First Week At Roehl

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Daniel, just keep 'swimming.' I put my guy through this over 20 years ago; he's still 'swimming' at times. The day one 'knows it all' is the danged day, they'll find out they didn't.

Want to read an encouraging scare of a thread, if you've not already?!?!?

Anne, thanks for sharing this link! it was a very good read!

Most welcome, good sir. IMHO it's a MUST read, for all.

Still shakes me.

~ Anne ~

PS: Great reply, Thomas !! Did you read it, too ??? ;)

^^^ You, good sir. Got this!!! ^^^^

Daniel M.'s Comment
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Reading your posts I'm getting inspired and stressed at the same time! I start my first week Monday for cypress. thanks for posting!

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Daniel M,

Thanks for tagging along. My first piece of advice? Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. At times it seems overwhelming, but everyone you meet wants the same thing, for you to pass and become a productive member of the team. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand what's going on. You can do this. One more piece of advice, take your time and think it out first. This isn't a race, and there is no one who can rush you out here except you. I've pulled off backs out here that in training I would have told you were impossible. All because I stopped, looked at each situation and visualized in my head what I wanted to happen. I'm not going to say it works 100% of the time, sometimes my setup is off, sometimes something changes and I have to adjust to it, but I go back to my first piece of advice, take a deep breath and adjust. You drive the truck, no one else. If someone is trying to rush you, just smile and wave. Don't take it personally, and don't let it push you to do ANYTHING unsafe. I personally have 3 goals for each and every day. #1) I will do everything I can to prevent injuring others. #2) I will do everything possible to prevent damage to the equipment I'm using. And #3) I will do everything in my power to go home safely to my wife and kids. Look at everything with those 3 goals in mind. Ask yourself those 3 questions (Will it hurt someone else? Will it damage anything? Will I get hurt?) If you say yes to any of the 3, don't do it.

Thank you for this Thomas!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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after 1 attempt to put it in the door, security found out I was a trainee and told my trainer to "get him out of that truck and park it, we ain't got all day". Mr. Polite that I am quietly obliged Mr. Security Guard and exited the truck.

I applaud your decision not to push back on the Pitbull. Respect their authority and fear their ignorance… you did the right thing.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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after 1 attempt to put it in the door, security found out I was a trainee and told my trainer to "get him out of that truck and park it, we ain't got all day". Mr. Polite that I am quietly obliged Mr. Security Guard and exited the truck.

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I applaud your decision not to push back on the Pitbull. Respect their authority and fear their ignorance… you did the right thing.

One lesson life taught me early on is to pick my battles carefully. He may have been wrong, but it wasn't worth them calling my bosses and saying I was the Ahole.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Reading your posts I'm getting inspired and stressed at the same time! I start my first week Monday for cypress. thanks for posting!

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Daniel M,

Thanks for tagging along. My first piece of advice? Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. At times it seems overwhelming, but everyone you meet wants the same thing, for you to pass and become a productive member of the team. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand what's going on. You can do this. One more piece of advice, take your time and think it out first. This isn't a race, and there is no one who can rush you out here except you. I've pulled off backs out here that in training I would have told you were impossible. All because I stopped, looked at each situation and visualized in my head what I wanted to happen. I'm not going to say it works 100% of the time, sometimes my setup is off, sometimes something changes and I have to adjust to it, but I go back to my first piece of advice, take a deep breath and adjust. You drive the truck, no one else. If someone is trying to rush you, just smile and wave. Don't take it personally, and don't let it push you to do ANYTHING unsafe. I personally have 3 goals for each and every day. #1) I will do everything I can to prevent injuring others. #2) I will do everything possible to prevent damage to the equipment I'm using. And #3) I will do everything in my power to go home safely to my wife and kids. Look at everything with those 3 goals in mind. Ask yourself those 3 questions (Will it hurt someone else? Will it damage anything? Will I get hurt?) If you say yes to any of the 3, don't do it.

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Thank you for this Thomas!

You're welcome, and good luck!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Absolutely what G'Town said, Thomas!

At the end of the day, don't ya feel better, for being the 'better man?'

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~ Anne ~

ps: Still following! Kill'em with kindness and keep on truckin' !

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Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Nonsense! Always argue with shippers, recieving, security and all associated employees. They will remember you the next time and get you in and out very, very quickly. Show them who is really in charge!

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Nonsense! Always argue with shippers, recieving, security and all associated employees. They will remember you the next time and get you in and out very, very quickly. Show them who is really in charge!

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Kidding

I never, ever argue with someone 3 times my size lol! 🤣🤣🤣 All he'd had to do was sit on me and as Porky Pig said "Thththat's all folks!"

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Absolutely what G'Town said, Thomas!

At the end of the day, don't ya feel better, for being the 'better man?'

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~ Anne ~

ps: Still following! Kill'em with kindness and keep on truckin' !

Thank you as always, and yes, as you like to borrow phrases, I'll take the "High Road" lol. Honestly though, as this is the "Trucking Truth", I'm not even the slightest bit stressed yet. Maybe I'm weird? Idk.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Absolutely what G'Town said, Thomas!

At the end of the day, don't ya feel better, for being the 'better man?'

dancing-dog.gif smile.gifdancing-dog.gif

~ Anne ~

ps: Still following! Kill'em with kindness and keep on truckin' !

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Thank you as always, and yes, as you like to borrow phrases, I'll take the "High Road" lol. Honestly though, as this is the "Trucking Truth", I'm not even the slightest bit stressed yet. Maybe I'm weird? Idk.

Not weird, good sir. The world NEEDS more of us 'Type B' personality folks!

Good one; taking the 'High Road,' haha!!!

Carry on; you're doing great!!!! dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif

~ Anne ~

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Operating While Intoxicated

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