To Roadmaster In Millington,TN,I Go!!!!!!!!!

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Haya, lady~!!

I'm still following, too.

Question, though: Did you imbibe in Daniel B. 's pretrip guide, on this site ?!? It's failsafe !!!

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Operating While Intoxicated

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Haya, lady~!!

I'm still following, too.

Question, though: Did you imbibe in Daniel B. 's pretrip guide, on this site ?!? It's failsafe !!!

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Yes ma'am!!!! My instructor was beyond amazed. Shoo I was amazed myself. I still can't believe I can identify and point out problems in the engine compartment. Heck before I got knowledge the only thing I knew how to do is change a dang battery. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gif

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Operating While Intoxicated

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Day 5 on 8/28/20 @8:58pm (made it to a full week WOOHOO!!) Today was classroom work/tests. We learned how to do recaps and log books. I will admit I was confused as how I add up my hours but I slowly but surely progressive significantly. Will be doing my pre-trip & in cab eval on next week. So I'm pretty excited. Goodness the energy of this hurricane is EXTRA scary. The winds were kick in fast and the rain nearly made Memphis a swimming pool. To all drivers, & soon to be drivers please remain safe out there and for the ones who has husbands & wives, family, friends who are out on the road; will be sending out prayers because I know that this is one of these sleepless nights & pacing moments. I can only imagine how worry you guys/girls are of your trucker/s. My prayers are with yall.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Weekend update on 8/30/20 @11:55am: Well I've been practicing my pre-trip/in-cab inspection. I feel very confident to perform my evaluation on tomorrow to move to the next stage in school. I'm BEYOND nervous!! Will probably do it after lunch when I've had a good meal or I'll probably do it in the early morning after my first 15min break (which is at 10am). Wish my luck guys/gals.

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Goodness the energy of this hurricane is EXTRA scary. The winds were kick in fast and the rain nearly made Memphis a swimming pool.

Yepper.....don't mess with us "Laura's"

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Laura

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Day 6 Week 8/31/20: Classroom was outside today. It started out as a breezy cloudy,than complete rain that ended with a perfect bright sun. My class and I started pre-triping and in-cab inspections. I figured,I'll have my evaluation on today and guess what? I passed to the next stage and will move on to my backing manuvers. Than by next week I'll have my test out date for the week after. Really sorry for the short update. Just like to get straight to the point haha.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations on your next step!

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Dan F.'s Comment
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Bubbles There is a company that only owns three trucks of which one of them has been sitting over in Covington at the corner gravel lot near the US cold storage entrance. It may not be there any longer but when you get your CDL you may want to go to the guard shack there and ask them about a small three truck company that pulls loads out of there.

It was January the last time I saw the truck there and it didnโ€™t have a driver(Company said truck was functional). I just donโ€™t remember the name of the company As an owner operator for two years I pulled Ice cream out of Covington (Special agreement).

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Goodness the energy of this hurricane is EXTRA scary. The winds were kick in fast and the rain nearly made Memphis a swimming pool.

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Yepper.....don't mess with us "Laura's"

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Laura

I know now haha rofl-1.gif

Thanks so much Packrat! I'm definitely hanging on in there!!

Dan F. My dad drives that way sometimes. When I show he him ya comment he's definitely gonna let me know if they have that truck outside or plenty more. I wouldn't mind working for a small company. Wouldn't mind at all.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Day 7 09/01/20 (yesterday) Went out and drove a semi for the very first time. It was extremely scary to be honest. But I'm definitely getting the hang of it. Also worked on straight line backing which I got it on the second try. Now it's time to work on the dreaded 90. Time to go extremely extremely extremely seriously.

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