Starting With Pride Transport SLC On 15 Feb 2021 Ask Away!

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Today I was given access to complete some employment forms via a driver's portal. W4, gym waiver, direct deposit, fuel card application, I9 form, emergency contact and beneficiary, driver's handbooks and drug test acknowledgement and a basic agreement about equipment care. All completed, pick up my rental tomorrow and leave Sunday morning!

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Get used to that paperwork for the first couple days at orientation.

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Get used to that paperwork for the first couple days at orientation.

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Thanks PackRat! It can't be any more invasive than a SSBI... can it? Lol

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Man, you've got that right!

Mine runs out at the end on September. Guess I'll never get to work for the CIA after all.

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1700L 14 Feb 2021. Just settled in to my room. It's no Taj Mahal, but it beats Temper tents in the sandbox. Good location though. Lots to eat within walking distance and stores within a cheap Uber/Lyft. Time to grab grub and grab some rack time. Tomorrow I jock up and hack the mission.

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1700L 14 Feb 2021. Just settled in to my room. It's no Taj Mahal, but it beats Temper tents in the sandbox. Good location though. Lots to eat within walking distance and stores within a cheap Uber/Lyft. Time to grab grub and grab some rack time. Tomorrow I jock up and hack the mission.

Wishing you the BEST today, good sir~!!

~ Anne ~

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1700L 14 Feb 2021. Just settled in to my room. It's no Taj Mahal, but it beats Temper tents in the sandbox. Good location though. Lots to eat within walking distance and stores within a cheap Uber/Lyft. Time to grab grub and grab some rack time. Tomorrow I jock up and hack the mission.

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Wishing you the BEST today, good sir~!!

~ Anne ~

Thanks!

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Monday 15 Feb 2021. Ok 1st, not a fan of SLC roads, yikes! INDOC started a 0700. 9 names with reserved seats 4 have shown up, 1 to join tomorrow because of weather. Since I did all the hiring paperwork online I only had to fill out an hours worked in the last 7 days days and a Food Safety Act dcuments. WAY EASIER than an SSBI! A quick tour, hair/urine submission, quick med exam, submit license/proof of work eligibility and now I'm sitting in the conference room waiting while some drivers get their road test on. HQ is nice, clean and what I would call NASCAR professional. Like a blend of corporate and motorhead cool. I imagine that this could easily be the style of Edelbrock's or Holley's divisional HQ. I like it! For now it's hurry up and wait. Road tests should be done by lunch, which is provided. They say sandwiches will be delivered.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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Monday 15 Feb 2021. Ok 1st, not a fan of SLC roads, yikes! INDOC started a 0700. 9 names with reserved seats 4 have shown up, 1 to join tomorrow because of weather. Since I did all the hiring paperwork online I only had to fill out an hours worked in the last 7 days days and a Food Safety Act dcuments. WAY EASIER than an SSBI! A quick tour, hair/urine submission, quick med exam, submit license/proof of work eligibility and now I'm sitting in the conference room waiting while some drivers get their road test on. HQ is nice, clean and what I would call NASCAR professional. Like a blend of corporate and motorhead cool. I imagine that this could easily be the style of Edelbrock's or Holley's divisional HQ. I like it! For now it's hurry up and wait. Road tests should be done by lunch, which is provided. They say sandwiches will be delivered.

NICE ~!!!!

Let us know how the road test goes (went!) I LOVE that organized regime you describe. Sounds like MY house, haha!

~ Anne ~

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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Everyone passed their road tests. I am not taking one as I am going to go thru their training as if I just finished CDL school. I have held onto my CDL since 07 but I figured I'd check my ego at the door and do the training. Better that then to try and "Clep" out and show my ass. I'll take the mentoring and road test to qualify for solo at the end of my training. Hopefully Pride sees my logic they way I do. Hopefully the trainer doesn't think I'm wasting his/her time. Yup, I told them I don't care who trains me as long as they train me. Either way I'm going to soak it up like a biscuit and hopefully come out rosy on the other side.

After lunch today was videos on MPG and mileage bonuses, pet and rider explainers and intro to the Drivertech IRT advances/special pay requests and using the email to comm with DMs/FMs. Had an opportunity to roam the compound a bit. The maintenance ares are is clean and bright, what I saw of the techs was positive. They moved with purpose and had a professional look to them. Think more towards NASCAR pit crew and far less like junk yard parts ripper. Driver lounge and amenities are top notch in my book. Way better than any MWR/shower/laundry tent that CENTCOM ever had. Maybe it's my experiences, but things here are friggin nice! If someone thinks Pride is on the low end of the scale as far as facilities, then someone has definitely been pampered in my experience. Lol

Catch up with you all tomorrow!

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.

Fm:

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.
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