4th Week Update!

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Wow, what a month of training can do for you. I came uneducated and unknowing of a truck and its ins and outs and now I feel like its second nature. My backing is much improved, i wasnt quite where I wanted to be on my offsets, but I just kept at it and now Im golden. Just the littlest turn of the wheel matters. My favorite part is driving in the afternoon, cant wait to get in and go on out little mini journeys lol. I cant wait to get into this industry. I know that I am made for it, I would say that the 8 years spent in the marines has set me up for the life of a trucker. I have made my final decision to go with Roehl. I was leaning towards TMC but then I finally got my prehire from Roehl and talked to my recruiter and knew that I wanted to go with them. I mean TMC is a great company, but they are 1 dimensional to me and I dont like that aspect really. I can be trained and do the work, thats no problem. Being a first year driver I want to have more opportunities with a company than just strictly flatbedding. Get out there, learn the ropes and the life and get my skills up and drive safe, then move in to something different. Im just excited to have come this far. I test out May 8th, and I know with all the practice that Im going to pass, but Im not over confident, I know one rollback on a hill or the minor mistakes can catch up to ya. Its been a awesome 4 weeks!

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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