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Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Marc,

What is the general time frame for training and then going solo.

Not asking because of my own setback, but just curious as to the experience at Dutch Maid Logistics.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc,

What is the general time frame for training and then going solo.

Not asking because of my own setback, but just curious as to the experience at Dutch Maid Logistics.

Again... looking for a fair competition and will NOT be taking advantage of your delay! As far as I am concerned whatever time your start is delayed will either be credited to you or deducted from me!

I was told I could be training for up to 200 hrs. OTR , which I assume is me driving. Trainer said 3 weeks out (he won't go home) though recruiter said to bring 2 weeks of clothing. (200 hours is their standard time for drivers with no experience). I figure I will get most if not all of that... if not going forward - going backwards!

Additional time in the yard backing also likely. Now as for how long it will really take for me to drive 200 hours... it is looking like WAY MORE than 3 weeks based on what I have seen and done so far.

Good thing I work a 24-hour program! Not really something I need to be concerned with anytime soon!

Bottom line is I have been given (what I believe is) a great opportunity with a great company and a great trainer. I will be fortunate to spend whatever time I get out here!

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OTR:

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.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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I MAY PULL OUT WHAT LITTLE MOSTLY GREY HAIR I HAVE LEFT!!!

SILVER.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Updates...

Several days of driving. Trainer and I take turns. Early arrivals. Even left with a new load before prior delivery time! Driving 340 - 440ish miles. Today he drove to Port of Delaware. Used his TWIC card (with Coast Guard add-on) to gain access without escort - saving time and company $200. Picked up pineapples from new account. He drove to Pilot near Harrisburg, PA. Left me to practice backing while he showered. One hole shot, couple with pull-ups. Worked on minor adjustments (4" over). Didn't try blind side alone!

I showered and drove to Receiver in Cleveland mostly in heavy rain, 342 miles, I think. 6.5 hours straight. He said if all their drivers drove that long in a sitting on time deliveries would rise by 27%+.

He is ecstatic! Told his wife I am doing great. Said he is really having fun doing this! In S. B. waiting for 03:00 appointment call. Arrived 3 hrs. early 14 min. before needing 8 hour break.

Backer will depend on door and difficulty. Need to get a Coast Guard TWIC card!

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Updates...

Several days of driving. Trainer and I take turns. Early arrivals. Even left with a new load before prior delivery time! Driving 340 - 440ish miles. Today he drove to Port of Delaware. Used his TWIC card (with Coast Guard add-on) to gain access without escort - saving time and company $200. Picked up pineapples from new account. He drove to Pilot near Harrisburg, PA. Left me to practice backing while he showered. One hole shot, couple with pull-ups. Worked on minor adjustments (4" over). Didn't try blind side alone!

I showered and drove to Receiver in Cleveland mostly in heavy rain, 342 miles, I think. 6.5 hours straight. He said if all their drivers drove that long in a sitting on time deliveries would rise by 27%+.

He is ecstatic! Told his wife I am doing great. Said he is really having fun doing this! In S. B. waiting for 03:00 appointment call. Arrived 3 hrs. early 14 min. before needing 8 hour break.

Backer will depend on door and difficulty. Need to get a Coast Guard TWIC card!

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Great to hear Marc. Keep up the good work.

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Hay y'all; just got a few texts from Marc Lee~! He's been between PA and Ohio, for the most part so far, and now heading to MA ~!! He sent me a picture or two from the Pennsylvania Turnpike; the rest area they were visiting still had the port'a'potties...not fully operational yet, as they are expected to be today/tomorrow. I'll post later, if he doesn't ...

He mostly wanted me to share (because he's driving his butt off .. not like he has one, haha!) what he texted me from the pike in the B'seat ...

HE GRADUATED FROM GREEN TO SILVER ALREADY! . . . and . . . GOLD IS 'SOLO WORTHY' ...!!!!

Yay, Marc...KUDOS!

He's getting it, guys and gals. His trainer is 'on his game' it appears~!

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Anne :)

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Great news Marc

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks all. Texted to Annemarie about to climb back into driver's seat!

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Drove all but 29 miles of this. Target average is 53.5

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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"Silver", like your crowning glory? ;-)

Now, that's just sterling news!

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