Tim: Well, formal training is over. Eight weeks of school and four more weeks with our trainers. Earlier this week, our dream of becoming team OTR drivers was realized when our company, Midwest Carriers, tossed us the keys to our new whip. It was surreal, prepping for our first run, realizing that it was finally happening. We were a little nervous, especially since this would be the first time we’d been in a truck together.
Our first run went fairly smoothly: out to New York with a load of cheese (of course), then down to Jersey to bring a load of coffee beans back to Wisconsin. It was fun and challenging ironing out the kinks of when to drive, when to fuel, what to eat, etc. There’s always so much to think about, and it was rewarding when we got it right.
So this Thanksgiving, we are thankful that we found a great company that has been very welcoming and supportive. We are so thankful to our trainers, Robin and Darrell, for putting in the hard work with us rookies to ensure we were ready for this life. And we are especially thankful to our kids, friends, and family for all the love and well wishes.
And with that, it’s time to roll. We’ll see ya down the road…