My Trainer Was A Nightmare

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Twisted sister 's Comment
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My trainer kept falling asleep,at the wheel .. I must say I wasn't real fond of flatbedding .. But I love the company..my only complaint is they tell me if I don't flatbed I will never get home time..

Steve L.'s Comment
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My trainer kept falling asleep,at the wheel .. I must say I wasn't real fond of flatbedding .. But I love 5he co..my only complaint is they tell me if I don't flatbed I will never get home time..

I don't know how much home time you need, but I'm dry van and get home twice a month (5 days).

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Larry J.'s Comment
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What company are you driving for?

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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Sheeesh! Falling asleep at the wheel?? That's a HUGE problem! Shouldn't you report that to the company? I mean, he could kill himself, his trainee, and innocent motorists... I don't mean to be harsh. But, that is a wreck waiting to happen.

Shiva's Comment
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Sheeesh! Falling asleep at the wheel?? That's a HUGE problem! Shouldn't you report that to the company? I mean, he could kill himself, his trainee, and innocent motorists... I don't mean to be harsh. But, that is a wreck waiting to happen.

What he said !

Twisted sister 's Comment
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Sheeesh! Falling asleep at the wheel?? That's a HUGE problem! Shouldn't you report that to the company? I mean, he could kill himself, his trainee, and innocent motorists... I don't mean to be harsh. But, that is a wreck waiting to happen.

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What he said !

I did report it .. They were mad but I don't think they did anything , they got me out of the truck and I came home ..

Twisted sister 's Comment
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Sheeesh! Falling asleep at the wheel?? That's a HUGE problem! Shouldn't you report that to the company? I mean, he could kill himself, his trainee, and innocent motorists... I don't mean to be harsh. But, that is a wreck waiting to happen.

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What he said !

It was ray that was my experience my first week on the road training I was flatbedding I know he fell asleep he hit something and bounced me put of the sleeper berth . When I went up front I asked if he was ok he had the air conditioner going full blast music blarring it was crazy .. I wanted out of there.. When I called the person in charge of the trainers I had another load to drop ..we were in jersey when it happened I stayed up front with him after that to keep him wake he finally pulled over and I got to drive I got out to pretrip the truck he got mad made me get in ..I was ****ed Needless t o say when I started driving truck felt weird kept pulling I told him I wanted to check my load and make sure it was still secure ..but we had a deadline he wouldn't let me... When we got there we had a flat tire and my load was falling I was ****ed Needless to say he is no longer a trainer ..I won't flatbed again ..even though I enjoyed it ..well except that to much responsibility when your playing with people's lives.. So now I'm looking for a new co..they wanted me to sit around and wait for a new trainer ..but I came home I was a little freaked out about it

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Twisted sister 's Comment
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Sheeesh! Falling asleep at the wheel?? That's a HUGE problem! Shouldn't you report that to the company? I mean, he could kill himself, his trainee, and innocent motorists... I don't mean to be harsh. But, that is a wreck waiting to happen.

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What he said !

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It was ray that was my experience my first week on the road training I was flatbedding I know he fell asleep he hit something and bounced me put of the sleeper berth . When I went up front I asked if he was ok he had the air conditioner going full blast music blarring it was crazy .. I wanted out of there.. When I called the person in charge of the trainers I had another load to drop ..we were in jersey when it happened I stayed up front with him after that to keep him wake he finally pulled over and I got to drive I got out to pretrip the truck he got mad made me get in ..I was ****ed Needless t o say when I started driving truck felt weird kept pulling I told him I wanted to check my load and make sure it was still secure ..but we had a deadline he wouldn't let me... When we got there we had a flat tire and my load was falling I was ****ed Needless to say he is no longer a trainer ..I won't flatbed again ..even though I enjoyed it ..well except that to much responsibility when your playing with people's lives.. So now I'm looking for a new co..they wanted me to sit around and wait for a new trainer ..but I came home I was a little freaked out about it

So yes I did tell my dm and anyone I could it wasn't right he no longer trains he yelled at me and was a jerk all the way back to nashville I had to endure another night of him driving at night just as scary as the first night so once again I called and he was so rude cause they called him told him to come back to the yard and bring me back and said I freaked out on him ..ya I freaked he was falling asleep

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Twisted sister 's Comment
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My trainer kept falling asleep,at the wheel .. I must say I wasn't real fond of flatbedding .. But I love 5he co..my only complaint is they tell me if I don't flatbed I will never get home time..

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I don't know how much home time you need, but I'm dry van and get home twice a month (5 days).

I told them I didn't much home time at least 5 days our of 5he month would of been ok .

So now I'm looking into usa I think I need to be choose this time.. After that ordeal . Not sure I want another trainer..lol

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Twisted sister 's Comment
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What company are you driving for?

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I'm not I've been home 2 weeks ..going stir crazy. Western express

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