What Would Cause A Trainer To Kick A Student From A Truck?

Topic 28565 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

I had a recent driver removed from my truck due to safety issues, and I have an article submitted to Brett about it.

Many of us are trainers, so I thought maybe it would be beneficial to post what would cause a trainer to kick a student off the truck, or perhaps recommend termination.

Something that pushed my buttons: Cellphone usage while driving taking pics while driving taking curves too fast/following too closely and not learning from it

and being creepy in general. guys... don't be creepy. If the female trainer thinks you are the type that might be sniffing her underwear when you are alone on the truck, you probably won't last at the company!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
member avatar
and being creepy in general. guys... don't be creepy. If the female trainer thinks you are the type that might be sniffing her underwear when you are alone on the truck, you probably won't last at the company!

I'm so sorry but that last part got merofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

But all seriousness,I'll definitely want to read an article about what can make a trainee get kicked out the trainer's truck. One thing that got to me the most was stopping for restroom and showers. I have a bladder problem (so embarrassing,I know). Definitely would like to know would it be like a huge problem even though it's a medical condition? Sorry if this comment doesn't make sense. Its something I shy away from but can't help to bring up as this will probably get me get off the truck.

Stevo Reno's Comment
member avatar

Bubbles,

Mother Nature calls at weird hours, and times.When ya got's to go, you got's to go ! Not like a female can just pull off and water the bushes like guys lol

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
member avatar

Bubbles,

Mother Nature calls at weird hours, and times.When ya got's to go, you got's to go ! Not like a female can just pull off and water the bushes like guys lol

Oh how I wish Stevo,how I so desperately wish, HaHa. rofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

IDMtnGal 's Comment
member avatar

Bubbles,

Mother Nature calls at weird hours, and times.When ya got's to go, you got's to go ! Not like a female can just pull off and water the bushes like guys lol

Sure we can or cool the tires (that's easier)!! ;-) smile.gif

Laura

Big T's Comment
member avatar

Thankfully I have only had to remove one student from my truck because he wouldn't drive more than three hours without having some kind of problem: tired, stomach hurts, shoulder hurt etc. Almost two weeks on my truck and that was over.

In general though I have rules for the truck and if I have to bring it up more than once or twice then we will have a meeting with driver qualifications and figure out a better mentor for them.

Cellphone use while driving, alcohol use, and threatening me are automatic tickets off my truck.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Thankfully I have only had to remove one student from my truck because he wouldn't drive more than three hours without having some kind of problem: tired, stomach hurts, shoulder hurt etc. Almost two weeks on my truck and that was over.

In general though I have rules for the truck and if I have to bring it up more than once or twice then we will have a meeting with driver qualifications and figure out a better mentor for them.

Cellphone use while driving, alcohol use, and threatening me are automatic tickets off my truck.

What about the student that put the trailer tandems in the ditch, nearly rolling it over, trying to get turned around?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Big T's Comment
member avatar

He was already going to be getting off my truck due to family commitments.

Had we not needed to be on opposite sides of the country I would have kept him on. He took ownership of his mistake and learned from it.

I did refuse to sign off on him upgrading early though.

double-quotes-start.png

Thankfully I have only had to remove one student from my truck because he wouldn't drive more than three hours without having some kind of problem: tired, stomach hurts, shoulder hurt etc. Almost two weeks on my truck and that was over.

In general though I have rules for the truck and if I have to bring it up more than once or twice then we will have a meeting with driver qualifications and figure out a better mentor for them.

Cellphone use while driving, alcohol use, and threatening me are automatic tickets off my truck.

double-quotes-end.png

What about the student that put the trailer tandems in the ditch, nearly rolling it over, trying to get turned around?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Steve L.'s Comment
member avatar

“One thing that got to me the most was stopping for restroom and showers. I have a bladder problem (so embarrassing,I know). Definitely would like to know would it be like a huge problem even though it's a medical condition?”

Bubbles; this may be affected by a change in eating habits once you start driving regularly. E.g. I eat way less than before driving, lost 45lbs within my first year and therefore, have to go less often.

It also seems my lower intake of grains (like bread & crackers), eliminating caffeinated soda and snacks has reduced my need to go as often.

My observations are based solely on my experiences and I’m not a trainer.

I hope this helps.

tripletdad's Comment
member avatar

I had my gallbladder removed. For me now, it’s clockwork. I eat, thirty minutes later I’m sitting on the toilet. It’s not a big deal if i change some eating habits ( only have a real meal when I’m stopped for the night, no fast food) but it does still make me wonder. Glad someone else brought it up.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More