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Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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Well, I was set to start with US Xpress Wednesday but got an offer I couldn't refuse. I'll be driving for Hornish Brothers, family of Sam Hornish Jr. of NASCAR. I'm getting a dedicated route from Defiance, OH to Buffalo NY, Buffalo to Ft. Wayne IN. I'll be home 3 days every weekend! Small tight knit company of 100 tractors and about 300 trailers, old school Kenworths. They usually don't hire rookies for the dedicated routes but my driving instructor from school knows them and recommended me. I start Tuesday the 4th. I'm so excited! I'll keep you updated.

Six

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

TheShadow's Comment
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Awesome! Keep us posted!

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Outstanding. Sometimes it pays to do your best. Other times it is overlooked. But in the end as long as you know you did your best that is all that matters.

Ernie

Starcar's Comment
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Man o Man, Six.......we always tell folks to learn ALL they can here, so they will STAND OUT in their class.....I guess you are the poster child for that !!!!!! Congratulations !!!!! Now you have to keep us updated on your adventure !!!!!!!!

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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I feel extremely lucky and plan to work my butt off! Soon to move to Mokena, IL near Chicago and start my new life with an awesome woman work hard and move up in the company and love life again.

Six

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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Man o Man, Six.......we always tell folks to learn ALL they can here, so they will STAND OUT in their class.....I guess you are the poster child for that !!!!!! Congratulations !!!!! Now you have to keep us updated on your adventure !!!!!!!!

Is it that big of a deal? Was I pretty lucky getting this gig?

Six

Wine Taster's Comment
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I would lie, maim, cheat and steal to get a Nascar gig! And, I am normally a very honest do no wrong type person!

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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Their family is in NASCAR. Their trucking company is based on the automotive industry but doesn't do anything with NASCAR except one of the sons drives the 12 car.

Scott B.'s Comment
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To heck with any NASCAR element. You're on a sweet dedicated that gets you home 3 out of 4. While you are in a region most dont like to run in, your're route is bypassing the worst parts of the NE. I-90, the whole way. The only drawback I can think of with this job is that you better get used to lake effect snow.

Starcar's Comment
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Is it that big of a deal? Was I pretty lucky getting this gig?

It isn't that its that big of a job......Its that you got it FROM STANDING OUT IN CLASS. And how you did that was working thru The High Road, and knowing more than anyone else. It showed the instructors that YOU WERE SERIOUS about your new job. So one of them went out of THEIR way,stick THEIR neck out, and mention your rookie name to a great company. Do you realize how many WANNABES that instructor sees in any given amount of time ????? I doubt he gets a kickback from trucking companies for finding them untried drivers....

You weren't lucky......you just proved TT's point perfectly....WORK HEARD,LEARN ALL YOU CAN, SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW..... It will pay off in school, with your trainer, and in your career...

Good Job Driver !!!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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