Schneider "Zero (mishap) Tolerance" - Really?

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Old School's Comment
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Marc, it's quite easy to take our remarks personal and feel like we're being critical when we actually are kind of jumping in to correct something that will most likely cause some issues for others who come across this thread later on. It's kind of a tough spot sometimes, but we want to help people understand how difficult it is to find reliable information on trucking by searching and researching the internet's cavernous vaults of not so reliable information. As newbies, we hear some guy on the internet who's a trucker say something and we think, "Wow, he's a trucker, he must know what he's talking about."

We don't consider ourselves to be the sole source of valuable information, but we are painfully aware of the lack of it in many places. That's why we caution newcomers about doing extensive research. It ends up feeling like you're trapped in an unrelenting spider web of deceit. That is not a great way to make a start in a career path that's literally filled with failed attempts.

Just for the record, I can't spend five minutes at the forum that caused you to ask us this very legitimate question. It turns my stomach. They let people say just about whatever they want. Sensational and misguided information seems to be their draw, and I find it depressing.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I was criticized by more than one person here for asking the question,

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I just reread this entire thread and you were criticized by absolutely no one. In fact, your question was answered very thoroughly by quite a number of people. The only thing I see that's missing from this conversation is a little bit of humility and appreciation.

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I do not believe there is anything wrong with my attitude.

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Well the rest of us aren't too impressed by it. Settle down and quit being so defensive about everything.

Wow! Reread that one after waiting several hours before responding.

So to clear the air a bit here...

I am, in fact, INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to everyone here who is willing to take their time and share their knowledge and experience with me and others here.

I am also humbled by the fact that those who are functioning at (or have retired from) the highest levels of performance in this industry are willing to take their time to share their knowledge and expertise us. It is truly a gift. That was not the topic which started this but please do not misconstrue anything I have said to indicate a lack of gratitude or humility. NOTHING could be further from the truth.

To be perfectly honest, in my 62 years on this planet I cannot think of an endeavor, activity, situation or occupation where people have been more willing to share their knowledge, expertise and opinions than what I have seen in trucking. It is unfortunate that not all of them are too performers, but that is part of the deal too!

Please remember... my question started with a comment directed to someone who had been fired from a top-tier company after 3 significant incidents, which he felt made the employer bad.

At this point in my training and research I believe I have the wisdom of Socrates... . . I know that I do not know!

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Dave Reid's Comment
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At this point in my training and research I believe I have the wisdom of Socrates... . . I know that I do not know!

In several months or so, you may be surprised at how much MORE you do not know. At least that is the way it's been for me.

Stick with this forum Sir, you'll learn something new every day, for years. Without this forum, I'd likely have failed at this line of work long ago.

Marc Lee's Comment
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At this point in my training and research I believe I have the wisdom of Socrates... . . I know that I do not know!

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In several months or so, you may be surprised at how much MORE you do not know. At least that is the way it's been for me.

Stick with this forum Sir, you'll learn something new every day, for years. Without this forum, I'd likely have failed at this line of work long ago.

That's a big 10 - 4!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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At this point in my training and research I believe I have the wisdom of Socrates... . . I know that I do not know!

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In several months or so, you may be surprised at how much MORE you do not know. At least that is the way it's been for me.

Stick with this forum Sir, you'll learn something new every day, for years. Without this forum, I'd likely have failed at this line of work long ago.

Totally agree with you Dave. Been driving for about 3 months now and I come on here and learn something new almost every day. Things you don't even think about. But then you're confronted with them... And you go...ahhhh. I read about this...

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