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Rob T.'s Comment
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This is why I decided to become.an awesome trainer!!

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You just wanted an easier way to get more people into the dungeon. That explains why we haven't seen splitter for a while.........smile.gif

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah, I have a trainee right now.. I'm trainer number 3 because she went to test out and couldn't back well enough. She's really doing so much better now. We've taken several hours a few different times strictly to practice and she's done every bit of backing except at one customer. She could have handled it, but it was an easy back and I just happened to be driving. Wish I had her sooner, but she's got this.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I have started this 5 times. Each time I hit that menu button at the bottom. And then I lose everything. So Thanks for all of the responses. I do appreciate it.

Hey G-town-

My new mentor has an autoshift. I'm going to give it 2 days to perform. Lol. Just kidding. It will be a new experience for me and though I did watch a video of it yesterday at the terminal. But it seemed a little confusing about when to put it in manual mode. But once you watch it. It's hard to go back without getting someone in the office to override the student. But hopefully it won't take too long to get it in this old brain.

Thanks for the support at TT.

Raptor

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Once you get upgraded to solo, you’re assigned tractor will be an autoshift transmission. No time like the present...

You’ll figure it out. Just like the rest of us did.

Good luck!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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This is why I decided to become.an awesome trainer!!

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You just wanted an easier way to get more people into the dungeon. That explains why we haven't seen splitter for a while.........smile.gif

Hey...ill cast a spell on you! oh wait.. i meant to say "you are being mean to me.and im a girl!" lol it works on my FM

Raptor...word of advice...the RPMs are different than the manual...and each make of truck can be different.

The cascadias have 12 gears, my international has 10. But even my 10 gear doesnt do the "add the digits of the speed to get the gear" such as 15 mph equals 6th gear. My auto shift one gear difference...so 15mph is 5th gear

as always you just need to learn your solo truck and all will be right in the world.

Fm:

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.
PJ's Comment
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Rainy no person in there right mind would be mean to you... Heck I’m scared to death of you, lol... Just kidding. You and Susan are terrific ladies and trainers. I just wish my friend had gone too one of ya’ll for training. But it is what it is. She survived and tests out tomorrow or friday morning. I offered to let here practice backing last weekend with my truck and empty tank, but she respectifully declined. Maybe a little intimated by my long nose, not sure. The lack of backing practice is something I personally have a strong opinion about.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Rainy no person in there right mind would be mean to you... Heck I’m scared to death of you, lol... Just kidding. You and Susan are terrific ladies and trainers. I just wish my friend had gone too one of ya’ll for training. But it is what it is. She survived and tests out tomorrow or friday morning. I offered to let here practice backing last weekend with my truck and empty tank, but she respectifully declined. Maybe a little intimated by my long nose, not sure. The lack of backing practice is something I personally have a strong opinion about.

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thank you. it truly means a lot to me, plus it shows future readers that men arent as sexist as the world wants everyone to think. But scared? my boyfriend says im cute and sweet. but maybe he is scared too. lol

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Back to the training topic...

i wasnt allowed to back much either. and i never got to do it on my own which is what i needed. it was "left right, no forget it ill do it

again lease ops!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy

Why would Raptor be mean to you. You have done so many impossible things and turned them around. (Though you didn't take my advice to go through Southern California to get to Northern California and not have to deal with Donner pass). What you and Susan do as mentors is awesome.

Raptor

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What you and Susan do as mentors is awesome.

I agree. I don’t think it is a small accomplishment for anyone of any sex to learn how, and be good at, driving and backing a semi safely, and to be a trainer on top? I can tell you now that no matter how good a driver I become, I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to be a trainer.

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