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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Off The Newbie Board

That's right and that's good news.  For those that don't know, if you are a new driver with a company fresh out of CDL school with no real world experience, you are put on an inexperienced driver board.  Basically that just means your dispatcher or driver business leader can help you out much more on a one on one basis as opposed to you being lost with a dispatcher or dbl that has more experienced drivers and many more of them and you get lost in the mix.

Now the slight hitch, my new DBL is new with the company but so far they are good.  Some hiccups but they are able to communicate more quickly since they probably don't have as many drivers on their board quite yet.

How new?  Maybe a few weeks with the company.

They scheduled preventative maintenance for the truck but the truck being new, it took longer than normal.  This caused me not to be able to make delivery but DBL knew this and communicated that with receiving company so all should be good there.  So I get put up in a hotel for the evening, no idling truck, get a nice shower and free continental at the hotel, plus free coffee; that probably tastes better than some truck stop coffee that usually tastes of burnt mud.  If I wanted that, I would buy Starbucks, no, wait, I wouldn't, truck stop burnt mud would still be cheaper.

Not sure where I'm headed to tomorrow once I get back to the truck at this time.

That is all for now.  Maybe more in a couple days or weeks or months.

No telling with me.

Monday, July 6, 2015


I've run across a ton of trucking videos on YouTube and I thought about starting such videos and chronicling my thoughts and experiences but I realized that many of those videos just ramble on. They don't get to the gist of the title and when some do, it happens to be just a little blurb and that's it. You wasted 25 minutes of your time just waiting for them to talk about the one thing that you clicked on in the title and only spoke a few sentences about it before credits roll.

That is mostly why I don't plan on doing videos, I would be going of on random tangents and not even covering the title of the video. That and my crippling shyness that would prevent me from doing them in the first place. Then the reviewing of them I would consider them silly.

So I plan on sticking to this for the time being.  I can ramble, you can skim through the crap without worrying about missing anything important and that doesn't cover the things that aren't even about trucking because that isn't what this is about entirely.