Worst Instructor Ever

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Lucky Lew's Comment
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I was lucky, had several different instructors at CDL school. Some were much better and more patient. Realize that you are in a business that has people that are not well versed in coddling! My OTR trainer was very impatient and I went through four weeks of hell! The school I attended allowed me to come in on weekends and get in extra backing practice. They also were committed to my success. I am almost 60 years old and I did not "get it" as fast as some of the other students. I did make it and drive OTR for a year. I am now driving local. Realize the stress level of the teacher, having someone else at the controls of a vehicle like this is something I could never do!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Donna, have you even attended school yet? From your reply, I gather not. There is a difference between helpful criticism and honesty as the experienced drivers on this forum provide, and your ignorant reply, especially from someone who hasn't even attended driving school yet.

Whoa! Don, careful there! I saw nothing ignorant in Donna's reply. Whining has never mixed well with trucking, and that's all she was saying.

Don's Comment
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Old School, in this instance, I respectfully disagree. If she had any experience at all, I could respect the message, if not the condescending attitude.

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Hey Donna, have you even attended school yet? From your reply, I gather not. There is a difference between helpful criticism and honesty as the experienced drivers on this forum provide, and your ignorant reply, especially from someone who hasn't even attended driving school yet.

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Whoa! Don, careful there! I saw nothing ignorant in Donna's reply. Whining has never mixed well with trucking, and that's all she was saying.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Old School, in this instance, I respectfully disagree. If she had any experience at all, I could respect the message, if not the condescending attitude.

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Hey Donna, have you even attended school yet? From your reply, I gather not. There is a difference between helpful criticism and honesty as the experienced drivers on this forum provide, and your ignorant reply, especially from someone who hasn't even attended driving school yet.

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Whoa! Don, careful there! I saw nothing ignorant in Donna's reply. Whining has never mixed well with trucking, and that's all she was saying.

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I found nothing wrong with her response.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Oh please I do respect your opinion. However this is my philosophy to life. Each day is a new beginning and we should try harder today than yesterday. And never use today to regret yesterday. Yes u are correct I’m not in school yet but I’m a older woman entering a mans world should I begin to play my violin now ....perhaps everyone should tell this guy how sorry we feel for him being singled out so wrongly and tell him to keep hanging and that he will pass the Cdl and will make 60$ his first year. But what response really would be ignorant???

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.
Army 's Comment
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Don

I don't normally chime in on most of these post's but I have to agree with Old School and Big Scott. I didn't see anything wrong with Donna's post, and to be honest, I was pretty shocked at your reply to her. That is the first post from you that kind of surprised me, as you have usually had well thought out responses to others. Not sure what you found in her reply that was so disrespectful. Maybe you had a long day on the road, or something else is up, but remember you can't always get "tone" "feeling" or "intent" from written text as easily as you can from hearing it with your ears.

Chris

Don's Comment
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No, I had a normal day and " nothing is up." Just differences in opinions.

Don

I don't normally chime in on most of these post's but I have to agree with Old School and Big Scott. I didn't see anything wrong with Donna's post, and to be honest, I was pretty shocked at your reply to her. That is the first post from you that kind of surprised me, as you have usually had well thought out responses to others. Not sure what you found in her reply that was so disrespectful. Maybe you had a long day on the road, or something else is up, but remember you can't always get "tone" "feeling" or "intent" from written text as easily as you can from hearing it with your ears.

Chris

Don's Comment
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I don't believe anyone, including myself stated to "begin playing the violin" for or pity the op. Your comment about being a woman in a man's world is irrelevant. I have been a nurse for 33 years, and nursing is definitely a females "world." If someone, whether a nursing student or a fellow colleague was having issues at work or complaining about someone or something, I certainly didn't refer to them as a "whiner." I actually attempted to help them resolve the issue the best I knew how. But this is myphilosophy on life.

Oh please I do respect your opinion. However this is my philosophy to life. Each day is a new beginning and we should try harder today than yesterday. And never use today to regret yesterday. Yes u are correct I’m not in school yet but I’m a older woman entering a mans world should I begin to play my violin now ....perhaps everyone should tell this guy how sorry we feel for him being singled out so wrongly and tell him to keep hanging and that he will pass the Cdl and will make 60$ his first year. But what response really would be ignorant???

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.
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