First Year as a Truck Driver #truck #driving #lifestyle


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First Year as a Truck Driver

What to expect as a First Year Truck Driver

The ability to travel on a regular basis while making money doing something you love is a privilege and a dream for most. One of the few employment positions that have this privilege are truck drivers. Drivers deliver items from around the world throughout the U.S. and sometimes even Canada and Mexico. Truckers are an essential part of everyday life for almost every industry including, retail, manufacturing, automotive, and food and dining. First year truck drivers have the opportunity to see the country, but will also be developing their driving skills. There are both positive and negative aspects to driving a truck and in the first year of driving, each trucker is sure to become acclimated with these different situations.

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Understanding the Life of a Trucker

Truck driving is a career choice like any, however trucking requires tailoring a lifestyle completely around a job. The schedule of a typical trucker is going out on the road for several weeks at time, and then having a few days home, which is called Hometime. This schedule is perhaps one of the hardest aspects for new truckers and his or her family. There are not many other jobs that require being away from family and friends on a daily basis during most weeks, aside from military or oilfield workers. So, truck driving is pretty much in a league of its own as a career choice for a family man or woman. The inability to participate in daily life and the solitude can take a toll on anyone; however, this is a part of the position as an Over-the-Road or OTR driver.

Learning to control the truck and trailer that he or she will be operating may be one of the biggest physical challenges of the job. Training for a commercial driver’s license, or a CDL, takes just a month or more of courses and workshops. One great thing about the CDL training is that it is much easier than other trade schools and college courses. With a CDL, first year drivers can start driving after a few months and make a full time income similar to that of those who exit college.

Though a CDL is considerably less expensive to obtain and in much less time, there is still a learning curve that comes along with being a long haul driver. Driving for eight to ten hours a day will be much more demanding than training for a CDL. The adjustment period of being on the road alone for the majority of the day or night will require determination and a love of the job. Setting up a proper daily work schedule according to his or her current load, with rests and work breaks, will aid first year drivers in making the change to an OTR driver far less challenging.

Gaining Steam in Year One

For the first year, many drivers may find themselves being assigned loads that are less than favorable. Many trucking and freight companies allow the drivers that have worked for the company for an extended amount of time to receive first choice in driving assignments. First year drivers may have to drive to desolate locations, into New York City or Canada, and have pickups or deliveries with undesirable schedules.

This can be typical of trucking companies, as first year hires must work their way up in the company and prove his or her skills and reliability. Keeping to a delivery schedule is essential for trucking and freight companies to keep client contracts, so providing services in a timely and reliable manner will help the first year trucker build up a positive reputation, and possibly allow first years to be dispatched better assignments.

The one highlight of receiving driving assignments is taking the road less traveled, literally. Driving is the one way to view the countryside, big cities, and hundreds of American suburbs all at once. Stopping in a variety of cities throughout the country will help gain a glimpse into life in different regions around the U.S. and is an experience that is like no other. No other career, other than anthropologists, travels the world and experiences other groups and their lives on a regular manner. Truck drivers receive one of the best crash-course educations on daily life around the U.S. through his or her freight routes.

While on the road, it is easy to become detached from the daily life that he or she once knew. However, new technology makes it easier to keep in contact with family members, so having that much needed connection with them on a regular basis is entirely possible. Keeping a cellular phone is essential to the job for emergencies with the truck or delivery, contact with the dispatch room, and for contacting the shipper or consignee.

So every driver should have a cellular phone within days of becoming a full time driver. Calling family while at a rest is a small, but important method to being there for family while in a different state. Many truck stops have several amenities like showers, dining areas, and wireless internet and using it for social media or video messaging is the next best thing to actually being able to go home at night. Messaging and phone calls will allow first year drivers to ease into their heavy driving schedule and fight feelings of homesickness.

Making plans to integrate into family life during days off is also a requirement for a healthy transition into long term OTR driving. It is easy to want to rest on days off, but getting up and out with the rest of the family and re-adapting quickly will keep life running smoothly on off days while on Hometime.

Long Term Long Haul Outlook

CDL certified drivers who enter into the trucking business have the opportunity to make a full time, middle class income from the very beginning. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. most heavy and tractor tailor drivers will make a median income of $37,770 or $18.16 per hour. Trucking also has a higher than average rate of growth, with twenty-one percent rate of growth and millions of available jobs on the hauling market. In fact, there continues to be a driver shortage year after year. Driver’s wages are more than twice as high as the federal minimum wage and will allow most to provide for his or her family and live a comfortable lifestyle. Trucking is physically demanding and being away from family, friends, and familiar areas can be emotionally and mentally exhausting, but once drivers settle into their new life as professional drivers, the benefits can far outweigh the negatives.

Understanding what is expected of the long haul truck driver, then integrating personal and family time into the job will make the work environment much simpler regarding acclimating. If trucking for a living truly appeals to you, seeking out a CDL and trying out long haul loads for a year is the only fool proof method towards figuring out if trucking is a career for you long term. Again, a trucking career has its challenges; however, the positive gains towards becoming successful, getting paid to see the country, and providing a good life for your family greatly overshadow the negatives of being an OTR driver.


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Lemon Cleanse
The imbalance of ones system might manifest as disease and start in the intestines, so it is a good idea to do a cleansing. We should be aware that one’s healing process must go much further including all levels of one’s existence – not only the physical. It is no coincidence that you arrived at this Web site. Here you will find a lot more in your search for health. Take your time. listen to your body and be conscious what you are doing, – you might also enjoy it, – but be aware, that the body is a very complicate system and it depends very much on your present condition, your history, your behavior, life style, attitude and other influences, in how far what you do for your health and healing, is really beneficial. It might be, that something that is good for one person, can have a negative effect on another. So in any case it is advisable, before you do any thing, that you consult a ‘health professional’. I have done those things described at my pages with success and benefit, but I can’t guarantee this for others. Whatever you do, this is your own risk and don’t make me responsible for any thing you have done and it didn’t work out well. Apart of this, the given information about the various ways of cleansing and fasting, are not discovered and described by me, but from other sources that are always mentioned. (See also my ‘Medical disclaimer’ )
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Cleansing:

LEMON DRINK for your Master Cleanse
you need:
* 2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
* 2 tablespoons genuine organic maple syrup, Grade B (the darker the better)*
* 1/10 teaspoon (a small pinch!) cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more
BTUs the better)
* 300 – 500 ccm (10-14 oz) pure water
In a 300ccm (10-ounce) glass (to allow for 227ccm and mixing room): 2 tablespoons fresh (and organic, if possible) lemon or lime juice (absolutely no canned or frozen juice). 2 tablespoons real (and organic, if possible) grade B or C maple syrup. (Don’t use Grade A maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup. They are over-refined, which means that they are mostly refined sugars and lack essential minerals.) A small pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste). Spring or purified water, between room temperature and medium hot (but not cold) � fill to 1/4 liter (8 oz). Mix all the ingredients by thoroughly stirring or shaking, and drink. Or, in two 1 liter bottles: Juice of 3 lemons, divided equally between the two bottles (about 85ccm or 3 oz per bottle) An equal quantity of grade B or C maple syrup in each bottle (about 85 ccm or 3 oz per bottle) A pinch of cayenne in each bottle Spring or purified water (fill bottles to the top) Mix all the ingredients by thoroughly shaking; then drink throughout the day. Use fresh lemons or limes only, never canned or frozen lemon juice. Use organic and vine ripened when possible. Also, mix your lemonade fresh just before drinking. Don’t mix it up in the morning for the whole day. You can, however, squeeze your lemons in the morning and measure out the 2 tablespoons when needed.

* YL Clinic says you can use Agave instead of the maple syrup. Tom Woloshyn (who studied with Stanley Burroughs himself) disagrees. Clinic says if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia, use molasses. If you feel weak or have a sugar imbalance you can add a scoop of Power Meal. Or you can try Master Amino Acid Profile (MAP) for protein without any residuals or strain on the body.

SALT WATER FLUSH:
Drink an oral salt water enema upon arising. To do this, add 2 level teaspoons of uniodized sea salt to a quart of lukewarm water (the one-quart juice bottles in which most organic juices come work very well). Shake well, then drink the entire quart. It’s also good to massage the colon as well. Make sure you use uniodized sea salt; regular or iodized salt will not have the same beneficial effect. This oral enema will flush out your entire digestive tract and colon from top to bottom, usually within an hour, prompting you to eliminate several times, clearing out the plaque and debris from the walls, and the parasites that have been living there.

Lemonade Drink:
Drink the lemonade mix every 1 to 2 hours. Take no other food, but do be sure to drink plenty of purified water in addition to the lemonade drink. Drink as much of this lemonade as you want, but make sure that you drink at least twelve 1/4 liter (8 oz) glasses. The lemonade contains all the vitamins and minerals you need. This can be combined with supplements for colon cleansing such as Bentonite or Psyllium Seeds. You don’t have to start your fast on the morning of the first day. You can begin later in the day, even if you’ve already eaten. Once you begin, however, eat nothing more while you’re on the fast. It’s also a good idea to read Stanley Burrough’s book, The Master Cleanser. Note: Diabetics, refer to the special instructions on page 19 of The Master Cleanser.

Note: Bentonite is the only product known to remove plaque from the walls of the intestine and colon. The plaque in your stool will look like egg shells on the outside of the bentonite “gel.” Bentonite works most effectively when the colon is empty of food. It grabs the plaque which has been loosened by the lemon juice and the resting/fasting process. The salt water enema pushes out the bentonite gel and the plaque and debris that is stuck to it and in it. The salt water further cleanses the walls as it passes through, resulting in shiny clean walls.

Herbal Laxative:
Each evening you can drink an herbal laxative tea to help with elimination, do this right before bed time.

GOING OFF LEMONADE FAST
Burroughs recommends a minimum of 10 days on this. You can safely do 40 days or more.
First Day: Start with 4 oz. [1/8 liter] fresh squeezed orange juice mixed with 4 oz. water. If it goes well, drink several more 8 oz. [1/4 liter] glasses of fresh orange juice during the day. Sip slowly. Dilute with water if needed.
Second Day: Drink several 8 oz. [1/4 liter] glasses of orange juice during the day — with extra water, if needed.

In the evening make a vegetable broth (no canned soup). Use seasonal leafy and root vegetables such as: beets and beet tops, turnips and turnip greens, kale, carrots, onions, parsley, celery, potatoes, okra, one or two inds of legumes, squash, beans, a little salt, cayenne pepper and dehydrated vegetables or veg. powder may be added for flavor (no MSG or hydrolyzed protein).
Cook lightly. Drink the broth, eating only a few bites of the vegetables.
Third Day: Orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more soup with some of the vegetables. No meat, fish, eggs, bread, pastries, tea, milk, or coffee. For Dinner, have the vegetables in the soup.
Fourth Day: Orange juice or lemon and maple syrup in the morning. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts for lunch. Salad or fruit for dinner.
Fifth Day: Eat normally but no junk food, dairy, tea, coffee, white flour or white rice, heavy animal proteins. If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, go back to the lemonade diet for a few days until the system is ready for food.
( Excerpt from “Healing for the Age of Enlightenment” by Stanley Burroughs -Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse – available through Essential Science Publishing.)


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AC Hotel Huelva, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

The modern AC Hotel Huelva is strategically located on the outskirts of Huelva. It offers easy access to the city centre and to Seville via the nearby A49 Motorway. Rooms at the AC Hotel Huelva are spacious and bright. Communal spaces in the

The modern AC Hotel Huelva is strategically located on the outskirts of Huelva. It offers easy access to the city centre and to Seville via the nearby A49 Motorway.

Rooms at the AC Hotel Huelva are spacious and bright. Communal spaces in the hotel are decorated in an avant-garde style. Relax in the fitness suite at the end of a long day. The AC lounge is ideal for work, relaxation or simply reading a book.

Guests have access to free WiFi in their rooms and throughout the hotel.

The railway station is 3.5 km from the hotel. From here you can also visit Parque Moret by driving just a few minutes.

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Adult Fast Track

Accelerated Programs for Motivated Adults

The College of DuPage Adult Fast Track program (AFT) is an accelerated program for adults 21 years and older who are seriously committed to continuing their education, but require accommodation for their busy lifestyles. While the Adult Fast Track program is intensive and rigorous, it is manageable for individuals who are highly motivated and self-disciplined. Students may take individual selected courses or complete an entire degree in this alternative format.

Degrees and Certificates Available

Students may earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Management, and a Certificate in Management, Supervision, Entrepreneurship or Organizational Leadership. More degrees and certificates will be available in the future. Students may also enroll in a variety of core general education and/or elective courses that can then be used to satisfy the requirements of other degrees or certificate programs.

Course Scheduling

AFT courses start and end on uniform dates during both the first and second eight-week segments of the fall and spring semester. (One eight-week segment is offered during the summer semester, as well.) Classes typically meet in the evenings or on Saturday mornings. AFT courses are offered at five convenient locations: the main campus in Glen Ellyn, the Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville and Westmont Centers.

Admission Criteria

  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Students enrolled in traditional COD programs may enroll in AFT courses if they meet the age requirement.
  • Students of other colleges or universities attending COD are also invited to enroll in AFT courses if they are at least 21 years of age.

Adult Fast Track students are subject to placement testing and prerequisite requirements. We encourage all AFT students to begin working toward the completion of their degree-level math requirement(s) early in their studies, and to complete a degree-level math course(s) by the time they have earned 30 college credit hours.

Enrollment

If you are a current or returning COD student, or have already applied and been accepted to COD, you can self-register (online) using myACCESS. You must be at least 21 years of age. (Note that you cannot register prior to your assigned registration date.)

To register, go to https://myaccess.cod.edu. log in, click on myACCESS for students, and follow the instructions provided under Registration. starting with Search/Register for Sections. This will take you to the Search/Select Classes page.

To view all AFT classes offered during a particular term:

    1. Go to the Term drop-down menu and select the term in which you’re interested
    2. Go to the Course Types drop-down menu and choose Adult Fast Track
    3. Go to the Academic Level drop-down menu and click on Undergraduate

If you are an adult student interested in AFT but have not yet applied for admission to COD, you can do so quickly and easily at http://www.cod.edu/admission/degree_certificate_programs/getting_started.aspx. Just follow the step-by-step directions. (If you have admission-related questions, please call Admissions at (630) 942-2626. Once notified of your acceptance, you may self-register using myACCESS.

Office Location
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3B11
Glen Ellyn Campus
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Spotlight

Angel Kearns Adult Fast Track

“None of this would be possible without the dedication College of DuPage has for its students. I feel smarter. I feel like a better person. I’m going to contribute something. This experience has taught me that I’m stronger than I thought. Coming in, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this. It has made me a better, stronger woman and a role model for my children.”


  • Rita Kuzmenko Adult Fast Track

    “The Fast Track program is created to better fit into the schedule of working adults. However, the courses are not easier and, in fact, students are often doing the work of an entire semester in one eight-week course. Prioritization is crucial,” Rita Kuzmenko said. “But when a person finishes the program, they have truly earned their degree. The Fast Track Program prepared me well for the degrees I earned afterward.”


  • Susan Neustrom Adult Fast Track

    “The lesson I learned from my experience at COD is that the value of education is not only what you learn in the textbooks. Book knowledge is great, but the real value of education is that it opens your mind to possibilities, allows you to reflect on your inner self, and helps you to discover your true potential and purpose in life.”


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    14 MODELS OFFERING EPA-ESTIMATED 30 MPG

    HIGHWAY OR HIGHER

    FUEL ECONOMY THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE

    Because fuel economy is a priority for today’s drivers, Chevrolet has 14 models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway or better. Malibu 2 and Impala 3 feature available gas-saving stop/start technology, which automatically shuts off the engine when the car has stopped and seamlessly restarts it when you’re ready to go, so you’re not wasting fuel while you’re sitting still.

    Fuel-efficient trucks and SUVs like Silverado 1500 4 and Tahoe 5 use Active Fuel Management to save gas by running the 8-cylinder engine on 4 cylinders when the load is light and road conditions are level. The turbocharged Cruze Eco 6 incorporates smooth underbody panels, a rear spoiler and lower front grille air shutter that closes at high speeds, lowering air resistance and raising MPG.

    Want to get away from gasoline altogether? Chevrolet has plenty of diesel and electric vehicle options to choose from. Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel 7 offers a highway fuel economy that is unsurpassed by any gasoline or diesel car in America with an EPA-estimated 46 MPG highway. Volt, the everyday electric car with gas for longer trips, utilizes an electric drive unit alongside a gas-powered generator to give the ingenious hybrid car an total estimated range of 380 miles 8. For drivers looking to go completely emissions-free, the fully electric Spark EV eliminates reliance on gasoline with an average range of 82 miles per charge 9. So, whatever your style, Chevrolet is here to help you go the distance.


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    14 MODELS OFFERING EPA-ESTIMATED 30 MPG

    HIGHWAY OR HIGHER

    FUEL ECONOMY THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE

    Because fuel economy is a priority for today’s drivers, Chevrolet has 14 models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway or better. Malibu 2 and Impala 3 feature available gas-saving stop/start technology, which automatically shuts off the engine when the car has stopped and seamlessly restarts it when you’re ready to go, so you’re not wasting fuel while you’re sitting still.

    Fuel-efficient trucks and SUVs like Silverado 1500 4 and Tahoe 5 use Active Fuel Management to save gas by running the 8-cylinder engine on 4 cylinders when the load is light and road conditions are level. The turbocharged Cruze Eco 6 incorporates smooth underbody panels, a rear spoiler and lower front grille air shutter that closes at high speeds, lowering air resistance and raising MPG.

    Want to get away from gasoline altogether? Chevrolet has plenty of diesel and electric vehicle options to choose from. Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel 7 offers a highway fuel economy that is unsurpassed by any gasoline or diesel car in America with an EPA-estimated 46 MPG highway. Volt, the everyday electric car with gas for longer trips, utilizes an electric drive unit alongside a gas-powered generator to give the ingenious hybrid car an total estimated range of 380 miles 8. For drivers looking to go completely emissions-free, the fully electric Spark EV eliminates reliance on gasoline with an average range of 82 miles per charge 9. So, whatever your style, Chevrolet is here to help you go the distance.