Profile For Mark D.

Mark D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Yuma, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 11 months ago

Mark D.'s Bio

I live in Yuma, AZ - just relocated here from Minnesota in May 2013. I have completed CDL School and training to become a Professional Commercial Truck Driver. Married, enjoying life but need a new career. Heading to Phoenix for orientation the end of August....

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Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Frustrated Trainee

Once again, great advice from all of you here on T/T - I appreciate it very much. I have some things in the works and it will work out for me. Thanks again everyone, I DO Appreciate it very much.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Frustrated Trainee

Thanks StarCar, great way of putting it. lol Thanks, I appreciate it.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Frustrated Trainee

I hear ya guys, I do appreciate the tips and fully understand what I need to do. Thanks again, will keep you posted.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Frustrated Trainee

Hey Daniel, I may have came across as a complainer but if I am a complainer because I want to learn this business the right way then yep I am a complainer. As for them letting me go, NOT true. That was my choice. I do understand and hear what you're saying, some I agree completely with and some I don't. life on these forums. I will succeed and move on with a better company. Thanks for your input. Mark

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Frustrated Trainee

Hi Everyone, well I started with my Trainer Wednesday August 4th. (I won't mention company name) Actually let me step back to the 2 days of classroom orientation, complete waste of time. the 2 safety people that were suppose to go through everything with us in orientation were more worried about how early they could get out of work than to teach us anything. On to the 9 days I stayed on my Trainers truck. Right from the start the company decided to run my Trainer and I as a team instead of a training truck. This was not fare to me as I wasn't getting any training or any of my observation time done since the trainer had to sleep so we both could put in our H.O.S. In 9 days I had a total of 7.25 hours of observation time signed off and 3500 miles logged. I did contact my SDM student driver mgr. and my Trainer contacted his FM fleet mgr. several times. their answer was both the same, get the orientation hours done ASAP. I spoke to my Trainer and his answer was "pack your stuff and run from this company" NOT at all the way I wanted to start my Driving career. I am home regrouping and checking with other companies so I am not at all throwing in the towel but what do you veterans think, should I have sucked it up and stuck it out and kept putting up with their B.S. or??? Thanks, I appreciate any constructive advice for sure. Thanks for listening. Mark

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Day One is tomorrrow!!!

Exactly, my instructor at school gave me an extra pre-trip packet to leave by the toilet at home. lol, funny but it did help just to read even 1 page while doing your business. He also said take it 1 page at a time which actually did help me. you'll be spouting it off to your instructors before you realize it. Good luck

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Orientation Complete

Daniel, let's go I am ready. lmao

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Orientation Complete

Nope, wasn't me. I am still waiting for my Trainer to call. Hopefully get on the road today. Keep it safe out there everyone. Mark

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Orientation Complete

Thanks Brett, I will definitely do an update soon. Yeah, my roommate at the Hotel is from Werner and he is waiting for his Truck to get a new Transmission. He is pretty new with Werner also and he said the same about being patient. We're hanging out and making the best of it. I have also got a bunch of their Computer Based Trainings done also so it hasn't been completely unproductive. Thanks again Brett for this awesome site. Mark

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Orientation Complete

Hey Dan, yeah I have heard it is pretty nice. I am sure I will see it one of these weeks. Phoenix is alright, the Hotel they have us at is in a pretty sketchy part of town. lol, probably wasn't the best planning on my part to do Orientation on a Holiday weekend. I do have a roommate that also drives for Werner so I have been getting a ton of tips. Yeah I will definitely be here tomorrow. Safe travels to ya.

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