Woes Of A Trainee In Trucking School

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Ten T.'s Comment
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Well ket me start off by saying i have researched trucking before i went into school and i loved getting into the truck and double clutching and backing i got pretty good at it all and at pre trip while this trainer did teach me a little he has tried to take credit for all my hard work while he has been doing little to no instructing but thats not the bad part i was ready to test on march 24th only to have the third party tester and the instructor to screw up making the other guy that was testing that day take my spot and only after he completed the test was it discovered that the wrong person took the test and he could not do mine because they had to change the test to the other guy so here i am in april being told i cant take the test until may due to this mistake of not asking for proof of who was taking the test i have been put off several times and i am not saying they are at fault for the corona virus but the fact that i should be on the road right now making money, but here i am having to get a job at a grocery store due to their mistake while the other guy gets to go about his happy life as a class a cdl driver no money no time and homeless due to this and i am trying to keep positive but this situation unfolding as it has cost me everything. I know this is a bit of a rant but have any of you been through crap like this and what actions should i take if any?

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.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Well ket me start off by saying i have researched trucking before i went into school and i loved getting into the truck and double clutching and backing i got pretty good at it all and at pre trip while this trainer did teach me a little he has tried to take credit for all my hard work while he has been doing little to no instructing but thats not the bad part i was ready to test on march 24th only to have the third party tester and the instructor to screw up making the other guy that was testing that day take my spot and only after he completed the test was it discovered that the wrong person took the test and he could not do mine because they had to change the test to the other guy so here i am in april being told i cant take the test until may due to this mistake of not asking for proof of who was taking the test i have been put off several times and i am not saying they are at fault for the corona virus but the fact that i should be on the road right now making money, but here i am having to get a job at a grocery store due to their mistake while the other guy gets to go about his happy life as a class a cdl driver no money no time and homeless due to this and i am trying to keep positive but this situation unfolding as it has cost me everything. I know this is a bit of a rant but have any of you been through crap like this and what actions should i take if any?

Hay, Ten T. , welcome to Trucking Truth; and sorry to hear about your woes. There are MANY at this time in the economy.

I'm hoping by now you have worked out your conundrums, with all the FMCSA's attempts at accommodations to licensure!

If you ever decide to go 'company' training (in case this plan above tanked for you, anyway) I'd encourage you to read MillionMiler24's diary. Just enter his name in the search bar on the top of this page. He went from homelessness to hero.... in the trucking industry. He's one of our resident 'LEGENDARY' success stories on TT~!

Filling out the application on our site, will send you in that direction, immediately!!

Wish you the best. Stop back by !!

Anne :)

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

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.
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