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

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Bubbles.. Worse than Stopping a bunch is urinating into bottles or on my tires. In some states if you urinate outside you are put on the sex offender registry

Plus it is just gross. Whining about having to pee 10 min after we get to a customer and right after we stopped at. Truck stop before arriving is annoying though

Whhhhiiiinnnneee. Whhhaaaa Whhhaaaa.... That makes me want to boot someone lol

Oh and negativity. I hate toxic people.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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We a trainee diary forum why do we not have a trainer diary forum. Because there is a longer story behind that last scenario she gave. It would also help people see what it would be like being a trainer.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I think Erol & Turtle did do a trainer's diary once. Part of the problem is that

1.) we may come across as doing nothing but complaining about the students... which may appear as though we hate training, or are bashing....

2.) our companies know us, even with fake names. Me posting about individuals may come across as privacy violations or such.

It is time consuming though. I started my Youtube channel after I vowed never to train again. Then I started training again. LOL i love it... but every once in a while, I get a student who just pushing me over the edge. the last student was sooooo unsafe that I seriously had no time to be on here or do my YT channel. I spent as much time as i could sleeping while the truck was parked, because I couldn't sleep while they were driving. That didn't last long.

Prime PSD from a Trainer's Perspective by Turtle


Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I've made this answer easy...I just dont train. I like many others appreciate those of you that do however I just have no desire to share my 7ft×8ft box with someone else. Besides, where would they sit when I'm driving? My dog sits shotgun 😄. I don't have the patience for it, I can't sleep when the trucks moving and I just dont think I'd like having a new person in my home every few weeks. I was asked to train for a while but they gave up on asking me. Selfish of me I know. But without those of you that are willing to do it none of us would be where we are today so hats off to you all!!!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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I have lots of patience (old age) haha.....Found out other day from safety I was "Certified" in April this year to train. Hmmm I said HOW?? I didn't go to no class (1 day) for that to be certified???? He showed me on the screen and had me as a lead driver....(6 months u get that) I said well, if I am a lead, where's is the MONEY ! hahahaha

Found me a new co-driver today around my age etc we'll see hopefully 1 that we can drive and get along with each other. Team drivings getting to be a pain. Now the training phase OTR has been changed. from 21-28 days out with a trainer, to 60 days !!

Good ! last month some dork fell asleep, and ran off I-80 right into the North Platte river, NE. A week ago I seen pics of a tractor-trailer, laid over , on passenger side on the grass shoulder gulley, on I-70 outside of Missouri.....


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Luke A.'s Comment
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Besides, where would they sit when I'm driving? My dog sits shotgun 😄.

Mad respect to this man. :)

PJ's Comment
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Mikey B I know exactly how you feel. I’m cleared as a trainer, and I have trained 1 person. She is my employee and gf. That is all I’m interested in doing. They keep asking and I keep telling them no. I just don’t want the headache, not to mention some brand new driver is not driving my truck. I trained cops for 25 years in driving. I know the level of commitment it takes to do it correctly, I’m too old now for that. I too take my hat off too those willing to do it. A big thank you too those trainers!!!thank-you.gif


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Teaming can ruin relationships though. Lol.

My friend took a pay cut to team with her boyfriend who was lease. He couldn't afford to pay her what she made as a company driver. When they start to annoy each other resentment over the money built up

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Teaming can ruin relationships though. Lol.

My friend took a pay cut to team with her boyfriend who was lease. He couldn't afford to pay her what she made as a company driver. When they start to annoy each other resentment over the money built up!

Agree, 1000%, m'lady~!

Just riding ALONG w/ the hubby made me contemplate the 'D' word~! ;)

PJ has the corner, on THIS one, as does Susan D. <<<<< Kudos to THESE two, for sure!

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