I Made It! What A Wild Year!

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Heavy C's Comment
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So it's official, I've turned the page on my first year driving a big boy truck!

This year has completely flown by. And the funny thing about it is that I still don't feel like I've learned anything. I mean obviously I have but it seems like everyday brings something new to learn. I highly anticipated changing my driver status to "experienced driver" but I did it knowing full well that it really isn't the case. I see now what everyone said before about even after a year you still don't know anything. I'm humbled by this job everyday and I'm thankful for being given then chance to experience it.

This year has brought so many things both positive and negative. Let me look back here. My first month was a crazy time. I backed into a shelving unit at it warehouse. Luckily to trailer damage but still embarrassing as hell. Remember to GOAL! Then I got a ticket for passing by an inspection checkpoint. I won't be doing that again! Then I had a trailer come off my truck in our parking lot. Thankfully it was determined to by caused by a faulty fifth wheel. Again luckily no major damage to either tractor or trailer. And finally I took down some telephone wires behind one of our plazas. In my defense, we always go being that plaza but I should've still been paying attention. Just took them off the building so really not to bad. And that was ask on the first month. Things got better from there though. And by the end of the year my review was stellar and they said I've turned into one off their best most dependable drivers. Point I'm making is to the rookies, things are going to happen but it's how you compose yourself and deal with them that will determine how you do in this industry.

I would also like to say thank you again to Brett. OS, Daniel, Guyjax, 6string, and everyone else for supporting me on this incredible journey. Without this site and everyone on it, who knows how things may have turned out.

So here's to one year down and hopefully many many more safe years to go!

OWI:

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Old School's Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Congratulations Man! Here's a big WOOO HOOO! from me! dancing-banana.gif

People probably don't even realize how much more bad weather you are having to deal with than the rest of us. I just left out of "New Hamshah" day before yesterday, and you guys up there in that North East corner have just been hammered here lately, and I know it is even worse over there in "Bah Hahbah" or whatever the heck you guys call that area!

Keep up the good work! I'm up there in your neighborhood all the time, so we're gonna come across each other one of these days.

Mikki 's Comment
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Fantastic! Great job! dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

J. Snow's Comment
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That's awesome! Next year around this time I hope to be celebrating as well! Cheers!!

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Way to go Heavy C.!!! Making it to a year is a big deal as a lot of truckers don't. Give yourself a pat on the back since none of us can be there to do it!!dancing-dog.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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Excellent work H.C.

Been a pleasure following you in your travels...

Rick

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Heavy C's Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Congratulations Man! Here's a big WOOO HOOO! from me! dancing-banana.gif

People probably don't even realize how much more bad weather you are having to deal with than the rest of us. I just left out of "New Hamshah" day before yesterday, and you guys up there in that North East corner have just been hammered here lately, and I know it is even worse over there in "Bah Hahbah" or whatever the heck you guys call that area!

Keep up the good work! I'm up there in your neighborhood all the time, so we're gonna come across each other one of these days.

Thanks bud. Yea don't even get me started on this weather we've had. I know boston is well over 100" at this point and thats all in the last month or so. Bah Hahba is pretty worse for wear itself. But Boston just takes the cake because they've got no where left to put it. A lot of roads are impassable, banks are too high for people to see around, peoples cars are buried to the point that it will be until spring before they see them again. It's just horrific.

So when are you heading back up this way? I've been doing a little day trip around the outer Boston area a lot lately on thursdays if you're ever around then.

Thanks again everybody, this feels like a pretty big accomplishment to me!

Meper's Comment
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Congratulations on your one year of safe driving! Wishing you many more safe years! I too hope to be able to make the same claim sometime in the near future.

Meper

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Congrats, Mr Heavy :) You are definitely exercising your license to learn. one year you made it the next 12 months meme ecard

Tracy W.'s Comment
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Grats to the year! I felt...and still feel, the same way. Still know I have a lot to learn, so I stay focused. The weather has been tough, the good thing is you have experienced a tough year, and made it through without giving up! Good job.

BTW....spent three years in Maine (Winter Harbor) when in the Navy, my kids were both born in Ellsworth in the late seventies.

Tracy

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