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  1. dtj12231989

    dtj12231989 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks. I will definitely be doing that at all costs.
     
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  3. Truckermania

    Truckermania Road Train Member

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    Congrats! Best advice I can give is to take your time and don't rush. You are learning and it will take time.
     
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  4. dtj12231989

    dtj12231989 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks. I have a suspicion that I will be going to the northeast a lot. Any advice or wisdom on that location?
     
  5. Truckermania

    Truckermania Road Train Member

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    Same thing. Take your time and don't let anyone rush you.
     
  6. dtj12231989

    dtj12231989 Medium Load Member

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    Ok. I have heard a lot of bad things from drivers going through the northeast. I kinda understand why as I know that the traffic up that way is horrible. My aunt has been up there a few times before she retired and told me about that traffic. My recruiter also told me that most likely I won't be going further north than New Jersey. Western Express dry van division goes everywhere east of the Mississippi River. Later on, I am considering going flatbed after I get more experience behind the wheel and feel comfortable. I don't wanna overload myself right out the gate.
     
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  7. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    Good Job.
    Best advice I can give you is to keep it in the moment. Concentrate on the moment. If your backing into a receiver, don’t be thinking about the reload at the receiver. One step at a time.
    Keep your CDL clean and move on ASAP
    Check out Magnum in ND if your in N.C. they would be a good 2nd company in 6 mos. or a year....
    Western Express is a bottom feeder... your job is to not be one....
     
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  8. dtj12231989

    dtj12231989 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the info. Can you give me some background on the company
     
  9. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Dont let yourself get in a rush. Try to be deliberate no matter what you are doing.
     
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  10. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    When in the NE, you have to keep a very close eye on signage. There are lots of roads that trucks are either forbidden to drive on, or simply cannot navigate.

    Learn to research your route for low bridges. Use your smartphone to look at satellite views of shippers and receivers to be sure you approach from the best direction. Do not be afraid to call customers for truck routing directions, but double-verify them, because some people who give you directions have no clue about truck height and turning clearances.
     
  11. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

    About a thousand pages of info there. I don’t currently work there. So ask questions to the current drivers....
     
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