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Jammer a's Comment
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Hey hey jammer is jammin 😝 we’re finally under way heading east on the east en to Pheonix more to follow

Rob T.'s Comment
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That's awesome. Atleast you've already experienced what many drivers hate. Outrageous times to get loaded and less than desirable weather.

You should create a single thread to document your journey rather than several. It will be much easier for anyone that's considering going to Western Express to find what your experience with them is like if its all grouped together.

Jammer a's Comment
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Copy that I’m learning lol on the fly I’ll figure out how to make a thread

That's awesome. Atleast you've already experienced what many drivers hate. Outrageous times to get loaded and less than desirable weather.

You should create a single thread to document your journey rather than several. It will be much easier for anyone that's considering going to Western Express to find what your experience with them is like if its all grouped together.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Jammer I can tell you got an awesome personality,just by reading your post. Extremely glad y'all finally moving haha. My trainer and I dropped off some car parts at a warehouse near I-65 (completely forgot the company name (I think it's call Fercica,I probably spelled that wrong). But it only took an 1hr and 45 mins. I was completely shocked as the entire trailer was full. But definitely keep us posted Jammer. Really enjoy reading your threads!!

Jammer a's Comment
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Why thank you and back at ya I’ll try an keep on track then we’re heading 10 east and I can’t fall asleep I’ll pay for that later wind has finally lightened up a bit I’ll be driving in to Texas on my shift I’m super excited about it !!! Will update y’all after I take my 10 👍🏻👍🏻

Jammer I can tell you got an awesome personality,just by reading your post. Extremely glad y'all finally moving haha. My trainer and I dropped off some car parts at a warehouse near I-65 (completely forgot the company name (I think it's call Fercica,I probably spelled that wrong). But it only took an 1hr and 45 mins. I was completely shocked as the entire trailer was full. But definitely keep us posted Jammer. Really enjoy reading your threads!!

Jammer a's Comment
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Well I made it on the 10 east all the way to deming New Mexico I think it’s call it started pouring rain no big deal 10 miles later snow so I adjusted speed then came the ice and wind and I got get my trailer straight again as the winds had blown it side ways Stevie p my cdl instructor everything he’d told and showed me worked like a charm took my foot of the accelerator and did corrective steering and got it to where I could manage it but it started sliding again resorted same maneuver and kept decreasing speed went to wake up/ yelled for my trainer but he was already standing behind me and said your doing fine!!!😝😝 crept into Apache junction at 13 miles an hour with everyone else holy cow man where I caught the ice there was 1 truck in the medium nose first the 10 took a turn for the worse in a heartbeat but I ran all my 8 hour clock out except 1.5 hours of it but I can admit I was seriously puckered up😂😂 sorry this is long winded you all be safe I’m just totally wound up

Hey hey jammer is jammin 😝 we’re finally under way heading east on the east en to Pheonix more to follow

CDL:

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.

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Finally out of bad weather lol around weather Ford Texas just all rain lost the rain in Texarkana made some good miles quick 30 min break drop an hook in Memphis 😀😀today was a good day

Well I made it on the 10 east all the way to deming New Mexico I think it’s call it started pouring rain no big deal 10 miles later snow so I adjusted speed then came the ice and wind and I got get my trailer straight again as the winds had blown it side ways Stevie p my cdl instructor everything he’d told and showed me worked like a charm took my foot of the accelerator and did corrective steering and got it to where I could manage it but it started sliding again resorted same maneuver and kept decreasing speed went to wake up/ yelled for my trainer but he was already standing behind me and said your doing fine!!!😝😝 crept into Apache junction at 13 miles an hour with everyone else holy cow man where I caught the ice there was 1 truck in the medium nose first the 10 took a turn for the worse in a heartbeat but I ran all my 8 hour clock out except 1.5 hours of it but I can admit I was seriously puckered up😂😂 sorry this is long winded you all be safe I’m just totally wound up

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Hey hey jammer is jammin 😝 we’re finally under way heading east on the east en to Pheonix more to follow

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CDL:

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.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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It sounds like you're really enjoying this =). I love reading how new drivers adjust to this career/lifestyle that's unlike what most people have experienced in their life. How long do you anticipate training to be?

Jammer a's Comment
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2 weeks is what I’m being told we’re running the miles fer sur I need to get more comfortable in some situations the ice and gettin pushed arround by the gusts kind of got in my head but I’m feels ng better about it with each turn at the wheel I’m having a hard time 🛌 ng when we’re running but I’m not giving up

It sounds like you're really enjoying this =). I love reading how new drivers adjust to this career/lifestyle that's unlike what most people have experienced in their life. How long do you anticipate training to be?

Jammer a's Comment
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But yes I’m enjoying it more an more gettin more confident in my decision making

It sounds like you're really enjoying this =). I love reading how new drivers adjust to this career/lifestyle that's unlike what most people have experienced in their life. How long do you anticipate training to be?

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