Truck Driving School Starts Monday!

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Mike V.'s Comment
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Hey guys....newb here. I start truck driving school on monday here in tyler tx. at a private school. What can I expect and does anyone have any advice? Im taking the practice courses here on TT, and reading all I can. I hope to graduate and get a job in the oilfield but im not against OTR. thanks in advance!

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.

Ms. Tomboy's Comment
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Hey guys....newb here. I start truck driving school on monday here in tyler tx. at a private school. What can I expect and does anyone have any advice? Im taking the practice courses here on TT, and reading all I can. I hope to graduate and get a job in the oilfield but im not against OTR. thanks in advance!

TT helped a lot!!!! Remember that you will be getting a lot of information in a short time. Just relax and ask questions. Nothing is a stupid question and just remember to breathe. When you start to drive, remember to relax as well, the more confident you are, not overly confident, then you will do great.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Mike. Attitude really is everything when it comes to getting your career underway in trucking. You're going to face an endless onslaught of challenges and it's going to be quite stressful at times. But it can also be a ton of fun.

Just keep a great attitude, get along with people, work hard, and roll with things.

You can read my book Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Trucking for free online. It's a pretty short, easy read with a lot of insights into the industry and a lot of stories from my years on the road.

Oh, and for fun I also wrote an article called The Backing Range At Trucking Driving School - It's Like Clown Soup For The Soul. It's just a lighthearted look at students learning to back up trucks at school.

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