1st Week Of Training For Western Express

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Jammer a's Comment
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Hey y’all it’s been a heck of a ride my 1st week of orientation then straight to driver training ... I wanna start off with all the b.s you hear from people on the internet’s cry baby poor me complaints is just that ... if your willing to work and apply yourself the money 💰 s there so are the miles be honest with them completely ... everything me and my recruiter talked about has happened to the finest detail she has not strayed fibbed or steered me wrong 1inch we went thru my work history .. criminal back ground I told them everything this is key I told them everything... my past is pretty extensive they ran my background when I was talking on the phone next day I was told I was good to go I was on my way drug screen physicals everything was like clock work the only people that got sent home or hung up at the terminal were people who left pending cases out that popped up or thought I only smoke weed covered them !! It does not the ones who failed the physicals were literally drinking energy drinks smoking and were hung over 1 guy in particular thought it was his job to tell dm’s how stupid they were got sent home out of 50 of us 5 walked out of day 2 orientation with jobs and trainers waiting on us about6 more get held up because of demands they made on there trainers but they got situated 2 days later I’ve been from fonatana to Mississippi 2 time on my 2nd trip back to Fontana now doin my reset in Jackson Tennessee my trainer is very thorough and been a wealth of knowledge to me more to come thank you for listening lol be safe y’all Jammer

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.

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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Glad to hear things are going well Jammer! I get a kick when people say they don't do drugs, just weed LOL. Isn't it amazing how some people show up for orientation? Orientation and training is one long interview. I certainly wouldn't show up to any interview telling them what they're doing wrong or how stupid they are. Unfortunately that is a reason why turnover is so high in this industry.

Jammer a's Comment
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Agree100% I’ve never seen it like that till that day yelling screaming they wanted there trainer now lol but don’t wanna go out until they get days off 1st lol orientation was only2 days but I’m really learning a lot and everything goin smooth so far except for the bad couple days of weather be safe y’all

Glad to hear things are going well Jammer! I get a kick when people say they don't do drugs, just weed LOL. Isn't it amazing how some people show up for orientation? Orientation and training is one long interview. I certainly wouldn't show up to any interview telling them what they're doing wrong or how stupid they are. Unfortunately that is a reason why turnover is so high in this industry.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Still following too, Jammer~!!dancing-banana.gifgood-luck.gifdancing-banana.gif

Just like Rob T. said in another thread .. PICK ONE THREAD ... and stick to it, wherever!! LoL.. (you give this ole' lady chase, m'lad, haha!) What sayest YOU, Laura .. IDMtnGal ?!?!? ;) Just playing. We luv ya. Commend your success.

Hay, Rob T.... since you ARE a Mod .. (or Kearsey / Rainy / RatPack /PJ ?) Susan, G'town and Turtle are too busy, haha!! CAN YOU BLEND HIS THREADS? I know, Brett is busy....and we await O/S's return... (im) patiently~!!!! ;)

I'm just thinking a 'meeting of the mods/minds/threads' would do this new driver well, haha!

Jammer, I follow everywhere, and comment 'here and there...' haha! CARRY ON, good sir.

Wish you nothing but the BEST~!!!

~ Anne ~

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jammer a's Comment
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Thank you Ann 👍🏻👍🏻😀😀I’m a learning as I roll lol you all be good more to follow but as usual I’m stuck at fed ex Fontana again lol

Still following too, Jammer~!!dancing-banana.gifgood-luck.gifdancing-banana.gif

Just like Rob T. said in another thread .. PICK ONE THREAD ... and stick to it, wherever!! LoL.. (you give this ole' lady chase, m'lad, haha!) What sayest YOU, Laura .. IDMtnGal ?!?!? ;) Just playing. We luv ya. Commend your success.

Hay, Rob T.... since you ARE a Mod .. (or Kearsey / Rainy / RatPack /PJ ?) Susan, G'town and Turtle are too busy, haha!! CAN YOU BLEND HIS THREADS? I know, Brett is busy....and we await O/S's return... (im) patiently~!!!! ;)

I'm just thinking a 'meeting of the mods/minds/threads' would do this new driver well, haha!

Jammer, I follow everywhere, and comment 'here and there...' haha! CARRY ON, good sir.

Wish you nothing but the BEST~!!!

~ Anne ~

good-luck.gifsorry.gifgood-luck.gif

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mikey B.'s Comment
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0800723001604472853.jpg I just stopped for the night. Earlier I gave you some weekly miles figures. This is my 8 days. The 98.7 miles was a 34 reset. The 11.0 was after 1:00am so it will add to todays mileage when I get up and start around noon. Each day is a separate load. So the miles are definitely there. Keep your head up. I know it can be disheartening learning about Georgia Mike changing companies and all.

PackRat's Comment
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Are you van or flatbed?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Are you van or flatbed?

If you mean me I'm dry van.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
PackRat's Comment
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Are you van or flatbed?

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If you mean me I'm dry van.

Yes.

What stands out here to me is all the on duty time.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Are you van or flatbed?

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If you mean me I'm dry van.

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Yes.

What stands out here to me is all the on duty time.

I'm not sure if you think its unusually high or what. I guess I could actually lower that some but theres a method to my madness.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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