Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by crawfo5544, Jul 9, 2009.
I start driving next week and just wanted to know does anyone have any words of wisdom ?
Bust your ass and follow every rule they taught you.
What he said...and hey,welcome the the browncafe, you will get tons of good(some bad) advice here,so you are in good hands.
Like jordan said,do things exactly like they trained you,do not cut corners,and after about a month it will get easier.
One stop at a time.
Take your full lunch and break.
Follow the methods.
Remove any distractions during your probationary period (cell phone, radio)
Treat your customers as you would like to be treated.
Ignore the morning report
Don't let fellow drivers dump work on you during probationary period.
Make sure your premium products are delivered on time.
Keep in mind that this is a job unlike any other that you have ever had and strive to make the most of this opportunity.
Be safe, safe, safe. Follow methods, deliver air on time, do what they tell you and don't get too frustrated. It will be tough the first few weeks. Once you get the hang of it, they will most likely throw you a curve ball, meaning they will give you a new split or cover pick ups you don't know. Just hang in there.
Many of us here have been in your shoes, so if you need some advice, come on back. Good Luck!!
If you don't have experience driving the truck. Take it easy, follow the safe work methods to avoid an accident, but you have to make up for it by physically moving faster. Once you get familiar handeling the vehicle, you'll be able to slow down a bit. Not much but a little.
good luck just follow your head in that what they have taught you make sure you know it inside and out
Do the job the way they want you to do it, even if it doesn't make sense to you. They want you to do it that way and that is the way you need to do it. Follow all methods and instructions. Be safe and good luck.
Confirm your air-check shelf one-don't punch out for lunch after 5hours 59 minutes-get out and check overhead/walk it if your not sure-GET SLEEP-If you are driving the same route during your probation,don't worry,it will get easier in time.Good luck and Godspeed!
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