CFI At Crowder College

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Don's Comment
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Coupling when backing under the trailer on a slight incline. My throttle control on the auto is still rough, so I will go a little harder causing a rocky coupling to the king pin. The logging I shouldn't call "tricks"; he is driving in the yard while on sleeper for instance. I am not comfortable doing it and stated it to him. He stated he will never ask or show me something that can affect my log book and make me ollegal or in violation. So far, he has been very safety conscience.

Great news. What coupling issues are you having? I have a hard time backing up bobtail. Backing the trailer, no problem. No trailer, I go the wrong way.

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

G-Town's Comment
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Don wrote:

The logging I shouldn't call "tricks"; he is driving in the yard while on sleeper for instance. I am not comfortable doing it and stated it to him.

I wouldn't do that either...what-if there is a mishap? Have fun explaining that to safety...stick to your guns, you know what is right form wrong.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Im with G-town, no reason to take chances like that to only save a couple minutes.

Im glad you're not doing things you don't feel is right, but it makes me very happy to hear your trainer isnt pushing you to do it that way. Im enjoying this thread, keep up the great work!

Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Don, Always go with you gut feeling on any situation that shows up. Like the advice you just received from the great people here on Trucking Truth, you have to make the final decision and you will not go wrong if you feel uncomfortable with anything you are faced with no matter what others say that they do. That is for them and up to them. You have come to far to be swayed by someone else if you are in doubt.

Army 's Comment
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I don't even drive, but I got done reading that reply and scratched my head like really....lol

Don's Comment
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Delivered in Lakewood, NJ ( Lord, I already hate it.) Now at Nipro Champion and taking it down to Laredo. I guess they want us students out of the finisher's trucks asap or something, because this run will give me 4000 miles since we started out last Thursday. I will be driving on recaps or the finisher will be driving, Better "enjoy" it now because I probably won't be driving those miles when solo. Damn, come to think of it, I am hungry. I haven't eaten since last night, so I need to stop and eat after we get loaded and on our way. My finisher is a slave master! Haha

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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We are busy. I told you the miles are here. They are getting ready to give us a pay raise and keep adding new business. I know you have enough knowledge and sense in your head to not do stupid stuff. One thing with CFI, you will be able to run as hard as you want. Enjoy the trip to Laredo. I'm on my way to Waverly. I know you will get good miles coming out of there.

If at all possible do not let your trainer drive as you do not get credit for his miles. Keep up the good work.

Don's Comment
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I will not do anything to jeopardize myself. I have done all the driving. He only did in the yard. He does seem to expect me to be proficient in my backing after 5 days, but besides that I have no issues with him. Yes, the run to Laredo is a long one. Should be interesting to see how I handle it.

We are busy. I told you the miles are here. They are getting ready to give us a pay raise and keep adding new business. I know you have enough knowledge and sense in your head to not do stupid stuff. One thing with CFI, you will be able to run as hard as you want. Enjoy the trip to Laredo. I'm on my way to Waverly. I know you will get good miles coming out of there.

If at all possible do not let your trainer drive as you do not get credit for his miles. Keep up the good work.

Big Scott's Comment
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You can do it.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Keep up the great work Don and stay safe! Sounds like your getting the hang of everything just fine. Stay safe

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