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Starting a new job tomorrow

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fordeater, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. fordeater

    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Gonna be driving an 18 wheeler long haul. I get really nervous starting new jobs, and i've never driven longhaul. So, between the two, i'm really nervous. Anyways, just thought i would share.
     
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    well good luck with it and keep us posted, be it from the road or when ya get back...
     
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    Who you going to be driving for.....
    George
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Aw the good life.......Lot lizards and Preparation H:D :D
     
  5. fordeater

    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I will be driving for Systems trucking here in spokane.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Good luck with it man, you'll do great...
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    you'll be fine bro. just think of stuff you'll see.
     
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    i envy you... lol. ill be back on the road ina few years....
    Be safe out there.
    if you come through york PA call me up
    951-852-8218
    Grant
     
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    Systems does have some unique ways of doing things.....
    George
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    soooooooooo you can drive a truck, right?


    whats there to be nervous about. wha does it matter who you drive for? I'm not getting it.
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    L.M.A.O. :bow: :rotfl: !!
     
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    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm not worried about the company. I can drive, i just naturally get nervous when i start new jobs.
     
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    Some free advice. Never drive for a company who doesn't have major traffic lanes going close to your house. Why? If they don't have frieght going by your home you will never have easy access to get home. And that translates into less and less home time.....
    George
     
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    Flatbed???



    Hey, if you ever get down here to Phoenix, to The Home Depot D.C. yard, look for the black and silver lifted Burb, it's mine :D

    Systems pulls alot of stuff for us out of here, mainly to New Mexico
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    I always drove for the larger companies, but still after about 6-8 months of being gone most of the time, i just got tired of it. Finally found a local statewide driving job that pays pretty decent, and i get home everyday. :D

    Pretty happy with the work, just wish the upper management would get their heads out of their asses and get stuff done,,,oh wait,,,,management, nevermind:doah:
     
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    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah, i'm hoping to get some experience and then find something local.

    I had the first day of orientation today, it was boring. i should be on the road thursday with the trainer.
     

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