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Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing Question

Are you sure you cant GOAL? In ours you can. The instructors screen gives an overhead satellite type of view so you can see tha angle. ask.

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You know I never thought to ask that question. I just assumed that would be the case as it was a simulator and not a real truck. I really appreciate the responses everyone makes me think that maybe I am being a worry-wort about this and don't need to be.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing Question

Hey all haven't posted here is a long time but you guys have given me great advice so I thought I would come here and ask you guys could a few question about something.

First I will explain I have been working for Werner for the past two year got a nice job doing Net-Opts that gives me a decent paycheck but also allows me to be home everyday and spend some time with my son which is important to me. So everything was going good but last week Werner implemented a policy that we would have to do this simulation after every 4th quarter safety meeting which I am not complaining about but there is one part that has me a little nervous as I have never had to do it. The guy running the simulator sometimes does this scenario where he has you back up the trailer in a very tight area with the tandems all the way forward which wouldn't bother me but the fact that I have never really had to do and the fact that is is a simulator and not a really truck and I will not be able to get out and look during the simulation makes me nervous that I may mess up and loose this job as we have to pass this to keep it.

So I was wondering because I have been told this is a lot harder to do if you have never done it before is that true? I was also wondering if there is any advice you guys could give me that would help me as I have never done it before.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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I messed up could use some advice

I got some good advice from you guy last time so figured I would stop in and see what you all had to say about my cituation.

I decided to take some good advice and stick it out with company that I was trainning with well everything was going good until today I took a misjudged a turn and hit a reflector on the side of the road with the trailer no damage was done to the tralier but my trainner had to report it they pulled me and we are heading back to the yard which I know means I am done.

Have I ended my chances of ever working in the industry again?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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New Truck driver question

Thank you all for the honest repiles I do appriciate them. I am going to stick it out. I am not trying to cause trouble and both my trainers have said I have potential to be a good driver but I will not do anything that could risk me loosing my CDL. The trannier from that company wanted to drive on my hours I said no he got mad.

I called the tranning manger the next day I wanted a new trannier and the reason why informed him and we went back to the yard they pulled me in a room and then let me go.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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New Truck driver question

Hey everyone,

New to truck driving and I had some questions. I recently graduated from a trucking school and have my CDL and have had a bad trainer with the companyI have tried to work for when I requested another trainner the let me go. I went to another company but am not happy with what I have seen and got a call from another company while in trainning that I would rather work for

I want to try this other company but but am worried that leaving during trainning will effect me in a negative way so I not sure what to do.

Should I move on and try this other company that i want to work for or stick it out with one I am with now even through I have decided that they are not the company for me?

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Question about my record that may or may not effect me in the industry

Hey everyone new here and I have a few questions as I'm just getting ready to go to a trucking school here in Oregon. I was just wondering about a few misdemeanors that I have on my record 1 happened about 20 years ago I trusted someone who I thought was my friend to drive my car so he could go to a job interview and he stole some gas with it and blamed me. I ended up doing a weekend in jail because of it. The other one happen about 15 years ago when I got caught driving with an expired license that I didn't realize had expired. I have not had a traffic violation in the last 7 plus years now and really would like to know how these mistakes that I made in my past will effect my chances of getting a good job in the industry.

Thanks

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