New Year-New Career!

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Jammer a's Comment
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P.s I made career change At the big 50 also from the oil fields you got this coincidentally my cdl trainer was also a personal security contractor lol

Congratulations Jared!!! On the anniversary and your new start on a career!! I’m following and I really like how you got yourself set up!! I’m rooting for y’all anything I can do to help hit me up !!! Just so you know a lot of trainers are ex military and really organized on there trucks most drivers are there’s some bad ones but for the most part I noticed they keep there trucks clean and everything in there spot not a lot of room for 2 full grown adults lol ask your trainer a lot of questions it’s there job to answer so don’t be bashful learn qaulcom or people net whatever logs they’re using backing backs ng backing and I still to this day in my new career pre trip like I’m taking my test!! You won’t believe what you will find by knowing your truck find out how your company deals with break down and the most efficient way to get probs with your truck fixed when on the road trust me it saves time good luck !!!!👍🏻 Jammer

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Day one- truck driving school has begun! And it’s my 29th wedding anniversary 💥

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jared H.'s Comment
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Hey Jammer thanks so much! That is a crazy coincidence! LOL

I printed off all the pre-trip pictures from trucking truth and it’s helping me learn quickly. I’ve never been a mechanical type of person but I’m learning...!

P.s I made career change At the big 50 also from the oil fields you got this coincidentally my cdl trainer was also a personal security contractor lol

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Congratulations Jared!!! On the anniversary and your new start on a career!! I’m following and I really like how you got yourself set up!! I’m rooting for y’all anything I can do to help hit me up !!! Just so you know a lot of trainers are ex military and really organized on there trucks most drivers are there’s some bad ones but for the most part I noticed they keep there trucks clean and everything in there spot not a lot of room for 2 full grown adults lol ask your trainer a lot of questions it’s there job to answer so don’t be bashful learn qaulcom or people net whatever logs they’re using backing backs ng backing and I still to this day in my new career pre trip like I’m taking my test!! You won’t believe what you will find by knowing your truck find out how your company deals with break down and the most efficient way to get probs with your truck fixed when on the road trust me it saves time good luck !!!!👍🏻 Jammer

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Day one- truck driving school has begun! And it’s my 29th wedding anniversary 💥

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Keep the Faith! You'll get it.

Jared H.'s Comment
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Week 2 begins today!

I will be driving for the first time this morning. It’s a Volvo tractor. I sat in it for the first time on Friday.

I was actually surprised how HIGH off the ground you really are... was not what I anticipated. No wonder they teach 3-points of contact and how to properly exit.

I will keep ya posted!

PackRat's Comment
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I was actually surprised how HIGH off the ground you really are... was not what I anticipated. No wonder they teach 3-points of contact and how to properly exit.

Yeah, watch that first step.

Jared H.'s Comment
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WK 2 Day 2-3

Day two:

First day ever driving a tractor-trailer. Driving a Volvo Auto and I will say I wasn’t expecting the acceleration to be so hurkey-jerky! After leaving the yard in an embarrassing way - I got it figured out within 3 lights and after the 2 hour -trip my instructor said “seems like you’ve been driving for 30 years” I laughed and he said “ no, I’m serious - you are did exceptionally well”

I made suggestion to the instructors to give a little heads up on how a auto shifts and how it feels. That will help new students prepare the first time they hit the gas. 😂

Well, made some of that embarrassment not feel so bad hahaha. Because it was bad pulling out 🤦🏼‍♂️

Day 3:

Arrived at 0645 and was told- get ready you are first out. Just returned with my instructor who is the main student drive tester. After we were done she said “you will have no problem, keep it up”

Some evaluating things I brought up - that i saw myself when exciting to the right off of freeway is to slow down just a tad more (not that I was going fast) and watch my off track. I’m super concerned with traffic and I took a couple little tight and didn’t have 2.

All in all - I’m having a blast!

Off to work that pre-trip now - !

Old School's Comment
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All in all - I’m having a blast!

That is great to hear Jared! Keep up the great work. It's a lot of fun for us to follow along with you guys in your journey.

Jared H.'s Comment
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Thanks Old School! It’s fun to be able to share!

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All in all - I’m having a blast!

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That is great to hear Jared! Keep up the great work. It's a lot of fun for us to follow along with you guys in your journey.

PackRat's Comment
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All in all - I’m having a blast!

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That is great to hear Jared! Keep up the great work. It's a lot of fun for us to follow along with you guys in your journey.

I definitely will echo this. I really enjoy reading these training diaries and following the journey.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jared H.'s Comment
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Day 10 of school begins today!

Pre-trip is going well. I’m 95% perfect through couplings. That includes air brake tests and in-cab.

Started offset parking yesterday - OK, there has to be an easier way to learn this. We are only using 28ft trailers and that’s what we test in by the way...

What my instructor has us for for right side offset is.

Steer left till center of cab is about 20-25 degrees from a fixed object ahead of us and stop. Hard right till we traction and trailer is straight and then back 15 feet toward hole and then do adjustments till you get it...

I’m sucky at this 😂😂🙏🏼

Any tips ! 🙏🏼

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