Student Passed

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Big T's Comment
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My student that was given an extra 100 hours of training passed yesterday.

It was not the smoothest 100, but once he finally checked his attitude it went fine.

I don't think people realize how much of a mental game trucking is. You can have all the skills in the world, but if you're attitude sucks you aren't going to be very successful.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Congrats for getting him through. Tolerance and patience is a pair of virtues not always appreciated enough.

Since it's so fresh on your mind and I am slated for the road training Saturday, what is one thing that you can point out about his attitude for me to not act like? Obviously if it's extreme like cussing out the trainer I won't but maybe something minor that takes time to build a stressful conclusion?

PackRat's Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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Teach ‘em up right Big T.

Good for you Brother.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Is this the student whose attitude you questioned after he failed the first time? If so, Great comeback!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big T's Comment
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Spaceman this first thing is you have to own your actions. If you screw up then own it, learn from it, and correct it. If it's everyone else's fault then you will never learn from it.

Second is to listen to learn not to respond. Once again if your mouth is moving your ears aren't engaged.

Those were the two biggest attitude issues.

Congrats for getting him through. Tolerance and patience is a pair of virtues not always appreciated enough.

Since it's so fresh on your mind and I am slated for the road training Saturday, what is one thing that you can point out about his attitude for me to not act like? Obviously if it's extreme like cussing out the trainer I won't but maybe something minor that takes time to build a stressful conclusion?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big T's Comment
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Thanks guys. Yes RealDiehl this was the same student.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Since it's so fresh on your mind and I am slated for the road training Saturday, what is one thing that you can point out about his attitude for me to not act like? Obviously if it's extreme like cussing out the trainer I won't but maybe something minor that takes time to build a stressful conclusion?

Spaceman, that question reveals you probably won’t have an attitude issue in your training.

I approached my training like this: 1) The instructor is always right.

2) If the instructor is ever wrong see rule #1.

Keep in mind that all my instructors were young enough to be my children, but they all had knowledge I was eager to learn. I’m a question asker type person. Try to ask pertinent questions to tap into their knowledge and experience. Think about what questions you have at night, write them down and ask them the next day. Remember, you will only be in training a limited time, and when you are out on your own you will be glad you put in the extra effort to learn.

And of course, always say please and thank you.

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