Well, my trainer didn’t teach me much and I had to learn a lot of stuff on my own.
Sometimes you have to make really bad mistakes to learn from them and that’s what I did my second week solo. I made the wrong turn on the wrong road and had the whole town in North Carolina pissed off . I got stuck in mud trying to back up and thought I would need to look for a new career fast.
I’ve learned to not make quick Decisions. Rest areas are your friends if you want to hop off the road for anything random reason. Trucker path app has been good to me, but I make sure to study the gps before the trip and whenever I stop at a rest area.
Ive had my first blow out in California and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Finally got my fridge fixed after two months of not have one. Having an air fryer has definitely come in handy.
Now I’m currently trying to solve the problem of getting my butt comfortable in this seat.
As far as pay goes, I shoot for 1k a week but sometimes I fall short.
I’m not as nervous as I was with parking anymore. I usually just go and find something that is easy or find where there are two open spots and get in there. As far as squeezing in between two trucks I only do it if I really need to and if there’s enough room for adjustment.
now the goal is to continue to knock these bills down and save and ride my contract out and eventually look for other opportunities. But for now I think I’m okay with my situation. I definitely can see myself driving trucks for another year and a half, but then I think I would like to take a break and do the “family” thing.