Wilson Logistics Training For A New Driver

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Texas Tim's Comment
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So passed my 30,000 miles and then some on our way to Cali then routed back to Springfield. Passed my road and backing test with flying colors! I'm finally in my OWN TRUCK yall! About to have embark on my first solo load later today!

Thanks again for dinner the other night, Matt! Good luck and be safe!

(I totally forgot to snap a picture of me and Matt🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ but here's a picture of the truck!)

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Mountain Matt's Comment
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Congrats again, Tim, and great to have dinner together!

And that pic of your truck is way prettier than any picture with me in it, so good move there! rofl-2.gif

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So passed my 30,000 miles and then some on our way to Cali then routed back to Springfield. Passed my road and backing test with flying colors! I'm finally in my OWN TRUCK yall! About to have embark on my first solo load later today!

Thanks again for dinner the other night, Matt! Good luck and be safe!

(I totally forgot to snap a picture of me and Matt🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ but here's a picture of the truck!)

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Congrats, Tim !!!!

So excited for ya !!!! dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif

Go DO THIS !!! Best wishes, be safe !

~ Anne ~

ps: See Matt? Almost there! :)

Texas Tim's Comment
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It's been a while since I've updated! Mountain Matt ended up with my trainer (thanks to yours truly!) and I'm officially on my own! Normally we have a "solo week" where we drive for a local account and get a lot of practice backing docks but they were closed for the holidays so they had me run loads within a few hundred miles of Springfield for a week, minus the 4 days I took off for Christmas. Now I'm officially a company driver paying my dues and getting paid!

I've had a couple loads to and from Denver but only just now have seen any snow. I deliver here in Pennsylvania tonight. I plan on staying out until me and my wife's anniversary at the end of February.

The training I've received at Wilson has been top notch. If you're toying with the idea of becoming a trucker I highly suggest contacting them.

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Texas Tim's Comment
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I've been trying to cook on the truck more. Truck stop food is expensive and unhealthy so I brought an air fryer, a George Foreman grill and bought a microwave. I've been cooking chicken thighs in the air fryer but it's getting to where it faults the circuit breaker on the inverter so I'll have to start cooking them on the grill to get them brown and finish them in the microwave.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Dang, Tim ! Food looks AMAZING !!!!

However .....

0627799001642716161.jpg This diary is AMAZING;

Hoping you'll continue on....whilst solo, for a bit! Y'all (You & Matt) ROCK, good sir!

~ Anne ~

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Cool to see the efforts you're putting into cooking in the truck! Once I'm on my own and have the space, I hope to do the same.

And thanks for the "trainer hand-off"! Now I get to live in your shadow, haha!

Andrey's Comment
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Tim, is your engine running when you cook? My invertor can handle an 800w microwave, but not a toaster oven, I guess it is 1,500w, so I have to start the engine to use it.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Tim!

I am just as curious as Andrey. Are you idling the truck when using your inverter? You should be when using cooking appliances.

Texas Tim's Comment
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Tim, is your engine running when you cook? My invertor can handle an 800w microwave, but not a toaster oven, I guess it is 1,500w, so I have to start the engine to use it.

Sorry about the late reply, I don't get any notifications on new comments. I have a Freightliner Cascadia which has opti-idle so whenever the batteries get low it cranks up on its own and charges em. The microwave runs fine but the air fryer would pop the breaker on the inverter and I'd have to reset it every time so I quit using it.

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