My Status Changed!! Rookie To Experienced

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87Wrangler 's Comment
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Finally got around to changing my status from "Rookie" to "Experienced" as someone suggested for me to do a while back! Man does time fly in trucking.

Yep I sure do have a little experience! Man that feels good. Trucking is fast paced, certainly a lifestyle, not just a career. I must say at times in the beginning this job was totally terrifying for lack of a better word, now I just think say:

"Thank you Lord, for getting me through those difficult times" but I cannot stop there!! Because I owe a few more!!!

"Thank You to Brett, for making this site available"

It was a life line in the beginning, which still provides great information in may ways. Not to mention allows us to meet and make friends who share a common interest that we may never have had the chance to me or communicate with.

and " Thank you, Thank You, Thank you, To you guys"

You know who you are!!

All those who took the time to read my posts, gave answers when I had them, who just let me know they were there, and have been through what I was going through. Too stick it out and it will it will get better. You guys are great!!

I still have much to learn and it still gets a little better every day, but was asked by a senior driver a few weeks ago who kind of took me under is wing.

"So now that you have been at this a while now what has changed?" My response was "it takes a lot less thought" I am sure you guys know what I mean...

So to all you new guys out there,

Always choose to do the right thing
Sometimes you need to trust someone you don't even know
Don't be afraid to ask for help
Treat others as you would want to be treated
Don't forget to smile and say thank you
Stick it out when you have too
Never give up!!
Learn to slow down a little to notice and enjoy the little things
Use this site!!


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PackRat's Comment
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Posted a few days ago. BUMP!


Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's awesome 87Wrangler! We're thrilled to hear things are going well for you. It's an incredible feeling to look back on the start of your career and realize how much you went through to learn your trade.

You can see why we tell people to stick with trucking for one year, no matter what. That first year is really exciting, but it's also tough as hell. I'm always afraid people will quit too early in their careers because they think trucking will always be that hard, but that's not the case. Even six months on the road makes a world of difference. Things become much easier, like you said:

"So now that you have been at this a while now what has changed?" My response was "it takes a lot less thought" I am sure you guys know what I mean...

We know exactly what you mean.

Congrats on getting to this point in your career! Great work!


BK's Comment
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87Wranglet, congratulations to you. I like your upbeat attitude and wish for your continued success as a driver. Well done.

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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Congrats that you feel comfortable enough to update your status! :) It's a good feeling, no?

I'm not sure if you ever mentioned this, but I'm curious about your handle, 87Wrangler... does it have any special meaning to you? Or am I reading into it too much and it just happens to be your favorite ride... a 1987 Jeep Wrangler? :)

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations sir!

It's obvious you have grown into a completely new person over this past year. I loved your comments - especially the advice to newcomers.

Keep up the great work. We need more professionals like you out here demonstrating what it means to be a professional driver.

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