Well My Day Is Off To A Rough Start

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Dean R.'s Comment
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I was given a backhaul from Niagara Water my first week solo on Walmart Dedicated. The place was tight, especially with snow piled up. Niagara loads trucks with a robot. The robot carries two pallets of water at a time. You must be with 1.5" of exact center and perfectly flush with the dock or the robots won't load. Took me 20 minutes to get in there straight enough, with the help of the yard driver. A couple drivers came up to me later and said I did well for the first time. A Marten driver was pi**ed at me, even though I offered to go around the yard and try again to let him through.

I hadn't used my thick skin much since leaving the military, but I've had to put it on quite a few times since driving with a CDL.

Hang tough young man.

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.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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If you got it in without hitting anything you did a good job. Don’t worry about being banned. There’s a million or more other places to deliver.

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