Day One Of Orientation !!

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Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Well I pulled the trigger and started orientation with May Trucking in Brooks OR. today . I was pretty nervous when the morning started and they wasted no time within 20 minutes we were out in the yard starting the skills test . There are only 5 in this group and 2 are experienced so it went pretty fast I did pretty good I almost hit one cone but the tester said no big deal . Then came the road test and mind you I have never driven a 53ft. or a 13 speed so it was all kind of new to me the only problem I had was on one shift when I was going into 5th and tried to put it into the spot where 5th was in the school truck , well it wasn't there needless to say but I recovered and overall it was good and everyone there are pretty laid back and seem to truly want you to succeed . So as of tomorrow morning I am on the payroll and I should get my trainer by the end of the week . The adventure continues !!!

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Old School's Comment
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Jimmy, every time I get a run out west I see May trucks all over the place. I love it on the west coast - it's wide open spaces with friendly people - completely opposite of the eastern parts of this great land.

mountain girl's Comment
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Purdy trucks and logo. I love the baseball cap. Be sure to get one of those. They're good looking! Good luck. They were my first OTR choice, had I been able to go that route. Congrats, Man! Keep on given 'em your all.

-mountain girl

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jimmy P. 's Comment
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Jimmy, every time I get a run out west I see May trucks all over the place. I love it on the west coast - it's wide open spaces with friendly people - completely opposite of the eastern parts of this great land.

Maybe I'll see you out there one of these days !! If all goes well I should solo out in about 30 days ! Thank you for all of the help along the way even if you didn't know you were helping !

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