CDL School Bad Experience

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Jenn260's Comment
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Just finished the statement with the police and my witness is the one that brought me there. We will see what happens when I go back to school on monday after the officer starts his investigation tomorrow.

Chuck 's Comment
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Wow, that is crazy considering all the stories that have been all over the news lately. Just keep to your guns and keep your story consistent and not waver any of how anything happened so they cannot say that you are changing anything. Let's hope the jerk gets fired, no one needs anyone like that training people and having no respect for women. That makes a lot of us guys that aren't pigs look bad and if gets away with it then he will probably do it again to someone else. I hope that you can continue school and graduate soon so you can get on the road.

Jenn260's Comment
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After talking to the officer last night I am feeling a little better about the situation. After he read my statement he said that it was serious enough for the CID ( criminal investigation department) to start an investigation on Monday. The officer is going to the driving range to get the last names of the instructors involved.

I am a little worried about going to school on Monday.

40 Ton Land Captain's Comment
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After talking to the officer last night I am feeling a little better about the situation. After he read my statement he said that it was serious enough for the CID ( criminal investigation department) to start an investigation on Monday. The officer is going to the driving range to get the last names of the instructors involved.

I am a little worried about going to school on Monday.

Don't be worried about anything. You did the right thing by going to the police. The school seems not to be concerned or more worried about how they appear and about themselves than about you. Why could that be? I would doubt this is the first time this "instructor" has done something like this, this is usually a sign of a serial abuser. I have seen this personally in other jobs and training institutes.

If there is anything else that happens that makes you uncomfortable, be sure to email it up the chain of command, especially if this is a program connected to a college. With email you have a record of what was said and when and to who. If they fail to take action, they open themselves and the school to both criminal and civil penalties.

If the school knew this "instructor" has done this before then I believe that is grounds enough for a civil lawsuit. I would recommend contacting an experienced attorney about this situation, they can better advise you about the various legal remedies. Also consider a civil lawsuit against the "instructor" as well. You can file in both civil and criminal areas against this person and possibly the school as well.

It is not about being vengeful. It is about justice.

Mark J.'s Comment
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In an industry rife with mostly men and traditionally not a job women do you are to be commended for staying focused despite that jackasses actions. Waiting until you finish school is completely understandable unfortunately, the police require you, as far as i am aware to report an incident sooner than later but perhaps you could report it AND continue your schooling? Either way its YOUR decision, you have to choose what YOU want to do.

Since I have not graduated yet I am concerned that there would be repercussions if I go to the police.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jenn260's Comment
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In an industry rife with mostly men and traditionally not a job women do you are to be commended for staying focused despite that jackasses actions. Waiting until you finish school is completely understandable unfortunately, the police require you, as far as i am aware to report an incident sooner than later but perhaps you could report it AND continue your schooling? Either way its YOUR decision, you have to choose what YOU want to do.

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Since I have not graduated yet I am concerned that there would be repercussions if I go to the police.

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I will be going to school on monday even though the police are involved. I am not sure why they haven't sent me to test yet. I nailed my pretrip. Almost 100 percent. I can straight back offset and parelle. They don't let me drive every day so getting the downshifting right has been hard. Keep forgetting to rev. Once I start getting it they normally say switch drivers so I never really get it.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Keith G.'s Comment
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In an industry rife with mostly men and traditionally not a job women do you are to be commended for staying focused despite that jackasses actions. Waiting until you finish school is completely understandable unfortunately, the police require you, as far as i am aware to report an incident sooner than later but perhaps you could report it AND continue your schooling? Either way its YOUR decision, you have to choose what YOU want to do.

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Since I have not graduated yet I am concerned that there would be repercussions if I go to the police.

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I will be going to school on monday even though the police are involved. I am not sure why they haven't sent me to test yet. I nailed my pretrip. Almost 100 percent. I can straight back offset and parelle. They don't let me drive every day so getting the downshifting right has been hard. Keep forgetting to rev. Once I start getting it they normally say switch drivers so I never really get it.

I'm glad to see that they will be investigating and hope that scumbag gets what's coming.

Are you within a 3 week program? I know for my CDL program there was a required amount of hours we needed after getting our permit before they'd be legally allowed to test us. I honestly forget that required time. Maybe one of the trainers here can provide a bit more context to that timeline.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Parrothead66's Comment
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You did the right thing. You shouldn’t have any problems at school Monday as they should be very careful as to not fuel the fire. This situation could become a huge problem for them if the react in the wrong manner. They can lose their school affiliation, their CDL instructor classification and not to mention what it could turn into as a civil suit. I don’t know if they knew of his behavior prior to your report but I would bet this isn’t the first time he’s acted this way. And know that you are right, keep your head up, be proud and don’t let them intimidate you.

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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You did the right thing. That was a sexual assault. If the school does anything against you, cantact the college. Also, CFI would gladly take you. Most companies have zero tollerance for anything like that. Good luck. Keep us posted.

Eric L.'s Comment
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Good job standing up for yourself. I don't think you will have any problems with the school. Reporting it to the police proves that you are not going to let people hush you up. This type of action is totally unacceptable, it wasn't even a case where he thinks he's being flirtatious but it was borderline sexual harassment. This was assault.

Best wishes for your future career.

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