Rookie Mistake - Oops!

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Yvonne T.'s Comment
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So, my son made a mistake earlier this week and was told he might lose his job. He was, of course, really upset, not only at what he did but that he'd only been driving out of training for one week! The GPS he was using had been giving him bad directions all morning and then sent him down a itty bitty road with a low bridge. Luckily he saw the bridge sign before he got to it (big WHEW). He saw a field of grass that he could pull into and turn around except the field was really wet grass and the front of his truck sunk right in. Had to have 2 tow trucks pull him out. After a long 18 hours after being told he might lose his job (didn't follow company policy), he was told that he wouldn't but would have to some sort of analysis with a safety person so it will never happen again. He did say that one of the things he learned was that if he is very stressed and he comes upon another stressor that he needs to pull over and regroup before proceeding. No injury to anyone and no damage to truck, thank the lord! The tow truck driver also told him to NEVER leave pavement as a tidbit of advice to a rookie.

P.S. I have to say, I posted a question on a co-driver site for his company about if it is normal to wait one week after training for company for a co-driver to be found and I had several comments about letting baby bird leave the nest or do I want to ride with him to change his diaper! I really appreciate y'all being nice on my first comment a couple weeks ago! No one in our family is a trucker driver nor have I ever known anyone that is so I'm having fun learning about his new career. so, thank you!

PackRat's Comment
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It could have been worse.

Did you give him the nudge to join the Trucking Truth site himself?

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