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Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

I got my cdl w a training school outside of prime so I’m not contractually obligated to stay.

Even if you didnt have that non preventable on your record, no other company could or would hire you. You signed a contract that says you can't work for anyone else until you pay your training fee in full. If they did hire you, Prime can sue them & win.

Now you have to work extra hard to be safe. I did it & am still doing it. By Gods grace you can succeed & achieve a better opportunity for yourself. It's never free & let's face it, nothing worthwhile ever is.

Crying is fine. Just dont linger there. Find the strength & pull through it.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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I completely agree with you.

Naj, you're killing yourself. Do you realize that? All of your problems are in your mind. You're working for a great company, making solid money, traveling the country in a beautiful rig. You even wrecked the truck but they pulled it out and put you right back to work.

But you've decided that nothing sounds good to you. The grass is greener everywhere else. You want to be anywhere but where you are doing anything but what you're doing.

Do you really think that's going to change if you change jobs? Not a chance. You'll just find a whole new list of problems and complaints.

You have to get your mind right and get focused on the task at hand. You're in a great position. Where is your gratitude? Where is your appreciation for what you have or your sense of adventure for the amazing journey you're on?

Your situation is a classic example of the enemy within. You don't have any problems outside of your own mind. That's the truth. Your life is awesome. Your attitude is just so sour that you've lost all of the passion, excitement, and gratitude you should have for the blessings in your life.

Stay with Prime and work on your mind. Find some good books to help you get a better perspective so you can feel that passion and gratitude again. I can promise you that changing jobs is only going to screw up your career and make things even worse. I hope you'll take a long, hard look at yourself and see that you've lost that juice for life and you need to get it back. That journey starts from within.

I would highly recommend a Tony Robbins book like Awaken The Giant Within. It's absolutely incredible. It will change your life. It's exactly what you need.

Does what I'm saying resonate with you? Give it some thought and let us know how you feel about that.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

I’d also like to add that I got a preventable accident while in Minnesota. It was my first time driving in snow and I went into a median and had to be towed out. So companies I’m trying to apply for won’t touch me because of that. I really feel down and out and like I went through all of this for no reason because I don’t want to stay with prime because of the duration of the training and I’d like to be home weekly. So I want to be in the flatbed division. It seems like I’m screwed in more ways than I could imagine. Might look for another industry at this point.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

I think training sucks and I want to cry everyday. I’m wondering if it’s even worth it if I want to cry all the time while in training. I have another 38,000 miles to go before I can upgrade. Smh

Naj, very few people "enjoy" the training period. It's everyone's most memorable time of starting their career, and most of the time the memories aren't too good. I had a terrible trainer - he made the experience miserable.

I think you're confusing your training time with what it's like to be an OTR driver. Most people love this life after they get on their own and get to call their own shots. You need to pinpoint what it is that's bothering you.

I love what I'm doing now, but I couldn't have ever said that during my training.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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I wanted to make money when I decided for a career in trucking. I just don’t care for otr.

Hey Naj,

Forget about the company or the trainers or your experiences so far and let's focus on you for a moment. What is it you really want out of trucking? Why did you want a career in trucking? If you could snap your fingers and do anything you wanted in trucking right now, what would it be?

I'm concerned that if you're so easily disillusioned then you really didn't know what you were getting into or you really didn't want to be there in the first place.

So what goals did you have when you decided to become a truck driver?

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Rookie who can’t stand otr training

I have a dilemma because I’ve graduated cd school this pass October. I’ve started with prime but the training process has Been tough especially being a woman . The 1st trainer I had was so rude to me and I dealt with him for 2 weeks and then had to wait at a terminal for 2 weeks for another trainer and my 2nd trainer quit because we got stuck in California for a few days due to a snow storm. So I’ve been home contemplating on if I should quit because I really hate otr all over the states and I would like to find something where I can go home every week. I know that it’ll be harder to get but I want to be happy and I’ve been miserable dealing with this training process especially dealing with trainers who are so tactless and mean. I don’t want to hate what I do just for the money and experience. I also don’t know what the next trainer will be like and I will take another chance going out with another person knowing I already have a bad experience with the trainers so I’m kind of over it. I know that I haven’t learned everything I need to know in just a few weeks of training so my only reason for going back would be cause of the money and experience. However I’ll be uncomfortable, and unhappy doing so. I don’t know if it’s worth it. Please give me some advice on what you think the beat option will be. Thanks

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