Questions On Getting On With A Company Sponsored Driving School

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Turtle's Comment
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Do you rain on people's day? I got that distinct impression. I prefer a sunny day and will carry an umbrella with a light in it if necessary.

A little rain can cleanse the soul. Don't let that umbrella prevent you from seeing the rainbow you were handed...

David T.'s Comment
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Do you rain on people's day? I got that distinct impression. I prefer a sunny day and will carry an umbrella with a light in it if necessary.

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A little rain can cleanse the soul. Don't let that umbrella prevent you from seeing the rainbow you were handed...

Good point. I hadn't thought of it that way. My comment wasn't meant to be serious though. I just happened.to notice to profile name and it it struck me odd.

David T.'s Comment
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Dave gets pushy:

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I think I can make a good go at it because I push myself really hard if it means getting something I want.

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We only know stuff about you by what you wrote here. Keep in mind everyone who posts here simply want you to make the decision you can live with. We have described our impressions of the realities of the job and we push you (in a good way) to take a close look at your history, your abilities and whether you might be able to stick with it.

We all hope you'll handle MTC and USXpress, and keep at it regardless of the difficulties because you must simply keep your eyes on your prize.

Please bring anything up here, both your concerns and your successes. Trust me, we've seen it all on this forum, and we'll stay on the level in supporting you.

Ok. If I may ask this question, how do y'all deal with idiot drivers? I used to get mad and act like an idiot myself. Nowadays, I still get mad but tell myself that keeping my cool will the tickets away.

Old School's Comment
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how do y'all deal with idiot drivers?

I don't deal with them. I just deal with myself. If you can control yourself you've won the battle.

David T.'s Comment
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Ok. How do you deal with and control your self?

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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"Idiot drivers"?

You only worry about things YOU can control, that's the best way to work through this career (and, if you'll allow me a moment of #NotesFromTheRoad philosophical mumbojumbo) and life in general. You will become the pilot of an 80k vessel capable of destuction and mayhem on a massive scale. YOU control that. Every second you are in that seat. Following distance. Lane position. Constant mirror checks. Speed management. And a daily dose of humility pills.

Nothing they do should rattle your composure or diminsh your professionalism. YOU are the professional driver. Demonstrate that to all.

THAT'S how you deal with idiot drivers...

My opinion only... good-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Ok. How do you deal with and control your self?

I recommend a book called "Verbal Judo" by Dr. George Thompson. The concepts are valuable in ANY career. They served me well for 25 years (the first few I wandered, lost in the desert of angst) in my previous career, and they are GOLD in this one

David T.'s Comment
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"Idiot drivers"?

You only worry about things YOU can control, that's the best way to work through this career (and, if you'll allow me a moment of #NotesFromTheRoad philosophical mumbojumbo) and life in general. You will become the pilot of an 80k vessel capable of destuction and mayhem on a massive scale. YOU control that. Every second you are in that seat. Following distance. Lane position. Constant mirror checks. Speed management. And a daily dose of humility pills.

Nothing they do should rattle your composure or diminsh your professionalism. YOU are the professional driver. Demonstrate that to all.

THAT'S how you deal with idiot drivers...

My opinion only... good-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gif

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Ok. How do you deal with and control your self?

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I recommend a book called "Verbal Judo" by Dr. George Thompson. The concepts are valuable in ANY career. They served me well for 25 years (the first few I wandered, lost in the desert of angst) in my previous career, and they are GOLD in this one

Thank you. Can I ask a question on something a little off topic? What tank is in your profile pic? It looks to be a Sherman tank?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I had a full bred Dalmatian whose AKC name was "Lorraine of Spain". Rainy for short.

So after she died i used it on social media. I had no idea i would be on this forum as long as i have or i would have used my fake author name lol

i used my mothers maiden name for my books because if i failed, i didnt want people laughing my real name lol

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and yes...better for me to rain on your day with the truth so you are prepared than to let you go out into trucking unaware of the obstacles lying ahead.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thank you. Can I ask a question on something a little off topic? What tank is in your profile pic? It looks to be a Sherman tank?

Too small to be a Sherman, looks like a light tank to me, probably a Walker Bulldog.

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