Orientation in the morning.

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  1. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    I have Orientation in the AM with Western Express, leaving for the hotel in a couple of hours (Fontana, CA). Wish me luck. Any last minute advice?
     
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  3. Cat sdp

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    Don’t get hammered tonight. Might want a hazmat suit in the hotel…….
     
  4. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    It’s not too late to change your mind. Seriously, good luck. Hope it works out well for you.
     
  5. tscottme

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    Good luck.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    That's good news! You going flatbed or dry van?
     
  7. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Last minute advice? Sure....

    Do you ab-so-lute best....no matter what they throw at you....to stick it out with them.....for AT LEAST A YEAR.

    Longer is of course, better still.

    Western Express is truly a "second chance" carrier (it was created/designed for that), and....as such....you will likely meet some (let's just say) "interesting" people there.

    A coworker of mine used to work there--& he filled me in on what it's like.

    When you finally start driving--don't hit ANY-THING.

    If (while backing up) you can't see, or you're just not quite sure--set the brakes, & then GET OUT AND LOOK ("GOAL").

    When backing up in poorly lit, or dark places, I use LED flashlights (magnetic, & attached to the trailer) to illuminate my "target" area.

    This sort of solution will save you from accidents/incidents...and the related, later problems/regrets.

    And yes, stay away from alcoholic beverages during orientation.

    --Lual
     
  8. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    Dry Van. I am rushing to finish packing
     
  9. Labrador

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    Very good advice. I will get the mag light as soon as I am able. No worries on the alcohol, that isnt going to happen.
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Dry van; easy money. Best wishes to you.
     
  11. Labrador

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    Awesome, thank you.
     
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