Ask For New Trainer, Or Suck It Up?

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I will be up near the yard Tuesday evening / Wednesday Morning. (Will know once I plan out my next 2 loads). I DO have an inverter. if that is something you are interested in, just throwing it out there. I will probably be grabbing a reefer and heading west at that point. I have already told you what the biggest issues are if you decided to do that.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I will be up near the yard Tuesday evening / Wednesday Morning. (Will know once I plan out my next 2 loads). I DO have an inverter. if that is something you are interested in, just throwing it out there. I will probably be grabbing a reefer and heading west at that point. I have already told you what the biggest issues are if you decided to do that.

I definitely appreciate it. Most of all, I definitely hope to finally meet you.

Do you think there is an advantage to being trained at the actual accounts I will be visiting?

As far as the time OTR , my wife and I both feel it is better than putting up with this guy for another 4500 miles.

On the other hand, you will have to put up with an old decrepit man with many aches and pains, but at least I shouldn’t snore if they make me get a CPAP.

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I will be up near the yard Tuesday evening / Wednesday Morning. (Will know once I plan out my next 2 loads). I DO have an inverter. if that is something you are interested in, just throwing it out there. I will probably be grabbing a reefer and heading west at that point. I have already told you what the biggest issues are if you decided to do that.

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I definitely appreciate it. Most of all, I definitely hope to finally meet you.

Do you think there is an advantage to being trained at the actual accounts I will be visiting?

As far as the time OTR , my wife and I both feel it is better than putting up with this guy for another 4500 miles.

On the other hand, you will have to put up with an old decrepit man with many aches and pains, but at least I shouldn’t snore if they make me get a CPAP.

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The only advantage of training in the region you will be running is gaining familiarity with a handleful of customers that you will be going to regularly anyways. Other than that, even if you trained for a month, you wouldn’t scratch 10% of the possible customers you will go to over the following years.

As long as you have already been in and out of Norampak/Greenpac at least a few times, you are not gaining a whole lot by staying on that trainers truck.

The snoring won’t be a problem. At least for me. TBH, a logging crew has nothing on me. I could wake the dead. Maybe that is why I passed my own sleep study for the VA, lol.

Aches and pains, lol. The military destroyed my body. We can see who has more arthritis and scar tissue, lol. I have a fairly extensive laundry list of aches and pains. We will just get a life alert subscription. “Help, we have fallen and can’t get up!”

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I will be up near the yard Tuesday evening / Wednesday Morning. (Will know once I plan out my next 2 loads). I DO have an inverter. if that is something you are interested in, just throwing it out there. I will probably be grabbing a reefer and heading west at that point. I have already told you what the biggest issues are if you decided to do that.

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I definitely appreciate it. Most of all, I definitely hope to finally meet you.

Do you think there is an advantage to being trained at the actual accounts I will be visiting?

As far as the time OTR , my wife and I both feel it is better than putting up with this guy for another 4500 miles.

On the other hand, you will have to put up with an old decrepit man with many aches and pains, but at least I shouldn’t snore if they make me get a CPAP.

rofl-1.gif

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The only advantage of training in the region you will be running is gaining familiarity with a handleful of customers that you will be going to regularly anyways. Other than that, even if you trained for a month, you wouldn’t scratch 10% of the possible customers you will go to over the following years.

As long as you have already been in and out of Norampak/Greenpac at least a few times, you are not gaining a whole lot by staying on that trainers truck.

The snoring won’t be a problem. At least for me. TBH, a logging crew has nothing on me. I could wake the dead. Maybe that is why I passed my own sleep study for the VA, lol.

Aches and pains, lol. The military destroyed my body. We can see who has more arthritis and scar tissue, lol. I have a fairly extensive laundry list of aches and pains. We will just get a life alert subscription. “Help, we have fallen and can’t get up!”

LOL. In addition to my normal aches, I currently have a pinched nerve in my hip.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I will be up near the yard Tuesday evening / Wednesday Morning. (Will know once I plan out my next 2 loads). I DO have an inverter. if that is something you are interested in, just throwing it out there. I will probably be grabbing a reefer and heading west at that point. I have already told you what the biggest issues are if you decided to do that.

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I definitely appreciate it. Most of all, I definitely hope to finally meet you.

Do you think there is an advantage to being trained at the actual accounts I will be visiting?

As far as the time OTR , my wife and I both feel it is better than putting up with this guy for another 4500 miles.

On the other hand, you will have to put up with an old decrepit man with many aches and pains, but at least I shouldn’t snore if they make me get a CPAP.

rofl-1.gif

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The only advantage of training in the region you will be running is gaining familiarity with a handleful of customers that you will be going to regularly anyways. Other than that, even if you trained for a month, you wouldn’t scratch 10% of the possible customers you will go to over the following years.

As long as you have already been in and out of Norampak/Greenpac at least a few times, you are not gaining a whole lot by staying on that trainers truck.

The snoring won’t be a problem. At least for me. TBH, a logging crew has nothing on me. I could wake the dead. Maybe that is why I passed my own sleep study for the VA, lol.

Aches and pains, lol. The military destroyed my body. We can see who has more arthritis and scar tissue, lol. I have a fairly extensive laundry list of aches and pains. We will just get a life alert subscription. “Help, we have fallen and can’t get up!”

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LOL. In addition to my normal aches, I currently have a pinched nerve in my hip.

Ride the lightning!! Pinched nerves stink.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Well, I am back at the terminal to see what is going on with this sleep study.

I figured out that my hip, calf, and ankle pain is mostly, if not completely due to dehydration. I realized last night my extreme calf and ankle pain was mostly tendon pain. I had already started drinking a lot of water as I knew I was dehydrated from the heat always being at 85.

After 4 bottles of water, my pain is almost gone.

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.

Will H.'s Comment
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Drinking a lit of water cures many ailments. It's just too bad that that means more bathroom runs.

PackRat's Comment
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Drinking a lit of water cures many ailments. It's just too bad that that means more bathroom runs.

A full bladder is a way to help stay awake if you start zoning out. Staying hungry helps, too.

Cwc's Comment
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Drinking a lit of water cures many ailments. It's just too bad that that means more bathroom runs.

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A full bladder is a way to help stay awake if you start zoning out. Staying hungry helps, too.

This stuff... However funny it's also true and should be made a sticky somewhere in the HighRoad.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hey Grumpy, I really have no advice for you because I didn't face a similar situation with my trainer. But I know it's the luck of the draw. I keep in touch with one of my classmates because we became friends during school. He got a trainer that almost drove him nuts for reasons different than yours, but I see some similarities. His trainer was a great driver, but his personality was anti-social and weird. My friend stuck it out, but he might not have if he had a trainer like yours. On the other hand, my trainer was totally cool and professional. He never once got on my nerves and I hope it was the same for him. We still stay in touch, he wants to know how I'm doing and I can text him when I have a question. He's almost to 3 million miles and is a driving and trucking encyclopedia. So, I'm sorry to hear when new drivers have a negative experience but I know it happens. Look at it this way; you will be all the happier to be out on your own.

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