Motion Sickness And Training

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Most students drop out because they just cant handle the job. P E R I O D.

im still confused by your comment on the other thread that teaming with a codriver would be fine but with a trainer not.

heres an article on team training that might shed some light.

Team Training

we have a member here who was dead set against team training, went to schneider for the shortest training then his first week solo he made a ton of rookie mistakes that frustrated him. i didnt expect him to keep trucking after that.

At Wils Trams, prime, jim palmer or swift, he would have still been with a trainer to help him get out of his screw up.

some people are not good enough or learn fast enough to gain the skills to go solo.

if they told me, after 3 weeks you are going solo i would have quit. i did 3 weeks driving solo with my permit before training and it terrifies me that is all the training some people get.

is this really about motion sickness? and if so, i doubt you could handle the simulators. some people get sick from that although its rare. maybe one per 100 in a class

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I can empathize with you 40&Life - if i am a passenger, I cannot do anything but look out the window (or sleep). I need to maintain an actual horizon, and any task that requires I lose the horizon (reading, map use, logging, writing etc,) triggers a massive headache first, followed shortly after by nausea. Simulators are rough for me, and I no longer can do video games that have a scrolling component (nope - no more Call of Duty with the kids...). When you get to driving sessions in CDL school, you'll likely seated be in a sleeper with several others, but you will probably be working at low speeds in and around town. I found that opening the side vents for good airflow, and keeping a forward perspective was helpful. Good luck!


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.


Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Can you do the paperwork in the sleeper??? its not much.

i have students do.the routing while.we are parked so its not that big of a deal. and i want my trainees sleepeing. i dont recall ecen ever telling someone "come here so i can show you this" unless they were already awake.

if you read directions.from the sleeper not looking forward is it the oitside images or.the actual bouncing?

i never suffered with it so idk

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