God's Gift To Trucking...

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Daniel's Comment
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Have you ever met one? I did, and I met this individual right here on this forum.

This person has rolled out the red carpet for me and the start of my new career. I have felt like I have been given a comp FastPass at Disney... And this ride has been tremendouse.

Now I am training with this person.... They are thoughtful, paitient, understanding, thorough, funny, and unbelievably kind. A person Mary Poppins would aspire to be, and Mary Poppins claims to be practically perfect.

Maybe my praise is over the top, or just maybe this person likes to make our world a better place one new trucker at a time.

They know who they are... And though I say thank you in person every chance I get, I wanted people to realize that this forum is much more than website, but is filled with people who might possibly be God's gift to trucking.

P.S. This so called dongeon fills like the Ritz! ;)

Noob_Driver's Comment
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P.S. This so called dongeon fills like the Ritz! ;)

Nice post Rainy, where's Daniel?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Nice post Rainy, where's Daniel?

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Kind words, Daniel. I'm sure your Ms. "God's Gift" will be overjoyed with the fact you have chosen to share your praise here. Learn all you can and make her proud!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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P.S. This so called dongeon fills like the Ritz! ;)

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Nice post Rainy, where's Daniel?

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Now that right there was funny!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Funny guys. funny

Thank.you Daniel.

However, this was his first day. Lets see how he feels.next week. If i am.still better than Mary Poppins, Prime will probably drug test him again.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Daniel, it's great that you are having such a positive experience. It's the luck of the draw to a certain extent. I've talked to drivers who weren't compatible with their trainers and just had to grit their teeth and get through it. Like you, I had a great trainer and a great experience and I'm grateful to my company for putting me together with him.

Go ahead and tell us the name of your trainer. At least give us a hint. Was it really Rainy?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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So, it is Rainy!!!

How does Prime handle the male driver, female trainer combo? Does Rainy get a nice motel room every night? That's what Schneider does in that situation.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So, it is Rainy!!!

How does Prime handle the male driver, female trainer combo? Does Rainy get a nice motel room every night? That's what Schneider does in that situation.

Nope. Two adults act professionally and live on a truck for a couple months. If one wants off the truck, Prime takes them off.

I had a male CDL instructor, a male team trainer and a male to female transgender team trainer who took a vacation i couldnt afford to be off for.

No gender issues

Years ago Prime used to do same.sex training only. They got sued and lost for discrimination, so they had to put the genders together. Then they got sued for harrassment.

The whole.issue is a lose/.lose for any company. Seperate hotel rooms wont stop a "he grabbed me when i pre tripped the trailer". Heck, i have gotten a nice hotel once in a while and got 2 queen beds so the students came.with me. they need to get off the truck too.

I have trained 3 others from this forum. My FM is so overjoyed if i want to train, that I just give him a name and he makes it happen. He is known as "Greedy One Kenobi"

Timing can be an issue though. I was set up to take RealDiehl, but my last truck died when i was on my way to get him. :(

My FM did give me the most awesome compliment the other day. He told Daniel when he gets off the truck, he "will be fully capable and way ahead of other newly solo drivers. She is greedy, but she takes pride in training and is more concerned about her students understanding and learning than her pay check. You wont be just a steering wheel holder, and she is very thorough".

How freaking awesome is that????

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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Hey Daniel? So if you write this great post about me, we could knock off a few hundred miles or less time in the dungeon.....It’s your call, though....rofl-3.gif

Tractor Man's Comment
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Nice post Rainy, where's Daniel?

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That right there is COMMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD material!!

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