Good Trainer Or Bad Trainer

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Louie B.'s Comment
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My trainer keep asking me to do five mile over the speed limit good or bad

Errol V.'s Comment
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If you mean on the interstate , in my opinion you might get away with it. On local streets, though, safety in any amount of traffic is important. In fact, and depending on conditions, I usually travel less than the speed limit.

But the bottom line about speeding is that the person holding the steering wheel when you get pulled over gets the ticket - which goes in your record.

I bet you are with a lease operator. You can always tell him that as a new driver you are not comfortable going so fast. If he insists, contact the training office and ask for a different trainer.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

millionmiler24's Comment
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If you mean on the interstate , in my opinion you might get away with it. On local streets, though, safety in any amount of traffic is important. In fact, and depending on conditions, I usually travel less than the speed limit.

But the bottom line about speeding is that the person holding the steering wheel when you get pulled over gets the ticket - which goes in your record.

I bet you are with a lease operator. You can always tell him that as a new driver you are not comfortable going so fast. If he insists, contact the training office and ask for a different trainer.

What Errol said here 100%. NEVER in a CMV is it a good idea to go over the speed limit. That truck is an 80K lb missile just waitin to hit somethin. We are governed the way we are for the protection of others.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Louie B.'s Comment
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If you mean on the interstate , in my opinion you might get away with it. On local streets, though, safety in any amount of traffic is important. In fact, and depending on conditions, I usually travel less than the speed limit.

But the bottom line about speeding is that the person holding the steering wheel when you get pulled over gets the ticket - which goes in your record.

I bet you are with a lease operator. You can always tell him that as a new driver you are not comfortable going so fast. If he insists, contact the training office and ask for a different trainer.

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If you mean on the interstate, in my opinion you might get away with it. On local streets, though, safety in any amount of traffic is important. In fact, and depending on conditions, I usually travel less than the speed limit.

But the bottom line about speeding is that the person holding the steering wheel when you get pulled over gets the ticket - which goes in your record.

I bet you are with a lease operator. You can always tell him that as a new driver you are not comfortable going so fast. If he insists, contact the training office and ask for a different trainer.

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What Errol said here 100%. NEVER in a CMV is it a good idea to go over the speed limit. That truck is an 80K lb missile just waitin to hit somethin. We are governed the way we are for the protection of others.

No we wasn't heavy,but I was governor at 70 and he kept telling me to go 70, and I wasn't comfortable with that plus my trainer have 3 days off, then put me in a hotel where there was a lot of drugs users at no restaurants around me but one had to walk on a road to get to the restaurant plus I'm a diabetic so I grab me a greyhound ticket and left

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Jan P.'s Comment
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Put me in a hotel - Nice! where there was a lot of drugs users - So you don't do drugs whats the problem? No restaurants around me but one had to walk on a road to get to the restaurant - Poor baby? plus I'm a diabetic so I grab me a greyhound ticket and left - So you said you could be a diabetic and do the job but you quit?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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so I grab me a greyhound ticket and left

Oh you've gotta be kidding me. Come on, man. Why didn't you tell us what was going on so we could help you figure things out? You just quit your job during training and went home just like that?

Jim F.'s Comment
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Wow! I'm still trying to figure this one out. They will have to throw a buttload more than that at me to get me to walk after all the time and effort im going to devote to this. I guess I'm just preparing myself for the worst and I'll deal with it. Time to suck it up buttercup and tuck my sensitive little feelers away while i'm under someones wing. I will glean every drip of knowledge I can. I know this is going to be tough.

Big Scott's Comment
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Wow. Sorry you had to walk to get food. You have to walk around the whole truck at least once per day. I think you made the right decision to quit. You are not cut out for trucking.

Louie B.'s Comment
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Still with the company didn't quit.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Louie B sticks with it:

Still with the company didn't quit.

That's a good thing, Louie. We're not here to tell you to quit or to suck it up. Our goal is to help newer drivers make the best, most informed decision they can. Yes, overall we are on the side of hanging on and not walking away.

So, when you get a chance, update us on what went on. We do want to know.

Louie's comfort zone:

... but I was governor at 70 and he kept telling me to go 70, and I wasn't comfortable with that.

A new trapeze artist doesn't start out doing all those spins between trapezes, they're lucky to be able to swing from one bar to the next. Later, with experience, they can do the cool stuff.

It takes a new driver a while to get, er... , up to speed. During my training, I always came to a full stop when I made sharp turns at intersections. It drove my trainer nuts, and he encouraged me to cut that out. Eventually I did. My point is, work with your trainer (the new one or the old one) to expand your comfort level. After a while 70 MPH, or whatever the speed limit is, will be the usual thing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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