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Big Holli's Comment
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So I am on my last two days with my trainer, who has been a driver for almost 30 years. And I am his 3rd trainee. He is not very good at instructing. More like fussing. Which is all fine.I was military and law enforcement, I can take it. He knows I drove before and is just adjusting my shifting since I was spoiled by an automatic at my first job. Well he leads a odd schedule. I wont go into all the number and times but we go from driving from early in the morning, unload, and then spent all day waiting for a load. I can’t just shut it down and sleep while he’s got the tv blaring. He takes a nap and wants me to drive all night until early in the morning. I told him as of now my clock is not ready for that, after have been awake since 0300 this morning. I know my body. I know that I get drowsy around 2300. I told him I understand how driving at night is prime for trucking. But when I drove before I worked myself up to it, and eventually was fine. So now there’s this awkward tension. Was I wrong for telling him no? We also got in a argument, where he wanted me to do a rolling stop through a intersection, in order to beat on coming traffic. When I stopped he yelled “ I told you to go! You can do a rolling stop!” My response was, that’s not a legal thing! He said it was. I said well good. You do that, I won’t.

Old School's Comment
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Just get through the last 2 days without blowing your cool. After that you can manage just how you want.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Dave Reid's Comment
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Stay safe brother, and just get through it.

So I am on my last two days with my trainer, who has been a driver for almost 30 years. And I am his 3rd trainee. He is not very good at instructing. More like fussing. Which is all fine.I was military and law enforcement, I can take it. He knows I drove before and is just adjusting my shifting since I was spoiled by an automatic at my first job. Well he leads a odd schedule. I wont go into all the number and times but we go from driving from early in the morning, unload, and then spent all day waiting for a load. I can’t just shut it down and sleep while he’s got the tv blaring. He takes a nap and wants me to drive all night until early in the morning. I told him as of now my clock is not ready for that, after have been awake since 0300 this morning. I know my body. I know that I get drowsy around 2300. I told him I understand how driving at night is prime for trucking. But when I drove before I worked myself up to it, and eventually was fine. So now there’s this awkward tension. Was I wrong for telling him no? We also got in a argument, where he wanted me to do a rolling stop through a intersection, in order to beat on coming traffic. When I stopped he yelled “ I told you to go! You can do a rolling stop!” My response was, that’s not a legal thing! He said it was. I said well good. You do that, I won’t.

Turtle's Comment
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You're almost there. Obviously don't drive if you are real drowsy. Just get through these next 2 days and roll on driver. But do not roll through that intersection. I don't care what he says. It's your license.

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