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Skydrick (Brian L.) 's Comment
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Passed my DMV exam today! dancing.gifdancing-banana.gif

So relieved that I am done with that experience. I really would like to thank TT and Brett for helping me to waltz right through the permit test and endorsements so I could focus on the actual driving. Thanks to Old School for being an all around mentor and for always calling it as he sees it. Jopa for keeping things humorous (your $29.99 is in the mail, however it might take 4-6 years for postage to clear so be patient) Also thanks to Daniel B for the pre-trip. While I could only use your pictures, because Virginia has different names and phrases they have to hear from us, the parts are at least nearly the same. Thank you for that resource.

I'll be starting orientation with Melton on May 25th. Can't wait. Also want to thank the folks on here from Melton for giving great information to help me make a decision especially on the flatbed variety thread. (Wilson, I sent you a PM, your photos and comments sold me).

Again thanks all and looking forward to seeing many of you out on the road shortly! thank-you.gif

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.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Congrats and remember to party with milk and cookies from now on!

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Skydrick (Brian L.) 's Comment
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Congrats and remember to party with milk and cookies from now on!

In my case North Carolina style BBQ smile.gif

(Dixie Bones in Woodbridge VA just off Route 1. No truck parking nearby that I know of but worth the trip if you can)

Old School's Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Congratulations Briandancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

And Best of Luck to ya over there at Melton. If they ever send you down to the SAPA plant in Delhi, Louisiana make sure and send me a private message - maybe I'll let you buy me some Bar-B-Que! I've met quite a few Melton drivers at our plant picking up pre-loaded trailers.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Jopa's Comment
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(your $29.99 is in the mail, however it might take 4-6 years for postage to clear so be patient)

I'm a patient guy ... I'll waitrofl-1.gif

Hey, now the real fun begins ... good luck with all of the adventures ahead and don't forget you still have a bunch of people here who want you to succeed in your truckin' career ...

Jopa

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Congratulations Briandancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

And Best of Luck to ya over there at Melton. If they ever send you down to the SAPA plant in Delhi, Louisiana make sure and send me a private message - maybe I'll let you buy me some Bar-B-Que! I've met quite a few Melton drivers at our plant picking up pre-loaded trailers.

I'll be looking you up if I ever get down that way too. We're in Fontana California at the moment, supposed to be headed up to San Francisco then over to Reno but the auto leveler on the air bags took a crap and the truck is riding like a log wagon. Not to mention we didn't want to blow a bag with a 43,000# trailer on it. Btw, got my intro last night to mountain driving, in the dark much less and man it was fun.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Skydrick (Brian L.) 's Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif Congratulations Briandancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

And Best of Luck to ya over there at Melton. If they ever send you down to the SAPA plant in Delhi, Louisiana make sure and send me a private message - maybe I'll let you buy me some Bar-B-Que! I've met quite a few Melton drivers at our plant picking up pre-loaded trailers.

I sure will Old School. And Jopa, it really is nice to have a network of support from people who understand what it is like to go through all of this. My family and friends are supportive, but I don't know anyone who is, or has been, a professional driver so it is all new territory. Thanks to all you guys for great advice and words of encouragement.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Passed my DMV exam today! dancing.gifdancing-banana.gif

So relieved that I am done with that experience. I really would like to thank TT and Brett for helping me to waltz right through the permit test and endorsements so I could focus on the actual driving. Thanks to Old School for being an all around mentor and for always calling it as he sees it. Jopa for keeping things humorous (your $29.99 is in the mail, however it might take 4-6 years for postage to clear so be patient) Also thanks to Daniel B for the pre-trip. While I could only use your pictures, because Virginia has different names and phrases they have to hear from us, the parts are at least nearly the same. Thank you for that resource.

I'll be starting orientation with Melton on May 25th. Can't wait. Also want to thank the folks on here from Melton for giving great information to help me make a decision especially on the flatbed variety thread. (Wilson, I sent you a PM, your photos and comments sold me).

Again thanks all and looking forward to seeing many of you out on the road shortly! thank-you.gif

Congrats on passing your exam! WGT!!!

And welcome to Melton! As you probably already know, there's a few of us on here! It's a great place to work! I'm currently in Tulsa on "light duty" but I should be getting my doctors clearance to get back in a truck on the 18th. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me as well. I'm not on here as often as I'd like, but I'm always willing to help out when I can!

Congrats again! And I look forward to seeing you out there in a Melton blue truck!

Tarren

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.

Skydrick (Brian L.) 's Comment
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Congrats on passing your exam! WGT!!!

And welcome to Melton! As you probably already know, there's a few of us on here! It's a great place to work! I'm currently in Tulsa on "light duty" but I should be getting my doctors clearance to get back in a truck on the 18th. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me as well. I'm not on here as often as I'd like, but I'm always willing to help out when I can!

Congrats again! And I look forward to seeing you out there in a Melton blue truck!

Tarren

Thanks Tarren! I'm really excited to be joining the Melton family. I have gotten nothing but good vibes from everyone I have spoken to. Hopefully you will be out on the road by the time I get there, but I'm sure we will cross paths at some point. Good luck getting your clearance.

Really looking forward to a beautiful blue Kenworth.

Daniel's Comment
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Pretty generic, but: THAT'S AAAAAWESOME!!!!! I no longer have to work, personally. I absolutely LOVE driving OTR! It is the best experience in the world!!!! I wake up smiling every day. No joke! 3 weeks in. :)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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