Monday, April 18, 2011

First night sleeping in truck

Well we got a load yesterday. It took us all of 75 miles and for some damn reson my trainer wanted to get her 14 hours early for delivery. So therre I was sleeping in top bunk with the optimized idle on. Optimized ideal works like this you set the desired temperature in truck turn it on and it will turn the truckon and off to try and maintain that temperature, the other reason it turns the truck on is to charge the batteries. The sleep was aweful its shacking every time it does either. There is most likely a bad battery in the truck (it has 4 of them) so most of the times it turned on was to charge batteries!!! Also we were parked at a closed warehouse. Making useing the bathroom a Challenge!!! And I had to walk a half mile to get coffee this morning!!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The road ahead

Sky- well the time has come to go out on the road with the trainer for 28 grulling days, away from each other. My trainer arrived yesterday. I packed all my stuff in his truck, his name is john and we waited for a load. For 9 hours and no load came. so last night around 9 pm he dropped me off back at the budged inn and me and Brian stayed in the room one more night. As for Brian he is still awaiting his trainers arrival.
the internet has been a big pain in the balls here still. I have recorded 3 videos but am unable to upload them to you tube do to internet speed.
i will update blog later if i do get a load out today!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

An update

Sky-2 and a half days with nothing to do...........
 Well we passed the permit test, we passed the cdl test, and yesterday we passed the pre-employment road test for CRST. now we have the rest of yesterday all day today and tomorrow. And with a little bit of a cash, we can not like some of the other people we are training with rent a car and drive around town.
as for the CRST pre-employment road test if you passed the DOT CDL test. this will make you laugh. it is turn right, turn right, and pull over and you pass. the guy that gave us our test was ummm a truck driver that said he had 13 years experience I would thing it might be just driving alone on a old dust road. watched him drive and he never looked out the mirrors!!
so now we just sit here till monday morning at 7am then all day orintaion.........
will write more then.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Last day at kirkwood

Well after what is 200 hours and 12 str8 days of 12 to 14 hours a day today we go to class till 2 pm then we are done. We have the weekend off then orientation on Monday morning!!! Thank god that is over.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CDL Driving Day 0!!!!

Well, to start today, we have great news, WE GOT OUR CDL A licenses today!!! We passed the road test and tomorrow we will go to the DMV here in Cedar Rapids, IA and We'll get a cute lil paper copy of it. Today was the first day since we have been here that we can actually exhale and then jump up and down and scream,"WE DID IT!!!!!!" more relaxing now back at the motel room.