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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Sorry been busy. Wednesday was alot of sitting around waiting for everything to clear. Drug screen finally came through and I was cleared. I was told my trainer would not be there until the next day. So I spend my time on the pad pre tripping.

Thursday I met my trainer and we spent most of our time on the pad doing back up training, we did some driving turns with the flatbed. I was told to gather my stuff from the hotel and check out. Friday I'd be in the truck and we would go pick up a load.

Friday we went to pick up a load, learned the basics of securing a load and drove to Baltimore for gas and sit out our 10 hours.

Saturday got up at 3 on Saturday to get gas and get ready for the day. We made our 9am delivery, and went off for next load. It's a live pickup on Monday, so we are sitting about a 100 miles out, waiting a 34 hour reset.

Sunday. Obviously still waiting out the reset, but did need to get some repairs done. So got to watch a air hose get repaired. Apperently my you turn in the drop off parking lot was the last straw.

Any updates?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Apperently my you turn in the drop off parking lot was the last straw.

What does that statement mean?

Joseph L.'s Comment
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I cut the turn to tight , pulling the air hoses. My instructor said I'm not the first trainee to jackknife or sweep the deck. He thinks I was just the last straw for it.

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Apperently my you turn in the drop off parking lot was the last straw.

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What does that statement mean?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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Been a few more days. We picked up another trainee. This has changed the teaching dynamic alot and for the better. I've been able watch backing from outside the truck and inside the truck as well as going over pretrip together.

Learned to ally dock. Which honestly I thought of the hardest going into it. Now as long you set up and use your reference points correctly it relatively easy. Though I found it can go very badly if you mess up even a little bit.

I attempted to go through all four straightline back, offset, parallel parking and ally dock. I did great on the first three, messed up the setup for my ally dock and completely messed up the ally dock as well.

Was so angry with myself over that, as my last attempt was nearly perfect. (Almost made the entire dock without the need for a pull up. )

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Been a few more days. We picked up another trainee. This has changed the teaching dynamic alot and for the better. I've been able watch backing from outside the truck and inside the truck as well as going over pretrip together.

Learned to ally dock. Which honestly I thought of the hardest going into it. Now as long you set up and use your reference points correctly it relatively easy. Though I found it can go very badly if you mess up even a little bit.

I attempted to go through all four straightline back, offset, parallel parking and ally dock. I did great on the first three, messed up the setup for my ally dock and completely messed up the ally dock as well.

Was so angry with myself over that, as my last attempt was nearly perfect. (Almost made the entire dock without the need for a pull up. )

Wasn't that a song?!? " 3 out of 4 ain't bad . . . " :) Keep on keeping on, Joseph.. don't beat yourself UP over the small stuff, you did it before; you'll do it again!

I'm following, good sir.

Carry on!!

~ Anne ~

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Most of the last few days where spent in review. Woke up to a light snow in Pittson but wasn't tobad.

I passed my CDL test with a trifecta.

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Most of the last few days where spent in review. Woke up to a light snow in Pittson but wasn't tobad.

I passed my CDL test with a trifecta.

CONGRATS ON THAT TRIFECTA !!!!!!!

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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.
PackRat's Comment
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Trifecta! Awesome!

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Old School's Comment
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Congratulations on the trifecta!

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Don't spend all that bonus money in one place!

Joseph L.'s Comment
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No promises lol. Thanks everyone.

Congratulations on the trifecta!

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Don't spend all that bonus money in one place!

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