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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thankfully, your opinion of me does not define me.

Nor does yours. Actions tell the story pal and my opinions about you came from your actions and were backed up by your own words.

Trust me, it won't take the people running these companies any longer to figure out what you're all about than it took us. You quit your first company after only a few weeks and explained in perfect detail why - because you weren't being coddled as well as you think you deserve to be. You expect people to roll out the red carpet for you. I have no idea why you would think that. Maybe that's just what you were raised to believe. Doesn't matter.

Roehl made you feel important and your feelings are more important to you than your performance. But Roehl is a tough company with high standards. The honeymoon is going to end quickly and they're going to expect you to put up or shut up, just like the rest of the companies will. You'll either man up and handle it, or you won't. It won't make any difference what you think of yourself. What's going to matter in the end is what they think of you, and that's going to be based on your performance.

So I'll say it again. In the end the only thing that's going to matter is your performance. There's no faking it in trucking and so far the only thing you have to show for your efforts is that you're too soft, your expectations are too high, you've broken a contract before fulfilling your end but after receiving their services, and you quit easily. You've yet to even drive a big rig one mile solo in your life. You've yet to make even one dollar of profit for a trucking company. Yet you're jumping from company to company because you expect to be treated like a king.

Your self-importance far exceeds your performance, and that's always a clear sign of someone who is going nowhere. If that doesn't change and you don't wake up and realize you have to prove yourself before anyone is going to approve of you then you won't be around long. You'll be another statistic like 95% of the people who take a shot at this industry.

Trust me, I want to see you succeed. I want to see everyone succeed. That's what we do here. But the most important service we provide to help you is brutal honesty. Because in the end your opinions aren't going to mean jack squat to anyone. Your performance will. So I'm telling you that if you don't get over yourself and start learning how to perform at a high level there won't be any demand for your services.

Trucking Requires A Big Commitment - one that you've demonstrated thus far that you're unwilling to make. Unfortunately for you it won't be an option. You either make it happen out there or no one will have you. That's your choice. I'm not making up these rules, I'm simply explaining how it all works. You can do whatever you like with what I'm telling you. I've had a stellar 25 year career in this industry. It won't affect me any if you ignore what I'm telling you and run yourself into a brick wall, but I hope that doesn't happen.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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My fear is that you are cornering yourself over and over.

First you went to Prime and lied on the application about not having failed a drug test recently. You were caught in the lie and sent home. At that time, many companies rejected you, probably Roehl as well.

PAM and CR England accepted you despite your failed drug test and medications others may have rejected. Rather than appreciating this, you debated which two you should attend, and sort of bashed CR England

After training and getting your CDL you then left PAM for Roehl, a company who expected more of you in March and wouldnt take you.

I was nervous for you when I read your Facebook page because it was "Yay! got my CDL and passed my test" and less than 24 hours 'After careful consideration i am headed to Roehl".

In less than 3 months you went to 3 different companies. What if Roehl sends you home when they go over your drug list? What if they see how many orientations you have gone to and send you home? Then you will have no job, no way to pay back PAM for the schooling....you paid for a flight and rental car to Prime and a sleep apnea test before hand.

It just seems as though you are jumping around without the careful consideration you claim. Going to orientation is not a job offer, it is an invitation to prove your commitment and abilities.

If Roehl does not work out, then what? Almost no reputable trucking company is going to want to talk to you. Roehl could very well fire you upon your first accident....because they have nothing vested in you as far as training goes.

Then what?

I seriously hope things work out for you. Good luck

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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Brett Aquila's Comment
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OMG Rainy I didn't even realize this was the same guy!!

And he tried giving me that ol' classic "You think you know me?"

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Yeah pal, I think I know you.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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No Brett, Nighthawk is a woman aka "Misty" aka "Deisel ****". She changed the screen name when i.mentioned typing things like "I chose prime because they dont do hair testing" was a bad idea.

She stated the trainer asked her about her periods...i mentioned that sometimes trainers will plan additional restroom breaks when women need such. yes, my trainer knew when i got.my period. i even mentioned in one of my articles that my trainer gave us more showers for my comfort during my period. Sometimes 2 per day! I appreciated it.

She stated the trainer did not allow her to use the fridge....so what? i didnt use my trainers fridge.

The only part of the truck that belongs to the student is the bunk. any student will realize when they get their own truck just how invading taking on a student can be.

I hope she finds a real home at Roehl.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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No Brett, Nighthawk is a woman aka "Misty" aka "Deisel ****"

oooohhhh..............I see.

Well I guess with her recent "performance record", or whatever you'd like to call this rolling train wreck, I'd be changing my name all the time too.

I hope she finds a real home at Roehl.

Well I hope the same thing but I see almost no chance of that happening. If she doesn't screw it up then Roehl will likely find out about all of this stuff in the past and she'll be on a bus home. I mean, let's face it, she has no interest in making this career happen. The only thing she's concerned with is how hard everyone around her should be working to pamper her.

In trucking, nothing is given freely but the opportunity to prove yourself. Everything you achieve will be earned the hard way.

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