Guys? I Think My Trainer Is A SUPER TRUCKER!!!!

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Reaper's Comment
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Ashocked.pngshocked.pngshocked.png SUPER TRUCKER!!!!

We got out for showers and i pointed out a clearence light is out. Every weigh station we passed was closed luckily since i might have gotten ticketed for my trainer not pretripping ever.... at least im learning something from this training. PRETRIP IS GOD! Also dont panic all the time and stress youll burn out quick. (would have been caught if we actually pretripped once in this week and arent constantly rushing everywhere just to burn our 70 as fast as possible.)

Seriously. He gave me the biggest glare because i got stuck in tacobell line and got back to the truck 3 minutes late from my 30.... i had to eat while driving like normal.... its interesting to shift while holding a burrito.

Tractor Man's Comment
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You should pre trip/ post trip that rig EVERY DAY, whether he does or not. When YOU are driving,YOU are responsible!

Parrothead66's Comment
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If you're driving you're responsible

Rainy 's Comment
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To practice for your test both of you should be doing the whole truck several times a day. You need to know the exact wording and parts just to pass. Even if you weren't driving this would be necessary. The fact that you are driving means it is triply important

G-Town's Comment
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Why are you eating a burrito while you drive? One week in the seat...this is not safe or cute Reaper.

If you were my student, I would not allow you to do that.

Reaper's Comment
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If i didnt eat while driving i wouldnt be eating.... and i do what i can for pretripping before i get rushed back to the drivers seat. Everything has been documented and been taken care of as to informing the proper people. I make sure i get to the tires and axles at the very least. I just hope my tnt will give me better instruction.....

since day 1 ive been using my entire 11 hour and trying to fight a cold at the same time its been playing hell trying to get used to everything....

And i wasnt trying to be cute, ive been doing what ive been instructed to by the inhouse instructors to properly do on the road as best i can. Im doing everything i possibly can do that ive been instructed to do thats right and proper.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Reaper's Comment
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Also he plans on returning to springfield by teusday hes trying to push to test thursday but im going to fight and say im comfortable with friday. I need that extra day to try to learn my pretrip. Im glad i have a 34 after today. Or who knows i might be using recap hours whatever those are. Ivr gotten a **** ton of highway driving, little city driving. No backing or dock driving really. (Unless you count the two parking lot backups i did in a parking lot that was barely full.)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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and i do what i can for pretripping before i get rushed back to the drivers seat.

Do not allow him to rush you. Look him in the eye and say, "I am going to do a complete Pre-Trip before my Driving Duty Starts. It's your choice if you do one before yours." That's it. Any faulty equipment found by a DOT inspection while you are driving will be on you. The DOT officer is not going to buy the excuse, "He is my Trainer and won't let me do one." Stand your ground Reaper!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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If i didnt eat while driving i wouldnt be eating.... and i do what i can for pretripping before i get rushed back to the drivers seat. Everything has been documented and been taken care of as to informing the proper people. I make sure i get to the tires and axles at the very least. I just hope my tnt will give me better instruction.....

since day 1 ive been using my entire 11 hour and trying to fight a cold at the same time its been playing hell trying to get used to everything....

And i wasnt trying to be cute, ive been doing what ive been instructed to by the inhouse instructors to properly do on the road as best i can. Im doing everything i possibly can do that ive been instructed to do thats right and proper.

"They" instructed you to eat while driving? I guarantee Prime's safety department would have a huge issue with that...

Your number one job is safety.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Reaper's Comment
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If i didnt eat while driving i wouldnt be eating.... and i do what i can for pretripping before i get rushed back to the drivers seat. Everything has been documented and been taken care of as to informing the proper people. I make sure i get to the tires and axles at the very least. I just hope my tnt will give me better instruction.....

since day 1 ive been using my entire 11 hour and trying to fight a cold at the same time its been playing hell trying to get used to everything....

And i wasnt trying to be cute, ive been doing what ive been instructed to by the inhouse instructors to properly do on the road as best i can. Im doing everything i possibly can do that ive been instructed to do thats right and proper.

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If i didnt eat while driving i wouldnt be eating.... and i do what i can for pretripping before i get rushed back to the drivers seat. Everything has been documented and been taken care of as to informing the proper people. I make sure i get to the tires and axles at the very least. I just hope my tnt will give me better instruction.....

since day 1 ive been using my entire 11 hour and trying to fight a cold at the same time its been playing hell trying to get used to everything....

And i wasnt trying to be cute, ive been doing what ive been instructed to by the inhouse instructors to properly do on the road as best i can. Im doing everything i possibly can do that ive been instructed to do thats right and proper.

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"They" instructed you to eat while driving? I guarantee Prime's safety department would have a huge issue with that...

Your number one job is safety.

They didnt verbally instruct me, but when i only have one half hour during my entire day, and my day consists of wake up 10 minutes before we leave (because im not ever informed about when we need to leave) I rush to the truck stop to use the rest room grab a breakfast sandwhich a cup of coffee. I run back to the truck to take care of whatever i can. I am already signed on as the active driver as he fiddles eith the quallcomm. He says lets go. Next time i step foot out of the truck is 7hours and 45 minutes later during my half hour. Thats bathroom break and trying to grab something to eat. I finish my 11, he either drives the rest of the 14 day clock or swaps with me to back into a truck stop.

The second that key turns off and the motor shuts down im halfway climbing into the bunk to get some rest.

I drive only on the highway and any town enroute. He backs at the docks, drop yards, hooks up and swaps out of the yards. I get to jump out and connect lines and raise/lower landing gear.

I know more about his personal life and home improvement projects from him being on his phone, than the pretrip. He asked how my pretrip studying is going and i told him i know nothing, barely know the engine bay. He asked why i said every waking moment im driving. He kinda got hit with reality and realized my situation. Im just gonna be shoving as much info as possible nto my head before friday.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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