Trainer Driving While Trainee In The Top Bunk

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Henry H.'s Comment
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Thursday night I was asleep while my trainer and I waited on a re power. When the other driver got there I was still asleep and my trainer decided to complete the switch but as he backed under the new trailer it swung me and my head slammed against a metal piece right above the mattress on top bunk. Been having a headache ever since and was light headed the first day. Not sure if I should mentioned it because I don’t won’t the trainer fired but I don’t want to get solo and feel the same effect and hurt myself or someone else. My training will be completed by Monday.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Henry, I think the conventional wisdom here is to report any injury and get it evaluated. If you have problems with the injury down the road, you need documentation that it happened, when it happened and how it happened. Too bad about the trainer, but if your account is accurate, it was his mistake.

I hate to bang my head, because I hate to damage something that's never been used.

PackRat's Comment
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Report it ASAP. That way you’re covered and the company is covered. Don’t worry about that trainer. He sure wasn’t thinking about you, or worried, when he went against company policy and common sense which caused all this. Don’t ignore seemingly minor health problems. You could have a concussion or worse.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Concussion! I've had a concussion from what seemed like nothing. Get it checked. Report it.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Concussion! I've had a concussion from what seemed like nothing. Get it checked. Report it.

Neek, is that why you wear the hard hat? Every time I see you, you are wearing that hard hat!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol I can't even count how many times I have banged my head on car lifts working underneath....Turn and forget that steel leg is there and BANG! Not good feeling, sometimes even drew blood....No biggee,

But as a kid @ age 11, I fell off my bmx bike in the middle of the street near my house. Knocked me out, I came to, sitting up beside a tree, a neighbor drug me to the tree from the middle of the street....

So I walk my bike home around the block with a bad headache. Dad had old bench car seat on the porch, so I laid down to rest. Hour or 2 later, mom calls us in to wash up for dinner. Well when she saw my head she screamed lol....Seems I had a major skull fracture, and brain fluid seeped out causing a large lump. So she took me to E.R., My x-rays showed a big "L" shaped break over my left ear top of my skull, to the back of my skull, then downward toward base of skull.

Was just restricted to NO school sports or rough physical exercise for 2 years......(not like I listened to DR's orders for long)

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Concussion! I've had a concussion from what seemed like nothing. Get it checked. Report it.

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Neek, is that why you wear the hard hat? Every time I see you, you are wearing that hard hat!

Have to protect that money maker. It's not the hands, but the mind.

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