Drive Time For Student

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G-Town's Comment
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I miss stated this; they are called the “driver development manager” or “driver development coordinator”.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Are they the one who did all the stuff at Orientation. I was told I wouldn't get a driver manager until I go solo.

Driver Manager:

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well we just stopped for the night and I will be driving at 0200 to the receiver. Time is 0500. But I don't get paid for today.

G-Town's Comment
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Well we just stopped for the night and I will be driving at 0200 to the receiver. Time is 0500. But I don't get paid for today.

Are they the one who did all the stuff at Orientation. I was told I wouldn't get a driver manager until I go solo.

Yes. They are not a Driver Manager...not the same.

Driver “development” manager or coordinator. Their sole job is to support you through mentoring.

Driver Manager:

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ok but I don't know who that is out here in California.

Big T's Comment
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Raptor you should be sending a macro 27 every day. That is your sign in. That is what you get paid for. Then you get hourly for anything on duty over 40 hours in the week.

As far as drive time goes during your first 50 you should be doing the majority of the driving. They really don't want you driving between midnight and 0600 during the first 50 because that is when a lot of the wrecks happen with new drivers. Now if you're comfortable, especially since you've driven before, then that is between you and your mentor.

Your driver coordinator is Aaron Trice. He handles the reefer students out of JV. Not always the easiest guy to get in touch with but if you call him it should roll over to someone that can help you.

His # is 951.968.3450

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big T's Comment
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At two weeks you should have at least 20 backings. They want the students to basically average 40 hours btw and 10 backs a week.

I don't know my driver coordinator is. I'll ride this next day or so and see what happens. If it continues then I'll say something. I don't want to rock the boat. Plus as you know Raptor doesn't have much tact. I'm fine with customers but we don't talk much either, but I know this is not how training goes. I trained a lot in the .military and in civilian life as well. The trainee needs to know the parameters of their training. What is to be expected and how to do the job they are training for. In 2 weeks I delt with one customer. And have never back the trailer into a spot for live loads or at the truck stops.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big T

I have been trying to get in touch with Aaron but he never returns calls or texts. We did straight backs 10 times at Buffalo Bill's casino in Primo (ext. 1). But that was all.

Raptor

Susan D. 's Comment
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At West Side, the expectation is for the trainee to do the majority of the driving because they need the road experience. Naturally, if they're tired I'm not having them drive. Sometimes it takes a week or so to build up to a full driveshift, but some can handle it from day one.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well I started driving this morning at 0200, from the rest stop where bushwhacked. He said he wanted to see how I reacted to the weird change in schedule. He said you might just get your 10 down and be on the road again. So I drove for the 2 1/2 to Livermore and with the many trucks trying to get into the various docks he backed it in.He said there will be plenty of time to get some backing in when leave for Utah again. Anyway after we got unloaded about 7:30, I drove for the rest of my drive time. And owen he is driving us to Hesperia, he will go home again and do laundry and be back at 5am to go to Jurupa Valley yard. We are to drop this trailer and pickup another. Go to San Diego and drop there and then head to Utah. Now that is the plan as of 2 hours ago from dispatch. Things change all the time. So I'm getting used to the changes and the challenges. So much for my whining last night.

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