Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

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Dan S.'s Comment
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After I got out of the Marine Corps, I meet a guy who NO MATTER what was happening or going on? And you asked him how he was doing? His response was always "I'm DOING GREAT!"

Never shunned, never complained, zilch.

One day came and his young daughter was in the hospital. Wasn't expected to make it? He came into work.

Someone asked him, "How you doing?"

His response? "I'm doing GREAT!"

But, but, how? How could you say that?

He Went OFF!

And basically lectured the guy that things could ALWAYS not only be worse, but get worse, and when your at your LOWEST you need to accentuate and appreciate the positive.

Try for just one week. I did. You'll be amazed at how people behave and react differently to and towards YOU.

(His daughter made it BTW)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You'll be amazed at how people behave and react differently to and towards YOU.

This is absolutely key to being a top tier driver. It's the reason it's so important to develop strong, constructive relationships within your company and to be friendly and positive toward the dock workers, DOT officers, police, shipping clerks, waitresses, and everyone else you come in contact with. Your attitude will have a massive influence on the way people treat you.

The thing to remember is truck drivers have no authority. The way your life goes out there is often times in the hands of others, and they don't have to cooperate with you or help you if they don't feel like it. So the goal is to be the type of person that people want to do nice things for, and they normally will. Or at least they won't treat you as badly as they would have if you had a terrible attitude. So you take what you can get.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Jamie's Comment
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The thing to remember is truck drivers have no authority. The way your life goes out there is often times in the hands of others, and they don't have to cooperate with you or help you if they don't feel like it. So the goal is to be the type of person that people want to do nice things for, and they normally will. Or at least they won't treat you as badly as they would have if you had a terrible attitude. So you take what you can get.

This is exactly why I'm always nice to everyone even when they're pretty rude for no reason,i assume it's due to other drivers. Even when I'm delayed,told it'll be a few hours sometimes, I'm always like "Okay, I understand and thank you" and go back to my truck to wait. I have never gotten mad about anything on the road, BESIDES some of these cars! rofl-1.gif

Doug C.'s Comment
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A person has to have the maturity to see the world for what it is not want you want it to be, and learn to live and accept life within those perimeters.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Unfortunately Sonny could no longer find it within himself to respond to anything without criticizing us and calling us names so we've said goodbye to him for now but we've given everyone else plenty to think about and learn from. It helps to see people like this come through here because it allows new drivers to better understand why so many people are incessantly negative about the trucking industry and why so many people fail.

I mean, think about it........here we are, a group of top tier professionals volunteering our time to help this guy and all he can do is continuously call us names, criticize us, and go on and on about how great he thinks he is even though he hasn't accomplished a single thing in this industry. Can you imagine what this guy was like to his trainers, dispatchers, and co-workers??? Where do you think a guy like this is ever going to get in a world where he has no authority and hasn't done anything to earn anyone's respect?

Please!

He had said earlier:

I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

I think that was a slip when he used the word "dismissed". I think he got canned from his job. He didn't quit. From the way he tells the story he had completed training, hauled one load, and then quit because he wasn't making enough money. Really? After one load? Yeah right!

There's about a dozen other details in his story that don't add up either. So I'm pretty sure he was canned but won't admit it, because you know, he's amazing.

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So let's move on with our lives. Sonny is at home with his mom trying to figure out his next move and we're moving on to help others.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.
Phishtech's Comment
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Our young friend is displaying a classic case of NARCISSISM. He lives in a self-made bubble and the world revolves around him. He cannot accept truth unless it jives with what he believes, yet he rarely accepts any truth because he obviously knows it all already. We're wasting our time trying to talk sense with this guy, we live outside his bubble.

Pete's Comment
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The way I have seen it for about the last twenty years, if a joke I tell or a smile I give puts a smile on someones face it makes my day easier. No matter what you are doing, looking at people around you who are smiling makes things better or at least more pleasant. We are all affected by the environment we are in, whether it is for five minutes or eight hours. I try my best to have a positive influence on that environment even a trip into a grocer or convenience store.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Amen to Phishtech and Pete both - very well said!

PackRat's Comment
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Great points all except the OP. Maybe he will get it together and return and learn something with an open mind. Glad to be here and hope everyone is having a GREAT day!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifthank-you.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Has this guy ever named the company? I haven’t read the whole threads, frankly, it’s a waste of time. But I ask because I wonder if any of it is based in reality, or is he just another troll? Or even one of the old ones returning under a new name?

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