2nd Day Of Orientation Not Going Well.

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Thanks guys! Hopefully today will go well. I got a feeling that a few people might get sent home today.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Thanks guys! Hopefully today will go well. I got a feeling that a few people might get sent home today.

That's the nature of the beast. You just keep doing what you're doing and move forward. Granted, it's a classroom setting and nobody wants to see a classmate fail but you're doing this for YOU, not them.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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At least he's just threatening to send people home for putzing around on their phones, and not putting them in a choke hold and flinging them across the room into the next wall.

But seriously, orientation is the place you most have to dot your T's and cross your I's. Think of it as an extended interview, and don't consider yourself officially employed until they hand you keys and give you your first load assignment. At literally any moment up to that point they can thank you for your time and put you on the bus home.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

James K.'s Comment
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He was speeding the posted limits and ran a stop sign.

That's not little stuff. He could have killed someone!

Steve L.'s Comment
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So last week, I was coming out of Dallas, TX. Remember all that rain? Yep, I was in it. I got out just before they shut a bunch of roadways and highways down, due to high/standing water and accidents.

During one lane change I would've hit a car had I not been paying 100% attention on my surroundings. The guy was in my blind spot with a driving rain and traffic was practically bumper to bumper.

I agree that running the stop sign could've been deadly. If you're gonna make a mistake, let it be during slow maneuvers in the yard or something like that. On the road there are few, if any, second chances.

For you, it sounds like you're doing all the right things and learning from other people's mistakes. Which sounds like you're gonna be a really good driver for that company.

Greg M.'s Comment
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He was speeding the posted limits and ran a stop sign.

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That's not little stuff. He could have killed someone!

Probably why they sent him home! Today went much better! Everyone left their phones in their room and nobody got sent home! It was a good day and I feel much better about this company.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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He was speeding the posted limits and ran a stop sign.

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That's not little stuff. He could have killed someone!

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Probably why they sent him home! Today went much better! Everyone left their phones in their room and nobody got sent home! It was a good day and I feel much better about this company.

So it would appear that the instructor took exactly the right course of action in order to achieve the result he wanted! Go figure...

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