2 Truck Driving Job Offers From TransAm And May Trucking?

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Old School's Comment
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Dude, do you always have this much trouble in taking good sound advice from well meaning people who have been there and done that?

Old School's Comment
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one slip up and I'll look elsewhere

That right there is a willingness to find fault. We are obviously unable to assist you.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Contrary to what everyone believes about me being preprogrammed to fail at Trans Am, that is far from the truth.

No, it isn't far from the truth. You're taking the same approach that thousands of people have taken before you and it almost always ends badly. The approach that you stated yourself:

I'm gonna give Trans Am a shot to make me happy

That's why you're preprogrammed to fail. That is a very common misconception and it's always a failing strategy. It's like watching a train going 100 mph at a brick wall but the engineer keeps yelling out the window "You're all wrong!. I'm not going to crash!"

Ok, we'll see. Maybe you'll get how this all works before you learn the hard way, maybe you won't. Only time will tell.

And you keep saying one thing and then contradicting yourself a sentence or two later like "I'm 100% committed" but then immediately afterward you say "one slip by Trans Am and I will be making a phone call to May!" - a complete contradiction. That's literally the opposite of committed. I'm pretty sure you don't know the meaning of the word.

So in the end, whether you believe you should be proving yourself to them or whether you believe they should be proving themselves to you is going to make all the difference. There are going to be tons of situations that are going to be far from ideal and some may be plain lousy. If you interpret those situations as the company failing to please you then you'll be down the road in a month. If you interpret them as things all drivers have to deal with as a normal part of the job you'll get through them just fine. There's no way to know how you'll react until you're in those situations.

I turned it down because I had already said yes to Trans Am

That's not going to be enough of a reason for you to stick around when things aren't going well, and there will be plenty of times that things aren't going well.

With that said, maybe one day everyone here that thinks I will fail at this, just maybe we can meet and I will have proven that you're all wrong!

Well you certainly do always have the notion in your head that you're the smartest guy in the room and everyone else is always wrong about everything. In fact we're not wrong about anything we've said to you. We're basing our observations on what you've said and comparing that to what we've witnessed and experienced over the years in this industry. Maybe you'll turn your attitude around, and we all hope you do, but to be honest I very much doubt it. You're a know-it-all and it's rare that someone with that attitude ever humbles themselves enough to go along with the program if they don't agree with the way things are being done.

So we wish you the best of luck but I know I personally have very little confidence you'll make it to the one year mark with your first company because you've clearly displayed the wrong attitude and the wrong approach. You're a walking red flag at this point and the trained eyes of the instructors are going to spot you coming from a mile away. It's not that you're not capable of becoming a top tier professional driver. It's just that you don't get how to go about it. You only think you do.

We'd love nothing more than to see you show up one year from now saying you've hit your one year anniversary with Trans Am. And even though you think that would be proving us wrong you would be doing nothing of the sort. The only way you'll make it to that point is if you take our advice to heart and turn your attitude around.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Old School,

Obviously you didn't read where I said I should have worded that differently! Y'all jus don't give up on reassuring yourselves that I'm gonna fail. That my friend is not an option for me. As I said before I will put 100% into this no matter what company I am with

Old School's Comment
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Nope, I've read every contradicting statement you've made, and it has been painful.

Old School's Comment
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And trust me, we're not reassuring ourselves of anything. We are woefully and unsuccessfully attempting to assure you of some very basic principles of success in this endeavor.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nope, I've read every contradicting statement you've made, and it has been painful.

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Where is Errol with his "chasing your own tail" photo he always throws at us when we get suckered into these stupid conversations? Talking to this guy is like:

a20fan4ever2: I'm 5' 2" inches tall so I'm tall, but shorter than most.

Brett: So then you're actually saying you're short?

a20fan4ever2: I'm sorry you misinterpreted me. I'm tall, even though I'm shorter than most.

Brett: wtf.gif

a20fan4ever2: I'm committed but I'll leave at the drop of a hat.

Brett: So then you're not committed?

a20fan4ever2: I'm sorry you misinterpreted me when I said I'm committed. But I will leave as soon as they don't please me.

Brett: wtf-2.gif

a20fan4ever2: one slip up and I'll look elsewhere

Old School: That right there is a willingness to find fault

a20fan4ever2: Obviously you didn't read my statements right

Old School: wtf.gif

Ok I think I'm finally done here. This has been awful.

a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Apparently I'm supposed to do exactly what everyone here tells me to do or I'm gonna fail. Is that how this works? I've never said I was the smartest one in the room and do remember stating that Brett does know more than I do. I simply put out there my situation and my way of approaching it. In the end my children are my biggest concern and providing for them. Maybe some of you don't have children and maybe you do, I don't know. As far as mine, I need to provide for them. I've stated over and over that I will put 100% into this whether it's with Trans Am or any other company. But in the end if I'm not happy, I will look elsewhere. I understand things aren't gonna be all roses all the time. Nothing in life is. I've said before I should have worded some things differently and that's definitely apparently because those statements keep getting thrown back at me....even after saying I worded it wrong. I appreciate all the advice and criticism on here I really do. Guess the first thing I need to work on is my way of putting things into words to keep everyone from attacking me and my character and my integrity

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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What they're trying to say, I believe, is that you can't go to a company ready to leave the 1st time something unfavorable happens. Whether you meant it or not with that post being quoted, that's what's concerning. Rookies make the mistake of leaving before they've proven themselves and learned how to get things done in their favor at a company.

C T.'s Comment
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By the way, I have a young family so I understand how you feel.

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