I Just Completed My First Solo Run!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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And congratulations Jolie! You were on our list of "For sure they'll be a good driver" and you're starting to prove it. Take the advice above and take everything slowly. You'll do just fine and we've had a blast helping you get your career underway!

RedGator's Comment
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Its funny I actually learned how to back up from 2 conversations I had out here with drivers. The first was about 2 months into trucking and one of our drivers was explaining to me how he backed. It worked wonders! Then a few months back I got my new T680 and was having an awful time with it. Yep after 2 yrs I was struggling to back with a new truck. So one night I was on the phone with Logan T from this board and he told me what he does to set himself up. Low and behold I tried what he said and have been back to rocking it ever since. Just goes to show you you can learn anytime, anywhere and from anyone

Jimbo's Comment
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Congrats Jolie! This is a huge milestone in your career and hopefully a good indication of things to come. And I must admit, I'm proud that the bridges that I cross each day, the Grand Island Bridges, are part of your training memories! lol Here's to your continued success!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Logan T.'s Comment
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Its funny I actually learned how to back up from 2 conversations I had out here with drivers. The first was about 2 months into trucking and one of our drivers was explaining to me how he backed. It worked wonders! Then a few months back I got my new T680 and was having an awful time with it. Yep after 2 yrs I was struggling to back with a new truck. So one night I was on the phone with Logan T from this board and he told me what he does to set himself up. Low and behold I tried what he said and have been back to rocking it ever since. Just goes to show you you can learn anytime, anywhere and from anyone

Glad I could help out redgator. Still can't believe ya blew thru Nashville without saying anything to me the other day. I'm hurt. I'll be in Georgia the next 2 weeks in Atlanta if you or anyone else is coming through.

Photogirl 's Comment
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dancing-dog.gif Congrats Jolie!!! Sounds like you had a great first run. I just completed my training with Millis Transfer and will be doing my road test at the DMV this Friday. I can't wait to get out on the road with my trainer. Good luck in the future, maybe we can meet up as well once I;m in my own truck. Take care out there.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gif Congrats Jolie!!! Sounds like you had a great first run. I just completed my training with Millis Transfer and will be doing my road test at the DMV this Friday. I can't wait to get out on the road with my trainer. Good luck in the future, maybe we can meet up as well once I;m in my own truck. Take care out there.

Hey Photogirl I don't know where you live, but I live near Trenton, OH where Millis has a location I believe. If you are going to be in the area let me know because we may be able to meet up around there. I will be running a dedicated Midwest account so will be in the states close to Ohio. Good luck on your test!!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Photogirl 's Comment
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dancing-dog.gif Congrats Jolie!!! Sounds like you had a great first run. I just completed my training with Millis Transfer and will be doing my road test at the DMV this Friday. I can't wait to get out on the road with my trainer. Good luck in the future, maybe we can meet up as well once I;m in my own truck. Take care out there.

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Hey Photogirl I don't know where you live, but I live near Trenton, OH where Millis has a location I believe. If you are going to be in the area let me know because we may be able to meet up around there. I will be running a dedicated Midwest account so will be in the states close to Ohio. Good luck on your test!!!!

Thanks so much! Absolutely! I would love that. We haul mostly beer and we only do the eastern half of the US so there's definitely gonna be a time I'm in Ohio. Look forward to meeting you soon.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Photogirl 's Comment
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dancing-dog.gif Congrats Jolie!!! Sounds like you had a great first run. I just completed my training with Millis Transfer and will be doing my road test at the DMV this Friday. I can't wait to get out on the road with my trainer. Good luck in the future, maybe we can meet up as well once I;m in my own truck. Take care out there.

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Hey Photogirl I don't know where you live, but I live near Trenton, OH where Millis has a location I believe. If you are going to be in the area let me know because we may be able to meet up around there. I will be running a dedicated Midwest account so will be in the states close to Ohio. Good luck on your test!!!!

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Thanks so much! Absolutely! I would love that. We haul mostly beer and we only do the eastern half of the US so there's definitely gonna be a time I'm in Ohio. Look forward to meeting you soon.

I fogot to mention, I live in Houston, TX.. Cheers!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Great Job.......and congrats it's always great to see another TT contributor succeed.

Mikki 's Comment
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WooHoo! Jolie! dancing-dog.gif

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