First Impression of My New Mentor

Donald called me this afternoon to let me know he was headed to pick up the load. He also wanted an address to a Wal-Mart or somewhere he could pick me up. So, I just gave him the address to Lowe’s where I used to work. Instead of parking there for the night he said he would just stop at a truck stop and meet me there at 0700 tomorrow.

He than went over the rules of the truck. He said even though he pays the note and the insurance, when I am on that truck I am to operate it like it ‘s mine. If I need to stop to stretch my legs, use the bathroom, or whatever, I just do it. If I ask him to pull over he will say no. LOL

I was also surprised to find out that I will be doing most, if not all, of the driving. He said he doesn’t operate his truck as a team truck, because he is all about teaching me and getting me ready for going solo. He also told me there is no such thing as a dumb question. I said well, you don’t know me that well. I am pretty sure after a week with me you will change your view on that.

As for where we are headed, I believe he said Glendale, AZ. Not completely positive though. I do know it is somewhere in AZ and we will be picking up our next load at the same location we drop this one off.

My first impression is that I am going to like Donald even more than I did Greg. Not to mention I am still flabberghasted that someone would pay money out of their own pocket to train me. I just hope I can live up to it and not waste his time.

With that, I will close. I need to go make supper and spend as much time with my baby as I can.

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