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Cj W.'s Comment
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Hey everyone this is c.j. I will be attending the Stevens Transport School in Denver, Colorado on Dec. 30. Back in may I was with Prime Inc Apprentice program. Unfortunately I had so many problems with my trainer and for complaining so much to my dm they send me home. I will try and give updates when I start.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

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.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Got sent home for complaining to much? Somehow I don't think that is the only reason you were sent home. Dm's are used to drivers complaining and expect it most of the time. Sad as that is.

Its fine if you don't want to say why you were really sent home. That is your business. Just remember your talking to some people on here that have been doing this for well over 15 years each. All told we have more than 100 years of trucking experience between us. One thing we have learned is 99% of the time a driver is sent home its something they have done and I have yet to hear about a drive being sent home for complaining to much.

CJ I maybe wrong about this and if I am I will admit it but this sounds like only one small part of the big reason why you were sent home. Sorry but that is the way it sounds.

So with that being said....Welcome to the forums. Now let's pretend for a minute that the complaints were the reason you were sent home. I could entertain that idea for a while but since I have no reference point in which to give informed advice I can only say that sometimes trainers can be a pain. There are good ones and bad ones at EVERY company out there. Most times if there is a major problem between trainer and trainee the company will give you a new trainer IF its handled the right way. But if its done the wrong way and you refuse to get on the truck till something is done then that's only asking for trouble.

You see I am only taking a stab in the dark here cause I have no idea what happened at Prime and can not give advice that will do any good if that same situation were to come up again.

Dm:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard CJ!

Wow, you're starting just before New Year's, eh? Well it won't be hard to come up with a New Year's resolution this year that's for sure.

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Hopefully things will go a lot better for you the second time around. Just do whatever it takes to get through the training. Keep a great attitude, work really hard, and try to enjoy it as much as possible.

Look forward to hearing how things go for ya!

Cj W.'s Comment
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Hi guyzjax. I had a meeting with my dm , trainer and the director of training. While I was on the road,my trainer would get angry at me if I did something wrong and start yelling at me. So I call my dm which was his dm as well to request anthor trainer. So my dm said just try and work it out with him. So a week would go by with no issues with me and trainer. So I had miss a exit ramp and my trainer started the yelling and said I can't read so I call our dm again that he yell at me. So the dm said to just come back to the terminal so we can talk about it. As I said early I had the meeting with everyone to get both sides of the story. In the end they said that trucking is not got fit for me at the time and to come back when I have my class A licence. So I feel like I got send home because I complain to much about my trainer yelling at me. I also was my trainer first student so if that had anything to do with it. But trust me i had time to think about everything and when I get my new trainer I just going deal with the yelling because I know its only temporary. Thanks Brett for the comment my goal is to get my class A licence for the new year.

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.

Dm:

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just remember that talking load to get a point across is very different than verbal abuse. No one should have to take verbal abuse. Training is only temporary and sometimes you have to put up with some stuff you normally wouldn't have to.

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