Ask For New Trainer, Or Suck It Up?

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Get a picture of him texting and driving. automatic termination at many companies. then blackmail him into teaching you everything he should be. and tell him to be nice about it.

You can tell i got South Philly Italian in me.

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Rainy, only you would post this reply...........and MEAN IT!

You crack me up.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Get a picture of him texting and driving. automatic termination at many companies. then blackmail him into teaching you everything he should be. and tell him to be nice about it.

You can tell i got South Philly Italian in me.

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I like the way you think. LOL

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Honestly, if I was sure he was actually going to teach me everything I need to know, I would just suck it up.

He knows I’m getting ****ed enough to do something, because then he will suddenly get nice and talk calmly for a while.

He seems to have a problem with me deciding to go to Sage over Rome, as he keeps bringing it up

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Honestly, if I was sure he was actually going to teach me everything I need to know, I would just suck it up.

He knows I’m getting ****ed enough to do something, because then he will suddenly get nice and talk calmly for a while.

He seems to have a problem with me deciding to go to Sage over Rome, as he keeps bringing it up

Sorry, I meant Sage over NTTS

He is also passive aggressive with the heat. He keeps it at 85 most of the time. I get dehydrated at night, and wake up all night long, then when he is driving I fall asleep. Other times he turns it off and leaves his windows open until I can’t feel my toes.

PackRat's Comment
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That should make zero difference to anyone. No CDL license holder would even ask that. That sounds odd.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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Bird 's Comment
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Curious Grumpy how old is he? How long has he been driving?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Curious Grumpy how old is he? How long has he been driving?

He is between 25 and 30 I’m guessing, driving two years.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Honestly, if I was sure he was actually going to teach me everything I need to know, I would just suck it up.

He knows I’m getting ****ed enough to do something, because then he will suddenly get nice and talk calmly for a while.

He seems to have a problem with me deciding to go to Sage over Rome, as he keeps bringing it up

Even the best trainer this side of Mars, will have a hard time teaching you everything you need to know. any good trainer will give you the tools to be a safe driver, and know the company policies. Any additional lessons are added bonuses. The real lessons happen once you are in your own truck.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Honestly, if I was sure he was actually going to teach me everything I need to know, I would just suck it up.

He knows I’m getting ****ed enough to do something, because then he will suddenly get nice and talk calmly for a while.

He seems to have a problem with me deciding to go to Sage over Rome, as he keeps bringing it up

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Even the best trainer this side of Mars, will have a hard time teaching you everything you need to know. any good trainer will give you the tools to be a safe driver, and know the company policies. Any additional lessons are added bonuses. The real lessons happen once you are in your own truck.

Understood but at this point after a week I know very little. He has done e erything himself while just quickly showing me what he is doing. I think I need to be doing it all with him walking me through it

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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First thing I would do before you call and should have done day one, is have a sit down talk. Face to face out of the truck at a table in a truck stop, even if it's in the restaurant. Very politely say to him that his ranting and raving at you is not teaching you anything. Is he aware that is phone use is unsafe, illegal and a bad example for students. That blasting the radio is life threatening to him because you can't concentrate on the road or hear his direction. This puts both of your lives in danger. Ask if there is a compromise you can come to with the heat. If after that talk there is no immediate change, then call the company.

Remember when you are in the driver's seat it's your butt on the line. You are responsible. If you wreck because of the loud music it will be your license on the line. If you don't feel safe, find a safe place to shut down.

As a trainer, I not only teach and observe, I talk with my student. Day one, truck rules. I make sure they know how and who to contact if they have a problem they don't feel comfortable speaking with me about. This guy sounds like he should not be training. However, is he dealing with something big in his personal life that you are unaware of?

Good luck.

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