Needing First Victim

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I finished up my Train the Trainer classes on Friday. I am officially one of the new Trainers for H. O. Wolding. It will be probably be a week or two before I get my first test subject, errrr.... um... I mean Trainee.

Drive Safe and God Speed.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Awesome!

My trainer had two basic rules:

1) Please do whatever I ask you to do immediately, even if you don't understand why. I may see something you don't. We have the rest of our lives to discuss the situation after it's over.

2) If you drive off a cliff don't scream or wake me up. I don't want to know.

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PJ's Comment
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Congrats Patrick

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I hope you draw a good student out of the gate, Your both probably going to be somewhat nervous

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Awesome!

My trainer had two basic rules:

1) Please do whatever I ask you to do immediately, even if you don't understand why. I may see something you don't. We have the rest of our lives to discuss the situation after it's over.

2) If you drive off a cliff don't scream or wake me up. I don't want to know.

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Wolding doesn't team train. After the 1st week we are allowed to offset our clocks by a few hours, but that is to build the confidence of the trainee.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Good luck. I sincerely hope you have nothing but outstanding trainees, but the reality is, you will get a few duds.. it's inevitable.

My rules are no speeding, no phone usage (even with a headset) when driving, and no tailgating. When I'm driving I expect them to be awake, alert and paying attention to what I'm doing.. not playing on phone or sleeping. I will do the same. Im available 24/7. Work time is work time. Sleep and play on 10 hour breaks, after we've covered trip planning, and things needed to be studied to successfully upgrade to solo.

Don't argue and just do what I say and we can discuss it later. I won't ask them to do anything I'm not willing to do.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Congratulations (I think). Man it’s definitely something to get accustomed to. Honestly for the most part I think I’ve been pretty lucky with the ones I’ve had. When I finished my trainers class on a Friday they gave me a trainee to meet up with that weekend. He never showed but a week later I got a real one and he’s still with our company a few weeks from 2 years. Not sure what they tell y’all but I don’t let them drive in the city (DFW, Houston etc) at least until I’ve had a couple days to evaluate them behind the wheel.

PackRat's Comment
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When I give an order, follow it immediately, no phone, no radio, no speeding, ten mph below posted ramp speeds, walking speed when backing, third gear in parking lots, etc..... Hope you have a great time!good-luck.gif

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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My 2 basic rules for my trainees are: 1) DO NOT kill Fred 2) repeat rule #1

Awesome!

My trainer had two basic rules:

1) Please do whatever I ask you to do immediately, even if you don't understand why. I may see something you don't. We have the rest of our lives to discuss the situation after it's over.

2) If you drive off a cliff don't scream or wake me up. I don't want to know.

smile.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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Good luck! I look forward to hearing about how it goes. a Side note: am I the only one who finds it alarming how many drivers with "rookie" In their title are around here talking about them training others? Obviously I haven't met them or seen their skill set. It just seems like a huge disservice for somebody completely green to the industry trying to get their career off to a start to be trained by somebody still facing the steep learning curve.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Those are great rules! I just started training...I think I will steal them!

Awesome!

My trainer had two basic rules:

1) Please do whatever I ask you to do immediately, even if you don't understand why. I may see something you don't. We have the rest of our lives to discuss the situation after it's over.

2) If you drive off a cliff don't scream or wake me up. I don't want to know.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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