There were supposed to be 16 people in my class. 8 were told not to show up because they did not qualify. That brings the new total to 8. Somehow, only 6 made it to the hotel. So then, on the first day of class we are told we are not hired yet. No one has a contract. Maybe only half of us will be hired. We were flat out told that out of every 200 applications, Con-Way would hire 5 drivers.
Truthfully, I was not feeling good about this. Today, another driver got the axe due to a recent accident. Now the class total is down to 5. Now, I'm really not feeling good about this. The instructor said he liked me, and that I was more intelligent than the usual dumb asses that come through there. However, that doesn't guarantee anything.
Tomorrow is the driving and backing test. It will be the first time I will drive a 13 speed semi truck. Our instructor said that only one person has failed the driving (road) test in three years. So I figure as long as I take it easy, and don't hit anyone I am safe. I'm not too worried about the backing as I am usually pretty good at backing on a backing course. Usually all the dimensions are the same, and it's like backing into the same dock every time.
In the end I just want to be able to work for a good company. I also want a big, red shiny Kenworth.