So I Am All Alone Now.

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Ricky A.'s Comment
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My buddy and i went through all the schooling and through training together. We finally get all done and get our own truck and hit the open road. A week into it and he says "i am not happy doing this" gets a rental car and goes home. I was like holy crap. All that work and money down the tubes. That sucks. So i send a message on qualcomm. "Driver 2 bailed, i need to be switched to solo and redispatched" lol. No hard feelings here. If your not happy, then no sense in hating what you do.

On a good note i am kinda enjoying my "prison cell" by my self. Its like it got twice the size over night. Also its way easier to sleep at night when the truck is not bouncing all around. I did drive solo for a week after i tested out cause i was on the other side of the country. And i did not mind it. The hardest part is getting shut down for the night. That aggravates the **** outta me.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Hrynn's Comment
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Wow. I'm all for not continuing to do something you know isn't right for you, but I would at least give myself more than a week to make that decision. I'm glad you're happy with the situation though!

Ynkedad's Comment
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Man, sorry that happened to you, but good on you for keeping a good attitude!

Stay safe and great luck to ya!!

Longbow's Comment
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I am kind of a loner myself. I don't think I could be happy sharing the tractor with someone else. When I start driving my brother wants me team with him. I told him there would only be two possible out comes. We would 1 get in trouble all the time because we would be having to much fun. Or we would kill each other. :) Good luck

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