Knight Transportation, In Phoenix, In July. What The ...... Was I Thinking?

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Bush Country's Comment
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Thanks guys!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks guys!

Congrats, from MEEEE TOOOOO!!

(Now, put back the other avatar...or be a grasshopper! Giraffe just 'confuses' me, haha!)

~ Anne ~

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Bush Country's Comment
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Thanks guys!

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Congrats, from MEEEE TOOOOO!!

(Now, put back the other avatar...or be a grasshopper! Giraffe just 'confuses' me, haha!)

~ Anne ~

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Thanks Anne!

The giraffe was my veterinarian having some fun with the mask mandate/social distancing last year. The other one he was using was a shark, but the picture I took of that isn't as good.

I'll round up a different avatar in the near future.

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Thanks guys!

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Congrats, from MEEEE TOOOOO!!

(Now, put back the other avatar...or be a grasshopper! Giraffe just 'confuses' me, haha!)

~ Anne ~

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Thanks Anne!

The giraffe was my veterinarian having some fun with the mask mandate/social distancing last year. The other one he was using was a shark, but the picture I took of that isn't as good.

I'll round up a different avatar in the near future.

Got it!!! (Just photoshop the Playbug for the 'playBOOK,' and the Beer for a Java!) ;)

Roflmao!!

~ Anne ~

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Bush Country's Comment
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Thanks guys!

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Congrats, from MEEEE TOOOOO!!

(Now, put back the other avatar...or be a grasshopper! Giraffe just 'confuses' me, haha!)

~ Anne ~

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Ok Miss Anne - is the avatar better now?

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Thanks guys!

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Congrats, from MEEEE TOOOOO!!

(Now, put back the other avatar...or be a grasshopper! Giraffe just 'confuses' me, haha!)

~ Anne ~

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Ok Miss Anne - is the avatar better now?

INDEED~!!! Much!!!!

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~ Anne ~

ArcticWolves's Comment
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Congratulations on passing everything! Now forget the seams/cracks in the ground, the pizza slices in the landing the gear, and the Ricki Lakes you learned. That all goes out the window Knight did you a big disservice by not teaching the most important backing skill, the 45 degree/90 degree setup.

Sure they give you a fool proof way of passing your test to get your cdl but now the real learning begins with your trainer. I just hope you get a patient trainer and one that actually wants to teach you backing rather than use you for miles. Make sure you tell your trainer you want to back into every situation that you find yourself backing in. Don't let the trainer back. He's there to teach/train you.

I don't learn well when a trainer is telling me left/right/wtf are you doing rocking the truck in reverse (well @^#& those automatics are a ***** to back at times, lol). Don't get discouraged and don't be afraid to call your DDM if it's not working out well with your trainer. I had enough after the last trainer grabbed my horn pull because he couldn't control his road rage even though I was driving­čśé

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Congratulations on passing everything! Now forget the seams/cracks in the ground, the pizza slices in the landing the gear, and the Ricki Lakes you learned. That all goes out the window Knight did you a big disservice by not teaching the most important backing skill, the 45 degree/90 degree setup.

Sure they give you a fool proof way of passing your test to get your cdl but now the real learning begins with your trainer. I just hope you get a patient trainer and one that actually wants to teach you backing rather than use you for miles. Make sure you tell your trainer you want to back into every situation that you find yourself backing in. Don't let the trainer back. He's there to teach/train you.

This right here. Is so vitally important. Top Gun helps because we get to quickly learn 45s and 90s. but its the bulk of backing that you will do in the real world. Even with Top Gun, we still didnt learn Z and S 45's. Every chance you get to back in the real world helps.

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.
Bush Country's Comment
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Congratulations on passing everything! Now forget the seams/cracks in the ground, the pizza slices in the landing the gear, and the Ricki Lakes you learned. That all goes out the window Knight did you a big disservice by not teaching the most important backing skill, the 45 degree/90 degree setup.

Sure they give you a fool proof way of passing your test to get your cdl but now the real learning begins with your trainer. I just hope you get a patient trainer and one that actually wants to teach you backing rather than use you for miles. Make sure you tell your trainer you want to back into every situation that you find yourself backing in. Don't let the trainer back. He's there to teach/train you.

I don't learn well when a trainer is telling me left/right/wtf are you doing rocking the truck in reverse (well @^#& those automatics are a ***** to back at times, lol). Don't get discouraged and don't be afraid to call your DDM if it's not working out well with your trainer. I had enough after the last trainer grabbed my horn pull because he couldn't control his road rage even though I was driving­čśé

Thanks Arctic Wolves. Yep - no more Googly Eyes!

As Davy mentions, this week in Top Gun we've learned the blind & sight side 45's and 90's. Our time is split about half & half between time on the pad backing, and running through scenarios on the simulators. The simulators serve a purpose, but I'd much rather be in the truck. Two more days and I'll be heading home to get the paperwork done for my CDL and then wait for a trainer. Hopefully I'll have someone I can at least tolerate. I'm kinda zen about most things, but two weeks, a stranger, and a truck.... for sure I'll be glad when that's over.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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