Scared Of That Perverted, Creepy Trainer? - An Article By Rainy

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andhe78's Comment
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Interesting how when I click the link to read about creepy trainers, a picture of a Maverick truck pops up. Trying to tell us something Brett? πŸ˜„

Feanor K.'s Comment
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Have to say it is a breath of fresh air to hear on this subject from a viewpoint that is so practical and non-victimized.

PJ's Comment
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Great article!!!! Common sense and logicial thinking does still exist, at least around hereπŸ‘πŸ‘

Kimberly P.'s Comment
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This is a most excellent article! It is well thought out. I am Kimberly Packard and I am just starting out on my trucking adventure. I have done a multitude of different types of jobs in the past. I had decided to pay for CDL training at a local CDL training facility. To me it is an investment just like it was for you Rainey. I have heard the horror stories and the exaggerated horror stories and was a bit apprehensive about who my trainer will be but after reading your article I am thinking that my frame of mind is the same as yours.. to keep the goal of becoming the best truck driver I can be. I am in this for the long haul. I get to see the country, get paid for it and meet allot of interesting people along the way. I have about 3 or 4 offers from trucking companies already. I have about 2 weeks left of trucking school and I will probably try to test out next Friday. I have narrowed down my picks for trucking companies such as Stevensons Transport, Roehl, Maverick, or PAM. I like the incentives for safe training from Roehl and Maverick but I like the Stevens trucks and incentives. Does anyone know if Stevensons Transport gives additional safe driving programs. I know that I will be assigned a trainer after orientation. Anyway advice from some of you wonderful seasoned veterans would be appreciated. Thanks Kimberly

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  • 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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hi Kimberly and welcome to the forum!

You might want to write your own thread regarding the questions you have to ensure everyone sees them.

Be sure to check out my other articles too. I wrote one on sexism that some women do not like, but hey, i say what i think lol There are others about the culture shock of life on the road and the necessity to find motivation to prevent burnout.

Mostly, trucking is about problem solving, communication and the right attitude. So be sure to ask us anything.

and good luck

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy D.

Just read your two articles on "Scared that perverted, creepy trainer" and "Sexism in trucking, from a woman's perspective" great articles!

Keep them coming!thank-you-2.gif

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Rainy (and JakeCat22) have so much invaluable info to share and I'm sure all of the other bloggers do too! I am so thankful to have come across this site! As a trucker-to-be (3-5 years from now, after my kids are grown), I am soaking up all of the info I can now. I'm reading books and blogs and talking to people and taking mock tests as much as possible. THANK YOU ALL for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with me. All the best!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Rainy (and JakeCat22) have so much invaluable info to share and I'm sure all of the other bloggers do too! I am so thankful to have come across this site! As a trucker-to-be (3-5 years from now, after my kids are grown), I am soaking up all of the info I can now. I'm reading books and blogs and talking to people and taking mock tests as much as possible. THANK YOU ALL for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with me. All the best!

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