Wilson Logistics - Missoula MT

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Vicki,

Good things do happen to those who are patient and wait. You have been through some "rough" trainers but your patience and will have prevailed. Very soon you will have succeeded in your final goal of becoming a full fledged driver. Your dedication to detail and making the grade will ultimately make you a very successful driver. Good luck and try to squeeze in a few updates now and then. The TT family is pulling for you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Vicki M.'s Comment
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And just like that, it’s over. In a good way. Today I tested out of training, got assigned my own truck and leave either Sunday or Monday for my solo week. Just need to concentrate on not hitting anything!

It’s been a marathon. 4 months. But I’m almost there!

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Vicki - that's great to hear!

Davy A.'s Comment
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Congrats Vicki!!!!! huge accomplishment. dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-dog.gif dancing.gif

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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And just like that, it’s over. In a good way. Today I tested out of training, got assigned my own truck and leave either Sunday or Monday for my solo week. Just need to concentrate on not hitting anything!

It’s been a marathon. 4 months. But I’m almost there!

HAIL TO THE EFF TO THE YEAH!

Congrats to the NINES, m'lady!!!

I'm SOOOOOO proud of you..more'n ya know! Facebook shouts to follow, haha!

Just me;

~ Anne ~ (and the fat guy in my avatar!)

ps: PIX of said truck, are sought after, at ANY time! sorry.gif confused.gif sorry.gif

CONGRATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTS!!!!!

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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WOW! Congratulations!

PackRat's Comment
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I knew you would succeed!

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Vicki M.'s Comment
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Copy/pate from the general category. I actually thought I’d put it here lol

My first day solo

Ah so much fun. Y’all are in for some laughs! I was told to let dispatch know what empty I grabbed from the yard. I chose the trailer that I had tested out with. I parked it there. I sat in front of it for a 34…I hook up to it, let them know and then did my pretrip. Everything’s good. Get my assignment (deadhead to Lewiston, get a load, take it to Denver). Ok long deadhead but I’m good. Let’s go! Proceeded to put it in gear and can’t figure out why the trailer doesn’t want to go? And what the is that noise? Yep forgot to raise the landing gear. Good thing I only went a foot or so! Fixed that and off we go.

Did I mention it was raining? After I convinced myself I wouldn’t melt I figured it would be okay, but my new to me truck is as skittish as a cat that’s used up 8 lives. When you go up a hill, she likes to give you the alarm that you are following to closely. Too close to the road?? 8 of them going up Lewiston hill! She also likes to throw on the jake every time you approach a curve. The alarm that tells you something is on your blindside…well she turns it on for every tree and guard rail. Yeah she’s a cantankerous old biddy. Her good point is she doesn’t have a lane departure alert. But after 500 miles without it, she decided that it needs to be fixed. She’s older but gets the job done (kinda like me lol) Yes Anne I’ll take pics when it’s not raining and daylight lol

Don’t even get me started on my new GPS. She’s crazy. I’m an hour from our yard, have close to 2 hours of drive time, on a stretch of the 90 that’s pretty much deserted. She tells me there’s a 4 hour backup 2 miles ahead. There’s no exit so I just slow down, assuming there’s a pile up or a flipped truck or something. Nothing. There were 2 cops on the side of the road, but no debris, no flashy lights, nothing. Guess if she does that every time there’s a cop, it might come in handy lmao

Fun times. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Vicki M.'s Comment
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Day 2 solo was uneventful. Drove about 500 miles and shut down early so I could get into Denver without too much hassle. I did see something interesting. Truck pulls into the rest area I was in…. Lady driver, man riding shotgun. I didn’t think much of it until a girl about 3 years old got out. That’s cool…and then a boy about 5…and another girl about 13…and a big pit bull! And I thought it was crowded with 2 people! 5 and a dog boggles my mind.

Woke up at 1 am. Left when I legal at 3 am. Got into Denver around noon. All the truck stops are full. At noon.!!? Don’t these people have jobs?!?! Anyway the receiver allows street parking overnight. No big deal. Kind of. No bathroom. And I need a shower. To top it all off, I broke my top denture this morning. My delivery is at 7am. They won’t take me early. I tried. 18 hours parked on this street.

To sum it all up, I am fat, toothless and smelly. Once I pee in my funnel/bottle contraption and poop in a trash bag (that’ll both be tonight I’m sure), my transformation to trucker will be complete!

PackRat's Comment
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There are a whole lot of Walmarts around the Denver area where you could park. These all have restrooms, too.

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