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Smart C.'s Comment
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I had 2 moving violations, 20 over the limit [reckless driving] & improper lane change. I had a criminal record with 4-5 incidents that occurred 30 years ago

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Smart C.... Splitter told me all of this about himself and I still agreed to training him for the 30k mile TNT portion because he had the right attitude. He admitted his faults and was eager to learn. When I explained things to him he understood and thought about it. When my FM asked me about his training and if he should upgrade i told him Splitters a hard worker. I knew he would run hard and they would both make money. He can work independently and not need to be spoon fed his daily chores.

As a trainer, I couldn't have someone like you on my truck. You would drive me crazy. If i tell you to slow down, downshift, or put your jakes on, i dont want an argument. Just reading your posts makes me feel like every little thing would be a hassle and 2 months of that in a rolling closet? ....forget it. Trainers do not have to accept students. I have refused students based on their personality and attitude. My last comment got cut off, but "Not Prime material" has been given as a reason to send people home who met all of the requirements but could not get along with others.

If someone upgrades from my truck, they go on my FMs board. There is no way in heck i would want you driving him crazy every day with your negativity and perhaps OCD. The more time you waste calling or messaging my FM, the less time he has to send me loads. Plus he would probably be like "Why did you send me this guy?" and might get annoyed with me because of it.

Orientation is just one hurdle. You are having such issues with this one basic thing. As a trainer, I would be concerned of how you handle the pressure of driving a 75 ft long vehicle in Chicago, Los Angeles or Atlanta traffic... backing across lanes of busy streets between utility poles. As a team trainer, I do sleep during portions of the student's drive shift. I wouldnt trust you enough to sleep at all.

Then there are the posts you made about "lowly type of menial jobs" no one should care about. That attitude shows you have no work ethic or pride. It shows not only did you not care about yourself or those who offered you employment, but you would have no respect for me or my personal belongings on MY truck. It sounds like you would be the type to complain if we had to shower at night instead of first thing in the morning or if you got grease on you while climbing under a trailer.

Please consider the things we have said. Go back and re read all of the treads you made over the past couple of months. Try to look at them objectively. I am not trying to be mean. But as a trainer, this is how i would see you if you behave this way in person or on the phone.

I'm worried about being sent home!!!!!!! I'm not OCD in general. The post about no one caring about a type of job is just how people talk in college/career fairs. Ultimately, I plan on going to grad school. I get told all the time what people in *certain professions* will and wont care about concerning past jobs/my resume. Prospective employers have told me point blank, that they don't care that I got fired from a grocery store because I stayed in my dorm studying for Finals all week. You are taking it the wrong way as you have for most of what I have said. I feel you have me (almost) all wrong. Especially about work ethic...trust me. I put in my two weeks notice today in fact and my bosses almost cried. My proffesors were delighted to give me great letters of recommendation for grad school. You might be right about the shower part however. I can adjust though. I respect that you have been in the industry for a while and are also a trainer.

However, I don't think you should come to the conclusion that you wouldn't train someone based on posts in a forum, not having met them yet. I realise this because I think (know) your opinion of me would be atleast moderately differnt if you got to know me.

Dm:

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Splitter's Comment
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Hour. Were not here to understand you or get to know you. The more you get caught up in that diatribe you just posted? The more difficult your time out here will become. Many have asked you to, detach from yourself, take a deep breath & go back and read your comments as a outsider.

You know what, I'm out of this. You have fun.

Smart C.'s Comment
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Hour. Were not here to understand you or get to know you. The more you get caught up in that diatribe you just posted? The more difficult your time out here will become. Many have asked you to, detach from yourself, take a deep breath & go back and read your comments as a outsider.

You know what, I'm out of this. You have fun.

The only reason I bought that up is because of her conclusion on preferring not not train a "person like me"...all the while her description of the type of person she thought I was, was off. I didnt say anyone was here to get to know me. Why are you so hell bent on being negative about every single thing I say...Jesus.

G-Town's Comment
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Smart C wrote:

Why are you so hell bent on being negative about every single thing I say...Jesus.

Because you are often argumentative and perceived as difficult and possibly un-coachable. Time will tell.

Commit, go-to orientation and address and solve whatever is thrown at you. No one is going to care about your academic achievements. Show some fortitude...and take care of your business.

Rainy 's Comment
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My point was Smart C, the image you are projecting here is exactly what I wrote. So please in person, dont harp on all the negativity and go with the flow. I was trying to give you insight into what others will see if you act this way in person.

I spent hours emailing and having phone conversations with perspective students before finally taking them to dinner before getting on my truck.

One perspective student who didnt know I was supposed to be taking her told me, "Once i pass my exam tomorrow and get a trainer, I am telling them we are both CDL holders and equal. I am not being told what when, and how. Just get me my 30k miles and I am done."

Would you take a person like that??? After laughing, I walked away.

Whether or not a company puts emphasis on your short comings has a lot to do with your attitude and how you accept bad news. Your reaction shows how you will react with customers. You come across in writing as a very nervous person which does not fair well in trucking.

As Splitter said, take a deep breath and calm down.

And your posts about menial minimum wage jobs was indeed insulting to anyone who needed and performed them. The way YOU wrote the comments implied they are beneath you.

Go to orinetation. Remain calm, and study the High Road and Pretrip.

good luck

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.
Splitter's Comment
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Thank you G-Town & Rainy. The more he responds the deeper the hole gets. Like I said earlier, have fun. But while you're busy pointing the finger at all of us. There's 3 fingers pointing back at you. Good luck.

Smart C.'s Comment
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Thank you G-Town & Rainy. The more he responds the deeper the hole gets. Like I said earlier, have fun. But while you're busy pointing the finger at all of us. There's 3 fingers pointing back at you. Good luck.

No one is pointing fingers buddy.

Thank you G-Town & Rainy. The more he responds the deeper the hole gets. Like I said earlier, have fun. But while you're busy pointing the finger at all of us. There's 3 fingers pointing back at you. Good luck.

Yeah because your responses have been so perfect. In your previous post, you wrote "were not here to understand you". You kind of have to understand the situation to answer a question. You also accused me of pointing fingers. What? No. You are very imaginative.

Smart C.'s Comment
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My point was Smart C, the image you are projecting here is exactly what I wrote. So please in person, dont harp on all the negativity and go with the flow. I was trying to give you insight into what others will see if you act this way in person.

I spent hours emailing and having phone conversations with perspective students before finally taking them to dinner before getting on my truck.

One perspective student who didnt know I was supposed to be taking her told me, "Once i pass my exam tomorrow and get a trainer, I am telling them we are both CDL holders and equal. I am not being told what when, and how. Just get me my 30k miles and I am done."

Would you take a person like that??? After laughing, I walked away.

Whether or not a company puts emphasis on your short comings has a lot to do with your attitude and how you accept bad news. Your reaction shows how you will react with customers. You come across in writing as a very nervous person which does not fair well in trucking.

As Splitter said, take a deep breath and calm down.

And your posts about menial minimum wage jobs was indeed insulting to anyone who needed and performed them. The way YOU wrote the comments implied they are beneath you.

Go to orinetation. Remain calm, and study the High Road and Pretrip.

good luck

Thanks

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.
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