School failure rate

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by didntitellu, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    You sound like you can handle it.
    Now the worst part.
    Pay isn't all that good.
    Yes to live a dream can be worth more than money.
     
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  3. didntitellu

    didntitellu Light Load Member

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    Yea you are right there. Starting pay for my deal is only .26 a mile. So it will be a tight budget for a while. The pay does go up fairly quickly but still you are absolutely right! Just takes patience and a good outlook I guess to get past that first year. But anything worth having is worth working for right?
     
  4. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    You said it. I wish more people had this attitude.
     
  5. rick263

    rick263 Bobtail Member

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    sure, take the laptop! get a laptop case with room for a notebook, lotsa paper, logbook, fmcsa manual, pens, calculator, and rulers. and keep it with ya!

    :biggrin_255:

    you mentioned the 60 hour range... after you spend 40 hours on permit prep (do your endorsement tests too) you spend a total of 120 on the range and OTR classes. range first week: pre trip, couple/uncouple, city driving, etc. our first time in a tractor on the road was an automatic tranny International with an empty 48' trailer. 2nd day on the range, too. start big, go big!!
     
  6. didntitellu

    didntitellu Light Load Member

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    My laptop case is too small lol Oh well I got a small binder I can fit all that in and maybe shove it in my duffle bag.
     
  7. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Great
    Don't sweat the small things
    Two duffel bags worth of stuff should be all your taking.
    Most trainers have a truck full of stuff already.
     
  8. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    Something that worked really well for my boyfriend was one of those clipboards that opened up. He could store his pens and papers and books inside, it had a clipboard and a calculator on the clip. I got it at Wally World for about $10, but I have seen them elsewhere.
     
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