Ask For New Trainer, Or Suck It Up?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Unless this company is desperate for trainers, this behavior will catch up to this trainer. Fortunately for me I never had anyone of my students ask for another trainer, but I did take several students from other trainers. Eventually companies will either take these trainers off their list and put them back as drivers, or fire them if things get ugly like a fight or something of that nature. Having a great trainer will make of break you in the training process so if you are serious about this career and you feel you can do this training with the proper trainer your company will know who can get you where you need to go. Your training department will help you get on a good trainers truck if you can convince them you are worth it. So put on your persuasive shoes, call your training dept. and ask to get on another trainers truck.

Training has already said if I need another trainer, it will happen. I wanted to give him a shot, and he is doing a good job now.

I definitely got some training today. I was all over the hills of PA. Some at walking speed, LOL. I had no idea I was able to shift (up and down) so fast. I do have a tendency to move right when another semi passes me, but just to the very edge of my lane. I had a couple of missed shifts, but out of the entire day of up and down those hills, two seem acceptable to me. I also backed into a dock and a spot at the truck stop perfectly, though I was able to get an almost straight back on both, so not that much to brag about. And I'm sure the next time will be embarrassing.

But I haven't hit anything, left the roadway, or had my trainer screaming so that is something.

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Don't get embarrassed about backing take your time, and be glad when it's in the right spot and nothing was hit. Sounds like things are going well for you, glad it is all working out and the conversation you had with him worked.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Don't get embarrassed about backing take your time, and be glad when it's in the right spot and nothing was hit. Sounds like things are going well for you, glad it is all working out and the conversation you had with him worked.

Thanks. He is definitely doing better. I thanked him again today. His wife is pregnant, and there may be some issues with the baby, so I am being more understanding as well. I don't hold grudges, so as long as things go as they have been, I'm good.

Tomorrow we run to Newark. That should be an adventure, though I won't be driving beyond the truck stop at the NJ border. No way am I ready for that

PackRat's Comment
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I'll take an easy back over a geometric puzzle any day. Any successful backing job is a good one.

PJ's Comment
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I never back if I don’t have too... Pull throughs are your friend!!! Grumpy it sounds like things are going much better for you, that is awesome. Any day you are on time and don’t hit anything is a good day, so be proud of that. PA can be rough in places. If you only missed a couple shifts, caught up and didn’t roll down the hill, you did well sir!!!

Rainy 's Comment
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Yeah but not all pull throughs are easy either. I would rather back into 2 open spaces next to each other than a tight looking pull thru. Or some like the rest areas that have minimal swing room and you feel like you are going to head right into the trailer on the right and hug it to get in on the left.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I never back if I don’t have too... Pull throughs are your friend!!! Grumpy it sounds like things are going much better for you, that is awesome. Any day you are on time and don’t hit anything is a good day, so be proud of that. PA can be rough in places. If you only missed a couple shifts, caught up and didn’t roll down the hill, you did well sir!!!

The funny part is, I got all the ones in the hills. The ones I missed were the easy ones on flat ground. Lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I must be doing ok he was comfortable enough to sit in his bunk from Buffalo to Waterloo. Called it confidence building.

Now we are once again waiting for service. ABS light on.

PJ's Comment
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Wow grumpy your getting the hang of getting stuff fixed alright.. I’m in Niagara Falls getting ready to go to Delaware Water Gap Pa. At least it’s not in jerseyshocked.png Just kidding Rainy!!!!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I also backed into a dock and a spot at the truck stop perfectly, though I was able to get an almost straight back on both, so not that much to brag about

Lol you will have days when even a straight back is a challenge. I had one 2 weeks ago, could not line up my trailers to save my life, looked like I was back in school.

I'm glad to hear things are improving for you keep at it.

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