Today was the first day of class!!
Wow what a day. It was a good first day. Very disappointed in the terminal. I was told that the Portland terminal was huge. Its really not, its cramped, and stuffed with so much freight I cant even see how the dock operates! But… They do. The classroom is in a nice cool area of the terminal where we spent most of the day Watching videos about Hours of service, FMCSR rules and regulations, Paper Logs and hooking up double trailers. Learned alot today and It makes me even more excited to get on the road. We were warned about what tomorrow is going to be like… really boring. But who cares! Im getting paid to do this so I am so happy. Had an awesome dinner and looking forward to tomorrow.
Dinner at Sheri’s
Had to take car of my stupid fear of bathroom fans.
That should do it!
My hotel room!
Today, Sunday 9/7/14, I left to Portland OR to go to the ODFL trucking school. Its one week down here. I get paid for a full week to be here. There is 3 of us in the class. Me and another guy from Seattle, named Dale, We took the ODFL Seattle company car down to Portland. Really nice new car. We get to the Days Inn, Near the Portland Raceway. From the outside, the hotel looks dumpy. We walk inside and WOW, it is so nice. Im talking like Hilton or embassy suits nice. We each get out OWN ROOM!!!!
Dale and I spent the rest of the day at Best Buy, Dicks Sporting good and such, and went to dinner at Sheri’s. Had a nice dinner (all on ODFL Dime!).
I feel like im in the big leagues now. I have a nice room, Company car, and paid training. I couldn’t ask for anything else. Plus Dale is really cool and fun to hangout with. I felt bad because I saw a car with Idaho Plates on it in the hotel parking lot and new that was the other student who is going to class with us and had to hangout by himself all day.
Oh and not to mention they have a continental breakfast which has eggs bacon sausage and such.
Had a great day today. School starts tomorrow as 8 am sharp. Very excited!!