Comments By Will H.

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  • Will H.
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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Question about a book

I keep looking at that app, but I don't see some of the truck stops near where I live, so i know that the app is limited.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Question about a book

I ordered an Atlas today. I noticed another book called National Tuck Stop directory 2017. Is this worth the $17? It seems like it could be a useful tool, but I do have a tool chest filled with "useful" tools that I never use.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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3 minutes to spare!

Question.

If it was an unexpected delay ie not normal rush hour could you have used the 2 hour extension?

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

Sometimes that's all is needed is a small wake up call to set someone straight. I am happy that he is turning out to be a good trainer. I hope I have as positive experience as you are now having when I join you guys on the road.

There is a lesson here. Sometimes all that is needed is a good conversation to resolve issues and to develop a good working relationships. I have seen many examples on this forum from the random people popping on this site with issues that could/should have been resolved with a discussion. However, they allowed anger and/or ego to interfere and they just went into a career death spiral instead.

Thank you Grumpy for sharing this story. It may sound cheesy, but I am adding this to my top 10 major lesson learned from this site.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Service failure?

I also already planned on tracking everything. I think a forum would be great in order to not forget anything and to keep a constant format.

Rainy, sounds like you are a great trainer. Just a thought, but since you are both a writer and a trainer maybe you can write a manual on how to train students 101. I know there is no one correct way to train students, but it seems to me that there's a lot of people needs guidance in how to train drivers. Once done you can either keep it as a solo project or share it with other trainers that you respect and get notes and/or collaboration. Just an idea.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Service failure?

Taking great notes on each load and shipper sounds like a great idea.

What app?

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Ask for new trainer, or suck it up?

In my Navy career I have trained hundreds of sailors and dozens of trainers. Brett is absolutely correct in the give and take that is needed in good training. Anyone who is just yelling and screaming isn't/can't be an effective trainer. Yes there is a lot of that in bootcamps, but that is to just test the new recruits stress and how to handle it. However, any kind of skilled or technical training needs to be a calm exchange.

I am assuming that this young man has never been taught how to train someone and is short fused at people who don't know what he knows. Hopefully he will learn as he teaches you.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Just Curious why he makes so much money

Probably an owner operator bragging about his gross income. However, after fuel, bank note, depreciation, maintenance, repairs, insurance and taxes. Then he probably has to pay for his own helpers and parking materials on both sides of the trip. I am willing to bet his NET pay looks closer to a company driver. If he is going to be really honest then he should show a copy (with personal information blackout) of his LLCs tax forms.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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When looking for a JOB

LMAO.

Point #2 has to be the funniest thing I have huard in a long time. Companies like Facebook makes 20-40 cents per user from the meta data they sell. How would a mega carrier even come close to cover the expense of the bus ride let alone all the other expenses and turn a profit at the massive rate of 40 cents a driver.

Then the oddity of his mis quote. It was Socrates who said “I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do.” as written by Plato. He uses this quote, which in my opinion is one of the greatest truths in the world, to defend his list of things that is riddled with errors and logic failures This is pure irony.

I think the OP needs to also think about the unexamined life, which is another lesson from Socrates

By the way if you never read Plato's Apology it's definitely worth the time to read.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Run for 7 days straight

I am not even in school yet, but napkin math tells me that running until you are out of hours and then than taking a 34 should get you more miles. However, running recaps I would imagine it would be less stressful.

But I like I said, I am not even a noob yet just a hopeful.

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