My Wilson Logistics Training Diary

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Jerry B.'s Comment
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Prologue March 13, 2022

I am sitting in my motel room in Springfield, MO. Training begins tomorrow morning at 6:45 AM when the shuttle van arrives to pick us up. Had a soak in the hot tub this afternoon as I may not have another chance. Felt pretty good πŸ˜‰. Just been relaxing and studying my pre-trip packet.

Can't promise an interesting read as I told Anne in one of my previous posts that diaries and journals have never been my thing. But I did tell her I would try. So Anne, this diary is for you.πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

Jerry B.'s Comment
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Day 1

Van picked us up at 6:45 AM and took us to the training facility. First thing we did when we got there was went out to the truck and did the agility test (open/close hood, 3 points of contact in and out of the tractor, under the trailer to check kingpin, and 3 points of contact in and out the back of the trailer). Then it was back to the classroom until lunch, which was provided by the company via Jersey Mike's. After lunch, it was back out to the truck for our Pre-trip walk through. Overall a good day, a lot of information to take in all at once, but still a good day. With that said, I am off to have some dinner and study my pre-trip packet and 4 stage air brake script.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Prologue March 13, 2022

I am sitting in my motel room in Springfield, MO. Training begins tomorrow morning at 6:45 AM when the shuttle van arrives to pick us up. Had a soak in the hot tub this afternoon as I may not have another chance. Felt pretty good πŸ˜‰. Just been relaxing and studying my pre-trip packet.

Can't promise an interesting read as I told Anne in one of my previous posts that diaries and journals have never been my thing. But I did tell her I would try. So Anne, this diary is for you.πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

Day 1

Van picked us up at 6:45 AM and took us to the training facility. First thing we did when we got there was went out to the truck and did the agility test (open/close hood, 3 points of contact in and out of the tractor, under the trailer to check kingpin, and 3 points of contact in and out the back of the trailer). Then it was back to the classroom until lunch, which was provided by the company via Jersey Mike's. After lunch, it was back out to the truck for our Pre-trip walk through. Overall a good day, a lot of information to take in all at once, but still a good day. With that said, I am off to have some dinner and study my pre-trip packet and 4 stage air brake script.

THANK YOU, good sir! I'm here, FOLLOWING !! thank-you-2.gif good-luck.gif thank-you-2.gif

As much (or as little) as you post, is SUCH a positivity of proclivity for the up & comings!!!! APPRECIATE~!!!

~ Anne ~

ps: Mountain Matt (Who's at Wilson) printed & laminated this into a book:

BEST WISHES, ONWARD!! :)

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it β€œout of service” until it is repaired.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Hi Jerry,

I didn't realize you started this week... I might've seen you today, as I was around and saw the class "graduate"! Anyway, hope to run into you.

Matt

ArcherTrucker's Comment
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Hi Jerry

Thanks for updating

I arrived in Springfield last night and will start training on Monday morning.

-Archer out

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