Sent My Student Home

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Big T's Comment
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Because he has busted his butt since he got on my truck and our current load went near his house. I got approval from my driver leader of course. I'll pick him back up after I deliver the load in the morning. Since day one this student has studied material, asked questions, taken notes, and has taken the initiative to learn all he can. He is doing really well and I can see success in his future.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that's great! I'm always floored when I hear stories of students who won't put in the effort and don't take it seriously. I mean, you can have "serious fun" where you're working super hard but still enjoying yourself at the same time. I'm all about that. But you have to put in the effort and realize the dire consequences of even a small mistake.

Glad to hear things are going well!

CHillR's Comment
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He was doing great and they send him home? I'm confused.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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He was doing great and they send him home? I'm confused.

He means he is giving him some home time as a reward for being a great student.

CHillR's Comment
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Ok. Thanks Brett.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I did that before, but only because I really needed a break from him.

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icecold24k's Comment
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I did that before, but only because I really needed a break from him.

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Big T's Comment
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Sorry for the confusion. It was meant to attract the attention of new students.

Being a top tier driver starts long before you get handed the keys to your own truck. Habits you use in training will carry over to how you operate once you upgrade.

Student A always has an excuse to why he is not progressing. He isn't studying the material, not asking questions, and as soon as his shift is over he is playing on his phone.

Student B is studying the material, asks lots of questions (why, when, how not what), and when he finishes he takes some time to watch me, debrief, and then passes out.

Student B is going to be more successful and if I can do something to reward him I will.

There are perks to being top tier both for regular drivers and students.

He was doing great and they send him home? I'm confused.

CHillR's Comment
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Thanks Big T.

Chuck 's Comment
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Good advice for many of us that are getting into trucking. I am going to try and take all that I learn and apply it to help make me a top tier driver. I have done a lot so far just to get this far so I cannot afford to take it easy and not take it seriously. I quit a job that I have had for nearly ten years to do this so there is a lot riding on me to do well and be as smart as I can be when learning.

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