What's Easier To Train?

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Susan D. 's Comment
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The worst person to attempt to train is one who thinks they "know it all", doesn't listen, and has bad habits which are dangerous. I Just had one of this variety removed from my truck earlier this week.

The best person to train, is one who has an open mind, is actively engaged in their training experience, and isn't lazy.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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As a lot of you know I used to drive before, which isn't a hill of beans. What matters now is that being open to the new challenge of the refer, because tankers were my forte. So I'm just like any other rookie out there that has to humble and learn. Nothing is worse than a person who is un-trainable. It's already stressful enough for the trainer to have them on your truck in the first place. It's not that the cab is 20' x 20', so tempers rise when someone doesn't listen. There was a student like that when I went back to training after my 8 1/2 year absence. She could shift, she wouldn't listen when the instructor was teaching her about backing. So one day when we were waiting and doing pre-trips a few of us told her if she wanted to stay on welfare or get a job to support her and her daughter. After a few ripped into her it finally sank in. After I left for training to Swift I heard she had her DMV test on last Friday, but don't know if she passed or not. Her whole attitude changed afterwards. So I hope she got her licence. She had a very abusive husband which the state can't find now.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I didn't mean to high-jack your thread.

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