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Its been one week all by myself in Scottsdale and things have been alright so far. Next week I am to do the route all over again, which is cool by me. However, I was supposed to get some pup time but that was scrubbed because someone called out. Eh. I guess next week, I will practice on the crappy two-position trucks before my route. I don't intend on taking them on this route just yet because of the difficult transmission. I think I will have to one day. Only because I will need a bigger truck or something.
The trucks the ramp uses are basically Freightliners with some Internationals mixed in. Not sure what the cab over trucks are but Im not fond of them anyway. Then there are the straight trucks which are easy as hell to drive unless they have the crappy tranny.
So would it be okay if I were to forgo grad school and use the 50K to buy a tractor and be an owner-operator? Hmmm....
:: Jane Dee 1:16:00 AM [+] ::
:: 4.15.2007 ::
All By Meself
Yesterday marked the very first day I was sent out into Scottsdale all by myself to pickup stuff. It wasnt too bad and I wasnt that scared after all. I did have a tiny truck though. Monday I will be all by myself again and if I find a "two position" truck, I will take it so I get used to that sort of thing. However, Im still supposed to practice in the "bad" trucks and come next Monday, its back to being nauseous because I will be back in the pup trying to learn the damn machine.
Everyday, I ask myself why I went into this field. So I just keep saying how much I love trucks. Over and over. And over.
Im okay so far. Ive been better but I guess I just have to get used to everything. I know Im under a lot of stress and I hope I can get the hang of everything. I guess some things take more time that others.
:: Jane Dee 12:18:00 AM [+] ::