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Mark M.'s Comment
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Do they hold it against you if you decline?

Today my company called me and asked if I would become a trainer. I'm honored that they thought so highly of me to ask.

I have serious reservations though. Although I do know how to train individuals, I know my personality can come off as gruff. I'm am positive that I have the ability, just hesitant as if I have the demeanor. 18 years in the military has forever molded my personality. I tend to be overly blunt.

Turtle's Comment
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Do they hold it against you if you decline?

Not in the slightest. I've been asked many times if I want to train, and I always decline. My wife rides full time with me so training isn't in the cards.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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TBH, I don’t train often. Which I am more than ok about. Mainly I get used if another trainer has something come up or if they need a “second look” at a trainee. Those second look rides are usually a day or two.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Navypoppop's Comment
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LDRSHIP,

Hold your head high and chest out driver. If you are asked to be a trainer you have proved yourself to your company for professionalism, honesty, performance and safety minded habits that they want you to relay to new company drivers. Way back when I was hired by Conway when they first entered Florida and helped open their Orlando terminal and was asked to become a trainer and I excepted and couldn't have been more proud that I was recognized by them to teach their values to new drivers. Even after retiring from Conway, I return for social visits to the terminals and it is quite a feeling to see some of your former "trainees" still there and saying that without the training you provided they would not be where they are today. Congratulations and good luck.

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I am proud to be a trainer. I am happy that I don’t train much. I prefer to be by myself. I like to run. It slows you down with a trainee on board, lol. TBH, I do tend to run my trainees a little ragged. I tend to offset my clock a few hours. So after the trainee gets done, I still run for a few hours.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Go for it. Don't worry about being blunt. If the student realizes that you are training them they won't mind, and if they do perhaps they should be doing something else. I think you will do a great job.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I agree. Being blunt is fine. Why beat around the bush. Just tell me what I am doing wrong, and how to fix it.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Congrats bro. I like people who are blunt and have no reservations. Its let me know exactly where I am at at all times when I deal with those people. Of course growing up in Boston and spending 10 years in the infantry may have caused my affection for those characteristics but I digress. I think you'll be great after you go through some "sensitivity training" JK lmao!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

JuiceBox's Comment
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Just realized this post is a year old smh lol

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have blunt in spades. I started my military career in the infantry. I spent 18 years in the military. I don’t beat around the bush. I do make some of my corrections in wise remarks. Like if you drift into a different lane, I will make a comment about if 1 lane isn’t good enough.

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