keep us posted. You've been making some good progress, and that's great to hear!

Pete B.'s Comment
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That’s all great to hear, Victor; your tenacity is really paying off! Best of luck to you with your flatbed adventures.

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Victor! Well done.

PackRat's Comment
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Great accomplishment, Victor! Now keep moving onward and upward.

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Bird-one's Comment
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Congratulations Victor. Stay motivated out there.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you all! It really has been great, travelling to this point in my adventure and career. Im really hoping that we get a heavy equipment load on one of our first loads. I see we do go to the John Deere plant and I think others, I just cannot remember. Your advise and encouragement has helped me stick it to the end and reading your advise to others has helped me too😁. I really really thank you all for your hard advise because of many objective and absolute truths you have shared with me with regard for my well being and my overall success and did not regard my feelings as more important than success in the long run. I many times did not get the whole picture because just as a person who has grown up in nation that places more emphasis on emotions and sensitivity and subjectivity and relativity rather than boldness, resilience, bravery, manlihood/womanhood/adulthood, chivalry, and character strength, and on the real objective and absolute truth, I have been influenced by the falsehoods and sometimes I just don't recognize it til wiser and many times older folk like you shed the light on what I am falsely believing or believed. God knows as well as I do, that I have a lot to be thankful for, and you all are a great blessing to be thankful for and grateful for the friendship and companionship I have experienced here. I have not been able to meet you all up front and I pray I get a chance to have a genuine connection in person soon with you as that would be a great pleasure, but I realize that reality is that may be hard to accomplish but we shall see. I fear for some newer generations, because I think it can be a little hard to take in for some millenials and generation Z's who have grown succumbing to the popular beliefe in secular and modern United States, that EVERYONE, should adhere to every demand they have; but I must say, although I might have some tendency to want people to not be so "indifferent" or harsh, or be more sensitive to my feelings, it is because you care; that you tell me and others the truth and I have really come to appreciate and love the integrity, honesty, and tenacity of you all and your desires to help. I am proven from day one of coming here that there is still a remnant of people that have our true American values from before we began! I love this truth about this family and forum. You all are such a blessing and its a honor to know you! Again any truth or advise you have I will take and chew on it, as I know you have gone before and proven what can be accomplished through your faith and end goals and dedication to the bettering of yourselves and others. I solute you in the power of Christ and I wish you all Gods speed in your travel as well as safety.

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