Wilson Logistics Training For A New Driver

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Texas Tim's Comment
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Mark O.'s Comment
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Hey Tim, I'm considering going for the lifestyle, and your pictures are an inspiration. Congratulations on your success so far. I'm sure I'm not the only would-be new driver encouraged by your story.

Texas Tim's Comment
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Hey Tim, I'm considering going for the lifestyle, and your pictures are an inspiration. Congratulations on your success so far. I'm sure I'm not the only would-be new driver encouraged by your story.

Thank you! It's good to know it could help somebody! I really enjoy trucking as a job so far and think it'll make a long and fulfilling career.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Being a C/O was similar .. right ?!?!? Fun & frazzling, all at once! Hahaha! I only know from the 'jump seat' of a truck, mostly...tbh! Our cousin that lives behind us is a C/O at MANCI . . . (i HEAR stuff... i'd rather not.. tbh!)

Pharmacy tech's get robbed more'n C/O's this day & age, LoL !! My guy was IT thru & thru.. and got rif'd in 2000'ish. . . never looked back since he got his 'real' CDL in 2003. Tried STNA'ing in between, and owned a dump truck/refuse route all during. Fell under the radar, haha!

Oh yeah!!! Dang me.......Just checking BACK.. SINCE YOU HAVEN'T, haha!

And???

I wait patiently ... for a week, most'ish, haha!!

Hope all is WELL!!

~ Anne ~

I never get notifications when I get new comments... its weird but yes things are going great! We are in south Texas for the week where my trainer lives. If I stayed with him I can still get paid for the week (so I'm not on hometime technically). I found out once we hit the road next week I'll only have 9400 miles to go! We may run into some pockets of snow though so PRAYERS APPRECIATED!!

Yes Anne being a CO could be a little touch-and-go at times but overall we were in charge and kept order. It was a lot of barking orders and making sure nobody was screwing around when I ran the kitchen. They would rob us blind if I didn't!

I'll try to post some pictures from the road so far if I can figure out how to post em...

- Tim

Where were you a C/O? I have seen the insides of some units.

I was a cook in high security at one unit. Worked in the kitchen commissary at the same unit.

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.
Texas Tim's Comment
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Being a C/O was similar .. right ?!?!? Fun & frazzling, all at once! Hahaha! I only know from the 'jump seat' of a truck, mostly...tbh! Our cousin that lives behind us is a C/O at MANCI . . . (i HEAR stuff... i'd rather not.. tbh!)

Pharmacy tech's get robbed more'n C/O's this day & age, LoL !! My guy was IT thru & thru.. and got rif'd in 2000'ish. . . never looked back since he got his 'real' CDL in 2003. Tried STNA'ing in between, and owned a dump truck/refuse route all during. Fell under the radar, haha!

Oh yeah!!! Dang me.......Just checking BACK.. SINCE YOU HAVEN'T, haha!

And???

I wait patiently ... for a week, most'ish, haha!!

Hope all is WELL!!

~ Anne ~

I never get notifications when I get new comments... its weird but yes things are going great! We are in south Texas for the week where my trainer lives. If I stayed with him I can still get paid for the week (so I'm not on hometime technically). I found out once we hit the road next week I'll only have 9400 miles to go! We may run into some pockets of snow though so PRAYERS APPRECIATED!!

Yes Anne being a CO could be a little touch-and-go at times but overall we were in charge and kept order. It was a lot of barking orders and making sure nobody was screwing around when I ran the kitchen. They would rob us blind if I didn't!

I'll try to post some pictures from the road so far if I can figure out how to post em...

- Tim

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Where were you a C/O? I have seen the insides of some units.

I was a cook in high security at one unit. Worked in the kitchen commissary at the same unit.

I was security in the kitchen at Meadows Unit, Eyman Complex, Florence AZ

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Excellent diary, Tim!

Those pictures are AWESOME, thanks for sharing!

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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Being a C/O was similar .. right ?!?!? Fun & frazzling, all at once! Hahaha! I only know from the 'jump seat' of a truck, mostly...tbh! Our cousin that lives behind us is a C/O at MANCI . . . (i HEAR stuff... i'd rather not.. tbh!)

Pharmacy tech's get robbed more'n C/O's this day & age, LoL !! My guy was IT thru & thru.. and got rif'd in 2000'ish. . . never looked back since he got his 'real' CDL in 2003. Tried STNA'ing in between, and owned a dump truck/refuse route all during. Fell under the radar, haha!

Oh yeah!!! Dang me.......Just checking BACK.. SINCE YOU HAVEN'T, haha!

And???

I wait patiently ... for a week, most'ish, haha!!

Hope all is WELL!!

~ Anne ~

I never get notifications when I get new comments... its weird but yes things are going great! We are in south Texas for the week where my trainer lives. If I stayed with him I can still get paid for the week (so I'm not on hometime technically). I found out once we hit the road next week I'll only have 9400 miles to go! We may run into some pockets of snow though so PRAYERS APPRECIATED!!

Yes Anne being a CO could be a little touch-and-go at times but overall we were in charge and kept order. It was a lot of barking orders and making sure nobody was screwing around when I ran the kitchen. They would rob us blind if I didn't!

I'll try to post some pictures from the road so far if I can figure out how to post em...

- Tim

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Where were you a C/O? I have seen the insides of some units.

I was a cook in high security at one unit. Worked in the kitchen commissary at the same unit.

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I was security in the kitchen at Meadows Unit, Eyman Complex, Florence AZ

Ok, all of my inside views were in Texas. I was just curious. It's good to see that you are doing well with Wilson.

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.
Texas Tim's Comment
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Ok quick update:

Almost at 30,000 miles. Was hoping to be back this week. Will go over my miles in order to get them all in. Just left Reed City MI yesterday en route to Carson CA then will head back to Springfield to test. Almost there!!

I'm driving the night shift so headed to bed. Should see our very own Matt McKellar this week!

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Looking forward to it, Tim! Congrats on almost finishing your 30k, and see you soon!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ok quick update:

Almost at 30,000 miles. Was hoping to be back this week. Will go over my miles in order to get them all in. Just left Reed City MI yesterday en route to Carson CA then will head back to Springfield to test. Almost there!!

I'm driving the night shift so headed to bed. Should see our very own Matt McKellar this week!

Congrats, Tim!! Hope the weather cooperates, good sir!

Looking forward to it, Tim! Congrats on almost finishing your 30k, and see you soon!

Following YOU as well, Matt!!!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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