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Rhino's Comment
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I will for sure. 👍🏻

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I'm excited you. Keep us posted on how everything goes.

Rhino's Comment
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Well first day down. Got there at 8 (which suppose to be 9 but will start at 9 from now on starting tomorrow). Was easy day just did some paperwork, watched some safety videos on like hazmat , osha, and longest one and will continue tomorrow again is smith system. Got to the pos it where was falling asleep lol did some little quizzes on the videos. Called it a day at 4. Got more videos tomorrow and hopefully in the next couple days I will have my badge/Id number. Training will be 4-5 maybe even up to 7 weeks.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Rhino's Comment
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My phone likes to make up its own words if I type to fast. Lol was suppose to say at one point it had me falling asleep

Got to the pos it where was falling asleep lol
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Sounds a lot like my first day, some of the videos had good information some seemed a tad out of date.

Rhino's Comment
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Ya the smith system is a good system very informative. A lot of it ya is. But that’s anywhere now a days it seems lol. Can’t wait to actually get in a truck now!

Sounds a lot like my first day, some of the videos had good information some seemed a tad out of date.

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Day two. Finished last two videos then signed some more paperwork. Had to get forklift certified even know not gonna be using forklift or working dock. (Was done in 5 minutes cause I was certified from last job). Then we had lunch. After lunch we pretripped a truck he had me move a trailer then hook a dolly to the trailer behind the one I moved, then hooked another trailer to that one. Did pretty good. The backing the dolly got a lil out of hand but I would say not bad for a first time lol. After the doubles were hooked up he drove over to drop them at a Walmart across town. He drove i road. We got back and clocked out. Started showing me the eld and other paperwork for hooking trailers. Tomorrow will be more of city driving. Rest of week most likely and next week will to, probably practicing with doubles and trips. Then in 2 weeks I’ll do 2 weeks of his run to slc. After that I’ll do night runs for a week with another guy to Susanville.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yeah backing that dolly takes a bit of practice, it turns extremely fast. You backed it hook up to a trailer?

Sounds like they have younset up nicely for training.

Rhino's Comment
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Oh ya extremely fast lol tried turning slowly as possible. Ya I hooked up to it then he had me back it up to the trailer then drop it in front of the trailer then grab the other trailer and back it to the dolly. Hook it to that trailer then push back into the back trailer lol. Ya this guys pretty great I know I’ll learn a lot through him.

Yeah backing that dolly takes a bit of practice, it turns extremely fast. You backed it hook up to a trailer?

Sounds like they have younset up nicely for training.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That's how we do it as well.

Glad to hear you like the trainer, that will make a huge difference in what you learn.

Bird-One's Comment
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O boy city driving tomorrow huh? Do you know yet if you’re going to be line haul or P&D after training?

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
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