12 years off, going to start back Steven's style..

Discussion in 'Stevens' started by Kevin Lewis, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone.

    Thinking I will "diry" my experiences here as I prepare to begin my career (over again) with Steven's.

    After 12 years of not being OTR Ihave decided to go back. The road is calling.

    At this moment I am doing my final range evaluation here at TDI in Milton Florida. Everything is going very well so far.

    Tomorrow morning I will be taking my CDL driving exam at 7:30 AM. Not too worried about that as a lot of it seems to of been muscle memory has come back, however I am not so overconfident that I'm not paying attention to what my instructors have taught me.

    Once I am through the pre-trip I think all will be good.

    July 5th I will be reporting to Dallas for orientation. I am excited at the possibilities and look forward to becoming a part of this team.

    Nice to meet you all.
     
  2. SHOJim

    SHOJim Road Train Member

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    Good luck Kevin and enjoy your return!
     
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  3. the454kid

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    Welcome back I was out for almost 6 years and I'm coming back soon, good luck to you in all things coming your way
     
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  4. Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis Bobtail Member

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    Thank you both. Excited, I am.

    Did my final range evaluation today and only lost one point (they give no free pullups on the range eval).
    Pre-Trip, Road Test, and Skills test tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. Now if my better half would just quit sounding like a turbo whining down the road..perHAPS I could get a good nights sleep!

    LOL
     
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  5. Guitar Man

    Guitar Man Medium Load Member

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    Good luck man!And If you think she's whining now, wait until you're out for 3 months at a pop!!! ( and odds are really good you will be)
     
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  6. Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis Bobtail Member

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    Lol. Its all good. Drove for 11 years a while back. I know the away time and she does too.
     
  7. Kevin Lewis

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    CDL exam done and passed. Next...report to Steven's 7/5/2015.
     
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  8. Emulsified

    Emulsified Road Train Member

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    We'll be watching for you
     
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  9. Kevin Lewis

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    Said goodbye to some great folks today at TDI in Milton Florida. These guys are top notch. Also, the folks I went through school with. We had a blast.

    Received our graduation packets today after we went to the DMV to het our Class A's.
    They were all talking about their transcripts and the final average "grade". I didnt look at mine until we all left and I heard them say theirs.
    I had an unfair advantage because I have done this before so I excluded myself from that conversation....

    However, when I did look I was pleased to see I got "Top Dog" with a 95.(something) overall score. Makes me feel good and I hope this success continues.

    I look forward to the intensity I have heard about this training program. I could have easily gone somewhere that I would have my own truck in 3 weeks or even less. But, I want to be safe. What I have read makes me feel like this program will assist me in accomplishing that.

    I know I am not even at orientation yet, but I am already feeling the Steven's KoolAid running through my veins. I had many choices, but I chose Steven's, and they accepted.

    Looking forward to pahes 2 of my new learning cycle.

    -KC
     
  10. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Good Luck.
    Remember, patience is a virtue. There will be days you will be shaking your head wondering,"what have i gotten myself into".
    Keep your ears open and soak it all in.
    .
     
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