My Journey Begins For Real

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Andre R.'s Comment
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I'm finally getting a trainer. Seems like forever since I've started and tomorrow morning it all happens. I am to arrive between 930 and 10 in the morning to meet with my trainer and we will be getting this party started. As excited as I am it's just how nervous I am all at the same time. I had the pleasure of speaking with him today for a while and the lessons already started. I will post as much as possible. Wish me luck or my trainer hell wish us both luck I'm sure we will need it. I haven't been in a truck since the end of April I'm sure I am rusty with the very little I learned in school.

Daniel's Comment
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Have fun! :)

My trainer's kids loved me. They called just to talk to me, the last couple days I was on his truck (6 weeks out).

Andre R.'s Comment
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I'm up for 28 days of training. Looking forward to getting some real schooling. Trainer seems to be a really cool guy from our talk today. Can't wait to get this going.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Have fun and good luck! The time out of the truck won't be a problem. You'll pick up on it right away.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Andre, you're gonna be just fine. A few days on the truck and you'll be driving like an old pro.

Andre R.'s Comment
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Thanks Brett and old school. My morning started about 2 am as I awoke and couldn't sleep so I played there tossing and turning until it was time to head to the terminal. Got there about pep and sat with the trainer waiting for a load. We finally leave a little after noon to pick up an empty then off to pick up a load of copy paper headed to the Chicago area. In true rookie form we have the hiccup of truck issues. About 30 minutes from the pick up the a.c. acts up. Its about 90 in the truck but we roll the Windows down and go on in. As we pick up the load and head north the a.c. once again craps out. So we are going to grin and bear it abd head to Memphis to the shop in the morning. I'm hoping but I'm sure it won't be the only hiccup for this 28 days of training.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Andre R.'s Comment
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Well the journey has stalled. We have made it as far as olive branch Mississippi and that is it in 3 days. Truck is in the shop and no telling when it will be fixed

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Well the journey has stalled. We have made it as far as olive branch Mississippi and that is it in 3 days. Truck is in the shop and no telling when it will be fixed

You broke the truck already!? Kidding! Hopefully this is your only stall. Good luck!

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