Don't Fall Asleep On Your Bus Ride

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Scott O.'s Comment
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So I'm heading to crst company sponsored training and missed my stop in Iowa city Iowa Cuz I wuz sleeping... Mind you I haven't slept in 36 hours prior to the bus ride from Chicago to Iowa city Iowa... Luckily the bus broke down 28 miles from my stop and I was able to get a ride with the mechanic after he fixed the bus.... O well s**t happens...

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Whoa! That could've ended a lot worse.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Whoa! That could've ended a lot worse.

I know right... The bus driver wanted me to go to Des Moines Iowa then figure out how to get back... Nope I'm trying to get to Iowa city... I was so tired I was laid over in Chicago for 10 hours after I spent 16 hours on the bus before that... I couldn't take it anymore and passed out...

J. Snow's Comment
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I was afraid you were going to say you were robbed... I've heard of several people having stuff stolen while they slept on busses.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I was afraid you were going to say you were robbed... I've heard of several people having stuff stolen while they slept on busses.

Well my bag made it to Iowa city Iowa but I didn't lol and the bus driver must of thought I got off the bus some where and didn't claim it...

Errol V.'s Comment
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I wanted to see if this was a re-run of a Twilight Zone episode.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I wanted to see if this was a re-run of a Twilight Zone episode.

Still better than dropping your trailer and not disconnecting (we WILL BE REMINDING YOU OF THIS FROM TIME TO TIME).

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Rick

Errol V.'s Comment
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I wanted to see if this was a re-run of a Twilight Zone episode.

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Still better than dropping your trailer and not disconnecting (we WILL BE REMINDING YOU OF THIS FROM TIME TO TIME).

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Rick

I'm sure I wasn't the only one to pull that particular stunt this weekend. But I might be the only one to admit it. (BTW, TT is focused on the people new to the business. I like to let noobies know That ain't the only one to do something stupid! b/c I'm a noobie myself.

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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.
Carter's Comment
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No worries Errol. I give myself 2 days, 7 hours and 12 minutes (give or take) before I do something twice as bad.

I tell Satan that I'm not real bright, but I try hard. This could be a bad combo for me...smile.gif

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.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Wishing you well Scott. I know you're getting back into driving after a brief hiatus.

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