When do you stop being a “new driver”?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by copperdome, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. copperdome

    copperdome Light Load Member

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    I got my CDL a few years ago but I only have a year combined experience. I didn’t have driving jobs the entire time... I still feel pretty new.
     
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  3. HotH2o

    HotH2o Road Train Member

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    Once you’ve driven through all 4 seasons you are no longer a new driver.
     
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  5. copperdome

    copperdome Light Load Member

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    Haha I feel that way some days...

    I have the all 4 seasons down... in WV to boot.

    I felt like I graduated when the wrecker driver slid backwards on his way up the hill to get me (with chains on) and wrecked into a guardrail.

    .... long story short I hadn’t wrecked I was just stuck... or gained some stupidity points for driving on that road in the first place I guess it’s just however you want to look at it.
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Truck drivin, the only job that can make u feel like a rookie every signle day
     
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  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    When you no longer have to wonder if you're a new driver yet you aren't anymore.
     
  8. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I've been driving for 22 years straight plus several years on and off before that. Still felt like a rookie up until two years ago. Now I'm almost the old guy.
     
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  9. copperdome

    copperdome Light Load Member

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    I guess what I’m wondering additionally, is when would my driving record command some better hauls/a better company? I’m not saying anything bad against my company, I love the company but I’ve heard they’ve fallen on hard times.
     
  10. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Which 4 seasons? We've got winter, mud and construction up here.
     
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  11. cthomas341

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    Never. Every day is a new experience.
     
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