Driving a Truck Before Orientation

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by King Vortex, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. King Vortex

    King Vortex Bobtail Member

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    So starting a local job but they are sending me with a driver the night before orientation to learn the route. IDK if the driver is going to want me to drive or not but im curious if im allowed to drive the company truck before I do all the paperwork. Just wanna cover my ###. Usually the papwerwork comes first. I have done a drug test/physical/application for them and thats it so far.
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You probably wont have to drive, but if you do, nobody needs to know.
     
  4. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    You probably won't drive. You are probably going to work though.. this is to weed out people who won't last an entire shift. This is actually pretty smart of the companies
     
  5. Hazmat Cat

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  6. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    You can drive anything your CDL allows.
     
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  7. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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    More should follow suit!
     
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  8. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

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    Sounds like you nervous about driving the truck if the guy asks you to because you worried you gonna mess up. Put that stuff aside and don’t worry
     
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  9. Just passing by

    Just passing by Heavy Load Member

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    I wouldn't drive if paperwork hasn't been taken care of. Any snaffu and you're NOT under their insurance yet...
     
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Nobody needs to know...
    Unless there is an accident.

    Great advice.
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Sure, don't worry about anything this company might do.

    Some of the advice in this thread is just about not caring about safety or regulations.

    Sad.
     
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