A Question That My Trainer Posed To Me

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Reaper's Comment
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So a question was asked and my trainer refuses to answer the question so I'll never learn.... if my exit is closed to transfer from one highway to another or just in general. What do i do?

MC1371's Comment
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Read the detour signs?

If reasonable pull off next exit and break out the map.

Macro dispatch for alternate directions.

Press reroute on GPS.

Pull to the side of the road and cry until your trainer or law officer gives you the answer.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Follow detour signs, find a safe place. To park and figure out a work around. Map book, Google maps satellite view. Call the the shipper/receiver and ask for detections if that's what you need to do. Use your head and don't panic

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Eric G.'s Comment
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So this has happened to me out there in TNT , here is what I did.

First time I followed a detour sign I briefly read. Because I briefly read it I went to wrong way. I pull over got on my phone and found a workaround. 30 minutes later I was back in the highway. Should have only been a 15 minute detour.

Today got off the highway to fuel. Re-entry was closed to construction i signs at the exit indicating the detour. When I grabbed my receipt fir fueling I asked the cashier how the trucks were getting back on. I figured she is local she has seen houndreds if drivers trying to get back on.

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 14ยข 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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Another tip in addition to some of the other good answers already given. Remember those threads where we talked about the importance of having a cb in the truck? This is one of those times where you could give a quick shout out and would most likely get a response from a local driver. They will know the easiest ways to get around, sometimes even better than the detour with less traffic. Or, you might get lucky enough to have someone say,,, "follow me"

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think the better question is why is he refusing to answer that question?

Reaper's Comment
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Idk i thik hes trying to get me to think ot something. I tried answering to break out a map book, follow detour signs, reroute the gps. Etc and he just shook his head and said well i guess we just pull over and cry.

I am thinking maybe he is just being a jerk lol.

OldRookie's Comment
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Idk i thik hes trying to get me to think ot something. I tried answering to break out a map book, follow detour signs, reroute the gps. Etc and he just shook his head and said well i guess we just pull over and cry.

I am thinking maybe he is just being a jerk lol.

He's being an asswipe.

Reaper's Comment
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Thanks i just got 3 days left and 1 day is unloading my stuff, and another day is driving back to terminal , and tomorrow is waiting for teusday to get unloaded.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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