1st Week With Mentor

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Karl A.'s Comment
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I am from Florida so no I haven't seen snow in over a decade and I thought the Appalachia was a mountain range lol.

My first time driving was from GA to TX which easy right? Well I learned I don't like Dallas at 5pm..

I drove up to Colorado after that and my mentor is like well we are going to Cali after we drop n hook in Denver.. Now I have never seen a mountain let alone drove on one and my mentor was talking on his phone most of the time leaving me pondering if I was going to kill us half the time haha.. But he always seemed to know when to tell me I was messing up before that happened..

I was delivering in north LA during rush hour and after that drop it was straight to NJ.. Omg I never want to drive in the northeast again.. Haha IM doing 15 maybe 20 under the limit bc it's dark and snowing and everyone is justfflying by me with comments on the cb like still wet eh?

Haha well a week in a half in I have my first 150 hrs done and many thousands of miles and I have to say I think I have found my career..

I btw I mastered straight **** backing in nj bc the roads all end EVERYWHERE

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PanamaExpat's Comment
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Glad to hear it man. Gives me something to look forwards to. Hope everything keeps working well for you out there. Keep us updated.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Hi Karl, wishing all the best for you. Just curious, what part of Florida are you from?

Gunner's Comment
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I was delivering in north LA during rush hour and after that drop it was straight to NJ.. Omg I never want to drive in the northeast again.. Haha IM doing 15 maybe 20 under the limit bc it's dark and snowing and everyone is justfflying by me

I totally feel your pain. I lived in NJ until 2002 which i dont usuallly admit to. Some of the most disrespectful drivers in the country. JMO. Good luck up there.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jimbo's Comment
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Just spent a couple days in NYC...drove through NJ to head back home. Insane....that's the only way I can describe it. And that was in an SUV! lol

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