My Dispatch Asking Me To Be A TNT Trainer

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Superlejera's Comment
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My dispatch asking me to be a TNT trainer For prime I been driving for more then 3 years now with prime. 100 percent on time with all my load .I don’t know what to do

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 14¢ 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.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Who is your FM?

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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.
Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Who is your FM?

Or at least his initials.

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.
Superlejera's Comment
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Who is your FM?

Dylan I’m in the tanker division

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.
PJ's Comment
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Congrats!! Being asked shows they have a lot of confidence in you. Training isn’t for everyone. You can be the best driver in the company and not a good trainer. It takes a special person to do it, and do it right. If you are the type of person who does not mind giving up personal space to a stranger, and wants to help others succeed then I would say go for it.

I see people in some large companies with 8 months or so experience becoming trainers. I feel that is just putting 2 rookies together.

My company has asked several times. In November I finally became one, but with the understanding I only train my employee’s. I hired one person and that is all I am planning on hiring.

Turtle's Comment
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Totally up to you. Prime is always short on quality trainers, so dispatchers routinely comb the ranks for new talent.

You remember how TNT was as a student. It's no different as a trainer except for the pay.

Dispatcher:

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.

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 14¢ 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.

PackRat's Comment
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Big responsibility this soon, IMHO.

I'll take the flak, but my very own opinion (which may or may not necessarily coincide with the TT site official stance) is I think a trainer should have 10 years or one million miles minimum with zero preventable accidents.

I don't train for this reasoning. Others can and do make outstanding trainers with much less experience. I'm not taking jobs at anyone, but this is my opinion.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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..... I think a trainer should have 10 years or one million miles minimum with zero preventable accidents.

..... Others can and do make outstanding trainers with much less experience. .....

I'm just curious, PackRat, not of a firm opinion at this time, myself. As I've written, I have a teaching background that interests me in training.

How would you break down reasoning behind your above former statement? and how does that one reconcile with your latter statement below it?

Turtle's Comment
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* Turtle takes a jab right to the schnoz!

Haha just kidding, Packrat. I understand the sentiment behind your thoughts. I just don't necessarily agree with them.

For the sake of argument, I feel:

A 10-year veteran driver can be just as much of an idiot as a rookie. Skill or talent isn't measured in years, in my opinion. I believe it can only be measured by the individual. That goes for both trainer and trainee. A bad trainer will be a bad trainer no matter whether he's driven 2 or 20 years. A good trainee can become a great driver whether he's trained by a vet or a hack.

I put myself in the latter example. My trainer had nine years of experience, yet I don't follow any of the practices he taught. His thoughts and methods don't align with my own.

The right individual with a couple years of well-rounded experience can be a fantastic trainer, in my view.

Of course, I am biased lol

PackRat's Comment
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Everybody hates me, again!

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