Haven't Connected With My Trainer Yet! Possible Meetup In 12 Hrs.!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Not sure what to do...

In a hotel in Green Bay. Fleet Leader sent us both an email Friday with each other's contacts info.. I replied to that. I sent a text message yesterday - no response. (Not sure it's a cell phone but a pretty safe bet, I think). Called this morning, got his full mailbox! (Sounded like a cell phone full mailbox message).

I was told we will be going out at 3AM Monday morning... less than 12 hours away, and if I am late I get left behind.

I don't think I have anyone's cell phone with the possible exception of his - (instructors here don't give them out).

That pretty much leaves the after-hours support number, if I can find it. It rings to a single person who is responsible for the full 250 driver fleet!

Not looking to be an alarmist or pest but starting to become concerned.

Any ideas on how best to proceed?

Thanks!

PackRat's Comment
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I'd be calling that after hours number ASAP. You've already tried the other options provided. I would also keep texting him every 30 minutes, "This is your next student, Marc. I understand we are to meet at approximately 0300 Monday. Please call me to confirm plan."

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I'd be calling that after hours number ASAP. You've already tried the other options provided. I would also keep texting him every 30 minutes, "This is your next student, Marc. I understand we are to meet at approximately 0300 Monday. Please call me to confirm plan."

Thanks PackRat. Yeah... decided to call the main #. Got Mark who confirmed the phone and said he would try both phone and EM and he will call me if he hears from him. He doesn't have any other contact info except the tablet messaging system.

Mark gave me his truck number, color and where it is parked so worst case I guess I just show up at the time I was given.

I will keep calling and texting as well.

Thanks.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I wouldn't panic yet, call him again in a few hours he might be working or asleep

Marc Lee's Comment
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I wouldn't panic yet, call him again in a few hours he might be working or asleep

Thanks Bobcat. Yeah... like I told Mark, I am trying to walk the fine line between appropriate concern and problem solving and freaking out / doing nothing.

Occasional message for now will have to do...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You've already made phone calls. I would send him one text stating you will meet him at the time and place specified, and make sure you repeat that time and place in the text, "At 3:00 a.m. I will be at 123 Main St, Georgetown, IA looking for a red truck #14556. See you there!"

That's it. You've communicated clearly and you're doing your job. Expect others to do theirs. If you show up and he's not there, call dispatch and let them know you've arrived but he hasn't. Then go back to bed and let the company sort it out.

Communicate clearly and do what you've been asked to do. That's all you can do. Don't worry about anything you can't control.

Marc Lee's Comment
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You've already made phone calls. I would send him one text stating you will meet him at the time and place specified, and make sure you repeat that time and place in the text, "At 3:00 a.m. I will be at 123 Main St, Georgetown, IA looking for a red truck #14556. See you there!"

That's it. You've communicated clearly and you're doing your job. Expect others to do theirs. If you show up and he's not there, call dispatch and let them know you've arrived but he hasn't. Then go back to bed and let the company sort it out.

Communicate clearly and do what you've been asked to do. That's all you can do. Don't worry about anything you can't control.

Thanks Brett! Will do.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I forgot to day once you get out on the road, take your time and relax.

Good luck and have fun!

Marc Lee's Comment
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I forgot to day once you get out on the road, take your time and relax.

Good luck and have fun!

Thank you!

Just spoke with Vance. We are meeting at 02:30 @ his truck.

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PackRat's Comment
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Awesome! Now go get some sleep.

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