Are You Really Sure That This Is What You Want?

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The Dude's Comment
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I've been out here for a few weeks now training. As far as the lifestyle, I think I'm one of those sickos that loves it. I'm having a blast.

The challenge is a whole other story. This is the hardest thing I've ever tried to learn to do in my life and its not even close. I'm a confident person and there have been several times where I've had serious confidence issues regarding my ability to do this. There's been lots of frustration in not picking up things as quickly as I wanted to. Learning how to do this is very challenging and mentally taxing and I think that probably causes a lot of people to quit in the beginning.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ButtonUp's Comment
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I would never.encourage anyone to quit, but those that can't stick it out and make the necessary adjustments that DO quit probably made the roads safer by doing so.

As for training, I remember how scared I was riding with my first trainer, so the thought of trying to sleep while a new student is driving is terrifying. The additional danger pay would have to be quite substantial to entice me.

Hats off to Red Gator!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RedGator's Comment
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Its been awhile since I dropped in and imagine my surprise to see this at the top of the boards again but Im glad. It's what all newbies need to hear. Since this rant I have trained 3 successful women drivers:-) Its a great sense of accomplishment on my part to have people grow and evolve into solo drivers under my guidance. I was afraid I didnt have enough experience to truly be useful to a new driver but to my surprise its like second nature. Im more th a n willing to help anyone who is dedicated to this job. Cheryl unfortunately I don't work for Swift. Im still with WEL. 2 years and counting now.

Cheryl C.'s Comment
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Cheryl unfortunately I don't work for Swift. Im still with WEL. 2 years and counting now.

IF we end up at Wel, I will def. look for you!!

PJ's Comment
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Red you nailed it perfectly. I've been MIA alot lately dealing with life and work. Congrats on the 3 good ones you turned out. Keep up the good work.

RedGator's Comment
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Red you nailed it perfectly. I've been MIA alot lately dealing with life and work. Congrats on the 3 good ones you turned out. Keep up the good work.

I pick up a new one this coming week:-)

December Hopeful's Comment
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Lol you laugh boots but my last trainee dropped me off at the nail salon TWICE! Id be more than happy to train any lady trucker that truly wants to learn!

I've had fake nails only briefly 3 different times in my life and considering them again, if only for something fun and lady-like to do, but heard about gel only nails from a lady trucker who is now in an office at my truck school. Not sure what I'll do, but it was just fun reading this comment about getting dropped off at the nail salon...twice !! Ha-ha !!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

RedGator's Comment
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If I were you instead of getting fake nails. Do gel polish. It doesnt chip, last 2 weeks and goes over your natural nail. Just get a manicure and they paint the gel on in dries in 90 secs and your good. Had I known about gel polish I wouldn't have gotten fake nails.

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Lol you laugh boots but my last trainee dropped me off at the nail salon TWICE! Id be more than happy to train any lady trucker that truly wants to learn!

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I've had fake nails only briefly 3 different times in my life and considering them again, if only for something fun and lady-like to do, but heard about gel only nails from a lady trucker who is now in an office at my truck school. Not sure what I'll do, but it was just fun reading this comment about getting dropped off at the nail salon...twice !! Ha-ha !!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

RedGator's Comment
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I figured id resurface this one. Redgator in rare form lol

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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What company do you train for?

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