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PackRat's Comment
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Hello All - It's been a while since I updated this. My 6 weeks are done, I upgraded to solo. I got my truck and went out for a week before I went home. I did 3 trips the first week, one with 2 stops. I went home for 4 days, and then I out again, currently sitting in Ft Bridger, wy. This is my 3 trip this time, I went to Georgia from indiana the first day, from GA back to IL days 2 and 3, and was supposed to go back to Ga, but the load was not ready, so I got my wish and got a west coast run from IL (1900+ payed miles). I should deliver on Monday with a short run to complete, leaving me with time to start back with my next load, then start running on recaps.

My truck is a 2017 Freightliner and has been good so far. My only bad experience, so far, has been with our road breakdown department. I am a company driver, not a lease operator. My truck got an engine checklight which has affected the switches (including dome light, mirror heat, utility lights - if you are familiar with frieghtliners, you know the row of switches I am referring to) - it also has affected all the light controls in the bunk area, luckily I still have Opti Idle working. I expected, when reporting this problem, for them to tell me go here and they will fix it (as they said it needed a freightliner dealer), BUT apparently they expect me to find my own repair site?? for a company truck??? Others have said when they reported issues, they were referred to somewhere and fixed in a reasonable amount of time. - maybe its who I talked to, but anyway - not at all what I expected. I will take it to my local freightliner dealer when I am home next, from what I have researched there is a short in the wiring as these switches are daisy-chained together.

My backing is improving, I have even had to blindside back at a yard as that was the only setup available. We never practiced this, so I was very happy I did it!

I find I like leaving early in the morning and driving then shutting down around 3-4 in the afternoon, this schedule works best for me, I just need to keep in my time changes. I have to wait here until after midnight local so I don't run out my 70 hour clock. I have 20 + hours for Sunday and Monday, then I get good recaps.

Anyway, as this was a training diary, this is my last post here. I will perhaps start another thread in another area.

Have you checked your fuses?

Ron N.'s Comment
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I was suppose to start on the 7th and they just told me they no longer pay for hotel while in training. My whole plan went upside down now.

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