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    Orlando, FL

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    Company Driver In Training

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    5 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Hopefully tomorrow...

I was just venting. I wasn't looking for a slap down and don't feel I deserved that. Twice. I take your advice very seriously and value it a lot.

I never said a lot of the things you said I did. But that's ok. And while it looks like I contradicted myself-I didn't include a lot of the details originally just because it didn't matter much. I never said I was the best. I never said I knew it all. I've been asking for help every step of the way-and using the advice the best I can. Not every situation is as plain is seems.

Anyway, I got a new DDM today and she explained what was going on and asked me to sit tight. They are working out some issues. Simple. That's all I was looking for was some guidance instead of being ignored. Sorry if that seems like I'm asking too much. I feel better now that I understand what is going on.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I get all that. And on Saturday-I didn't say ANYTHING to the mentor about what he said to me. I had a cheerful disposition thru out. When he said that he would only tell me something once and that if he had to say it again, we'd have a problem - I said well I'm pretty quick but I might need help here and there. He was complaining that all of my papers were faded and that I didn't have darker copies. I had what I was given. Internally, I was having some misgivings-but I never said I didn't want to be with him-he discarded me. I was extremely excited to be where I was and willing to do whatever it took to be successful.

And guys-I was ranting about what I felt. I get that this is trucking. But, with all due respect Brett-you made a lot of assumptions in your reply that just are not true. I'm not the only one that has been having difficulty getting assigned a Mentor. I think they just have too many students for this small terminal here. I just wish they'd say that. I appreciate all the feedback guys. Hopefully we get something going soon.

:)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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My Bf Has A Problem

Thinking out loud-as First seat-once I realized that 2nd seat damaged the equipment and didn't report it via the appropriate macro immediately-I should have done so. It should have been reported by someone as soon as it happened. Pictures taken, statements taken, etc. CRE needs all that to submit to the insurance company.

Now I'm guessing that if the damage was minor and procedures followed, it would have ended there?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Hopefully tomorrow...

I really.. just want to... well.. complain a little..

So the guy that called me on Monday to match me up to a Mentor and said he would call back either Monday or Tuesday. Did not. So I called this morning at 8:30. Got someone else who said they would send him a message (and his supervisor) to let them know to call me. Nothing. I called again at 12:50, got him on the phone. He acted like he didn't know who I was. Said to give him an hour and he would call back. He did not. I called at 4:15 today. He said 'oh yea, I sent an email, let me check on that... hold on a sec'... I waited about 15 secs hearing him punching keys, and got disconnected. I called back a few minutes later and got 'please wait, we will be right with you. I hung up. I called back after I got home and got the 'please wait, we will be right with you'... I waited. After 15 minutes someone else answered. I told him What was up, gave him my name and number, and he said 'I'll tell him to call you'. Of course nothing now...

My friend who was having issues getting a Mentor assigned got one today and is meeting her tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow will be 1 week that I've been messing around with getting this all sorted out. 2 days of the previous Mentor rescheduling, and now all of this after he and I didn't work out. I'm wondering now if the Mentor said something when we met on Saturday that is causing all of this.

I mean really-WTF.. I need to start making money. Sitting on my butt is not working anymore. The total lack of professionalism was ok at first. Now it's beyond that.

So, the rant is over. Tomorrow I'll go over his head I guess.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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World's first self-driving truck

Wow-This story made it onto our local news tonight (Driverless trucks)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Drug screening: Urine or hair test

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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World's first self-driving truck

I only mentioned drones because they are semi-autonomous flying machines that are forcing legislation. Not that they might be related to trucking at all. :)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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World's first self-driving truck

Self driving cars will be here sooner rather then later. Uber is already leading the charge for self driving vehicles very aggressively. They hate having to deal with their drivers (I'm an Uber driver) and by deal with I mean pay. Their goal is to make it cheaper and easier to use an Uber to get around then owning a car. In many places it already is. Now make that an electric autonomous vehicle and things start to get really interesting. They want it to be cheaper to use an Uber then it is to ride the bus. And they have over $40bn worth of backing to get them there. Google is doing it. Apple is doing it. All the major car makers are investing in autonomous vehicles. They will work without everyone being on the same system-no doubt about it. I heard on the radio yesterday that the explosion of drones is forcing governments to look at legislation around not only drones but also autonomous vehicles. CA, FL and TX already have some legislation on the books. It's coming. The logistics of self driving trucks are far more involved then a car of course. But I'm sure every single trucking company out there would love to be able to operate without drivers.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Hopefully tomorrow...

In Ocala it ends on Thursday... I went out and drove for Uber today to try to make some $$ and I'll call my DDM (driver development mgr) tomorrow. At least tell me I'll be in a truck on Thursday. I need something to go on.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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A well-oiled Intersection?

I think that!

LOL

I think that intersection is in China. :)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Hopefully tomorrow...

And Nothing today. Not even a call saying-we are working on getting you a Mentor. If I get nothing tomorrow I'm jumping ship.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Am I cut out for this??

The private school I went to was 154 hours done in 3 weeks (15 days). If you passed, great, if not you could stay on another week and hone your schools. If you needed to stay another week they would keep you, but they would charge $125. The most it's taken anyone was going into that 5th week. The instructors were licensed examiners so we did all of our DMV testing right there at the school. It was intense-but we made it.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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I'll get assigned another Mentor. My first one decided quickly that I wasn't going to work out for him and that left me high and dry on Saturday. Which is fine. Rather get that figured out before I got on the truck. Some statements he made:

"I'll tell you how to do something once. If I have to tell you a 2nd time, we will have a problem." "If you don't know how many points there are on a pre-trip, we are going to have a problem" "I'm a Diamond driver and I'm not going to loose that because of you"

And a few other choice statements. Once he realized that none of that was sitting well with me he made up a story to give to dispatch and left. I spoke to them and then said go home and we will call you on Monday. So they called and I'm waiting for them to call back.

Welcome to Trucking! LOL :)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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SWIFT in cab cameras

Can this thread please be locked and/or deleted? It Swiftly went off course and is way past it's Prime.

:)

(I'm here all week folks. Tip your servers and bartenders).

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Got my year in with Prime!

I love the food and the shows too... My father was a Gambler. Hard Core. I don't even mess with the slots or black jack. If I'm going to gamble I play craps and I win. But that takes a bankroll and time. And nerves of steel. And time... as I get older I've lost all of that.. lol

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Craziest road you've driven?

And my Grandmother was one of the ladies with Mrs. Cooper when she was killed...

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Craziest road you've driven?

250px-De_Borgia_School_%282013%29.jpg

That's the school house in DeBorgia that I mentioned earlier.

More fun facts for Jopa-Back in the day, there was a terrible thunderstorm one evening. Three ladies left church and were walking home during the storm. As they passed in front of the school house, a lightning bolt hit Mrs. Cooper. It went in thru her left eye and blew out her right shoe. It was raining so hard, the other ladies had no idea what had happened until the next day when they found her body. That same bolt of lightning hit the Man in the UpUp Lookout tower over 15 miles away. Killed him too.

This is the Man who's mother I mention.

I've not seen one of those films in 30 or more years-but they were sooo funny at the time. The Coopers are legends now in those parts.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Got my year in with Prime!

Vegas Baby! :)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Craziest road you've driven?

And you know-the river next to I-90 coming down out of the mountains is the Clark Fork river... the very same river as in 'A River Runs Through it...'

:)

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Craziest road you've driven?

Next time.

Fun fact: There are more people buried in the DeBorgia cemetery then there are alive in the town. Maybe that's not so fun... lol But the tomb stones in the cemetery are fascinating. They go back. WAY, way back....

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