Wilson Logistics Training: Start Date: 12/13/21. A Librarian Learns Trucking!

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Mountain Matt's Comment
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Thanks, Dennis! Glad things are going well for you too. That would be cool to meet sometime!

Mountain Matt's Comment
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I think I will make this my official last entry in this diary, since I'm now 1.5 weeks solo. It has been helpful to document my experience and receive input from others. I hope what I've written has in turn been helpful to others, both now and later. I've tried to complement other Wilson diaries and not just duplicate them, as well as give some details about my 30K training miles and solo week, beyond the first week of orientation.

If people have questions about my experience or Wilson, please reach out to me (either here or my contact info is in my profile). I'm not trying to convince anyone about a given company--I'm just happy to pass on honest perspective (the good and the bad), as that has been helpful for me in turn.

ArcherTrucker's Comment
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Hi MM!

Really enjoyed reading and learning from your diary, thank you for taking the time to give updates.

All the best and it would be cool if our paths ever cross at HQ or out on the road.

All the best and be safe.

-Archer out

Bill M.'s Comment
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I went back through your thread and discovered I didn't have the "notify me of new comments" turned on. You've had quite the journey!

Hahah. Hell Week seems a fitting description. My first weeks solo was the most challenging for me as well. I think part of it is because we're trying to do everything as right as possible. That alone is stressful. Add in a few outside challenges like equipment and electronic failures, and there you go...hell week.

The Wilson color schemes on the truck are nice!

I hope you get some more home time with your family!

Keep on keeping on Mountain Matt!

Since there seems to be a lot of interest in Wilson these days and people in the Wilson pipeline, I wanted to add a post about "Solo Week," which I just finished Friday. It maybe should be called "Cave Week," since you're not really working alone even though you're driving alone. Or perhaps "Hell Week"--in many ways, it was the most challenging week of the whole process for me.

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