Route 66

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Minnie Mouse's Comment
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I started at Route 66 on Monday. There is 4 of us in the new class. The first day was paper work, physicals and drug test. They fed us lunch from a local restaurant and we started to studying for our permit. On Tuesday we continued to study for our permits watched some DVD's on the written test. On Wednesday we went uptown and got our permits. That afternoon we went over log books and the pre trip. Thursday we did the pre trip in the morning then we went to the shifting range, in a bobtail , and we learned how to upshift and downshift. I got in 7 miles of drive time that day. On Friday we worked on the pre trip again and back out to the shifting range. I drove around in the shifting range circle for a bit then I drove uptown them back to the school. I drove 22 miles that day. On Monday we will be going to the shifting range with a trailer.

We have weekends off. Class starts at 7 am and goes till 4. They provide lunch from a local restaurant everyday. The instructor are very nice and laid back but not so much that just stand around and let you teach yourself. I have my testing date of the 30th. I'm really excited about how this past week went and ready for next week.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Johnnylite's Comment
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Sounds like a great start. Keep us updated.

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