Female (otr) Trainer Or Family?

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Lara R.'s Comment
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Thanks to everyone that contributes to this site and forum. Its an amazing resource for getting started or just learning about this industry.

I've recently applied to two companies that offer paid training. Im hoping to be accepted with the same company my older brother drives for. I did plenty of my own research into other companies, and bro was good about not trying to force my decision toward one company or another, it just seems the company he is with has good training, good start pay & benefits, nice amenities.. all the qualities I was looking for.

When I really started looking into trucking as a serious career option, my brother offered to complete the "train the trainer" classes, and whatever other requirements necessary to be my otr trainer. I started to like that option a lot, mostly bc I am not very social, and do have some anxiety about sharing that small a space with someone I don't know for several weeks.

A few weeks later however, he kind of pulled back on that option, reasoning I might be better of with a female trainer. I can understand the logic there. His exact words being something like, "sometimes I just manhandle things into place, and I dont really know how else to do it." Not exactly sure what aspects of the job he was referring to, but it did seem to make some sense.

I know if I asked him to, my brother would still train me if possible, but I am wondering now if he migt be right about getting more benefit from a female trainer.

Thoughts?

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It is a personal preference. In my opinion, asking for a woman is limiting yourself and sexist. As a female trainer, i can tell you too many hormones on that truck at one time is horrible. Take a look at an article I wrote.

Scared of that Perverted Creepy Trainer?

Your brother may feel that he would know you and expect you to do well. But this is tough to learn. A stranger may have more patience. Or perhaps he doesn't feel qualified to train you. How long has he been driving?

I wouldnt push him to train you.

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