I Don't Want To Give Up

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Ernesto G.'s Comment
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Well , I started my training with CR england witch I didn't finish because they were being pushing about my home time , I don't think is fair only 3 days of after a month of work , so I move to werner Enterprises, they were more human about it and give more tools to work or at lease I felt like that , but when I was 2 weeks into the training I almost had an accident on our way to Houston TX and make me realize how bad I'm at the shifting so I quit , but I'm not a quiter so I try one more time but xpo logistics put me in a sprinter van , but is not the same , I miss the smell of diesel fuel , now I want to found a company that would help me finish my training, but every company out there seems to want to abuse of the Situation and care about my training only the money they can make out of me , that's why I ask you guys any suggestions about this matter?

Chris L.'s Comment
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You won't be happy at any trucking company. You can't quit when things don't go your way.

Big Scott's Comment
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I'm not a quiter

You quit C.R. England and Werner and now want to quit XPO and you say you're not a quitter!?! You seem to quit when the going gets tough. Why don't you do some research.

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A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
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Ernesto G.'s Comment
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Well first I didn't quit because things were not going my way , I almost killed a whole family on the hwy just because I get nervous with shifting and down shift and if im thinking on leaving xpo is because I need more money , ok I guess my question should been , how do you over come something like that accident that I almost had ? I want go back and finish my training be a PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER and don't worry guys I don't get for rude comments, some of them they are just the true

B Y 's Comment
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Truth of the matter is that this industry isn't for everyone. You didn't like the home time situation and you, by your own admission, got nervous while driving and nearly killed a family. In my opinion you should take some time and do some serious soul searching to see if this is the right line of work for you. Driving an 80k pound rig isn't anythjng to be taken lightly. If you get nervous and it impacts your driving to the point of nearly killing someone I'd rather you not be on the road.


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.
Ernesto G.'s Comment
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Yeah I been thinking on that , but let tell all , I always wanted to be a truck driver when I was I kid and now that see with my own eyes and hands what it is I would get off the road evertime I see one of you , you guys do a real hard job , but I will stay with the sprinter van as expedite at least I can be on the road

FloridaBuckeye's Comment
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Ernesto G.

Maybe you just lost your confidence and that's Ok. You can still have a longer term goal of OTR , but work on getting more confidence on smaller vehicles opportunities in the meantime. Which has more home time too.

You don't have to give up, try a different path headed to the same place.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Town's Comment
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Ernesto wrote this over 1 year ago:

i just quit my training at CR England, my question is how to deal with the homesickness? I did like 2 months away from home and didn't like it

You didn't like it...right? You wrote that.

Ernesto I just replied to another thread suggesting that a person truly know themselves, be honest, and come to grips with their tolerance boundary before committing to this business. If you felt like this a year ago, what's changed that makes you think it will be any different in the future? Knowing that you quit CR England a year ago, your options going forward are rather limited because you didn't finish training (with two companies, CRE and Werner). You would possibly need to take a refresher course and then subject your self to another round of road training. Keep in mind that the home-time policies do not really apply during training. When I trained, I did not go home at all during my 6+ weeks of training and actually spent Easter having dinner in a Denny's. It wasn't fun, but I was expecting it to be that way. Hoping for something to be better the second time around when your previous experience indicates otherwise, is not an effective strategy. The results will likely be the same.

Unlike some of the advice you received, I strongly suggest you go back to square one and seriously think about your ability to cope with the solitude, the stress, the danger and the demands of this job before you throwing yourself back into it. I do however agree with sticking it out with XPO,...build up some time there.

Good luck.


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